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Centre for Evidence-Based Orthopaedics

The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery has attracted a high calibre of innovative clinicians and researchers with the aim of establishing a leading orthopaedic research centre responsible for consolidating all clinical research activities.

At the nucleus of research is the Centre for Evidence-Based Orthopaedics. This newly established centre merges and integrates the local and global research activities of the Division into one collaborative centre.

Clinical research areas within the centre include trauma, oncology, sports medicine, spine, and joint reconstruction.

Our vision for this centre will focus on enhancing and integrating research activities as well as providing education and research training opportunities to learners and faculty.

The Centre for Evidence-Based Orthopaedics is governed by a steering committee responsible for the oversight of research activities and education programs including undergraduate research training, research elective blocks, graduate research training, and post-doctoral fellowships.

The key values for this centre include collaboration, innovation, high quality education, and principles of evidence-based medicine. The centre will become the leading research program for evidence-based orthopaedics nationally and internationally.

CEO Steering Committee Members


Mohit Bhandari
Executive Director


Michelle Ghert
Deputy Director of Research


Bradley Petrisor
Deputy Director of Education,
Trauma Research Unit Head


Femi Ayeni
Sports Medicine Research Unit Head


Brian Drew
Spine Surgery Research Unit Head


Justin deBeer
Joint Reconstruction
Research Unit Head


Benjamin Deheshi
Oncology Research Unit Head

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