The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University is located in London, Ontario, Canada. The Postgraduate Training Program in Orthopaedic Surgery began in 1960 under the initiative and leadership of Dr. JC Kennedy. Since then, Western University has continued to be one of the premiere training programs recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  The program continues to grow and develop on the principles established by its founder Dr. JC Kennedy.  The JC Kennedy Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery will ensure that this will continue in perpetuity.


Currently, the Division includes 29 faculty Orthopaedic Surgeons, who contribute to  Clinical Teaching Units (CTUs) at all three hospital sites:  Adult Hip & Knee Reconstructive Surgery and Sports Medicine at University Hospital; Paediatric Orthpaedics, Spine Surgery and Trauma / Foot and Ankle Surgery at Victoria Hospital; and Hand and Upper Limb Surgery at St. Joseph's Health Care.


The Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training Program is five years in duration. We accept Clinical/Research Fellows into each of the Clinical Teaching Units, all of whom have full-time research scientists and laboratories.


On behalf of everyone in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, I enthusiastically welcome you to our website.


Steven J. MacDonald MD, FRCSC

JC Kennedy Professor and Chairman

Division of Orthopaedic Surgery

Western University