David J. BacksteinMD, MEd, FRCS(C)
Dr. David Backstein obtained his Medical Degree at the University of Toronto in 1993. Consequently he completed his Orthopedic training at the same University in 1998, after which he continued to further train through several Fellowships and was a John Insall Travelling Fellow in 1993.
At present, Dr. Backstein is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. He is head of the Granovsky Gluskin Division of Orthopaedics at Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Lead & Chair of the Mount Sinai Centre for MSK Disease.
Knee arthroplasty with an emphasis on complex knee reconstruction is the focus of Dr. Backstein’s practice. Research in the area of hip and knee arthroplasty is conducted on an ongoing basis. Areas of focus include outcome studies and evaluation of new technologies.
Dr. Backstein is actively involved in clinical research and has a previously worked extensively in the realm of educational research studying the development of surgical technical skills and feedback mechanisms.
Recently Dr. Backstein has worked extensively on the development of outpatient fracture and joint replacement programs. He continues to run a fellowship program and supervises residents and medical students from the University of Toronto.