A healthy diet complete with plenty of fruits and vegetables is an important contributor to reaching and maintaining a healthy body weight. It is also protective against many chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.
I am a pediatric spine surgeon interested in studying clinical outcomes of patients with spinal conditions, such as scoliosis (curvature of the spine), so that we can improve their treatment and quality of life.
I am a member of an international group of surgeons collecting data on patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis who are treated with or without surgery. We are also collecting information on patients with cerebral palsy who develop scoliosis. The goal of this research is to improve outcomes and health related quality of life.Honours & Awards
Best Clinical Paper Award, International Spinal Cord Society, 45th Annual Scientific Meeting “Correlation of MR Findings with Neurological Outcome in Patients with Acute Cervical Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
A prospective Study in 103 Consecutive Patients”, 2006
Honourable Mention, 3rd Annual AO Spine North America Fellows Conference Award “Correlation of MR Findings with Neurological Outcome in Patients with Acute Cervical Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
A prospective Study in 103 Consecutive Patients”, 2005Research Group Members
Maya Bodnar, Summer Student
Sachini Jayasinghe, Co-op Student
Garshana Rajkumar, Clinical Research Assistant
Amardeep Sekhon, Volunteer Research Assistant