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Dr. Darren L. de SA FRCSC MBA(c)

Orthopaedic Surgery, Traumatology, and Sports Medicine

Dr. Darren de SA is a Canadian orthopaedic surgeon from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, whose clinical scope includes adult and paediatric sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, and trauma. He has a special interest in complex knee reconstruction. He completed both his medical and orthopaedic surgical residency training at McMaster University – the home of “Evidence-Based Medicine” – and recently completed his Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship under the mentorship of Drs. Freddie H. Fu and Volker Musahl at the University of Pittsburgh. In this latter role, he acquired extensive experience as 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. He is concurrently pursuing young adolescent and paediatric trauma subspecialty training at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. Darren has contributed to a productive research program focused on outcomes research in athletic injuries and non-arthritic conditions of the knee, shoulder, and hip; publishing over 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts, numerous book chapters, and delivering podium and poster presentations on the national and international stage. Most recently, he served as Assistant Editor for the joint JISAKOS/ESSKA “Basic Methods Handbook for Clinical Orthopaedic Research: A Practical Guide and Case Based Research Approach”, and is a manuscript reviewer for KSSTA and Arthroscopy. Dr. de SA has a passion for medical education, and has been recognized at the institutional and national level for his contributions in this realm. He is an active member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association and Arthroscopy Association of Canada. Darren and his wife, Jessica, thoroughly enjoy the outdoors and travelling, and currently reside in Hamilton, Ontario.