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Darren L. de SA, MBA(c), MD FRCSC

McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario CANADA

Dr. Darren de SA is an orthopaedic surgeon from Hamilton, Ontario whose clinical scope includes adult and paediatric sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, and trauma. He has a special interest in complex knee reconstruction. Dr. de SA completed both his medical and orthopaedic surgical residency training at McMaster University. He subsequently completed a Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, where he acquired extensive experience as an Assistant Team Physician for the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) and worked collaboratively with the medical teams for the Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) and the University of Pittsburgh collegiate athletics. Dr. de SA returned to Canada to complete additional subspecialty training at Western University and McMaster University in paediatric/adolescent and young adult musculoskeletal trauma, respectively. Currently, Dr. de SA is the Associate Head Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Hamilton Forge FC (Canadian Premier League), and an Assistant Team Physician with the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Dr. de SA has contributed to a productive research program focused on outcomes research in adult/paediatric trauma and athletic injuries/non-arthritic conditions of the knee, shoulder and hip. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts, numerous book chapters, and has delivered several invited podium and poster presentations at major meetings on the national and international stage. More recently, he serves on the Editorial Boards for KSSTA and Arthroscopy, and is a peer-reviewer for several additional leading orthopaedic journals. At McMaster, Dr. de SA serves as the Principal Investigator of the first randomized control trial (RCT) in paediatric ACL reconstruction to investigate the quadriceps tendon autograft – a trial that has received funding from both the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation and the Physicians’ Services Incorporated Foundation. Dr. de SA additionally collaborates on several other ongoing RCTs at MacSports. Dr. de SA has a passion for medical education as well, and has been recognized at the institutional and national level for his contributions in this realm towards medical students, residents, and peers. He remains an active member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, Canadian Paediatric Orthopaedic Group, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sport Medicine, International Quadriceps Tendon Interest Group, and the Arthroscopy Association of Canada.

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