Department of Surgery


  • Congratulations Dr Michael Fehlings on wining the Ryman Prize Award  which recognizes the world’s best development, advance or achievement that enhances quality of life for older people. Faculty of Medicine Press release HERE
  • Congratulations to Dr Albert Yee and his team of faculty and trainees on the new publication of Phase 1 PDT Trial for Treatment of Vertebral Metastases . The paper was published in the Clinical Cancer Research as a great accomplishment. HERE
  • Time is spine: a review of translational advances in spinal cord injury - JNS Spine - Jetan H. Badhiwala, Christopher S. Ahuja, and Michael G. Fehlings. HERE
  • How to recognize the early signs of degenerative cervical myelopathy - The Globe and Mail. Public awareness by Dr Fehlings HERE
  • Congratulations to Dr Mark Erwin and his team on their recent publication in Scientific Report - NATURE publications. The paper" NTG-101: A Novel Molecular Therapy that Halts the Progression of Degenerative Disc Disease" HERE

  • Congratulations to Dr Michael Fehlings and his research project lead team including co-first authors Kajana Satkunendrarajah, Spyridon K. Karadimas on their recent publication in NATURE -the world's most cited scientific journal. The publication titled “Cervical excitatory neurons sustain breathing after spinal cord injury” demonstrates a strategy to restore breathing after central nervous system trauma by targeting a neuronal subpopulation and can lead to helping hundreds of thousands of Canadian SCI patients. HERE

  • Efficacy and Safety of Surgery for Mild Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: Results of the AOSpine North America and International Prospective Multicenter Studies. Jetan H Badhiwala,  Christopher D Witiw, et,al.  HERE

  • Acute Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: Pathophysiology and Treatment Strategies. AOSpine North America webinar led by Dr Michael Fehlings. HERE

  • Guidelines for the Management of Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy and Spinal Cord Injury: An Introduction to a Focus Issue. Michael Fehlings, HERE
  • A new AOSpine North America Focus Issue presenting an overview of the state-of the art and anticipated future advances across the breadth of spine. HERE
  • Development of a Competence-Based Spine Surgery Fellowship Curriculum Set of Learning Objectives in Canada. Jeremie Lourche HERE
  • Navigating Orthopaedic Spine Surgery. Drs. Stampe, Guha, Yang, and Yee. HERE
  • Surgical Resection with Radiation Treatment Planning of Spinal Tumors. Raphael Jakubovic, Mark Ruschin, Chia-Lin Tseng, Ana Pejovi´c-Mili´c, Arjun Sahgal, Victor XD Yang, HERE

  • At Spine Surgery Today. Dr Michael Fehlings reflecting on career, life, and beyond...HERE
  • Congratulations to Dr. Arjun Sahgal on publication of his book: Bone and Brain Metastases: Advances in Research and Treatment..HERE