Orthopaedic Oncology

All residents go through the musculoskeletal oncology rotation at the Montreal General Hospital with Dr. Krista Goulding 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 Montreal General and 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. 


Current Orthopaedic Oncology Faculty

Dr. Livia Garzia 

Nicole et François Angers Sarcoma Research chair
Research Institute-McGill University Health Centre

Dr. Krista Goulding 
Appointments at: Montreal General Hospital, Montreal Children's Hospital
Fellowship in Orthopaedic Oncology and Reconstruction: Ottawa University, Birmingham UK, Mayo clinic Scottsdale, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Baltimore

Dr. Derek Rosensweig
Research Institute-McGill University Health Centre

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


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