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Department of Surgery
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Department of Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

Terry Axelrod
Dr. Terry S. Axelrod, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room MG 371
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Administrative Assistant: Anna Gajewska
Phone: 416-480-6769
Fax: 416-480-5886

Phone: 416.480.6769
Fax: 416.480.5886

Dr. Axelrod has a subspecialty expertise in the area of upper limb reconstructive surgery and trauma. He has a strong involvement in the Regional Trauma Program and his research activities relate to the management of upper extremity fractures.

Dr. Axelrod completed his orthopaedic training at the University of Toronto.  He is a professor of surgery at U of T and has been on staff since 1990.  He has served as head of the division of orthopaedic surgery from 1995 to 2005.


Postgraduate and Specialty Training:

  • Research Fellowship, Hand Surgery Biomechanics, University of Bern, Switzerland (1990)
  • AO Visiting Fellowship, Hand Surgery, Kantonspital Basel, University of Basel, Switzerland (1990)
  • R.S. McLaughlin Fellowship, Surgery, University of Toronto (1989-1990)
  • Clinical Fellowship, Clinical Hand Surgery, Inselspital Bern, University of Bern, Switzerland (1989-1990)
  • Clinical Fellowship, Hand and Trauma Surgery, University of Toronto (1987-1988)
  • Orthopaedic Surgical Residency Program, University of Toronto (1982-1987)
  • MSc, Medical Science, University of Toronto (1982-1984)
  • Postgraduate Research Fellowship, Medical Research Council of Canada (1982-1984)
  • Research Fellowship, Orthopaedic Division, Mount Sinai Hospital (1982-1983)
  • MD, University of Toronto (1977-1981)

Current Appointments:

  • Staff Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • CME Director, Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Consultant, St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital

Clinical Expertise:

  • Upper limb reconstructive surgery
  • Trauma

Research Interests:

  • Biomechanics
  • Hand surgery


See current publications list at PubMed.