McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty Spotlight: Paul Zalzal

Published: July 13, 2012

Dr. Paul Zalzal is a proud graduate of the McMaster Medical Program and the McMaster Orthopaedic Residency Program. Prior to that, he obtained his BASc in Mechanical Engineering followed by a MASc in Biomedical Engineering, both from the University of Toronto. After residency, he completed a one year fellowship at McMaster University followed by a two year fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at Mt. Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto. He is now very proud to be a Faculty Member at McMaster.

Dr. Zalzal enjoys the challenge of balancing his family life, clinical practice, research interests, and teaching commitments. He has four active children and a lovely, very hard working wife who keeps their family organized. He has coached many children’s soccer teams in the past. His current interests include golf and downhill skiing.

Dr. Zalzal’s clinical practice is in the beautiful community of Oakville where he is the Chief of the Division of Orthopaedics and the Chair of the Research Ethics Committee for Halton Healthcare Services. He focuses on adult reconstruction with an emphasis on revision arthroplasty. He also has clinical and research interests in computer assisted arthroplasty and computer assisted lower extremity corrective osteotomy. Further, his research interests include tissue engineering and biomechanics. Dr. Zalzal has been funded by NSERC and CIHR for some of his research projects. He has research affiliations with the University of Toronto, Guelph University, and Ryerson University. He enjoys teaching health science students, medical students, residents and clinical fellows. He has had and continues to have professional and consulting relationships with various medical companies including Bayer, Smith and Nephew, Avenir Medical and others. Dr. Zalzal looks forward to continuing to expand his professional development with the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at McMaster University for many years to come.

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