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Dr. John F. Rudan appointed as Chair in Surgical Innovation and Research and Director of Research, Department of Surgery, Queen’s University

Dr John Rudan, appointed as Chair in Surgical Innovation and Research

On the recommendation of Dean Jane Philpott and Dr. G. Ross Walker, Mark Green, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. John F. Rudan as Chair in Surgical Innovation and Research and Director of Research, Department of Surgery. His appointment is effective January 1, 2021 for a five-year term.

Dr. Rudan earned his H.BSc in Life Sciences and his MD at Queen’s University. He completed his residency at Queen’s University as well and he served as Chief Resident in Orthopaedics for the Department of Surgery. Dr. Rudan completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Mount Sinai, University of Toronto, and earned the designation of F.R.C.S. Specialist in Orthopaedics in 1986.

Dr. Rudan joined the Department of Surgery at Queen’s in 1988 and was appointed to the role of Head, Department of Surgery in 2009. He was later cross-appointed as Professor, School of Computing, in 2014. He has held an appointment as Attending Staff in Orthopedic Surgery at the previous Kingston General and Hotel Dieu Hospitals, which recently integrated to Kingston Health Sciences Centre, since 1988.

Dr. Rudan is a prolific and respected researcher. He has over 300 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications focused on excellence in Orthopaedic education and advances in technology-assisted surgical techniques. He held an appointment as Senior Principal Investigator, Clinical Mechanics Group, Queen’s University, from 1988 to 2000, and has been in his current appointment as Senior Principal Investigator, Human Mobility Research Centre, for over 20 years. His research grant funding over the past 10 years exceeds $6.7 million, and through his research, Dr. Rudan has been granted eight international patents and developed technology licensed by DePuy, Johnson & Johnson, Zimmer corp and Smith, Nephew and IGO Technologies.

Dr. Rudan’s research expertise and contributions have been widely acknowledged. In 2020, his research achievements earned awards from the Imaging Network of Ontario Symposium, the Annual Congress in Clinical Mass Spectrometry, and Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. He has previously been acknowledged by the International Society of Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, Canadian Surgery Forum, and Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation, and he has received a Founders Medal from Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society (1990) and a McLaughlin Fellowship (1987).

Dean Philpott and Dr. Walker are confident that Dr. Rudan’s mentorship and expertise in research will greatly benefit Queen’s and the community. Please join the dean in congratulating Dr. Rudan on his appointment as Chair in Surgical Innovation and Research and Director of Research, Department of Surgery.