The orthopaedic sports medicine program at Women’s College Hospital is the largest in Toronto, and one of the largest in Canada. As the epicenter of the University of Toronto Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (UTOSM), the surgeons at WCH provide expert care for patients, weekend warriors and elite athletes with injuries to their knees, shoulders, hips and ankles.
Clinics & Clinical Care
University of Toronto Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Program
Dr. Jas Chahal - Dr. Jas Chahal is Interim Head, Division of Orthopedic Surgery at Women’s College Hospital and Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. Areas of specialty include shoulder, hip and knee arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction and cartilage restoration. His research interests include clinical outcomes research in sports medicine and translational work on the use of biologics and mesenchymal stem cells in treating orthopedic conditions.
Dr. John Theodoropoulos - Dr. John Theodoropoulos is Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Surgery. His area of specialty and research include Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy. He has received various teaching awards from the Department from Surgery at McGill University and many invitations to speak and present at continuing education seminars. As a distinguished and invited speaker, presenter and lecturer, he has contributed locally, provincially and nationally at meetings and conferences on topics such as ACL reconstruction, cartilage repair and tissue engineering and arthroscopic shoulder repair.
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Dr. Tim Dwyer - Dr. Tim Dwyer is Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. His Surgical practice encompasses open and arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder and hip. His knee surgery focus is on primary (hamstring and BPTB) and revision ACL reconstruction, the management of cartilage and meniscal lesions, as well as disorders of the patellofemoral joint. His shoulder practice deals with all complex shoulder pathology, including shoulder instability and rotator cuff pathology. He performs hip arthroscopy for labral tears and CAM impingement. Primary research focus is on the assessment of surgical competence in Competency Based Medical Education. Other research interests are clinical outcomes following knee and shoulder surgery, including arthroscopicrotator cuff repair, the treatment of massive rotator cuff tears, and ACL reconstruction.
Dr. Danny Whelan - Dr. Danny Whelan is Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Surgery. Dr. Whelan is involved in several multicenter clinical trials in orthopedic sports medicine with an ongoing investigation on ACL reconstruction with hamstring tendon grafts. Other research interests include joint instability, particularly of the knee and shoulder, hip pain in the young adult and randomized trials in surgery.
Dr. Sam Park - Dr. Sam Park is Assistant Professor and Surgeon-Investigator in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. His specialized clinical focus is in the management of adult foot and ankle conditions. These include the early to end-stage arthritis, deformity correction, cartilage lesions, tendon disorders, athletic injuries, factures and trauma, and the foot and ankle sequelae from systemic conditions and neurological disorders. Academic interests include clinical epidemiology and outcomes research on the treatment of various foot and ankle disorders and pathology; and translational science research related to foot and ankle arthritis and joint preservation.
Making an appointment
Patients are seen only by referral from a physician.
Referring a patient
Download and complete the patient referral form from the University of Toronto Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (UTOSM) appointments page.
Research & Trials
At WCH, UTOSM is focused on clinical trials and qualitative studies involving the knee, hip and shoulder, as well as education research. UTOSM is currently running randomized trials focused on ACL reconstruction, massive rotator cuff tears, hip arthroscopy, as well as the use of Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) for the treatment of shoulder osteoarthritis. UTOSM is also conducting a series of studies with regards to cartilage implantation, revision ACL reconstruction, the competency of sports medicine fellows, as well as aspects of surgical training.
At WCH, UTOSM runs one of Canada’s largest training programs for orthopaedic surgeons wishing to train in sports medicine and arthroscopy. Up to eight surgeons from Canada and across the world are undertaking fellowship training each year at WCH, allowing them to develop skills that will benefit thousands of patients. UTOSM is also the center for orthopaedic resident training in sports medicine at the University of Toronto.
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