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Holland Bone and Joint Team

Orthopaedic Surgery

Bheeshma Ravi
Dr. Bheeshma Ravi, MD, PhD, FRCSC


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Holland Centre
43 Wellesley St. E., Room 315
Toronto, ON
M4Y 1H1

Phone: 416-967-8730
Fax: 416-967-8731

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Clinical Assistant: Maria Rojas
Phone: 416-967-8730
Email: maria.rojas@sunnybrook.ca

Dr. Ravi has a subspecialty practice in total joint arthroplasty. His research is primarily focused on improved outcomes for patients who have undergone total joint replacement and or other orthopaedic procedures. He completed his medical degree, and his orthopaedic surgical training at the University of Toronto. He also completed a subspecialty fellowship in adult reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic (Arizona). During his residency, he obtained a Doctorate in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, and an Associate Scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute.

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  • B.Sc, 2004, Biology, University of Toronto, Canada
  • MD, 2008, University of Toronto, Canada
  • PhD, 2013, Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Canada
  • FRCSC, 2015, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Adult Reconstruction Fellow, 2016, Mayo Clinic, U.S.

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Associate scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Holland Bone and Joint Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Active staff, Orthopaedic Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Adjunct, Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Associate Scientist, ICES

Research Focus:

  • Improving outcomes following total joint replacement and other orthopaedic procedures

Research Summary:

Dr. Ravi’s primary research goal is to identify predictors of suboptimal patient-reported outcomes such as pain, function or quality of life, and complications following total joint arthroplasty (TJA), as well as strategies to mitigate these risks. The anticipated increased demand for TJA over the next decade will occur against a backdrop of ever-shrinking resources. It will be important to identify predictors of poor outcome, and factors that mitigate these risks as part of a broader effort to target effectively TJA to patients who need it, and perhaps to regionalize care for specific patient populations.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.