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Dr. Nizar Mahomed - University Health Network. Toronto, ON, CANADA

Dr. Nizar Mahomed Dr. Nizar Mahomed

Orthopedic Surgeon - Arthritis Program | University Health Network

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Dr. Nizar Mahomed is a leading orthopaedic surgeon at the University Health Network’s Toronto Western Hospital.





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In addition to being the Director of the Arthritis Program and head of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at UHN, Dr. Mahomed is also the Director of the Total Joint Network and Managing Director of Altum Health, which provides innovative solutions for rehabilitation and disability management.

Dr. Mahomed’s primary research focus is on evaluating the interventions and outcomes for arthritis in the hips and knees. Dr. Mahomed’s expertise in evaluating outcomes of total joint replacement surgery has helped shape health-policy decisions and have resulted better access to treatment.

He has been instrumental in establishing the Total Joint Network, a partnership between 26 hospitals and health-care centres across Metro Toronto which provide an integrated, evidence-based care for joint replacement surgery.

Following his graduation from the University of Toronto, Dr. Mahomed completed a Doctor of Science in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Mahomed completed both his orthopaedic training and arthroplasty fellowship at U of T and is currently a U of T Professor of Surgery. He is also a member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, National Standards Committee, the American Orthopaedic Association, the Knee Society and the Hip Society.

Under Dr. Mahomed’s leadership, the Arthritis Program at Toronto Western Hospital has adopted a vision to find a cure for Arthritis and a mission to create a world leading centre for the research and clinical care of the disease. The program is currently Canada’s largest multi-disciplinary Arthritis Program. The Division of Rheumatology is ranked Number One in North America. The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery provides the most complex surgical treatments for patients with arthritis in Canada.

Industry Expertise (6)

Health and Wellness Research Education/Learning Health Care - Services Health Care - Providers Health Care - Facilities

Areas of Expertise (8)

Orthopaedics Public Health Healthcare Management Medical Education Clinical Research Healthcare Information Technology Arthritis Rehabilitation

Education (2)

University of Toronto: Fellowship, Orthopaedics and Arthroplasty 1999

University of Toronto: MD, Medicine 1988

Affiliations (4)

  • University of Toronto : Professor of Surgery
  • Canadian Orthopaedic Association
  • The Knee Society
  • The Hip Society

Media Appearances (5)

Ontario vulnerable to legal challenge because of medical tourism: nursing leader

The Toronto Star  online


Dr. Nizar Mahomed, managing director of “UHN International,” said he does not consider what the University Health Network is doing to be medical tourism. “This is about people who cannot get access to care” in their home countries,” he said. “I don’t think it has anything to do with two-tier (medicine).” In an article that he co-authored in the online health policy magazine HealthyDebate.ca, Nizar explains that patients from Libya were wounded in that country’s civil war and that their care at UHN is paid for by the Libyan government...

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Altum Marks 'New Era' In 'New Home' At Krembil

UHN  online


Elizabeth Witmer, Chair of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and former Minister of Health, congratulated Altum Health on its new home – 50,000 square-feet of patient-centered space in the Krembil Discovery Tower. Dr. Bob Bell and Dr. Nizar Mahomed, Managing Director of Altum Health, welcomed Ms. Witmer, Mr. David Marshall, President and CEO of WSIB, and other honoured guests from the WSIB, UHN Board of Trustees and Altum Health Advisory Board on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, to celebrate the official opening ceremony and ribbon cutting.​..

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New research uses stem cells as possible treatment for arthritis

CTV News  online


A Toronto research team hopes to make hip and knee replacements a thing of the past as it explores the growth of new human cartilage using stem cells. With an estimated four million Canadians suffering from arthritis, and that number expected to grow to seven million by 2031, doctors are hoping to use the stem cells to treat the deterioration of cartilage in joints...

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Stem cell cure for implants under research at Toronto hospital

National Post  online


To arthritis patients, they still seem like wonders of modern medicine: artificial hip and knee implants that curb chronic pain. In fact, 14,000 Canadians a year receive hip replacements and more than 21,000 undergo knee replacements, the numbers soaring over the last decade. If Dr. Nizar Mahomed and colleagues at the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto succeed with fascinating new research, however, such surgery will eventually become a thing of the past...

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Keeping track of patients and their implants

Maclean's  online


On the evening of Aug. 27, Lincoln Bryant, a Presbyterian minister in Kingston, Ont., was watching the news. A report came on that left him stunned: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., a U.S. company, had announced a global recall of two implants used in hip replacement surgery. Bryant, 53, suffers from hip dysplasia, an instability in the joint...

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Articles (5)

Incidence rates of dislocation, pulmonary embolism, and deep infection during the first six months after elective total hip replacement
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery


The lengths of acute hospital stays following total hip replacement have diminished substantially in recent years. As a result, a greater proportion of complications occurs following discharge. Data on the incidence trends of major complications of total ...

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Rates and outcomes of primary and revision total hip replacement in the United States Medicare population
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery


Information on the epidemiology of primary total hip replacement is limited, and we are not aware of any reports on the epidemiology of revision total hip replacement. The objective of this study was to characterize the rates and immediate postoperative ...

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The importance of patient expectations in predicting functional outcomes after total joint arthroplasty.
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery


To evaluate the relationship between patient expectations of total joint arthroplasty (TJA) and health related quality of life plus satisfaction 6 months after surgery. Methods. This prospective cohort study included patients undergoing primary total hip ( ...

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Association between hospital and surgeon procedure volume and outcomes of total hip replacement in the united states medicare population
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery


The mortality and complication rates of many surgical procedures are inversely related to hospital procedure volume. The objective of this study was to determine whether the volumes of primary and revision total hip replacements performed at hospitals and by ...

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Outcomes of total hip and knee replacement: Preoperative functional status predicts outcomes at six months after surgery
Arthritis and Rheumatism


To determine whether patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis (OA) who have worse physical function preoperatively achieve a postoperative status that is similar to that of patients with better preoperative function. Methods This study surveyed an observational ...

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