Guy Trudel, MD MSC FRCPC

Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Biochemistry and Director of the Bone and Joint Research Laboratory

University of Ottawa Research Associates


A native of Quebec City, Dr Trudel completed his medical school training at Laval University in Quebec City, in 1988. He was certified as a Fellow by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine in 1993 at Dalhousie University. He earned a MSc degree in Anatomy and Neurobiology at Dalhousie University as a Fellow of the Rich Hansen Man-in-Motion Foundation. In 1995, he arrived in Ottawa to establish his clinical practice and research program. His tertiary academic rehabilitation unit delivers rehabilitation care to people after polytrauma and serious / complex medical and surgical complications. For the past 20 years, as Director of the Bone and Joint Research Laboratory, Dr Guy Trudel has pursued clinical and laboratory-based research on 3 areas related to the musculoskeletal complications of immobility: joint contractures, tendonopathies and fat accumulation in the bone marrow. His team has published over 60 original research papers during this time. Dr Trudel has received more than 6 million dollars as Principal Investigator, chiefly from CIHR and 23 millions in Co-Investigations.


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