Neuroscience Research Program

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Henry Ahn

MD, University of Toronto; PhD, Clinical Epidemiology - Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto


Scientist in the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital

Assistant Professor , Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Toronto

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Spine Program, University of Toronto

Research Interests

Spinal cord injury, access to care, polytrauma, health services research, clinical outcomes

Contact Information

Phone: 416-864-6005

Ahn, H., Kreder, H., Mahomed, N., Beaton, D., & Wright, J. G. (2011). Empirically derived maximal acceptable wait time for surgery to treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 183(9), E565-E570.

Ahn, H., Singh, J., Nathens, A., MacDonald, R. D., Travers, A., Tallon, J., Fehlings, M., & Yee, A. (2011). Pre-hospital care management of a potential spinal cord injured patient: a systematic review of the literature and evidence-based guidelines.Journal of neurotrauma, 28(8), 1341-1361.

Ahn, H., McQueen, M. M., & Schemitsch, E. H. (2009). The use of hospital registries in orthopaedic surgery. The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery,91(Supplement_3), 68-72.

Ahn, H., Bhandari, M., & Schemitsch, E. H. (2009). An evidence-based approach to the adoption of new technology. The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, 91(Supplement_3), 95-98.

Ahn, H., & Fehlings, M. G. (2008). Prevention, identification, and treatment of perioperative spinal cord injury. Neurosurgical focus, 25(5), E15.

Research focus on factors impacting short and long term outcomes following traumatic spinal cord injury - from pre-hospital transfer extending to acute care management in the hospital to long-term rehabilitation. Other focuses include evaluation of new neuroprotective treatments for traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord damage.

Research also includes health services research assessing adverse events related to surgical procedures through the use of administrative databases. Other interests include evaluating new techniques in minimally invasive spine surgery and intra-operative navigation and imaging.

Graduate level trainees