Eugene Wai, MD MSc CIP FRCSC


Civic Campus Surgeons & Faculty


Dr. Wai has obtained the following degrees from the University of Toronto: Medical Degree (1994), Masters of Science in Community Health / Clinical Epidemiology (1999), Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Orthopaedic Surgery (2001) and the Royal College Clinical Investigator Program (2001). He has also completed additional fellowships in Spinal Surgery and Orthopaedic Trauma (2002, Sunnybrook Hospital) and Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Spinal Surgery (2003, Royal Adelaide Hospital). He has been an attending surgeon at the Ottawa Hospital since 2003 and has received several Guardian Angel nominations for his care of patients.

Dr. Wai holds the rank of Associate Professor with a cross appointment to the School of Epidemiology and Public Health and has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications in spinal disorders. He is a member of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Research Ethics Board (2007-present). He was the medical lead of the Integrated Spine Program for over 15 years and won the Department of Surgery Leadership Award (2020). Dr. Wai has served on a number of Provincial and National leadership positions in spinal surgery including: executive of the Canadian Spine Society (2007-2016), expert panelist for Health Quality Ontario (2017 – 2021), board member for Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (2019-present).

Areas of Expertise

Adult Cervical / Thoracic / Lumbar Spinal Surgery. Subspecialty interest in minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Areas of Research

Clinical Epidemiology

Administrative Assistant

Cynthia Laplante

Practicing Location(s)

  • Civic Campus

Office Location

The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus
1053 Carling Avenue, Suite J141
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9

How to refer

Champlain Regional Orthopaedic Network Central Intake for Spine
MSK Spine Program – Referral Form  

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