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Bhandari honoured by Royal College

Laura Thompson
Published: March 2, 2009
Mohit Bhandari
Dr. Mohit Bhandari, associate professor in the Department of Surgery and associate member of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Dr. Mohit Bhandari, a leader in bringing evidence-based orthopedic research to clinical practice, has been named the 2009 recipient of the Royal College Medal Award in Surgery.

The prestigious national award given by The Royal College Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes clinical investigators who have demonstrated excellence in the advancement of surgical knowledge and practice in Canada.

Bhandari, an associate professor in the Department of Surgery and an associate member of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, has been recognized for his work in advancing the methodology of orthopedic surgical trials.

He has been the co-lead, along Dr. Gordon Guyatt, a professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, of a large, multicentre randomized trial that compared surgical techniques for tibial shaft fractures. The study, which spanned a decade, involved more than 200 surgeons across 29 sites in Canada, the United States and the Netherlands.  The outcome of that research set a benchmark for trials in orthopedic trauma around the world.

Bhandari, a McMaster alumnus and an orthopedic surgeon at Hamilton Health Sciences, holds a Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Trauma and Surgical Outcomes. His research focuses on uncovering novel strategies to improve outcomes in patients following orthopedic injury. He is also interested in clinical trials, meta-analyses, methodological aspects of surgical trials and the translation of evidence into surgical practice.

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