Orthopaedic Oncology

All residents go through the musculoskeletal oncology rotation at the many constituents of the McGill University Health Center with Dr. Ahmed Aoude and Dr Robert Turcotte. During this rotation, they are exposed to varying primary tumors of children and adults. The resident is involved at every step in the initial work-up, surgery and postoperative management. Weekly multidisciplinary musculoskeletal oncology clinics are held. These involve the participation of radiotherapists and medical oncologist. Once a month multidisciplinary MSK tumor clinic is also held at the Montreal Children Hospital. Every Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., there is a Sarcoma Tumour Board at RVH. The Children tumor board is every Thursday at 16:00 and attendance is based on the presence of sarcoma cases on the agenda. Once or twice a month there is a sarcoma round on various topic hold from 06:45 to 07:30. This is run by the resident rotating on orthopaedic oncology and attended by all MGH ortho residents and tumor staffs.

The McGill University Health Center and the Jewish General Hospitals have a large geriatric and metastatic tumour population. The Orthopaedic Department is frequently consulted by radiotherapy and oncology for evaluation of metastatic tumors. The residents are directly responsible to see these consultations and then discuss them with the attending staff. Definitive surgical management is then carried out at the MGH for more complex cases or at JGH, by the involved residents and attending staff.


Orthopaedic Oncology Faculty

Dr. Ahmed Aoude, MDCM, B.Eng, M.Eng, FRCSC
Appointments: Montreal General Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal Neurologic Hospital
Fellowship in Spine Surgery: Foot Hills Medical Center, Calgary
Fellowship in Orthopaedic Oncology and Reconstruction: Mount Sinai hospital, Toronto

Dr. Robert Turcotte, MD FRCSC
Appointments at: Montreal General Hospital, Montreal Children's Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital
Fellowship training in Orthopaedic Oncology: Cochin hospital Paris and Mayo Clinic Rochester

Dr. Livia Garzia, PhD
Nicole et François Angers Sarcoma Research chair
Scientist, Research Institute-McGill University Health Centre

Joanna Przybyl, PhD
Scientist, Research Institute-McGill University Health Centre


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