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. Wade Gofton

  • 3 month rotations with each of the following attending: Drs. Beaulé, Grammatopoulos and Kim.
  • 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 Drs. Geoffrey Dervin and Michael Pickell

  • Fellow will treat the gamut of knee pathology with meniscal and articular cartilage repair and allograft along with single and multiple ligament reconstruction, and progressive arthritis with osteotomy, unicompartment replacement and total knee replacement and some revision total knee.

Foot and Ankle Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Bradley Meulenkamp

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

  • The University of Ottawa offers a one-year comprehensive fellowship in Hand and Wrist Surgery through the Divisions of Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery.  Trainees from both Orthopaedics and Plastics are welcome to apply. Supervision is provided by subspecialty-trained Hand and Wrist surgeons: Drs. Sarah Shiga, Brent Trull, Braden Gammon and Manisha Mistry.  There is a preceptor-based format and fellows will spend three months with each supervisor.  Protected time will be allocated for research and fellows are expected to generate a publishable manuscript over this period.  Educational opportunities include: Biannual Hand/Wrist Journal Club, weekly Hand/Wrist didactic and case-based teaching rounds and microvascular lab training. The University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation center commonly hosts industry events and motor skills labs which the fellows will have an opportunity to participate in.

Knee Arthroscopy Fellowship, under the direction of Drs. Allan Liew and Michael Pickell

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

Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. James Jarvis

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 Lisa Benvenuti at

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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.

James P. McAuley Adult Reconstruction

Dr. Eric Bohm

Visiting from: University of Manitoba

Date: October 27, 2021

Dr. Steven MacDonald

Visiting from: Western University

Date: December 2, 2020

Dr. Adolph Lombardi, Jr.

Visiting from: JIS Orthopaedics, New Albany, Ohio

Date: December 4, 2019

Dr. David Mayman

Visiting from: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, NY

Date: October 31, 2018

Dr. Thomas Fehring

Visiting from: Ortho Carolina Hip and Knee Center

Date: October 25, 2017

Dr. Bas Masri

Visiting from: University of British Columbia

Date: November 23, 2016

Garth E. Johnson Trauma and Spine

Dr. Kelly Lefaivre

Visiting from: University of British Columbia

Date: September 22, 2021

Mr. Jeremy Reynolds

Visiting from: Oxford University, UK

Date: April 1, 2021

Dr. Matthew Graves

Visiting from: University of Mississipi Medical Centre

Date: October 10, 2019

Dr. Kirkham Wood

Visiting from: Stanford University Medical Center

Date: January 25, 2018

Dr. David Sanders

Visiting from: Western University

Date: September 8, 2016

Dr. Christopher Bono

Visiting from: Harvard University

Date: January 14, 2016

Hans K. Uhthoff

Dr. Krista Goulding

Visiting from: Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona

Date:  May 27, 2022

Dr. Jay Keener

Visiting from: Washington University in St. Louis

Date:  June 4, 2021

Dr. Christopher Peters

Visiting from: University of Utah

Date:  April 26, 2019

Dr. Daniel Sucato

Visiting from: Scottish Rite Hospital

Date: April 27, 2018

Dr. Mark Glazebrook

Visiting from: University of Dalhousie

Date: April 28, 2017

Dr. David Barei

Visiting from: University of Washington

Date: May 12, 2016

Research in Progress Day

Dr. Alan Getgood

Visiting from: University of Western Ontario

Date: November 24, 2021

Dr. Davide Bardana

Visiting from: Queen’s University

Date: November 25, 2020

Professor David Beard

Visiting from: University of Oxford

Date:  November 27, 2019

Dr. David C. Ring 

Visiting from: Dell Medical School – The University of Texas at Austin

Date:  November 28, 2018

Dr. Ryan Bicknell

Visiting from: Queen’s University

Date: November 30, 2017

Donald D. Johnson Sports Medicine

Dr. Ivan Wong

Visiting from: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Date: June 23, 2022

Dr. Brian Cole

Visiting from: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

Date: October 24, 2019

Dr. John Richmond

Visiting from: New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH)

Date: October 18-19, 2018

Dr. Bruce Levy

Visiting from: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Date: October 4, 2018

Dr. Laith Jazrawi

Visiting from: New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases

Date: September 27, 2017

Dr. Alan Curtis

Visiting from: Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts

Date: October 13, 2016

James J. Wiley Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Douglas Armstrong

Visiting from: Penn State Health

Date: February 9, 2022

Dr. Simon Kelley

Visiting from: University of Toronto

Date: February 10, 2021

Dr. Kevin Shea

Visiting from: Stanford University Medical Center/Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital

Date: February 12, 2020

Dr. Donald Bae

Visiting from: Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Date: January 23, 2019

Dr. Jonathan Schoenecker

Visiting from: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Date: February 21, 2018