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Spine Surgery

The Division of Spine Surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is an interdisciplinary (team-based) service for patients with urgent spine conditions who need surgical treatment.


  • develop an academic spine program
  • be known internationally for innovations and improvements
  • translate and integrate research into the clinic
  • ensure the delivery of specialized, quality patient care

The Division of Spine Surgery is comprised of orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons, clinical associates, fellows and residents.

We see patients with:

  • Spine trauma (inclusive of consultation for c-spine clearance)
  • Spinal metastases
  • Infectious diseases of the spine
  • Urgent conditions of the spine - Emergency Department admissions
  • Urgent conditions of the spine transferred through CritiCall Ontario
  • Urgent conditions of the spine through internal consultation processes

Administrative contact

Cathy Breutigam,, Divisional Program Coordinator

Clinical fellowships

Learn more and apply on the University of Toronto Division of Orthopaedic Surgery website »


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