Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre

Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre

October 14, 2005 09:00 ET


Chair will work to improve the lives of people afflicted with arthritis and traumatic injuries Attention: Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Lifestyle Editor TORONTO/ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 14, 2005) - Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, in partnership with the Sunnybrook & Women's Foundation and the University of Toronto, is pleased to announce the appointment of internationally-renowned orthopaedic surgeon, researcher and educator, Dr. Hans Kreder as the first recipient of the Marvin Tile Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Kreder will become Head of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery of the Department of Surgery at Sunnybrook & Women's as a result of this announcement. The Marvin Tile Chair will provide a $2 million endowment to support academic excellence including the recruitment and retention of the world's best clinicians, clinician researchers and scientists to foster advances in orthopaedic surgery.

"I have dedicated my career to innovating and improving orthopaedic surgery and it is an honour for me to leave a legacy through this Chair that will encourage others to achieve breakthroughs that will have global impact and set new standards of excellence for this field," said Dr. Marvin Tile, past-Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery and past-Surgeon-in-Chief at Sunnybrook & Women's, a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto, and past-Chair of the Sunnybrook Foundation. "I am proud to have Dr. Kreder appointed to this position. He is a distinguished clinician, accomplished scientist and talented teacher who will bring his passion and skill to this role and inspire others to follow his lead."

Dr. Kreder has a clinical interest in arthritis care, joint replacement surgery and trauma. In 2003, he was awarded the first Sunnybrook & Women's Chair in Clinical Orthopaedic Epidemiology and Outcomes Research. Dr. Kreder completed his orthopaedic training at the University of Toronto and a two-year fellowship in trauma surgery combined with a Masters Degree in Public Health and Epidemiology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery and Health Policy Evaluation and Management with the University of Toronto and is an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

"Our mandate in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery is to improve the mobility and independence of the thousands of patients we see each year," said Dr. Kreder. "There is a real disconnect between the enormous cost to society of arthritic conditions and debilitating injuries and the amount of research dollars flowing to discover better methods of caring for people. With the support of this Chair, our work will generate new knowledge that will not only help the people we see in our clinics but will also change how orthopaedic disease and traumatic injuries are treated across the province, throughout Canada and around the globe."

The Marvin Tile Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery was initiated by the Musculoskeletal Program at Sunnybrook & Women's (the Orthopaedic & Arthritic Institute) and funded and endowed by generous gifts from the Foundation and its donor community. The lead gift was given by Mr. Ed Odette, and major gifts by Paul and Valerie Waitzer, Paul and Lea Reichmann, Austin and Nani Beutel, the Hansjorg Wyss Foundation (US), Alexandre and Jeannine Raab, and Dr. Marvin and Esther Tile. It is anticipated that additional donations will be made to increase the endowment.

Activities of the Chair will be overseen by an advisory committee with representation from the hospital and university. The Chair will report annually to the Sunnybrook & Women's Foundation, Sunnybrook & Women's, and the University of Toronto. /For further information: IN: EDUCATION, FINANCE, HEALTH

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