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Department of Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Marvin Tile, C.M., MD, B.Sc. (Med), FRCS(C)

Affiliate Scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room MG 301
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

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Dr. Tile is retired from clinical practice. He has extensive experience with knee and hip reconstruction, and trauma, especially in the pelvis. He is the senior editor of a two 4th edition volume text on 'Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum’ Thieme, 2015.

He is the former chief of surgery at Sunnybrook, a past president of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (a major international research society for low back pain study), the AO Foundation in Switzerland and the Canadian Orthopaedic Association. He is also the founding president of the Ontario Orthopaedic Association. He was awarded the Order of Canada in 2008.

Dr. Tile is a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto and joined the staff in 1966.

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  • MD, 1957, University of Toronto, Canada
  • B.Sc. (Med.), 1963, Surgery, University of Toronto, Canada
  • FRCS(C), 1963, Surgery, Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Affiliate scientist, physical sciences - Tory Trauma Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Professor emeritus, surgery, University of Toronto
  • Member of the Order of Canada, 2008
  • Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
  • Honorary staff, Surgery, (Orthopaedics), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Research Foci:

  • Pelvis and acetabulum
  • Lumbar spine
  • Fracture care

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum, Williams & Wilkins, 1st edition January 1984
  2. Schatzker J and Tile M. The Rationale of Operative Fracture Care
    Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany 1st edition 1987
  3. Schatzker J and Tile M. The Rationale of Operative Fracture Care
    Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany 3rd edition 2005
  4. Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum, Thieme, 4th edition, March, 2015, Marvin Tile, with David Helfet, Jim Kellam, Mark Vrahas

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