Dr. Daniel (Danny) Whelan earned his Medical Degree at Memorial University, completed orthopaedic residency training at the University of Toronto and subsequently completed an MSc in epidemiology at the University of Western Ontario concurrent with a clinical fellowship at the Fowler-Kennedy Sport medicine clinic. In fact during his time at Western he was fortunate enough to have done some of his clinical and academic work under the supervision of Dr. Sandy Kirkley. He returned to Toronto for a staff position at St. Michael’s Hospital and is currently an associate professor at the University of Toronto and a scientist at the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.
He currently serves as the Head of the University of Toronto Orthopaedic Sport Medicine Program (UTOSM) and is the holder of the Professorship in Orthopaedic Sport Medicine with the Tannenbaum Institute for Sport Science. In his role at St. Mike’s, a level I trauma centre, Dr. Whelan’s clinical interest lies somewhere between trauma and sports medicine and he has developed an extensive experience in the treatment of knee dislocations and multi ligament knee injuries.
Dr. Whelan is currently involved in several national and international multi-centre clinical trials in orthopaedic sport medicine, with ongoing investigations on multi-ligament knee injuries, arthroscopic surgery for femoro acetabular impingement and lateral extra articular tenodesis in ACL reconstruction. Dr. Whelan has been an AOSSM Sandy Kirkley Grant winner as well as an ESSKA-AOSSM travelling fellow. Dr. Whelan’s other research interests include joint instability, particularly of the knee and shoulder, hip pain in the young adult, and randomized trials in surgery.