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Dr. Veronica Wadey, BPHE, B.Ed. MD, MA, FAOA, FRCSC

Associate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Holland Centre
43 Wellesley Street East, Room 325
Toronto, ON
M4Y 1H1

Phone: 416-967-8615
Fax: 416-967-8622

Administrative Assistant: Rosa Mandarano
Phone: 416-967-8615
Fax: 416-967-8622

Dr. Wadey sub-specializes in lower extremity reconstruction of the hip and knee. She completed her medical degree and orthopaedic residency at the University of Calgary. She spent more than two years at Stanford University as the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada medical education travelling fellow. Dr. Wadey also completed a fellowship in soft tissue knee reconstruction, including arthroscopy and; research in musculoskeletal conditions at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration at Laval University in Quebec City.

She joined Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in 2007 and is an associate professor at the University of Toronto. She will continue her role as fellowship coordinator for SBHSC/HC Fellowship Program overseeing 5 sub-sections of fellowship programs. She has completed a 7 year term as associate program director (Assessment and Evaluation) of the Orthopaedic Residency Training Program and; a 10 year term as fellowship supervisor of the Holland Centre Arthroplasty Fellowship Program.

Dr. Wadey will be commencing a 3 year term as governor – University of Toronto Governing Council, representing the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, effective September 2021.


  • M.D., University of Calgary, Canada
  • Orthopaedic residency, University of Calgary
  • Clinical fellowship, hip & knee arthroplasty, Stanford University, USA
  • Clinical fellowship, soft tissue knee reconstruction arthroscopy, research in musculoskeletal conditions, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration, Laval University, Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Associate Professor, University of Toronto
  • Governor – University of Toronto Governing Council, Academic Board
  • Governor – University of Toronto Governing Council, Business Board
  • Fellowship coordinator Holland Bone & Joint Program (oversees arthroplasty, lower extremity trauma, upper extremity trauma, spine and sports injury), Holland Bone and Joint Program, Sunnybrook
  • Member, working task force committee, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Volunteer medical officer, St. John’s Ambulance, York Region Branch
  • Associate program director, orthopaedic residency training program, Division of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto (2014-2021)
  • Chair, continuing professional development committee, Canadian Orthopaedic Association (2016-2019)
  • Fellowship supervisor, Arthroplasty Fellowship Program, Holland Centre, Sunnybrook (2011-2021)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Medical Education Travelling Fellow, Stanford University (2003-2005)

Research Foci:

Dr. Wadey’s clinical research is focused in the area of patient education and experiences for the sole purpose of enhancing and optimizing patient outcomes. A secondary focus is on the investigation of structural and functional changes following total joint replacement surgery. The goal is to identify contributing factors to explain the effect of structure, mobility, and strength on neuromuscular function to maintain stability when walking for patients having total joint replacement surgery.

Educational Research:

Dr. Wadey’s research foci is in the area of education, primarily in the domains of:

  1. curriculum development (medical student; orthopaedic resident, arthroplasty fellow);
  2. centralized assessments and evaluation environments;
  3. innovations in educational models and;
  4. physician wellness.

The general theme is within musculoskeletal (MSK) health. Her main goal is to facilitate the development and implementation of education models and strategies to impact learner’s experiences and environments locally, nationally and globally.