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Alissa McCulloch

Alissa McCulloch is the administrative assistant to Dr. Raaj Vora. She works closely with the other administrative members of Simcoe-Muskoka Orthopaedics (SMO) to coordinate patient care, schedule operating rooms, and arrange elective and fracture clinics. Her experience and knowledge with hip and knee arthroplasty is a great asset to patients undergoing these procedures.

Dr. Raaj Vora

Raaj Vora, MD FRCSC

Dr. Vora is an orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty training in hip and knee reconstruction and traumatology. His clinical interests include the management of hip and knee arthritis and revision hip and knee replacements. In addition to his elective practice, he has an interest in both acute and chronic orthopaedic trauma. He spent six months in India treating patients with fracture related complications such as non-union, mal-union, infection and deformity. He participates in general orthopaedic trauma as an active staff member at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.

In order to provide the best patient care, Dr. Vora continues to search for new techniques and procedures to improve patient outcomes following hip and knee procedures.  He is adaptive and stays up-to-date with research to ensure that patients are receiving care based on science and evidence.  He has recently taken an interest in the direct anterior approach, a muscle sparing approach for total hip replacement.

 

Practice Location

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (Active staff)

Independent Practice

 

Medical School

McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

 

Residency Training

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

 

Fellowship Training

Adult Trauma and Lower Limb Reconstruction, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON

Hip and Knee Reconstruction, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON

 

Research Publications

Systematic review of radioguided surgery of nonpalpable breast cancer

Principle Investigators: Dr. Lovrics, S. Cornacchi, R. Vora, Dr. Goldsmith, Dr. Kahnamoui

Published in the European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 37, Issue 5, May 2011

 

Cross-cultural validation of KOOS-PS and ICOAP in a multi-country study of patients with knee osteoarthritis

Principle Investigators: AM Davis, V Venkataramanan, R Vora, JN Katz, GA Hawker, L Gossec, EM Ross, JF Maillefert, M Kloppenburg, S Lohmander

Status: Manuscript submitted and waiting acceptance

 

Factors that Impact the Choice to Undergo Surgery (FICUS) for Shoulder and Elbow Conditions

Principle Investigators: C Modi, R Vora, C Veillette

Status: Manuscript submitted and waiting acceptance

 

Health Related Quality of life, Function and Mobility in children and youth with Idiopathic Scoliosis

Principle Investigators: R Vora, E Grayson, S Mathur, E Biddiss, A Agur, R Zeller, K Zabjek

Status: Abstract submitted to multiple journals, manuscript in preparation