Hospital  >  Departments  >  Surgery  >  Surgeons

Department of Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

David Wasserstein photo
Dr. David Wasserstein

Affiliate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., MG 323
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-5798
Fax: 416-480-5886


  • Hon. B.Sc., 2000, toxicology, Western University, Canada
  • M.Sc., 2002, toxicology, University of Toronto, Canada
  • MD, 2007, University of Toronto, Canada
  • MPH (2016), University of Waterloo, Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Associate scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Holland Bone and Joint Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Trauma and knee reconstruction specialist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Assistant professor, University of Toronto
  • University of Toronto Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (UTOSM) faculty
  • Operating Room staff surgical privileges at Women’s College Hospital & the Hospital for Sick Children
  • Faculty, Schatzker Joint Preservation Initiative at Sunnybrook

Research Foci:

  • Clinical epidemiology including retrospective cohort studies (database), and prospective cohort and randomized comparative trials
  • Clinical prediction rules
  • Biomechanics of the knee
  • Knowledge translation

Research Summary:

The focus of Dr. Wasserstein’s research is in the clinical outcomes of bony and soft tissue injury, surgery and reconstruction.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. Chowdhry M, Burchette D, Whelan D, Nathens A, Marks P, Wasserstein D. Knee dislocation and associated injuries: an analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Trauma Data Bank. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020 Feb;28(2):568-575.
  2. Pincus D, Kuhn JE, Sheth U, Rizzone K, Colbenson K, Dwyer T, Karpinos A, Marks PH, Wasserstein D. A Systematic Review and Appraisal of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue Injuries and Conditions. Am J Sports Med. 2017 May;45(6):1458-1464
  3. Wasserstein D, Henry P, Paterson M, Kreder H, Jenkinson R. Risk of total knee arthroplasty after operatively treated tibial plateau fracture: a matched population-based cohort study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014;96(2):144–50.
  4. Leroux T, Ogilvie-Harris D, Dwyer T, Chahal J, Gandhi R, Mahomed N, Wasserstein D. The risk of knee arthroplasty following cruciate ligament reconstruction: a population-based matched cohort study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014;96(1):2–10.
  5. Wasserstein D, Dwyer T, Veillette C, Gandhi R, Chahal J, Mahomed NN, Ogilvie-Harris D. Predictors of dislocation and revision after shoulder stabilization in Ontario, Canada from 2003 to 2008. Am J Sports Med. 2013;41(9):2034–40.
  6. Wasserstein D, Khoshbin A, Chahal J, Dwyer T, Gandhi R, Mahomed N, Ogilvie-Harris D. Risk factors for recurrent anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a population study in Ontario, Canada with 5-year follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 2013;41(9):2099–2107.
  7. Wasserstein D, Dwyer T, Gandhi R, Austin P, Mahomed N, Ogilvie-Harris D. A matched cohort population study of re-operation after meniscal repair with and without concomitant anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2013;41(2):349–55. PMID 23263297.