Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Oleg Safir

The Best Medicine

As a surgeon whose innovations and clinical research are matched only by his dedication to educate tomorrow's leaders, Dr. Oleg Safir is charting a new course for hip and knee surgery in Canada.

An Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Safir received his medical and postgraduate training in the Ukraine and Tel Aviv University in Israel. Before joining Mount Sinai Hospital, he completed a prestigious fellowship at the Hospital. More recently, Dr. Safir completed his Masters of Education at the University of Toronto and went on to help develop a unique curriculum for the residency program. In the last three years, he has been involved in more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, five chapters and more than 90 peer-reviewed presentations.

Dr. Safir created Toronto's first Young Adult Hip Clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital. The clinic made waves in the past couple years, pioneering new surgical techniques, one of which allows the use of live cartilage and bone tissue for young adult patients with hip joint defects. "Mount Sinai arthroplasty is considered one of the most respected and well-known places for dealing with complex reconstruction of the hip and knee. I'm so thankful to work here, because I know that I'm working with the world's best."