DR. K. EFALA
MD, FRCSC, MASc

Orthopedic Surgeon, Spine Surgeon & Interventional Pain Specialist

CURRICULUM VITAE

  • Harvard Business School- Healthcare Delivery & Management
  • Cornell-Queens University- Executive Masters of Business Administration,
  • Harvard Business School PLD-15 Business management
  • University of Toronto -Masters of Applied Science in Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering,
  • University of Montreal -Insurance Medicine and Medicolegal Expertise,
  • University of Toronto -Fellowship in Spine and Trauma,
  • University of Toronto -Residency in Orthopedic Surgery

HONOURS & AWARDS

  • Outstanding Resident Award Division of Orthopedic surgery -University of Toronto
  • Lawson Family PG Fellowship Award for outstanding achievements in OITE UofT
  • Orthopedic In-Training Exam Rank 1st among North American residents
  • Outstanding Teaching Award -Advanced Medical Academy Toronto-Ontario
  • Principles of Surgery Ranked 2nd among UofT surgical residents
  • Honorary Award for outstanding achievement in USMLE Step III Toronto-Ontario
  • Honorary Award-outstanding achievement in USMLE Step II
  • Honorary Award -outstanding achievement in USMLE Step I
  • Certificate of Excellence- graduating with Honors On Dean’s List
  • Certificate of Excellence-Department of Surgery
  • First Class Honors in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology and Pathology

LICENCES & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Part 1 Examination of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Qualified Interventional Pain Specialist
  • Certified Independent Medical Examiner
  • American Board of Forensic Professionals-Internationally Certified in Impairment and Disability rating using AMA guides 4th Edition
  • American Board of Forensic Professionals-Internationally Certified in Impairment and Disability rating using AMA guides 6th Edition
  • Musculoskeletal sports medicine program- University of Toronto
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario -Orthopedic Surgery
  • License to practice Orthopedic and Spine Surgery in Ontario-Ontario
  • ECFMG Certification USA

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of International Spine Intervention Society
  • Member of Canadian Society of Physician Executives
  • Member of American College of Physician Executives
  • Member of Canadian College of Health Leaders
  • Member of American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Member of Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators
  • Member of Medical legal society of Toronto
  • Member of College of Physician & Surgeon of Ontario
  • Member of Ontario Medical Association
  • Member of Canadian Orthopedic Association
  • Member of Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Member of Member of Kaplan Honor Society

DR. EFALA’S RECENT RESEARCH

  • University of Toronto, Institute of Biomedical Engineering- Exploring Elastin-Like Poly-peptides and their treatment of cartilage lesions
  • University of Toronto, School of Biomedical Engineering-Voice Activated Device for Insulin Dosage Calculations
  • Sunnybrook Hospital, University of Toronto- Genipin Cross-linked Elastin-like Polypetides to serve as a treatment for defects in the cartilage lining large joints.
  • Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto-Retrospective study looking at two-stage revision of infected total knee arthroplasty using articulating cement spacers and short-term antibiotic therapy
  • Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto-Synovial Chondromatosis of the Shoulder-Diagnosis and Surgical technique
  • St Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto- Cortical Screw Pullout Strength and Effective Shear Stress in Synthetic Third Generation Composite Femurs
  • Ohio State University-Transplant immune responses and how to manipulate them to improve graft function and survival.

DR. EFALA’S RECENT PRESENTATIONS

  • Life Care Planning and Cauda Equina Syndrome” University of Montreal-Montreal
  • Management of Knee Osteoarthritis” Community of East Toronto
  • Osteochondral defects: Surgical and Nonsurgical Treatments” Scarborough General Hospital-General Surgical Rounds-Toronto
  • Causation: Medical Legal Principles” AIM Health Group-Toronto
  • Ankle Sprains: Diagnosis and Treatment” Scarborough General Hospital-General Surgical Rounds-Toronto
  • Genipin Cross-linked Elastin-like Polypeptides as Cartilage Scaffolds” Scarborough General Hospital-Surgical Specialties-Toronto
  • Cortical Screw Purchase In Synthetic and Human Femurs” University of Toronto
  • Voice Activated Device for Insulin Dosage Calculations” Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering University of Toronto-Toronto

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