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. A 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

For a list of Dr. Rampersaud's publications, please visit PubMed or Scopus.

Staff Orthopedic Surgeon, Toronto Western Hospital
Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto