Department of Surgery
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Department of Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Daniel Pincus
Dr. Daniel  Pincus, BA&Sc, MD, PhD, FRCSC

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Holland Centre
43 Wellesley St. E., Room 327
Toronto, ON
M4Y 1H1

Phone: (416) 967-8778
Fax: (416) 967-8780

Clinical Profile

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Adminstrative Assistant: Nesha Spring

Appointments and Affiliations:

Postgraduate and Specialty Training:

  • Fellowship, Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, University of British Columbia (2020)
  • FRCSC, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Toronto (2019)
  • PhD, Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research, University of Toronto (2019)
  • MD, University of Toronto (2013)
  • BA&Sc, McGill University (2009)

Clinical Profile:

Dr. Pincus specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery (both primary and revision). He was recruited to the Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre early in his surgical training. During his training he received several awards including the:

  • ‘Lawson Family Most Outstanding Graduate Award’ from the University of Toronto Orthopaedic Surgery program,
  • ‘CSCI/CIHR Resident Research Award’ for the best research conducted by any University of Toronto resident,
  • ‘Claire Bombardier Award’ for the most promising clinical epidemiology researcher,
  • ‘Edward and Alice Palmer Memorial Scholarship’ for second highest standing in the University of Toronto medical school class, and the
  • ‘Vanier CIHR Canadian Graduate Scholarship’.

Research profile

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Dr. Pincus’ research focuses on improving quality and efficiency of joint replacement surgery. See current publications on PubMed. Selected publications and related news include:

  1. Pincus D, Jenkinson R, Paterson M, et al. Association between surgical approach and major surgical complications in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty. JAMA. 2020;323(11):1070-1076. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0785.
  1. Pincus D, Ravi B, Wasserstein D, et al. Association between wait time and 30-day mortality in adults undergoing hip fracture surgery. JAMA. 2017 Nov 28;318(20):1994-2003. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2017.17606.
  1. Pincus D, Wasserstein D, Ravi B, et al. Reporting and evaluating wait times for urgent hip fracture surgery in Ontario, Canada. CMAJ. Jun 2018, 190 (23) E702-E709; DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.170830.
  1. Pincus D, Wasserstein D, Bai C, et al. Direct medical costs of motorcycle crashes in Ontario. CMAJ. 2017 Nov 20;189(46):E1410-E1415. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.170337.
  1. Ravi B, Pincus D, Huang A, et al. Impact of concurrent surgery on complications following hip surgery. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2018 Jan 1;178(1):75-83. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6835.
  1. Merman E, Pincus D, Goldberg N, et al. Differences in Clinical Practice Guideline Authorship by Gender. The Lancet. Nov 3 2018. DOI: