About Us

We provide complex joint replacements, foot and ankle care, fracture repair and minimally invasive reconstructive surgery to patients from across Ontario, including elite athletes and patients in under-serviced northern regions. An integral part of the Arthritis Program, the Division consists of 10 surgeons providing care for Ontarians with complex musculoskeletal disorders, with a specific focus on arthritis.

We treat more than 2,200 inpatients and 35,000 outpatients annually and the Division has the largest volume of complex joint replacement surgeries in the Greater Toronto Area. Utilizing the most current technology and specializing in handling complex cases, we act as a referral centre for orthopedic patients from across the province and country.

Our team of surgeons works with nurses, physiotherapists and other health care workers in the pre-operative, operative and post-operative stages, ensuring patients receive the proper attention through all phases of their treatment. With a patient-centred approach our goal is to return patients to their everyday activities as soon as possible.

We are ...

  • a leader in models of care for hip and knee replacement and hip fracture patients.
  • a world-class leader in minimally invasive spine surgery.
  • performing 1,100 joint replacements annually.
  • a provincial Centre of Excellence for foot and ankle surgery.
  • the leader of the Total Joint Replacement initiative in the GTA, which changed the model of care across Ontario for TJR.

The Orthopedics Team

Our Nursing and Allied Health Professionals
  • Diana Adams, Nurse Practioner
  • Marsha Alvares, Physiotherapist Practitioner
  • Stacyann Baker, Orthopedic Technician
  • Lucio Chiovitti, Orthopedic Technician
  • Andrew Courchene, Physiotherapist Practitioner
  • Anne Dang, Physician Assistant
  • Domenic Girgenti, Orthopedic Technician
  • Tamara Gotal, Physiotherapist Practitioner
  • Robyn Kapelner, Physician Assistant
  • Jeff Lunaria, Orthopedic Technician
  • Molly Magee, Nurse Practitioner, Spine
  • Vanessa Martino, Physician Assistant
  • Emily May, Physiotherapist Practitioner
  • Sarah Nikahwal, Integrated Care Lead
  • Jean Nisbet, Patient Care Coordinator
  • Greta Raffoul, Physician Assistant
  • Andrea Ruby, Physiotherapist Practitioner
  • Gargi Singh, Physiotherapist Practitioner​

Research & Education

Research fuels our high-quality patient care, as the Orthopedic Surgery Division works to better understand arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints. Our surgeons are actively involved in leading-edge orthopedic research – both clinical studies and basic science research – and are committed to bringing improved techniques and treatments to patients.

We are committed to scientific and clinical impact in improving care for arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and the proximity of basic researchers and clinician-scientists provides the full spectrum of expertise required to make discoveries in basic, translational and clinical research. We continue to strive to establish ourselves as the premier hospital for all arthritis research.

Through our collaboration with the medical school at the University of Toronto, we are fostering the development of the best surgical leaders of tomorrow. We are one of North America's largest teaching centres for orthopedic surgeons, giving medical students a unique hands-on education experience. Not only do interns and fellows learn the latest surgical techniques, but their research skills are also honed with the goal that they one day lead medical discovery.​

Help Us Find the Answers

You can support the leading-edge work of Orthopedic Surgery Division, fulfil your charitable goals and achieve the best tax savings possible by making a current or planned gift, which includes cash, securities, a bequest or gift by will, a gift of life insurance, retirement plans, or residual interest gifts.

Opportunities to support the Orthopedic Surgery Division include investing in capital such as state-of-the-art surgical instruments and essential medical equipment for laboratory space, and in-perpetuity funding for health care professionals and research initiatives focusing on musculoskeletal and arthritis diseases and disorders.

For more information please contact:
Anette Larsson, CFRE, Director, Campaigns, Schroeder Arthritis Institute
Phone: 416 603 5800 ext. 4059 Fax: 416 603 6224 Email:

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