A message from our Director of Education:

The University of Ottawa Division of Orthopedics is a leader in Education from undergraduate to the clinician in practice.  The division welcomes both local and visiting undergraduates seeking to learn more about Orthopedics and the training opportunities Ottawa provides. Ottawa’s training program provides an unparalleled training experience boasting an excellent fellowship and job placement rate. We also provide advanced fellowship training in all Subspecialties and opportunities to link this with masters in sciences or medical education. In addition to weekly resident teaching we have dedicated subspecialty rounds for both staff and trainees.  These rounds focus on improving the standard of care and continued quality improvement.  The weekly fracture care rounds and monthly grand rounds have associated online quizzes and are accredited by the Royal College. Our education program includes monthly subspecialty journal clubs encouraging the sharing of thoughts between staff and trainees.  During the academic year we also invite monthly subspecialty thought leaders (national and international) as visiting professors to participate in rounds, motor skills training or journal club. Our Division also runs a variety of Continuing  Professional education programs in the skills lab to share and pass on expertise locally and internationally.  Our goal is the improve the Orthopaedic experience for our patients and yours.  As an academic program, our focus is on patient care and continually looking for ways to improve patient care in the future by way of a strong education.

Dr. Wade Gofton

Our Fellowship Programs

Arthroplasty Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Paul Beaulé

  • 3 month rotations with each of the following attending: Drs Kim, Gofton and Carli.
  • Complex hip and knee arthroplasty revision and primary
  • Hip Preservation surgery: arthroscopy; PAO

Arthroplasty/Deformity Correction Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Robert J. Feibel

Comprehensive Knee Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Geoffrey Dervin

Foot and Ankle Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Karl-André Lalonde

Hand and Wrist Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Braden Gammon

Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Joel Werier

Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Baxter Willis

Spine Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Eugene Wai

Trauma Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Allan Liew

Upper Extremity Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Peter Lapner

Fellowship Prerequisites:

  • Fellowship Type
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of good standing from your Program Director
  • Medical Degree (if not English, official translation required)
  • Specialty Degree (if not English, official translation required)
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Three reference letters
  • Police record check (original copy required)
  • Vulnerable sector check (original copy required)
  • You will be required to apply for a work permit (foreign applicants only)
  • CPSO license to practice (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario).  You can obtain the CPSO application package on their web site at or you may contact them at 416-967-2617.
  • Malpractice insurance.  Please contact the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) at 613-725-2000 or visit their web site at
  • Immunization requirements – you will be required to meet the University’s immunization requirements before the start of your fellowship.  Please contact
  • Proof of sponsorship (foreign applicants only)

To be considered please send your application to Johanne Samson who can be reached at:

Access Our Calendar Below to View Our Upcoming Events and Scheduled Rounds:

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Events for June 2018

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MSK Oncology Teaching Rounds


Trauma M&M/CQI Rounds


Foot and Ankle Teaching Rounds – Talus OCD


Adult Reconstruction Teaching Rounds – Bearing Surfaces in THA

Hand and Wrist Teaching Rounds – CMC Joint OA

Congenital Femoral Deformities, Congenital Tibial/Fibular Deformities, Childhood Amputees


Upper Extremity Teaching Rounds – Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears and Surgical Treatment of Full Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears

5th Annual Ottawa Orthopaedic Open Golf Tournament


MSK Oncology Teaching Rounds


Trauma/CQI Teaching Rounds – Posterior Malleolus Fractures: Update on Management


Foot and Ankle Teaching Rounds – M & M Rounds

Joint Preservation-Knee Teaching Rounds-Journal Club

Oral Exam


Adult Reconstruction Teaching Rounds – management of the Stiff TKA

Hand and Wrist Teaching Rounds – Case Based Rounds

Ultrasound Lab


Upper Extremity Teaching Rounds – Glenohumeral Arthrodesis: Indications and Technique

Spine Surgery Teaching Rounds – Spinal Osteotomies and Sagittal Balance


MSK Oncology Teaching Rounds


Trauma/CQI Teaching Rounds – Terrible Triads


Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds – Competency by Design – Changes Coming

DIME Rounds


Adult Reconstruction Teaching Rounds – Blood Conservation Techniques in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

Hand and Wrist Teaching Rounds – M & M Rounds

Pediatric Sports Symposium


Upper Extremity Teaching Rounds – Factors affecting Outcome of Rotator Cuff Surgery

Spine Surgery Teaching Rounds – Review of Emergency/Interesting Cases


Pediatric Orthopaedic Teaching Rounds – Lower Extremity Fractures

CORA Annual Meeting


COA Annual Meeting


COA Annual Meeting

COA Resident Graduation Ceremony


COA Annual Meeting


MSK Oncology Teaching Rounds


Trauma/CQI Teaching Rounds – Compartment Syndrome – Early and Late Care


Department of Surgery Grand Rounds – Plastic Surgery


Adult Reconstruction Teaching Rounds – Nerve Palsy after THA – Risk Factors, Incidence and Prognosis

Residents’ Choice Journal Club


Upper Extremity Teaching Rounds – The Biceps Tendon (Long Head)

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Past Visiting Professors

Here you will find podcasts from past visiting professors organized by category. To see our current visiting professor, please follow this link to our blog.

Adult Reconstruction

Dr. Thomas Fehring

Visiting from: Ortho Carolina Hip and Knee Center

Date: October 25th 2017

Dr. Bas Masri

Visiting from: University of British Columbia

Date: November 23rd 2016

Garth Johnson Trauma and Spine

Dr. David Sanders

Visiting From: Western University

Date: September 8th 2016

Dr. Christopher Bono

Visiting from: Harvard University

Date: January 14th 2016

Hans K. Uhthoff

Don Johnson Sports Medicine

Dr. Laith Jazrawi

Visiting From: New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases

Date: September 27th 2017

James Wiley Pediatrics

Dr. Jonathan Schoenecker

Visiting From: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Date: February 21st 2018