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Edward J. Harvey

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Edward J.
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Primary Position
Faculty of Medicine
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
Other Position/Appointment: 
Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma at MUHC
Research Interests: 
His research interests include fundamental and clinical aspects of bone healing that include implant and fracture optimization, stem cells and neo-vascularization, biosensors and evaluation of novel hardware and surgical approaches to expedite fracture repair. He also co-directs the Osteonecrosis Clinic with ongoing basic and clinical research projects on the effect of steroids on bone and outcome evaluation after surgery.

Dr. Harvey serves or has served on multiple committees including: the executive and research committees of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) and the McGill Association of Clinical Investigators.

Positions in the past or presently held include: Editor in Chief- Canadian Journal of Surgery, Editorial Board of the JBJS Trauma Newsletter and the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Chairman of the Research Committee - OTA, Executive Member of Basic Science Focus Forum (Annual Basic Science Course of OTA), Member of the Board of Specialty Societies Research Committee - AAOS, Chair of the Trauma Section - ORS, Program Committee - COA, President’s Subspecialty Advisory Council - COA, and the COA Executive Board as Secretary of the COA.

Selected Publications: 

Non-traumatic necrosis of bone (osteonecrosis) is associated with endothelial cell activation but not thrombophilia. Séguin C, Kassis J, Busque L, Bestawros A, Theodoropoulos J*, Alonso ML, Harvey EJ. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2008 Aug; 47 (8): 1151-5.

Dedicated orthopaedic trauma theatres: Effect on morbidity and mortality. D Lemos*, E Nilssen*, B Khatiwada*, GM Elder, R Reindl, GK Berry, EJ Harvey. Canadian J Surgery, 2009; 52(2): 87-91.

Magnesium-sputtered titanium for the formation of bioactive coatings. S Ibasco, F Tamimi, R Meszaros, DL Nihouannen, S Vengallatore, EJ Harvey, JE Barralet. Acta Biomaterialia 2009 Jul; 5 (6): 2338-47.

Effect of High Dose Dexamethasone on Endothelial Haemostatic Gene Expression and Neutrophil Adhesion. Kerachian MA*, Cournoyer D, Harvey EJ, Chow TY, Neagoe PE, Sirois MG, Séguin C. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2009 Sep; 116 (3-5): 127-33.

Global patterns of cis-variation in human cells revealed by high-density allelic expression analysis”. B Ge, D K Pokholok, J Le, E Grundberg, L Morcos, DJ Verlaan, AK Naumova, T Kwan, V Koka, KCL Lam, J Dias, R Hoberman, A Montpetit, MM Joly, EJ Harvey, D Sinnett, P Beaulieu, R Hamon, A Graziani, K Dewar, E Harmsen, M Blanchette, HHH Göring, KL Gunderson, T Pastinen. Nature Genetics 2009 Nov; 41 (11): 1216-22.