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Department of Surgery
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Department of Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

Bheeshma Ravi
Bheeshma Ravi, MD, PhD, FRCSC


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Holland Centre
43 Wellesley St. E., Room 315
Toronto, ON
M4Y 1H1

Phone: 416-967-8730
Fax: 416-967-8731

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Clinical Assistant: Maria Rojas
Phone: 416-967-8730

Dr. Ravi has a subspecialty practice in total joint arthroplasty. His research is primarily focused on improved outcomes for patients who have undergone total joint replacement and or other orthopaedic procedures. He completed his medical degree, and his orthopaedic surgical training at the University of Toronto. He also completed a subspecialty fellowship in adult reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic (Arizona). During his residency, he obtained a Doctorate in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, and an Associate Scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute.

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  • Hon. B.Sc, 2004, biology, University of Toronto, Canada
  • MD, 2008, U of T, Canada
  • PhD, 2013, clinical epidemiology and health care research, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, U of T, Canada
  • FRCSC, 2015, orthopaedic surgery, U of T, Canada
  • Adult Reconstruction Fellow, 2016, Mayo Clinic, U.S.

Appointments and Affiliations:

Research Focus:

  • Improving outcomes following total joint replacement and other orthopaedic procedures

Research Summary:

Dr. Ravi’s primary research goal is to identify predictors of suboptimal patient-reported outcomes such as pain, function or quality of life, and complications following total joint arthroplasty (TJA), as well as strategies to mitigate these risks. The anticipated increased demand for TJA over the next decade will occur against a backdrop of ever-shrinking resources. It will be important to identify predictors of poor outcome, and factors that mitigate these risks as part of a broader effort to target effectively TJA to patients who need it, and perhaps to regionalize care for specific patient populations.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. Ravi B, Jenkinson R, Austin PC, Croxford R, Wasserstein D, Escott B, Paterson JM, Kreder H, Hawker GA. Relation between surgeon volume and risk of complications after total hip arthroplasty: propensity score matched cohort study. British Medical Journal. 2014 May 23;348:g3284.
  2. Ravi B, Croxford R, Austin PC, Lipscombe L, Bierman AS, Harvey PL, Hawker GA. The relationship between total joint arthroplasty and risk for serious cardiovascular events in patients with moderate-severe osteoarthritis: a propensity-score matched landmark analysis. British Medical Journal. 2013 Oct 30;347:f6187.
  3. Ravi B, Croxford R, Austin PC, Hollands S, Paterson MJ, Bogoch E, Kreder H, Hawker GA. Increased surgeon experience with rheumatoid arthritis reduces the risk of complications following total joint arthroplasty. Arthritis and Rheumatology. 2014 Mar;66(3):488–96.
  4. Ravi B, Croxford R, Hollands S, Paterson MJ, Bogoch E, Kreder H, Hawker GA. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk for complications following total joint arthroplasty. Arthritis and Rheumatology. 2013 Nov 19.
  5. Ravi, B, Croxford, R, Reichmann WM, Losina E, Katz JN, Hawker GA. The changing demographics of total joint arthoplasty recipients in the United States and Ontario from 2001 to 2007. Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology. Dec 2012;26(2012):634–647.

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