April 2016Milestones


New Chief of Surgical Services

Dr. E. Ruth Chaytor, a leading expert in diabetic foot care, has been appointed JGH Chief of Surgical Services, having joined the hospital in 1997 and served as onsite coordinator for medical students in Orthopedics since 2005.

In 1997, she established the JGH Diabetic Foot Clinic, a major tertiary referral centre for complex diabetic foot problems. It is one of only two centres in Montreal that coordinate diabetic foot care as part of a pilot project.

Dr. Chaytor is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery at McGill University, where she teaches residents from McGill and the University of Montreal as Chief of the Foot and Ankle Teaching Unit.

Dr. Chaytor received her M.D. from Memorial University of Newfoundland, followed by a mixed internship at Montreal General Hospital and an orthopedic residency and clinical trauma fellowship at Dalhousie University. Subsequently, she obtained a foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh and an orthotics and prosthetics fellowship from the University of Montreal.

In addition to serving as McGill’s musculoskeletal representative in developing the new medical school curriculum, Dr. Chaytor teaches the musculoskeletal examination course to second- and fourth-year medical students.

She is a founding member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and sits on its Board of Directors, as well as serving as the foot-and-ankle representative to the Canadian Orthopaedic Association.

Dr. Chaytor has published and presented nationally and internationally on total ankle replacements, diabetic foot care and other types of foot and ankle pathology.

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