Dr. Eugene K. Wai

Dr. Eugene Wai
Dr. Eugene K. Wai
Cross-Appointment to School of Epidemiology and Public Health
Attending Physician at The Ottawa Hospital and Associate Professor
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital
Head of The University of Ottawa Spine Unit
Director of Research at Canadian Spine Society
Clinical Investigator, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Medical Lead, Champlain Region Orthopaedic Network


The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus, Room J1-141, 1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6
613-798-5555 ext. 19138

Administrative Assistant: Cynthia Laplante - [email protected]


Fellowship training

  • Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery, University of Adelaide, 2003
  • Spinal Surgery and Orthopaedic Trauma, University of Toronto, 2002

Residency training

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Toronto, 2001

Medical doctorate

  • University of Toronto, 1994

Other degrees

  • MSc. Community Health (Clinical Epidemiology), University of Toronto, 1999

Research interests

  • Evidence Based Surgery and Medicine
  • Health Systems Research
  • Large Data / Machine Learning Analytics
  • Back Pain
  • Physical Activity Promotion
  • Wait Times
  • Adult Spinal Trauma
  • Adult Spinal Reconstruction
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery