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Women Top the List for Orthopedic Surgeons in Canada

Women Top the List for Orthopedic Surgeons in Canada

dr olivia cheng top orthopedic surgeon in canada

According to, the top two orthopedic surgeons in Canada are women, which is surprising given that this field of medicine is traditionally dominated by men.Dr. Andrea Veljkovic and Dr. Olivia Cheng have higher ratings from surgical patients undergoing orthopedic procedures than any other surgeons in Canada, but the rest of the top ten list looks more familiar, with all eight of the other top spots taken by men.





The Top 10 Orthopedic Surgeons in Canada 

  1. Dr. Andrea Veljkovic
  2. Dr. Olivia Cheng
  3. Dr. Andrew Berkshire
  4. Dr. Sebastian Rodriguez-Elizalde
  5. Dr. Marc Beauchamp
  6. Dr. Duong Nguyen
  7. Dr. Mohammad Al-Sahan
  8. Dr. Dale Williams
  9. Dr. Markus Bischoff
  10. Dr. Bradley Allan Petrisor

Dr. Cheng operates in Collingwood, Ontario, while Dr. Veljkovic works out of Toronto, Ontario. Both have an average 4.9-star rating from patients, despite familiar complaints about inefficiencies in the hospitals in which the surgeons work.

Dr. Cheng focuses on musculoskeletal and sports related issues, having completed her medical training, and training in orthopedic surgery at the University of Toronto. She became a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 2009, and has received extra fellowships training in trauma and upper limb reconstruction at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. Dr. Cheng and her husband, chiropractor Dr. Todd Starr, recently pledged $100,000 to the General & Marine Hospital’s New Age of Care campaign.

Dr. Veljkovic is a foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon interested in alignment restoration in complex foot and ankle deformities, arthroplasty, and advanced arthroscopic reconstruction. She is currently completing an MSc in Epidemiology, when not replacing people’s ankle bones.

Unfortunately, none of the top ten specialises in spinal surgery, so perhaps 2015 will be the year spine surgeons in Canada step up their game and make some changes in this list of top orthopedic surgeons.

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