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Spine Program

Spine Program Team

Surgeons & Researchers

Dr. Michael Ford, MD, FRCSC

Affiliate Scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room MG 375
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Assistant: Cathy Breutigam
Phone: 416-480- 6775


Postgraduate and Specialty Training:

  • Clinical Fellowship, Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Orthopaedic and Arthritic Hospital (1986-
  • Clinical Fellowship, Degenerative Cervical and Lumbar Spine, Orthopaedic and Arthritic Hospital
  • Orthopaedic Surgical Residency Program, University of Toronto (1982-1986)
  • Research Fellowship, St. Joseph’s Health Centre (1982)
  • Basic Science Research, St. Joseph’s Hospital and West Park Hospital (1981-1982)
  • MD, University of Toronto (1976-1980)

Current Appointments:

  • Staff Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Staff Physician, Holland Orthopaedic and Arthritic Institute, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Orthopaedic Consultant, Little People of Ontario
  • Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Consultant, Ontario March of Dimes – Northern Clinics

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adult orthopaedic trauma
  • Surgical management of cervical, thoracic and lumbar pathologies

Research Interests:

  • Degenerative disease of the cervical and lumbar spine, and knee


See current publications list at PubMed.