o Certification in the College of Family Physicians
o Surgical assistant
o RYT® 200
o Special interest in orthopedic surgery
o Interest in treating sports related injuries
Dr. Linda Sun holds board certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) after completing her Family Medicine residency at the University of Toronto. Prior to her residency, she attended medical school at McGill University. Currently, she is a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO).
Dr Sun has extensive experience as a surgical assistant. She has assisted over 1400 surgeries prior to joining Dr. Nguyen’s Sports Medicine Fellowship in 2021. She currently assists him in all his surgical cases at William Osler Health System’s 3 hospitals. She holds certificates from CASTED the “Hands-On” orthopedic course for emergency and primary care, where she was trained on non-operative fracture treatment and how to care for general sports medicine injuries.
Dr. Sun’s medical activities include sitting on the executive board of the Ontario Medical Association Surgical Assistant Medical Interest Group as well as Global Health. She holds certificates in Advanced Curriculum in Pediatric Global Health from the Montreal Children’s Hospital as well as from the Global Health Education Initiative Program at the University of Toronto. She has gone on medical missions in Benin and Ghana working on various projects such as malaria prevention and HIV/AIDS treatments. Back in 2010, she founded a university chapter at Queen’s University to support a local medical clinic in Ghana called the West Africa AIDS Foundation, which is still running to this date.
Dr Sun has a keen interest in treating sports injuries and enjoys seeing patients of all ages. She is passionate about health promotion and healthy living. She has been a dancer for her entire life and is currently studying the style of Dancehall with Always Good Vibes company. She received her 200-hour yoga teaching certificate in 2016. When off duties, you can find Dr. Sun biking in the trails, playing badminton or snorkeling in the Galapagos.
Nguyen Sports Medicine / Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship
Dr. Duong Nguyen MPC
Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine (ABOS)
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FRCSC/AAOS)
Certified Independent Medical Legal Examiner (ABIME) & Health Law (Osgoode)
Medical Legal Expert Consultant - CMPA (Canadian Medical Protective Association)
UDM Master's Program (c) / Insurance Medicine & Medicolegal Expertise
Diplomate Sport & Exercise Medicine (CASEM)
Arthroscopic & Reconstructive Shoulder,Elbow & Knee Surgery
Medical Director / Urgent Sports Injury, Rehab & Fracture Clinic
Master of Science / Clinical Epidemiology
Adjunct Clinical Professor - McMaster University
2489 Bloor Street West, Suite 102. Toronto, ON. M6S 1R6
Nguyen Sports Medicine Clinic
William Osler Health System (Etobicoke Campus/ Brampton Civic Campus)
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Please include in application cover letter with statement of personal goals, CV, CPSO #, CMPA #, OHIP billing #, date of availability, names and contact info of 3 references.
Canadian graduate of accredited residency program
Medical license from the College of Physicians &Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)
Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) coverage
Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) billing number
Salary: Fellow keeps his/her own billings
Independent office/Fracture clinic billings.
Fellow will have access to the trauma room, elective room time, fracture clinic time & independent sports medicine clinic.
Travel/Registration research stipend to 1 sports medicine course and 1 major orthopaedic/sports medicine meeting
Monday Operating room (Sports Medicine/Trauma)
Tuesday AM: Fracture clinic PM: Sports Medicine Clinic / Research
Wednesday Operating room (Sports Medicine)
Thursday Multidisciplinary sports medicine rounds every Thursday at 7:30 AM
Sports Medicine Clinic
Friday Operating room (Sports Medicine/Trauma) / Research
1. Develop surgical expertise in complex arthroscopic & reconstructive surgeries of the shoulder, elbow & knee.
2. Achieve clinical competency in the diagnosis, physical examination, imaging, surgical and non-surgical management, and rehabilitation of sports medicine disorders.
3. Acquire interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, their families, and allied health professionals.
4. Develop and refine critical and scholarly skills in the methodological aspects of applied clinical and health systems research. The specific skill domains include: research synthesis, research design, data gathering, knowledge translation, data-analysis and interpretation, communication of research results (oral & written), selection and development of measurement tools, and grant application.
Clinical competency exposure:
1. SHOULDER(minimally invasive all arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery [PASTA, double row, suprascapular nerve decompression], instability [SLAP, HAGL, interval closure, biceps tenodesis, Latarjet, 360 deg labral repair], anatomic CC ligament reconstruction, muscle transfers (Eden-Lange, pec major, lat dorsi), complex trauma (4 part fracture dislocations and complete spectrum of fracture care – scapula, IM nailing, locking plates, fracture hemiarthroplasty/reverse TSA) and reconstruction (hemiarthroplasty, meniscal allograft,total shoulder/reverse arthroplasty)
2. ELBOW(arthroscopy [OCD, OATS, capsular release, ulnohumeral arthroplasty], instability (Tommy John, PLRI, multiligament/hinge elbow), complex trauma (terrible triad, Monteggia, and full spectrum of fracture care) and reconstruction (osteotomy, hemiarthroplasty and total elbow arthroplasty, radial head arthroplasty)
3. KNEE (ACL reconstructions [primary & revisions, anteromedial, hamstring, BTB, all inside, double bundle], meniscal repair [all inside, outside in, meniscal transplant], PCL/MCL/PLC/Multiligament reconstruction, patella instability [arthroscopic repair/MPFL recon/ tibial tuberosity transfer], cartilage restoration [microfracture, OATS procedure, allograft], realignment procedures [HTO, distal femoral osteotomy].
Research focuses on clinical outcome studies and clinical trials of surgical procedures. The fellow will work closely with a research coordinator, a clinical epidemiologist, biostatistician, orthopaedic and sports medicine residents, sports medicine physicians, undergraduate students, kinesiologists, chiropractors and physiotherapists.
The fellow will be involved in the research process including literature review, data collection, analysis, manuscript preparation and presentation at national and international meetings. Resources including protected research time, financing, research assistants, biostatistician, a 3Dmotion analysis lab, and administrative support are available.
There are many residents and students rotating through the service providing an opportunity to observe and participate in teaching. Multidisciplinary Sports Medicine rounds consisting of other surgeons, radiologists, family medicine residents, nurses, and therapists run every Thursday with case presentations in a Royal College exam format with review of the latest articles on the topic.