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Resident Spotlight: Dr. Sebastian Rendon

Published: August 15, 2014

Dr. Sebastian Rendon was born in Colombia where he attended The University of Valle Medical School. After graduation, he joined the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction division at Imbanaco Medical Centre, one of South America's cutting-edge health care institutions.

Motivated by his passion for orthopaedics, he moved to Canada to conduct clinical research initially at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and then at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Montreal. His research endeavours lead him to join the Experimental Surgery MSc. program at McGill University where he focused his attention on developing animal models of distraction osteogenesis and bone critical size defects. His research work has been published in peer reviewed journals such as the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics and The Journal of Arthroplasty. He was also involved in writing a book chapter dedicated to the challenges of bone regeneration during distraction osteogenesis.

His professional interests remain faithful to his previous experiences; he envisions himself as a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon working in an academic environment and hopes to integrate the principles of deformity correction to his practice.

Outside the medical environment, he enjoys playing the violin and CrossFit training. Besides English and Spanish (his mother tongue), he also speaks French. He enjoys traveling, particularly to tropical destinations.

He considers himself privileged to be a part of McOrtho and looks forward to growing as an Orthopaedic Surgeon here.

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