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November 27, 2023: Sawbones Social

On the behalf of the Association of Women Surgeons and the McGill Orthopaedic surgery residency program, we are excited to invite you to this year's Sawbones Social, promoting Women in Orthopaedic Surgery at McGill! This year's event will take place on November 27, 2023 from 4:30 - 7 PM at the Shriner's Hospital SIM Center (2nd floor).

As was done in previous years, we will have a combination of workshops and talks. This year, the workshops will be held from 4:30 - 6PM, followed by the talks from 6 - 7PM.

  • We need your help! Please let us know if you would be interested in either leading a workshop station, presenting a TED-style talk, or both. Please register using the following link: Registration Form - Workshop & Talks

There will be 4 stations (20 minutes/station) and 4 groups (5 students/group) will rotate through the 4 stations. The topics for the stations are as follows:

  1. MSK Physical Exam
  2. Principles of Fracture Fixation (Plates & Screws)
  3. Casting
  4. Hip Fracture Fixation (TFN, DHS)

There will be 4 talks, each approximately 10 minutes. The topics for the talks are as follows:

  1. Journey from Medical School to Residency
  2. COA: Initiatives & Patient Experiences
  3. Parenthood in Residency and/or Practice
  4. "Training as a woman in a male dominated field: Review of JAMA article - ""Surgeon Sex and Long-Term Postoperative Outcomes Among Patients Undergoing Common Surgeries"

If you would like to attend without participating in the talks or workshops, please add your name to the second page of the spreadsheet linked above, to facilitate attendance tracking.

Thanks in advance for your help and we look forward to seeing you at the 2023 Sawbones Social promoting Women in Orthopaedic Surgery!


October 24th, 2022: McGill Orthopaedic Research Night

Register via our EventBrite link here: Research Night Registration

McGill Orthopaedic Research Night Flyer (PDF)


May 12th and May 26th, 2022: McGill Orthopaedic Virtual Visiting Professor

Program/Schedule (PDF) 


October 28th, 2021: Thirty-Sixth Annual Eugene Rogala Visiting Professor in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Program/Schedule (PDF) 


28- October 2019: Second Annual Orthopaedic Research Night 

Please join us for our second annual Orthopaedic Research Night, hosted by the Division of Orthopaedics.

Register via our EventBrite link here:

Monday, October 29th at the Bellini Life Sciences Complex, from 5pm to 7pm.

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12-September- 2019: 34th Annual Eugene Rogala Visiting Professor in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

McGill's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is proud to welcome Dr. Benjamin Stephen Richards, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas, to McGill University. Dr. Richards is a world leader and expert in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis.


6-December-2018: Air Canada Foundation 

English video 
French video

4- November-2018: Dr. Bernstein diagnoses condition that seems invisible

Click here to read the CBC Story
Click here to view CBC video segment
Click here to read the Le journal de Montréal article (French) 

4-October-2018: First Annual Golden Bone Resident Competition

29-October-2018: First Annual Orthopaedic Research Wine & Cheese

18-August-2018: Third Annual Orthopaedic Bike Ride

May 2017: Humanitarian Work Carried out by McGill’s Team Broken Earth in Haiti

15-June-2017:  Congratulations to Dr.Ahmed Aoude for being awarded the 2017 Bones and Phones Legacy Scholarship.






16-April-2016: Congratulations to McGill Scoliosis and Spine group for 12 presentations at the AO Global Spine meeting in Dubai, UAE.

22-March-2016:  Congratulations to Dr.Yousef Marwan for being awarded the 2016 AOSpine Middle East young researcher award (1st Place).








18-Feb-2016: Congratulations to Dr.Asim Makhdom, for receiving the McGill MedStar Award in recognition of his excellent research publication entitled, “The potential roles of nanobiomaterials in distraction osteogenesis”.

10-September 2015: Congratulations to Dr.Justin Drager for being awarded first prize (Benoit-Morin Award) for his research at the QOA.

24-July-2015:  Congratulations to Dr.Saad Al-Qahtani for being awarded the McGill MedStar Award in recognition of his excellent research he carried out in the Faculty of Medicine.

14-July-2015:  Congratulations to Dr.Yousef Marwan for being awarded the 2015 AOSpine Middle East young researcher award (2nd Place).

17-June-2015:  Congratulations to Dr.Thierry Pauyo for being awarded the 2015 Bones and Phones Legacy Scholarship.

16-April-2015:  Congratulations to Dr.Adriana Martinez for being awarded first prize (Benoit-Morin Award) for her research at the QOA.

15-April-2015:  Congratulations to Dr.Asim Makhdom for being awarded the Rising Star Award by the Experimental Surgery Program for his outstanding scientific publications.

19-March-2015:  Congratulations to Dr.Thierry Pauyo for be awarded the 2015 Arthroscopy Association of North America Resident Scholarship.

17-March-2015: Congratulations to Dr.Mohammad Alzahrani for being awarded the New Investigator Award by the International Bone and Mineral Society (IBMS)

11-March-2015Congratulations to Dr.Saad Al-Qahtani for being awarded the Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research (DHFMR) Scholarship at Harvard University

01-February-2015: Congratulations to Dr.Peter Jarzem for being named the president of the Canadian Spine Society

19-March-2014: Congratulations to Dr.Thierry Pauyo (PGY-3) for winning 1st place at the AAOS Annual meeting in New Orleans for his research poster titled "Changes in Orthopaedic job market demand in the United States over the last decade".

10-March-2014: Congratulations to Dr.Asim Makhdom (PGY-3) for winning 1st place for the New Investigator Research Award at the annual ACPOC (The Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics) meeting.  The title of his project was "The Accordion maneuver  and The Effect of Compression Loading on Delayed Regenerate Bone Formation in cases of Limb Lengthening". The project was supervised by Dr. Hamdy.

March 2014: This year marks the 4th year of the St-Mary's Hospital's Orthopaedic Arthroscopy/Sport Medicine Fellowship. We are currently reviewing candidates for July 2015. Please review the fellowship section for more information.

Decemner 2013: Dr. Edward Harvey was announced as the first reciepient of the Michal & Renata Hornstein Career Award for Surgical Excellence by the Department of Surgery at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). This unique five-year award is designed to support an outstanding surgeon-scientist who will make a significant contribution to both the department and the field of surgery by undertaking initiatives in research, education or clinical care.

October 2013: The St Mary's Hospital held It's 2nd Annual Resident Arthroscopic Cadaver Course. Organized by Dr Ronald Dimentberg in conjunction with the St Mary's Sports Medicine group, this course provides a staged hands-on surgical approach for both Junior and Senior residents. Junior residents learn portal placement, instrumentation, triangulation techniques and basic surgical skills. Senior residents practice more advanced techniques for ACL reconstruction as well as shoulder instability and rotator cuff repair.  This year, concurrently with our Arthroscopy Course, and in conjunction with the MUHC, St Mary's hosted the North American Travelling Fellows. This provided an invaluable opportunity for the fellows to exchange ideas, concepts and surgical pearls one on one with the residents.

June 2013: Dr. Edward Harvey was named the President of the COA (Canadian Orthopaedic Association).

2011: Congratulations to Dr. Paul Martineau who was selected for the prestigious American-British-Canadian Travelling Fellowship for 2011.  He toured the UK, Australia and New Zealand with fellow awardees over a 5-week period this past May.

In November 2010 the McGill Medical simulation Center once again hosted the Annual McGill / Universite de Montreal Arthroscopy Course. This one of a kind collaboration between Montreal’s two major academic institutions is a 2-day course, organised by Dr. Mark Burman (MGH), Dr. Monika Volesky (JGH) and Dr. David Blanchette (UdeM). What makes this collaborative effort unique is that it is structured to offer Arthroscopic training in a didactic and hands on manner to community orthopedic surgeons from across Quebec, the Maritimes and Eastern Ontario. The second day is dedicated to resident teaching, offered to Orthopaedic residents from all 4 Quebec medical teaching programs. This year marked the 5 year anniversary of this course and it has continued to grow each year. Aside from a strong group of local McGill and U de M faculty, we welcomed representation from other Quebec teaching programs and were honored to have Dr. Freddie Fu as the special Invited Guest Faculty. Dr. Fu is the Chair of Orthopaedics at the University of Pittsburg. He is a world renowned leader in the field of Sports Medicine and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructive surgery. Dr. Fu shared his thoughts on Anatomic ACL reconstruction with our course participants and residents during a special Grand Rounds presentation followed by a surgical cadaveric demonstration, which was appreciated by all. The course was once again a big success and Drs Burman, Volesky and Blanchette are already at work putting together the next course for November 2011.

In October 2010 the Division hosted Mininder S. Kocher MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School and Associate Director of the Division ofSports Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston as the 25th Annual Eugene Rogala Visiting Professor. Dr. Kocher is the head team physician for Babson College and the Boston Public School Sports Medicine Initiative and serves as physician for the Boston Ballet, the USA Figure Skating and Ski Teams, USA Track & Field and the Boston Marathon. He is the recipient of numerous awards for clinical excellence including the 2005 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)/ OREF Kappa Delta Award/ Clinical Research Award, which is the highest research honor in orthopaedics.

As the newly appointed Chief of Paediatric Orthopaedic Services for the Shriner’s Hospital for Children – Canada, Dr. Reggie Hamdy will provide leadership during thetransition from the 85 year-old facility o

n Cedar Ave. to the Glen Campus facility, slated for completion in 2014. The Shriner’s revealed their plans for a new hospital at the Glen Campus adjacent to the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH) of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in July 2010. The clinical facilities with four operating rooms, 22 single patient rooms and a rehabilitation facility will share services with the MCH and be supported by fundamental and translational research activities in 25,000 square feet of dedicated space. Dr. Jean Ouellet, appointed as Deputy Chief of Staff in December 2010, will work closely with Dr. Hamdy to ensure the timely and effective transition of clinical and research activities from the existing location on Cedar Ave. to the Glen Campus.   

The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery welcomes Dr. Neil Saran to the Montreal Children’s and Shriner’s Hospitals. Dr. Saran joined the Paediatric Orthopaedic

 Surgery team in September 2010 after completing fellowships in Paediatric Orthopaedics & Scoliosis at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (Dallas, Texas) and Paediatric Spine & Hip Surgery at the BC Children’s Hospital (Vancouver, BC) and a concomitant MHSc in Clinical Epidemiology. In addition to his strong interest in Evidenced-Based Medicine, he has joined the expanding group of surgeon scientists in the Division. Dr Saran brings a multitude of much needed new skill sets to the McGill unit including hip realignment procedures such as the Ganz periacetabular osteotomy and surgical hip dislocations for adolescent and young adult patients with hip dysplasia or femoroacetabular impingement to prevent early onset osteoarthritis of the hip. In addition, he has a keen interest in minimally invasive spinal surgery to improve post operative management and outcomes of patients undergoing spinal surgery. Congratulations to Dr. Saran on performing the first minimally invasive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis corrective surgery in Canada outside of British Columbia!





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