Dr. Bhandari currently serves as Professor and Academic Head of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at McMaster University. He is a designated, University Scholar, at McMaster, to recognize his excellence in as an academic surgeon and scientist. It is a title held by less than 10 individuals within the entire University . He is the Associate Chair of Research in the Department of Surgery and holds a Canada Research Chair in Evidence-Based Orthopaedics-the only chair of its kind in Canada. He received his Masters Degree in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University and his PhD Degree from Goteborg University (Sweden). He is recognized a global leader in evidence-based surgery and Orthopaedic research receiving the fields highest awards including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Medal, the Edouard Samson Award, and the Kappa Delta Award. He has been acknowledged among the top 10 most cited orthopaedic fracture surgeons in the world. To this end, Dr. Bhandari has published over 1000 papers and has lead edited several of his field’s major research textbooks, including the best seller “Evidence-Based Orthopaedics”. Receiving over 55 million dollars in research funding over his career.
Dr. Marc Swiontkowski is a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota. He was the Department Chair from 1997 – 2007. He specializes in trauma, fractures, non-unions, mal-unions, children's fractures, osteomyelitis, and leg length inequality.