Visiting Professors

Visiting Professorships

The Orthopaedic Department regularly hosts leaders in the field of Orthopaedics from around the globe. The topic of these Professor visits rotate through the services, including Paediatric Orthopaedics, Spine, Sports Medicine, Trauma, St. Mary's Hospital, Arthroplasty, Tumor, and Foot & Ankle. Listed below are some past and upcoming visits.


34th Annual Eugene Rogala Visiting Professor in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Thursday, September 12th, 2019 - Dr. Benjamin Stephen Richards, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center 


2019 Jo Miller McGill Orthopaedic Visiting Professor 

May 2nd, 2019 - Dr. Robert McCormack, Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Associate Head Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia 

Dr. McCormack is a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia. His clinical practice focuses on knee and shoulder injuries with subspecialty interest, and research activities, in the area of articular cartilage regeneration and ligament reconstruction. He is active in sports medicine and cares for athletes at the university, national and professional levels. This includes the varsity athletes at three universities (in both U Sports and the physician for the BC Lions (CFL), is the Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (MLS) and works as a consultant for the NHL/NHLPA. He is a physician for several national teams, in both summer and winter sports and has been part of the medical team at numerous international multi-sport events (including ten Olympic Games). He has been the head physician for the Canadian Olympic team since 2004, most recently was the Chief Medical Officer at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Korea. Between Games, he is the Medical Director of the Canadian Olympic Committee and on the PASO medical commission for the Pan Am Games. In his research role, Dr McCormack is the Director of the Simon Fraser Orthopaedic Research Foundation, which concentrates on prospective randomized trials in orthopaedics. He was also one of the founders of the COTS and JOINTS groups for multicenter Canadian research. 

2018 Eugene Rogala Visiting Professor in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery 

November 8th, 2019 - Dr. Michelle James, MD, Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, UC Davis School of Medecine, Sacramento, CA

Dr. James obtained her medical degree from University of California in 1985. She completed her orthopaedic residnecy at the University of California, San Francisco and her Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at the Indianapolis Hand Center. Dr. James is currently Chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA. She is Chief of Staff, Orthopedic Surgery, Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California. Dr. James is a model pediatric orthopaedic surgeon who is appreciated not only by her patients, nut also her colleagues and residents. As an expert pediatric orthopaedic upper extremity specialist, she has presented numerous lectures as a visiting professor and invited guest speaker. She has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters and has edited7 books. Dr. James has sat on several Editorial and Advisory Boards and is presently Deputy Editor of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.  In 2011, she obtained the Golden Apple Award, Health Volunteers Overseas for extraordinary contributions in support of educational activities at HVO training sites. 

2017 Jo Miller McGill Orthopaedic Visiting Professor

May 11, 2017 – Dr. Michael Baumgaetner, Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale Medical Group – Jo Miller McGill Orthopaedic Visiting Professor

Dr. Michael R. Baumgaertner is an Orthopaedic Traumatologist who is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. He serves as Chief of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service at Yale - New Haven Hospital, a Level One Trauma Center serving the state of Connecticut. He authored numerous original articles and chapters in orthopaedic textbooks. Dr. Baumgaertner served as President of AO North America for four years, and now Chairs the AONA Board of Directors. Soon after arriving in Montreal, Dr. Baumgaertner joined residents and staff on a friendly Bike Ride on the Lachine canal (Picture 1), followed by dinner with the residents. On the following day, Dr. Baumgaertner opened the morning session with a talk entitled "Pertrochanteric Femur Fractures-Lessons Learned." This was followed by a case presentation, and the Resident Research Paper Competition which were 14 research presentations. A combination of clinical, education and basic science presentations well represented the range of research in the department highlighting the winner of the research prizes. The day concluded with the Annual Department Dinner at the St-James Club. The event continued for the second day at the Jewish General Hospital where Dr. Baumgaertner involved more case discussions and concluded the event with a talked entitled "Nonunions: Basic Principles and Common Sense."  The entire department enjoyed having Dr. Baumgaertner at our institution.

31st Annual Eugene Rogala Visiting Professor in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

November 10, 2016  - Deborah M. Eastwood, MB, ChB, FRCS (London, UK), Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dept. of Orthopaedics, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children; Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Catterall Unit, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital; Orthopaedic Director, Motor Learning Laboratory, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

2016 Jo Miller McGill Orthopaedic Visiting Professor 

May 11-13, 2016 – Professor Robert T. Trousdale, MD, MSc, FRCSC, Chair, Division of Adult Reconstruction, Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Eugene Rogala Visiting Professor

November 9-10, 2015- Dr. Hae-Ryong Song, Seoul, Korea

2015 Jo Miller Annual Orthopaedic Visiting Professor

Dr. Jay Wunder, MSc, FRCSC, Rubinoff-Gross Chair in Orthopaedic Oncology / Surgeon-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Hospital , Toronto, May 14 & 15, 2015

Eugene Rogala Visiting Professor

Prof. Alain-Charles Masquelet, Hôpital Avicenne de Bobigny, Paris, France 
May 15 & 16, 2014

Visiting Professor –SMH 
Dr. Bruce Levy, Orthopaedic Surgery Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
November 14, 2013

Eugene Rogala Visiting Professor
Dr. Richard Davidson, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Children’s Hospital Philadelphia
October 25 & 26, 2013
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Orthopaedic Spine Visiting Professor
Dr. Shane Burch, Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
October 16 & 17, 2013

Orthopaedic Arthroplasty Visiting Professor
Dr. Mathias P. Bostrom, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
May 9, 2013

Annual Orthopaedic Visiting Professor
Dr. Richard Parker, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
April 11th, 2013 

Orthopaedic Oncology Visiting Professor
Dr. Michelle Ghert
February 14, 2013

Eugene Rogala Visiting Professor
Visiting Professor: Dr. John Birch, Assistant Chief, Division of Orthopaedics, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
September 13 & 14, 2012

3rd Annual H. Bruce Williams Pediatric Surgical Research Day
Visiting Professor: Dr. Randal R. Betz
June 4, 2012 

Visiting Professor: May 2012

Annual Orthopaedic Visiting Professor and Resident Research Competition
Visiting Professor: Dr. Carlo Bellabarba
March 29 & 30, 2012
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1st Annual Limb Reconstruction Visiting Professor
Visiting Professor: Dr. Robert Rozbruch
March 1, 2012

H. Rocke Robertson Trauma Visiting Professor
Visiting Professor: Dr. Mauricio Lynn
February 1 & 2, 2012 
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McGill Arthroscopy Course
Topic: Shoulder Arthroscopy
Visiting Professor: Dr. Jay Moro
November 11, 2011 

Eugene Rogala Visiting Professor
Visiting Professor: Dr. James Roach
November 3 & 4, 2011
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22nd Annual Fraser Gurd Visiting Professor
Visiting Professor: Dr. Cy Frank
May 25, 2011
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Annual Orthopaedic Visiting Professor and Resident Research Competition
Visiting Professor: Dr. Ned Amendola
March 30 & 31, 2011
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McGill Arthroscopy Course
Visiting Professor: Dr. Freddy Fu
November 5, 2010

Eugene Rogala Visiting Professor
Visiting Professor: Dr. Mininder Kocher
October 7 & 8, 2010




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