Dr Darren de SA is an Orthopaedic Surgeon from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and Assistant Professor at McMaster University whose clinical scope includes adult and paediatric sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, and trauma. He has a special interest in complex knee reconstruction. He also serves as the Director of the Surgical Foundations Program at McMaster University and is concurrently completing Masters of Business Administration (MBA) studies at the Goodman School of Business (Brock University).
Dr de SA completed both his medical and orthopaedic surgery residency training at McMaster University, and subsequently pursued orthopaedic sports medicine and arthroscopic fellowship training at the prestigious University of Pittsburgh under mentors Drs. Freddie H. Fu and Volker Musahl. In this latter role, he acquired extensive experience as an Assistant Team Physician for the Pittsburgh Penguins (National Hockey League) and worked collaboratively with the medical teams for the Pittsburgh Steelers (National Football League) and the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently the Associate Head Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Hamilton Forge FC (Canadian Premier League), and an Assistant Team Physician with the Hamilton Tiger Cats (Canadian Football League). Moreover, Dr. de SA has completed additional Fellowship training in both paediatric and adult musculoskeletal trauma at Western University and McMaster University, respectively.
Dr de SA has contributed to a productive research program focused on outcomes research in adult/paediatric trauma and athletic injuries/non-arthritic conditions of the knee, shoulder, and hip. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters, and has delivered several podium and poster presentations on the national and international stage. He is a member of the International Quadriceps Tendon Interest Group and The ISAKOS Young Professionals Task Force amongst other roles. He currently serves as the Principal Investigator of the SQuASH Trial – a multi-centre, randomized control trial investigating outcomes of primary ACL reconstruction with either hamstring or all-soft-tissue quadriceps tendon autograft in paediatric patients.
Has no industry connection nor conflict of interest to disclose