McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty Spotlight: Mitchell Winemaker

Published: August 31, 2012

Dr. Mitchell Winemaker graduated from the University of Toronto medical school program in 1991 and received his residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Western Ontario. This was followed by Fellowship training in Adult Joint Reconstructive Surgery (primarily of the hip and knee) at Harvard University. Dr. Winemaker has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to gain a diverse education which has given him insight into the successes and failures that all training programs face. It has also given him confidence that the clinical care, education and research opportunities here at McMaster are of the highest quality. Dr. Winemaker also says that there is a resurgence of youth, vigor and commitment in making MacOrtho a premiere training program in Orthopaedics and he is proud to contribute to the success of this program.

Dr. Winemaker’s involvement ranges from mentoring residents and assisting in career and fellowship planning, directing the clinical teaching unit at the Arthroplasty/Oncology hospital, mentoring residents through clinical research projects to publication, providing weekly arthroplasty teaching rounds and acting on behalf of our program as site Chief of surgery, while still remaining a loving husband, father and avid golfer! Despite the challenges that face our health care system, Dr. Winemaker feels privileged to be an orthopaedic surgeon and is grateful for the care he has been able to provide to so many members of our community. He believes his biggest asset is that he cares about people and takes pride in guiding young surgeons on how to make thoughtful decisions for themselves and their patients.

Dr. Winemaker is very proud to be actively involved in MacOrtho and the training of future distinctive orthopaedic surgeons.

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