Edward J. Harvey HBSc, MSc, MDCM, FRCSC

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.

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 is Co-Director of the JTN Wong Lab for Bone Engineering and collaborates with basic, clinical and engineering scientists. He has published more than 85 peer reviewed papers and holds funding from sources including CIHR, NSERC, OTA, AO Foundation and Leukemia & Lymphoma Societies of the US and Canada.

Current Appointments

Professor of Surgery, McGill University
Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
Co-Director of the JTN Wong Lab for Bone Engineering

Undergraduate Studies

1981-1985  University of Western Ontario

Medical School

1985-1989  McGill University


1989-1994  McGill University


1996-1997  Orthopaedic Trauma, Harborview Medical Center
1995-1996  Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
1994-1995  Zimmer Research Fellowship, McGill University

Graduate Studies

2002  McGill University

Current Address

Montreal General Hospital
McGill University Health Center
Department of Orthopaedics
1650 Cedar Avenue - Room B5.159.5
Montreal Quebec Canada  H3G 1A4
Tel: (514) 934-1934 x42734
Fax: (514) 934-8283/8439
Email: edward.harvey”at”muhc.mcgill.ca

Recent 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.
Nanotechnology and Bone Healing. EJ Harvey, JE Henderson, ST Vengallotore. J Orthop Trauma 2010; 24 (3): S25–S30
The ‘Safe Zone’ for Extra-Articular Screw Placement During Acetabular Surgery. Guy P, Al-Otaibi M, Harvey EJ, Helmy N. J Orthop Trauma. 2010 May; 24 (5): 279-83.
Risk of Axillary Nerve Injury During Percutaneous Proximal Humerus Locking Plate Insertion Using an External Aiming Guide. Saran N, Bergeron SG, Benoit B, Reindl R, Harvey EJ, Berry GK Injury, Int. J. Care Injured 41 (2010) 1037–1040.

A 7-year review of men's and women's ice hockey injuries in the NCAA. Agel J, Harvey EJ. Can J Surg. 2010 Oct; 53 (5): 319-23

New Insights in the Pathogenesis of Glucocorticoid-Induced Avascular Necrosis: Microarray Analysis of Gene Expression in a Rat Model. MA Kerachian*, D Cournoyer, EJ Harvey, TY Chow, LR Bégin, A Nahal, C Séguin. Arthritis Research & Therapy, 2010 Jun 25;12(3):R124.

Trauma-induced inflammation and fracture healing.Pape HC, Marcucio R, Humphrey C, Colnot C, Knobe M, Harvey EJ. J Orthop Trauma. 2010 Sep; 24 (9): 522-5.

The mangled limb: salvage versus amputation. Wolinsky PR, Webb LX, Harvey EJ, Tejwani NC. Instr Course Lect. 2011; 60:27-34.

Preclinical animal models in trauma research.Harvey EJ, Giannoudis PV, Martineau PA, Lansdowne JL, Dimitriou R, Moriarty TF, Richards RG.J Orthop Trauma. 2011 Aug; 25(8): 488-93.