Guest Faculty

Rebecca Cerrato

Rebecca Cerrato MD
Faculty Fellowship Director
The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
Mercy Medical Center

Rebecca A. Cerrato MD is a highly skilled orthopedic surgeon at The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center. Patients throughout Baltimore and the surrounding region seek Dr. Cerrato’s expertise and experience in offering some of the best treatments for foot and ankle injuries and conditions.

Experienced Orthopedic Surgeon, Foot and Ankle Specialist Dr. Rebecca Cerrato is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and brings years of experience to her practice. She was one of the first orthopedic surgeons in the United States to perform advanced minimally invasive bunion surgery. She offers specialized care for a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions as well as advanced treatment options for complex injuries and disorders, such as:

Ankle injury, fractures and Achilles tendon problems Foot injury, flat feet and conditions affecting the heel and toes Complex conditions requiring foot and ankle reconstruction.

Ruth Chaytor MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor of Surgery
McGill University
Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon
Chief of Surgical Services
Jewish General Hospital

Rachael Dacunha

Rachael Dacunha MD, FRCPC
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Assistant Professor
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Complex Deformity Reconstruction
Queen’s University
Kingston Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Da Cunha obtained her medical education at the University of Calgary where she completed both medical school and Orthopaedic Surgery residency training. After graduating from residency, Dr. Da Cunha pursued fellowship training in Foot and Ankle Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Following this, she completed further subspecialty fellowship training in Limb Lengthening and Complex Deformity Reconstruction Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Da Cunha is currently in practice at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, and an assistant professor at Queen’s University, where she specializes in Foot and Ankle Surgery, as well as Trauma Reconstruction Surgery and Complex Deformity Reconstruction.

James Keith DeOrio

James Keith DeOrio MD
Professor of Orthopedics
Director Foot and Ankle Fellowship
Orthopedic Department
Duke University
Durham NC

Dr. James K. DeOrio is currently a Professor of Orthopedics at Duke University. He is currently the Director of the Foot and Ankle Fellowship at at Duke University and was Chairman of the Orthopedic Department at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida for over 15 years. He is a 1977 graduate of the George Washington University Medical School, trained at the Mayo Clinic and performed an AO fellowship in Chur, Switzerland.

Dr. DeOrio is a frequent contributor to orthopedic research with over 140 original articles and book chapters and is Associate Professor of Orthopedics at the Mayo Clinic (Emeritus). He is also coauthor of the textbook, Technique Manual for Total Ankle Arthroplasty. From the AOFAS he is the recipient of the J. Leonard Goldner Basic Science Award and is a two time winner of the Roger Mann Award for Clinical Science.

He does the full complement of foot and ankle surgery from bunions and hammertoes to ankle replacements. In recognition of his achievements he has been recognized as being in the Top 1% in the nation in the foot and ankle specialty and Top 20 Surgeons in North Carolina, Feb 2012 and elected by his peers in US News as one of the The 23 Top Foot & Ankle Surgeons in the U.S., 2012. A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1970 and proud former member of the Falcon football team, Dr. DeOrio is also a retired Colonel in the US Air Force.

Andrew Dodd

Andrew Dodd MD, FRCSC
Orthopaedic Trauma
Foot & Ankle Reconstruction
Clinical Lecturer University of Calgary

Dr. Dodd is a Canadian-trained Orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty training in orthopedic trauma and foot and ankle reconstruction. After completing his residency training at the University of Calgary, he completed fellowships in orthopedic trauma at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and foot and ankle reconstruction at the University of Toronto. He is currently practicing in Calgary at the South Health Campus where he has a full-time clinical practice in addition to performing clinical research. His research focus is on traumatic and post-traumatic conditions of the foot and ankle.

Peter Dryden

Peter Dryden BSc, MSc, MD, FRCSC
Associate professor
Department of Orthopedics University of British Columbia
Rebalance MD
Victoria BC

Orthopedic Residency University of British Columbia. Foot and ankle fellowship University of Toronto with Dr. Daniels. Practices in Victoria, B.C. Current section head, division of orthopedics, Victoria. Active with the Canadian Orthopedic Association and The British Columbia Orthopedic Association.

Paul Fortin

Paul Fortin MD
Michigan Orthopaedic Surgeons President and CEO
Professor Orthopaedic Surgery
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Director of Foot and Ankle Fellowship

Paul Fortin, M.D. is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in disorders of the foot and ankle and lower extremity deformity correction. His area of expertise is in the surgical salvage of complex traumatic, congenital, and degenerative foot and ankle conditions.

Dr. Fortin is the Chief of Foot and Ankle Services at William Beaumont Health System. He is an Professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and is active nationally and internationally in orthopaedic surgical education as an invited faculty member and speaker at numerous educational symposia. He has served on a number of committees for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He has written and published numerous articles and book chapters concerning disorders of the foot and ankle and deformity correction. Dr. Fortin is actively involved in clinical and basic science research endeavors and has been awarded national educational grants for his research endeavors.

Mark Anthony Glazebrook

Mark Anthony Glazebrook MMSc, PhD, Dip Sports Med., MD, FRCSC
President Canadian Orthopedics Association
Professor of Surgery
Dalhousie University & QEII HSC
Orthopaedic Surgery and Research

Mark Glazebrook is a full time Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Dalhousie University with a cross appointment to the School of Biomedical Engineering. He completed his medical training in 1994 and completed specialty training in Orthopaedic Surgery in 1999 at Dalhousie. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Orthopedic Foot & Ankle and Sports Medicine at the University of Western Ontario.

This was followed with a PhD in Achilles Tendon Disease at Dalhousie University. Dr. Glazebrook devotes 80% of his working time to clinical practice focusing on Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Reconstruction and Sports Medicine. During research time focus is on outcome studies on Evidence Based Medicine, Ankle Arthritis, MTP Arthritis, Bone Graft Substitutes and Achilles tendon rupture care. He is currently President of the Canadian Orthopedic Association (COA)

Gordon Goplen MD, FRCSC

Melissa Laflamme

Melissa Laflamme MD, FRCSC, MSc
Clinical Professor
Department of Surgery Laval University
CHUL CHU de Québec

Karl-Andre Lalonde MD, MEd, FRCSC
Assistant Professor Department of Surgery
University of Ottawa
The Ottawa Hospital

Elizabeth Pederson MD, FRCSC
Assistant Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedics
University of Alberta Department of Surgery

Murray Penner

Murray Penner MD, FRCSC
Clinical Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
University of British Columbia

Dr. Murray J. Penner, MD, FRCSC is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia and the Head of the Regional Department of Orthopaedics, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority & Providence Health Care. He is also the Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver and a Past-President of the Canadian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (COFAS). His full-time academic subspecialty practice is focused on adult orthopaedic foot and ankle reconstruction with particular interests in complex deformity correction and total ankle replacement design.

Lew Schon

Lew Schon MD, FACS
Director of Orthopedic Innovation
Institute of Foot and Ankle Reconstruction Mercy Medical Center
Faculty MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
Professor of Orthpaedic Surgery New York University Langone
Associate Prof of Orthopaedics & BME Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Associate Prof of Orthopaedics, Georgetown School of Medicine
Fischell Literati Faculty: University of Maryland Fischell Department of Bioengineering

Kevin Wing

Kevin Wing BSc, MD, FRCSC
Clinical Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
St. Paul’s Hospital University of British Columbia

I am full time academic adult foot and ankle surgeon. As a founding member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society research team evaluating the outcomes from the surgical treatment of endstage anklke arthritis, I have had a longstanding interest in how we evaluate patients health states both before and after surgery.

More recently I have had the pleasure of working closely with Dr Jason Sutherland at the UBC school of public health and have been a successful CIHR funded co-investigator with him (CIHR 2014).We have numerous publication that carefully explore how patient reported outcomes can help us better understand the patient experience around surgery.

Our collaborative research into how patient reported health states change while undergoing surgery for degenerative foot and ankle conditions has added high quality peer reviewed evidence to the body of literature that demonstrates the importance of reconstructive surgery for foot and ankle conditions in our society.

Alastair Younger

Alastair Younger MB, ChB, MSc, ChM, FRCSC
Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon
Professor Head division of distal extremities
Department of Orthopaedics
University of British Columbia.
Director of Foot and Ankle Research
St. Paul’s Hospital
President British Columbia Orthopaedic Association
Partner Footbridge centre for integrated foot and ankle care

Dr. Alastair Younger grew up near St. Andrews in Scotland and completed his medical degree in Aberdeen in 1985 and trained for a short time in the National Health Service before moving to Canada to do a Masters in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University. He completed his residency at the University of British Columbia and a Masters in Surgery at the same time between 1990 and 1995. After a fellowship in Arthritis surgery at Harvard in Boston in 1997, Dr. Younger went to Seattle to do a fellowship in foot and ankle. He then returned to UBC and St. Pauls in 1998 to take over the role of teaching residents foot and ankle surgery.

In 2000 Dr Younger began a fellowship training program for foot and ankle surgery, and worked with the hospital to secure funds to start the foot and ankle clinic. In 2004 the team and Dr. Younger was awarded the 3 M award for quality improvement in health care for the foot and ankle clinic development and pathways. Dr. Younger was a founding member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Foot and ankle society in 2002 and president between 2006 and 2008. He started the Orthopaedic research office at Providence in 2002 has been actively involved in research since. Dr. Younger was the founding head of the division of distal extremities at the University.

Dr. Younger has been a North American Travelling Fellow, an American British Canadian (ABC) travelling fellow, and has been awarded the Roger Mann award by the AOFAS as well as obtaining the 3 M award. Dr. Younger is active in foot and ankle surgery and has been working on developing foot and ankle arthroscopy. He teaches as a Master instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America and gives talks nationally and internationally on foot and ankle surgery

Local Faculty

Maryse Bouchard

Maryse Bouchard MD, MSc, FRCSC

Dr. Bouchard completed fellowships in adult foot and ankle surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, and limb lengthening and reconstruction. After four years on faculty at Seattle Children’s Hospital, she joined the Hospital for Sick Children in 2019. Her clinical focus is pediatric foot and ankle deformity, in addition to management of congenital limb deficiencies, post-traumatic limb deformity and length discrepancies, skeletal dysplasias and arthrogryposis. Dr. Bouchard’s primary research program examines the outcomes of pediatric foot and ankle conditions, and is supported by two patient registries with prospectively-collected outcome measures. Additional research interests include surgical technique innovations and access to orthopaedic health care in low and middle-income countries.

Karen Cross

Karen Cross MD, PhD, FRCSC
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Assistant Professor Department of Surgery University of Toronto
Associate Scientist Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science
Adjunctive Professor Yeates School of Graduate Studies Ryerson University

Karen Cross MD, PhD, FRCSC is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, and a Surgeon-Scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Professor at Ryerson University.

Dr. Cross performs basic science and clinical translation research developing non-invasive optical technologies to assess skin physiology. Her research aims are to bring innovative technology from the bench to the bedside. As Co-Founder and CEO of MIMOSA Diagnostics, Dr. Cross is building the next generation of mHealth medical devices, powered by AI and designed for patients.

Timothy Daniels

Timothy Daniels MD, FRCSC
Professor of Orthopaedics
Department of Surgery University of Toronto
St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Tim R. Daniels obtained is an alumnus of University of Saskatchewan who went on to complete a F&A fellowship with Drs. J. Smith and L. Fleming at Emory University and an additional 3 months at the Milwaukee County Medical Complex with Drs. J. Gould and G. Harris in their gait mechanics lab. In 1993 he began his F&A practice at Wellesley Hospital in Toronto and, in 1994, established a multi-disciplinary Foot Clinic.

Presently, he is Full Professor, Head of the U of T F&A Program, and Head of Orthopaedic Division at St. Michael’s Hospital. He serves as Associate Editor at Foot and Ankle International and Reviewer for JBJS (Am) and Journal of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

As Canada’s top Orthopaedic F&A surgeon, other orthopaedists send their most complex and challenging foot and ankle cases to him and he trains students from all over the world. His surgical skills and research publications have placed him in the top 16 of World’s best F&A surgeons by Orthopaedics This Week.

Sagar Desai MD, FRCSC

Warren Latham

Warren Latham MD, FRCSC, MSc(c)
Lecturer Division of Orthopedics
Department of Surgery University of Toronto
Scarborough Health Network

Johnny Lau

Johnny Lau MD, MSc, FRCSC
Orthopaedic Surgeon Foot and Ankle
Assistant Professor University of Toronto
Program Director University of Toronto Foot and Ankle Fellowship
Divisional Clinical Fellowship Director Orthopaedic Surgery University of Toronto

Sam Park MD, MASc, FRCSC
Assistant Professor University of Toronto Department of Surgery
University of Toronto Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Program
University of Toronto Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Program
Women’s College Hospital Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Park obtained his medical degree at the University of Ottawa, and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Toronto. He then completed a fellowship in Adult Foot and Ankle Reconstruction with the Vancouver Orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist group at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Park is currently an Assistant Professor and Surgeon-Investigator within the Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Toronto.

Jerry Xing

Jerry Xing MSc, MD, FRCSC
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital
Orillia Ontario