Yoga Raja Rampersaud, MD, FRCSC

South America-born Dr. Yoga Raja Rampersaud graduated in 1992 with his honors Medical Degree from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario and completed specialty training at UWO and St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto. Two fellowships followed – in Orthopaedic Spine at UWO in 1997 and in Neurosurgical Spine in 1998 at University of Tennessee, Memphis. An Associate Professor in Surgery at University of Toronto, Dr. Rampersaud joined University Health Network’s Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery as a consultant in 1999.

Dr. Rampersaud is the leading surgeon in Canada currently performing and teaching (nationally and internationally) minimally invasive spinal surgery. These techniques dramatically reduce surgical invasiveness, post-operative pain and accelerates rehabilitation. His clinical research currently includes evaluation of the outcome and safety of spine and orthopaedic surgery. In addition he is actively involved in assessing and developing mechanisms to improve the delivery of care for Canadians suffering from arthritis of the spine and joints.
Dr. Rampersaud has published in leading journals, presented lectures around the world and is an accomplished, awarded teacher. In addition, he has recently (2011) finished a two-year term as the president of the Canadian Spine Society.

  • Spinal surgery
  • Outcomes of orthopedic surgery
  • Osteoarthritis and arthroplasty
ACR Open Rheumatol. 2019 Jun;1(4):203-212
Power JD, Kudesia P, Nadeem A, Perruccio AV, Sundararajan K, Mahomed NN, Rampersaud YR, Gandhi R
PLoS One. 2019;14(11):e0224200
Hebert JJ, Abraham E, Wedderkopp N, Bigney E, Richardson E, Darling M, Hall H, Fisher CG, Rampersaud YR, Thomas KC, Jacobs B, Johnson M, Paquet J, Attabib N, Jarzem P, Wai EK, Rasoulinejad P, Ahn H, Nataraj A, Stratton A, Manson N
Spine J. 2019 Oct 09;:
Canizares M, Gleenie RA, Perruccio AV, Abraham E, Ahn H, Attabib N, Christie S, Johnson MG, Nataraj A, Nicholls F, Paquet J, Phan P, Rasoulinejad P, Manson N, Hall H, Thomas K, Fisher CG, Rampersaud YR
Chiropr Man Therap. 2019;27:24
Ammendolia C, Côté P, Rampersaud YR, Southerst D, Schneider M, Ahmed A, Bombardier C, Hawker G, Budgell B
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2019 Jun 12;:
Bond M, McIntosh G, Fisher C, Jacobs B, Johnson M, Bailey CS, Christie S, Charest-Morin R, Paquet J, Nataraj A, Cadotte D, Wilson J, Manson N, Hall H, Thomas K, Rampersaud YR, Dea N, Canadian Spine Outcomes and Research Network (CSORN) group
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Jun 14;:
Perruccio AV, Fitzpatrick J, Power JD, Gandhi R, Rampersaud YR, Mahomed NN, Davey JR, Syed K, Veillette C, Badley EM
Spine J. 2019 Jun 10;:
Thomas K, Faris P, McIntosh G, Manners S, Abraham E, Bailey CS, Paquet J, Cadotte D, Jacobs WB, Rampersaud YR, Manson NA, Hall H, Fisher CG
Spine J. 2019 May 21;:
Cushnie D, Thomas K, Jacobs WB, Cho RKH, Soroceanu A, Ahn H, Attabib N, Bailey CS, Fisher CG, Glennie RA, Hall H, Jarzem P, Johnson MG, Manson NA, Nataraj A, Paquet J, Rampersaud YR, Phan P, Casha S
Can J Neurol Sci. 2019 May 03;:1-6
Sharifi B, McIntosh G, Fisher C, Jacobs WB, Johnson M, Bailey CS, Christie S, Charest-Morin R, Paquet J, Nataraj A, Cadotte D, Manson N, Hall H, Thomas KC, Rampersaud YR, Dea N



Staff Orthopedic Surgeon, Toronto Western Hospital