2012 Graduating Class

Dr. Mitchell Bernstein, M.D., B.Sc.

Chief Resident 2011 - 2012
Medical school: The Chicago Medical School
BSc (Hon), Microbiology & Immunology: McGill University
Trauma Fellowship: Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
Adult Deformity Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York

Dr. Mitchell Bernstein began his undergraduate degree at McGill University, earning an Honors degree in Microbiology and Immunology. He continued his medical studies at The Chicago Medical School, after which, he returned to Montreal for his orthopaedic surgery training. He is most proud of helping establish a McGill University Orthopaedic Interest Group, creating a new website for the department and earning the department a research grant for journal clubs. More than his love for elective lumbar discectomies at 2 a.m. is his passion for planning his wedding.

Dr. Ali Esmaeel, M.B.B.S.

Medical school: Kuwait university 
B.Sc Medical science, B.Sc Medicine and Surgery 
Trauma Fellowship: Houston, Texas

Dr. Ali Esmaeel was born and raised in Kuwait City and his decision to become a doctor came after witnessing Operation Desert Storm in 1990. He graduated from medical school in 2005 with honors from Kuwait University and then was sponsored to come to McGill and join our residency program.  Since arriving at McGill, Dr. Esmaeel has been a great resident and doctor. He recently won the Julie prize from the department of orthopaedic surgery for outstanding behavior with patients.  He is married with one child named Abdulla. He is excited to do an orthopaedic trauma fellowship in Houston, Texas and will become the first orthopaedic traumatologist in Kuwait. Dr. Esmaeel also enjoys playing basketball, tennis and running.   

Dr. Mihail Radulescu, M.B.B.S.

Medical school: Carol Davila University, Bucharest, Romania
Arthroplasty Fellowship: University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Mihail Radulescu graduated from the University of Medicine "Carol Davila", in Bucharest, Romania. He then completed an orthopaedic surgery residency program in Bucharest and will now be graduating from McGill University. He is married and has one daughter who is 13 years old. His wife is training in Internal Medicine in Friburg Cantonal Hospital, Switzerland and Dr. Radulescu will go to Toronto for an arthroplasty fellowship at the University of Toronto. Dr. Radulescu is most notably known for his charismatic behavior in the OR and for his unending curiosity at rounds and conferences.

Dr. Hasan Sawan, M.B.B.S.

Medical school:  King Abdulaziz University
Upper Extremity Fellowship: Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Oncology Fellowship: Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec

Dr. Hassan Sawan studied Medicine at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He went on to study orthopaedic surgery for two years in Riyadh. He then joined McGill's orthopedic surgery program and was the first resident elected as the department’s Middle Eastern Resident Representative. He will join the Orthopaedic Upper Extremity fellowship program at Queen's University in Kingston. Dr. Sawan is a proud father of two boys who he loves taking care of. He is a great family man, a devoted husband and father. He is most known for his very affectionate behavior towards other residents.

Dr. Pascale Thibaudeau, M.D.C.M.

Medical school: McGill University
Arthroplasty Fellowship: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dr. Pascale Thibaudeau is from Montreal, Quebec. She graduated from McGill University medical school in 2007. Prior to residency, she competed on the international scene as a member of the Canadian National Handball Team. She joined the orthopaedics program in 2007 and since then has helped improve our residency program by co-founding the McGill Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group (MOSIG) and sitting on the resident selection committee for the past 3 years. She also co-created our new Division of Orthopaedics website and instituted a flourishing journal club after obtaining a grant from the Orthopaedic Research and Educational Fund.  She is looking forward to joining the Dalhousie team to complete a fellowship in joint reconstruction. Dr. Thibaudeau wishes to be remembered most at McGill not by her robust academic achievements, but by her ability to play dodgeball.


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