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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, U of T, Canada
  • MPH (2016), University of Waterloo, Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

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
  • Surgical education

Research Summary:

The focus of Dr. Wasserstein’s research is in the clinical outcomes of soft tissue injury, surgery and reconstruction. He is affiliated with the Multicenter Orthopaedics Outcome Network (MOON) consortium.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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