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Department of Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

John Murnaghan
Dr. John Murnaghan, MD, M.Sc., MA, FRCSC

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Holland Centre
43 Wellesley St. East, Room 317
Toronto, ON
M4Y 1H1

Phone: 416-967-8778
Fax: 416-967-8780

Administrative Assistant: Nesha Spring
Phone: 416-967-8778
Fax: 416-967-8780

Clinical Profile

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Dr. Murnaghan has a subspecialty practice in total joint arthroplasty.

Dr. Murnaghan completed his medical degree and orthopaedic training at the University of Toronto. He went on to complete fellowships in arthroscopic surgery and adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee in Canada and Germany. He also completed a master's degree with a focus on priorities in undergraduate orthopaedic education from the University of Illinois.

He is an associate professor at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Murnaghan joined the staff in 1998.

Research Profile

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  • B.Sc., 1977, University of Toronto, Canada
  • MD, 1981, U of T, Canada
  • M.Sc., 1988, U of T, Canada
  • MA, 1988, education administration, University of Illinois, U.S.
  • FRCSC, 1982–1987, Orthopaedic training, U of T, Canada
  • Fellowships in arthroscopic surgery and adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee,1987–1988, Canada and Sept.–Nov. 1989, Germany

    Appointments and Affiliations:

    • Associate professor, department of surgery, division of orthopaedic surgery, faculty of medicine, University of Toronto

    Research Foci:

    • Thromboprophylaxis following total joint arthroplasty
    • Clinical outcomes following amputation surgery

    Research Summary:

    The focus of Dr. Murnaghan's clinical research is prevention of thromboembolism following total joint arthroplasty. He leads a research team conducting a prospective observational study looking at event rates following hip and knee replacements with the use of an oral Factor Xa inhibitor.

    Selected Publications:

    See current publications list at PubMed.

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