Our residency program offers an outstanding training environment where young surgeons can acquire their surgical skills and launch their orthopedic surgery career.


The University of Ottawa Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program provides Canadian and International medical graduates with comprehensive training across all subspecialties of Orthopedic Surgery. The five year residency training program is based on a strong clinical teaching delivered primarily at The Ottawa Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Our residents are also exposed to outstanding collaborative basic science and clinical research opportunities. Moreover, our learning environment draws on innovative learning opportunities including surgical simulation, international surgical opportunities and weekly didactic orthopedic seminars along with outstanding clinical teachers. Ultimately, our residents complete their residency by obtaining certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and secure prestigious fellowships, both domestically and internationally. Our network of alumni includes outstanding clinicians and surgical leaders providing orthopedic care across every continent.

Dr. Karl-André Lalonde, MD MEd FRCSC
Program Director

About our Residency

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Program Structure

The residency program is built around the guiding principles of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and its “Competence by Design” framework. It is structured in four distinct phases:
Transition to Discipline (~ 3 months)
Foundations (~ 21 months)
Core (~33 months)
Transition to Practice (~3 months)

Residents complete local training in every major subspecialty of Orthopedic Surgery including Trauma, Spine, Oncology, Arthroplasty, Foot and Ankle, Shoulder and Elbow, Hand and Wrist, Knee, Pediatric Orthopedics.

Educational Rounds & Half Day

Beyond the informal learning happening on daily basis, extensive formal teaching is provided to our trainees. Residents are relieved from clinical duties every week for academic half-day. These sessions consist of case-based conferences, surgical simulation activities and guest speakers. The half-day schedule is based on a 2 year cycle , allowing residents to revisit major topics at least twice during their residency.

Formal teaching rounds care held on a daily basis from 7-8 am at The Ottawa Hospital.
Mondays: Oncology Rounds
Tuesdays: Trauma Rounds
Wednesdays: Foot & Ankle, Hand & Wrist and Shoulder & Elbow Rounds (alternating)
Thursdays: Hip & Knee Arthroplasty and Joint Preservation Rounds (alternating)
Fridays: Spine Rounds

Similarly, teaching rounds are held 3 times per week at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario for residents who are assigned to this site.

Visiting professors are hosted monthly during the academic year, allowing residents to learn from leaders in our field and network with surgeons from across North America and beyond.

Labs, Courses & Conferences

uOttawa is home to the state of the art UOSSC Simulation lab where our program holds monthly surgical simulation activities during the academic year. These activities are opportunities for residents to develop their technical skills and refine their decision-making abilities in a high-fidelity , low stakes simulated environment.

Residents are also required to attend various professional development courses throughout their residency, including ATLS, the AO foundation courses and the COA Basic Science Course. Residents are invited to attend locally held orthopedic courses sponsored by our Division and are provided with financial support to travel to orthopedic meetings of their choice throughout the course of their residency training.

Research Days & Requirements

Our orthopedic residents can benefit from extensive research opportunities around the uOttawa Orthopedic ecosystem. Whether you want to do perform live animal surgery, collaborate with our engineering colleagues, work in our state of the art biomechanics lab or perform clinical research using our QI databases, opportunities are too numerous to list. Residents are encouraged to join some of our research teams to complete their two required resident research projects. Accomplishments and research successes are celebrated yearly with the Hans K. Uhthoff Research Day where residents are offered opportunities to formally present their research to the Division.

Residency Training Program Committee Members

Current Residents

Graduating Class of 2027

  • Alexandra Marshall
  • Samuel Morgan
  • Hamid Nessek
  • Blake Power
  • Johnathan Sevick

Graduating Class of 2026

  • Zachary DeVries
  • Emmitt Hayes
  • Eric Locke
  • Kenneth Lukas
  • Nicholas Nucci
  • Nicholas Tubin

Graduating Class of 2025

  • Nuno Alves Batista
  • Michaela Burke
  • Marc-Antoine Ricard
  • Taylor Woolnough

Graduating Class of 2024

  • Stéphanie Antoniades
  • Ramandeep Bhullar
  • Marie-Claude Magnan
  • Reza Ojaghi

Graduating Class of 2023

  • Abdullah AlDuwaisan
  • Luke Beaton
  • Andrew Caines
  • William Hadden
  • Zoe Rubin

Apply for Residency Program

Applications for our program are completed through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS); please visit their website below. For more information please contact Sylvia Behrens for questions.

Resident Lectures


Thursday, March 30, 2023 (1400-1700)

Physical exam shoulder and elbow. Injuries of the throwing athlete. Resident: Dr. Ojaghi CanMEDS ROLE: Collaborator, Medical Expert, Health Advocate


Dr. Pollock


Wednesday, April 5, 2023 (1800-2100)

Journal Club

LEAD: Dr. Lapner


Thursday, April 6, 2023 (0800-1600)

Dr. Pollock

SKILLS LAB U/E, Shoulder Arthroplasty

Thursday, April 6, 2023 (0800-1600)


Dr. Mistry, Dr. Papp, Dr. Lapner, Dr. Prudhomme-Foster, Dr. Desloges

Wiley Visiting Professor Dr. Benjamin Shore

Wednesday, April 12, 2023


Canadian Orthopaedic Resident Forum

Friday, April 14, 2023





Thursday, April 20, 2023 (1400-1700)

Diabetic Foot and Wound care.
Partial Foot Amputations.

Resident: Dr. Antoniades
CanMEDS ROLE: Medical Expert, Health Advocate

Civic Ortho Boardroom J145

Drs. Papadopoulos, Kirshen Dr. Meulenkamp

F&A Journal Club

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 (1800 - 2100)

LEAD: Dr. Steeves

Foot and Ankle Visiting Professor Dr. Kevin Wing

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Dr. Brad Meulenkamp


Thursday, May 4, 2023 (1400-1700)

Amputee Care & Physiatry – Orthotics/Prosthetics.

Resident: Dr. Tubin
CanMEDS ROLE: Scholar, Medical Expert

Civic Ortho Boardroom J145

Dr. Dudek, Dr. Lalonde

Sports Medicine

Thursday, May 11, 2023 (1800-2100)

Hip Preservation.

Resident: Dr. Tubin
CanMEDS ROLE: Scholar, Medical Expert

CHEO boardroom 1192

Dr. Wilkin, Dr. Carsen

Sports Medicine

Thursday, May 18, 2023 (1400-1700)

Meniscal and Chondral Injuries.

Resident: Dr. Woolnough
CanMEDS ROLE: Medical Expert, Collaborator


Dr. Pickell, Dr. Berdusco


Friday, May 19, 2023 (0830-1630)

CanMEDS ROLE: Scholar, Medical Expert

H&W Journal Club

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 (1800-2100)

LEAD: Dr. Gammon

Skills lab – H&W

Thursday, May 25, 2023 (1100-1600)


LEAD: Dr. Gammon | Dr. Mistry, Dr. Desloges, Dr. Prudhomme-Foster


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