Joint & Bone Initiative

Dr. Robert Litchfield

Research Areas

Orthopaedic surgery

Dr. Litchfield graduated from University of Western Ontario Medical School in 1986 and completed his orthopaedic training in 1991. He is the Medical Director of the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic in London, an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Western Ontario and the past Angus D. McLachlin Chair.

His research and clinical interest is in the area of shoulder and knee reconstructive surgery. Dr. Litchfield is involved in several clinical trials funded through the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), and is principal investigator or co-investigator for an additional 10 randomized clinical trials. He is a founding member of the research group JOINTS Canada, whose focus is multicentered RCT’s involving common conditions of the shoulder. He is extensively involved in surgical education through his role as the Director of Education for the Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics centre in the Lawson Research Institute at the London Health Sciences Centre.

Dr. Litchfield is past president of the medical staff organization for the London Health Sciences Centre and has served on the Board of Directors for the hospital. He holds memberships in the American Shoulder and Elbow Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Herodicus Society, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine.


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