Yoga Raja Rampersaud

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
Eur Spine J. 2017 Oct 16;:
Hincapié CA, Tomlinson GA, Côté P, Rampersaud YR, Jadad AR, Cassidy JD
Eur Spine J. 2017 Sep 18;:
Hincapié CA, Cassidy JD, Côté P, Rampersaud YR, Jadad AR, Tomlinson GA
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Aug 16;99(16):1365-1372
Millstone DB, Perruccio AV, Badley EM, Rampersaud YR
Global Spine J. 2017 Aug;7(5):460-468
Clarke MJ, Molina CA, Fourney DR, Fisher CG, Gokaslan ZL, Schmidt MH, Rhines LD, Fehlings MG, Laufer I, Patel SR, Rampersaud YR, Reynolds J, Chou D, Bettegowda C, Mendel E, Weber MH, Sciubba DM
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 May 22;:
Rampersaud YR, Bidos A, Fanti C, Perruccio AV
J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2017 Mar;61(1):18-31
Ammendolia C, Schneider M, Williams K, Zickmund S, Hamm M, Stuber K, Tomkins-Lane C, Rampersaud YR
J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Jan 16;:
Sheshadri V, Moga R, Manninen P, Goldstein CL, Rampersaud YR, Massicotte EM, Fehlings MG, Venkatraghavan L
BMJ Open. 2016 Dec 07;6(12):e013060
Della Mora LS, Perruccio AV, Badley EM, Rampersaud YR
Spine Deform. 2016 Mar;4(2):112-119
Lewis SJ, Dear TE, Zywiel MG, Keshen SG, Rampersaud YR, Magana SP



Staff Orthopedic Surgeon, Toronto Western Hospital