4 January 2015
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Women Top the List for Orthopedic Surgeons in Canada

dr olivia cheng top orthopedic surgeon in canada

Dr. Olivia Cheng is one of the best orthopedic surgeons in Canada, as chosen by patients.

According to RateMDs.com, the top two orthopedic surgeons in Canada are women, which is surprising given that this field of medicine is traditionally dominated by men.

Dr. Andrea Veljkovic and Dr. Olivia Cheng have higher ratings from surgical patients undergoing orthopedic procedures than any other surgeons in Canada, but the rest of the top ten list looks more familiar, with all eight of the other top spots taken by men.

The Top 10 Orthopedic Surgeons in Canada


  1. Dr. Andrea Veljkovic
  2. Dr. Olivia Cheng
  3. Dr. Andrew Berkshire
  4. Dr. Sebastian Rodriguez-Elizalde
  5. Dr. Marc Beauchamp
  6. Dr. Duong Nguyen
  7. Dr. Mohammad Al-Sahan
  8. Dr. Dale Williams
  9. Dr. Markus Bischoff
  10. Dr. Bradley Allan Petrisor

Dr. Cheng operates in Collingwood, Ontario, while Dr. Veljkovic works out of Toronto, Ontario. Both have an average 4.9-star rating from patients, despite familiar complaints about inefficiencies in the hospitals in which the surgeons work.

Dr. Cheng focuses on musculoskeletal and sports related issues, having completed her medical training, and training in orthopedic surgery at the University of Toronto. She became a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 2009, and has received extra fellowships training in trauma and upper limb reconstruction at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. Dr. Cheng and her husband, chiropractor Dr. Todd Starr, recently pledged $100,000 to the General & Marine Hospital’s New Age of Care campaign.

Dr. Veljkovic is a foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon interested in alignment restoration in complex foot and ankle deformities, arthroplasty, and advanced arthroscopic reconstruction. She is currently completing an MSc in Epidemiology, when not replacing people’s ankle bones.

Unfortunately, none of the top ten specialises in spinal surgery, so perhaps 2015 will be the year spine surgeons in Canada step up their game and make some changes in this list of top orthopedic surgeons.

One response on “Women Top the List for Orthopedic Surgeons in Canada

  1. Kerri Metheral says:

    I am a previous patient of her’s and I would never go back. Her lack of care/knowledge/aggressive handling caused a large hole in my heel. A basic bone spur debridement with a minor achilles repair (fibres had torn but was half attached) went wrong from the get go. An infection set in immediately and I was mishandled for over 5 months. She preformed a debridment and opened the incision site twice in an ambulatory care room that had dirt/pine needles and a boot print on the bed. I was sent home with a bigger hole and an VAC attached with no pain medication. I was specifically told to only take tylenol. Upon seeking other medical input I was told I had bacterias in the site she worked on and that I was at risk of losing my foot if aggressive treatment was not done.
    When questioned on her methods and what her plan of care was going to be she was continuously vague and angry. I hope she has learned from the huge mistake she created with my foot and hope no one else has to endure her unprofessional treatment. I had the good fortune of receiving help from Dr. Hall at St. Michael’s hospital. He is the true Orthopaedic Surgeon who should be on this list not her.

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