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Cari Whyne
Cari Whyne, PhD, FIOR

Senior scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room S620
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 65056

Administrative Assistant: Cassandra Cheng
Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 63537


  • B.Sc. (Hons), 1991, mechanical engineering, Queen's University, Canada
  • PhD, 1999, bioengineering, University of California-Berkeley/University of California-San Francisco, U.S.

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Senior scientist, Physical SciencesHolland Bone and Joint Research Program (director), Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Director, orthopaedic biomechanics lab, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Professor, department of surgery, faculty of medicine, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, U of T
  • Professor, Institute of Medical Sciences, U of T

Research Focus:

  • Orthopaedic biomechanics
  • Bioengineering

Research Summary:

Dr. Whyne's lab is focused on translational bioengineering research aimed at better understanding the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system and developing minimally invasive technology to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disease and injury. Using an engineering approach, her team uses experimental and numerical methods, including the following:

  • in vitro and in vivo testing
  • computational modeling
  • image analysis
  • biomechanical testing
  • design and minimally invasive technology development.

Dr. Whyne's work integrates biomechanical analyses with clinical and basic science investigations of musculoskeletal injury and disease, with a final goal of translating findings into the clinic. Her work is primarily focused in the areas of skeletal metastases, spinal,lower extremity and thin bone biomechanics, image-guided surgery, and fracture fixation and healing.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

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