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Department of Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

Robin Richards
Dr.  Robin R. Richards, MD, FRCSC

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room D5-75
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Executive Assistant: Kim Mason
Phone: 416.480.5051
Fax: 416.480.4925

Phone: 416.480.5051
Fax: 416.480.4925


Postgraduate and Specialty Training:

  • Understanding the New World of Health Care, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (2000)
  • Clinical Fellowship, Hand and Microsurgery, Duke University Medical Centre, North Carolina (1983)
  • Medical Research Council Fellowship, Duke University Medical Centre, North Carolina (1983)
  • Clinical Fellowship, St. Michael’s Hospital (1982)
  • Orthopaedic Surgical Residency Program, University of Toronto (1977-1982)
  • MD, McMaster University (1973-1976)

Current Appointments:

  • Co-Editor, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Open Access, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Medical Director, Working Condition Program and Sunnybrook Centre for Independent Living
  • Surgeon-in- chief Emeritus, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Medical Director, Surgical Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Member, Governing Council, Sunnybrook Foundation
  • Vice-Chair Clinical, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Honorary Consultant, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Full Member, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto,
  • Staff Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Medical Director, Shoulder and Elbow Consulting Clinic, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Toronto
  • Orthopaedic Consultant, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Clinical Expertise:

  • Joint replacement of the shoulder and elbow
  • Soft tissue procedures to control joint instabilities
  • Surgical treatment of irreparable brachial plexus injury
  • Treatment of chronic disorders of the forearm
  • Wrist reconstruction

Research Interests:

  • Development and scientific assessment of self-completed functional questionnaires for upper extremity outcome assessment.
  • Occupational upper extremity disorders
  • Determinants of outcome following upper extremity reconstruction


See current publications list at PubMed.