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Chief of Surgery

Dr. E. Ruth Chaytor, Orthopedic Surgeon and Director of the JGH Diabetic Foot Clinic

Dr. E. Ruth Chaytor is the Chief of the Foot and Ankle Service at McGill University and she currently teaches residents from both McGill University and University of Montreal.  Since 2003, she is the on-site orthopaedic coordinator for both the residents and medical students at the Jewish General Hospital. She is currently the Musculoskeletal representative at McGill for developing the new medical school curriculum.

Dr. Chaytor performed the first total ankle arthroplasty in Quebec in 2002. In 1997 she established the Diabetic Foot Clinic at the Jewish General Hospital and she is also a founding member as well as the Canadian representative on the International Working Group of the Diabetic Foot, a division of the International Diabetic Federation.  This organization is a major advisory board for setting worldwide diabetic foot treatment policy

Dr. Chaytor is a founding member of the Canadian Foot and Ankle Society and currently sits on its board of directors. She is the foot and ankle representative to the Canadian Orthopaedic Association and one of the members of the program committee for the June 2014 meeting.


All members of the Department of Surgical Services at the Jewish General Hospital strive to provide the safest and highest quality of care to those in need, to educate new surgeons for the rapidly evolving nature of Surgery and conduct leading edge research to advance the practice of Surgery.

The Departmental mandate is to coordinate the activities of a range of expertise in surgery including General Surgery, some 10 sub-specialties, and a number of interdisciplinary themes such as Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery, Oncology, Quality and Safety, Health Outcomes, Comparative Effectiveness, the Operational Aspects of Health Care Delivery, and Leadership Development.

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