Dr. Wade Gofton
Dr. Wade Gofton
AIME Senior Research Associate (SRA)
uOSSC Surgical Education Research Fellowship
uOSSC Surgical Education Research Fellowship Director
Assistant Professor


The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus, Suite J153, 1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4E9
613-798-5555 ext. 18779

Administrative Assistant: Lisa Benvenuti - [email protected]


Dr. Gofton is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in trauma and arthroplasty. He completed his Master’s of Education with a health specialization in 2006 at OISE (University of Toronto). His research interests include the use of simulation to improve surgical training and the assessment of competency. Dr. Gofton is an AIME senior research associate and director of the Department of Surgery surgical education research fellowship. He works closely with a number of surgeons in the Department of Surgery in an effort to improve surgical education. At present he is working on a number of projects focused on the assessment of competency both within and outside of the operating room.

Fellowship training

  • Lower Extremity and Trauma Fellowship University of Toronto (Sunnybrook), 2005

Residency training

  • University of Western Ontario, 2004

Medical doctorate

  • University of Western Ontario, 1999

Other degrees

  • Masters in Education - Health Professional OISE UT, 2005

Research interests

  • Trauma and post-traumatic reconstruction
  • Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
  • Revision Arthroplasty