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Department of Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

Harman Chaudhry, MD, M.Sc., FRCSC

Associate scientist

Holland Centre
43 Wellesley St. E., Room 319
Toronto, ON
M4Y 1H1


Phone: 416-967-8778

Clinical Profile

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Administrative Assistant: Nesha Spring
Phone: 416-967-8778
Email: nesha.spring@sunnybrook.ca

Dr. Chaudhry is an orthopaedic surgeon in the Holland Bone and Joint Program with a clinical practice focused exclusively on hip and knee replacement surgery. Through his training, he has acquired proficiency with multiple surgical approaches and techniques. He also has a special interest in complex and revision surgery.

Dr. Chaudhry’s clinical practice philosophy is patient-centered, with the goal of personalizing each patient’s management plan through the integration of evidence-informed discussion and shared decision-making.

Dr. Chaudhry’s practice model is team-based—he works collectively with allied health care providers (for example, advanced practice physiotherapists), surgical trainees, medical doctors and other expert surgeons—to provide the best possible outcome and experience for all patients.

Research Profile

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Administrative Assistant: Nesha Spring
Phone: 416-967-8778
Email: nesha.spring@sunnybrook.ca

Education:

  • B.Sc. (Hons), 2008, health sciences, McMaster University, Canada
  • M.Sc., 2015, health research methodology, McMaster University, Canada
  • FRCSC, 2017, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Fellowship, 2019, adult hip and knee reconstruction, Western University, Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

Research Foci:

  • Hip and knee arthroplasty
  • Clinical trials
  • Prospective observational studies
  • Meta-analysis

Research Summary:

Dr. Chaudhry is a researcher, a surgeon-investigator and an associate scientist in the Holland Bone and Joint Research Program at SRI. His research aims to improve clinical outcomes in patients with end-stage degenerative joint disease, with a focus on hip and knee reconstruction.

As most patients are generally very satisfied following hip and knee replacement, Dr. Chaudhry is specifically interested in identifying subgroups of patients who have relatively poor outcomes following surgery, and determining how to improve outcomes in these subgroups. These groups have included patients with high degrees of frailty, geriatric hip fracture patients, patients with cognitive impairment, and patients with severe and morbid obesity.

Dr. Chaudhry is also interested in streamlining perioperative care processes through the implementation of standardized evidence-based protocols and integration of emerging technologies.

Through formal training in health research practice, Dr. Chaudhry has acquired proficiency with cutting-edge research methods and techniques, including multinational clinical trials, large administrative database studies and network meta-analyses.

Selected Publications:

  1. Chaudhry H, Ponnusamy K, Somerville L, McCalden RW, Marsh J, Vasarhelyi EM. Revision rates and functional outcomes among severely, morbidly, and super-obese patients following primary total knee arthroplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JBJS Rev. 2019 Jul;7(7):e9.
  2. Chaudhry H. Total hip arthroplasty after hip fracture. BMJ. 2016 Apr 27;353:i2217.
  3. Le Manach Y, Collins G, Bhandari M, Bessissow A, Boddaert J, Khiami F, Chaudhry H, De Beer J, Riou B, Landais P, Winemaker M, Boudemaghe T, Devereaux PJ. Outcomes after hip fracture surgery compared with elective total hip replacement. JAMA. 2015 Sep 15;314(11):1159–66.
  4. Chaudhry H, Foote CJ, Guyatt G, Thabane L, Furukawa TA, Petrisor B, Bhandari M. Network meta-analysis: users’ guide for surgeons: part II – certainty. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Jul;473(7):2172–8.
  5. Mundi R, Chaudhry H, Mundi S, Godin K, Bhandari M. Design and execution of clinical trials in orthopaedic surgery. Bone Joint Res. 2014 May;3(5):161–8.