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John Antoniou 

Canadian Orthopaedic Association


Dr. John Antoniou is an orthopaedic surgeon at the Jewish General Hospital (Montreal) and the Research Director of the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at the Lady Davis Institute. He is a tenured Professor of Surgery and Research Director of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery of McGill University’s residency program (Montreal).


Dr. Antoniou specializes in adult joint reconstruction and alternative treatments for patients suffering from osteoarthritis. During his orthopaedic residency training, he pursued a PhD in Experimental Surgery focusing on the biochemistry and molecular biology of the musculoskeletal system. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, a Fellow Member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and an active member of Hip Society.


Dr. Antoniou’s research focuses on the clinical and basic science investigation of aging and

degeneration of the musculoskeletal system. He is the first orthopaedic surgeon to receive

the ‘Chercheur National’ award of the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS). His

clinical interests include the evaluation of hip and knee reconstruction issues while his fundamental research uncovered biological repair strategies for degenerating intervertebral discs and cartilage. His work has won several prestigious awards such

as Berton Rahn Prize in 2010 and winner of the AmorChem Knock-Out™ event in 2015.


Dr. Antoniou was invited to present his work in over 200 international conferences, workshops symposiums and courses, and over 500 abstracts were presented at national and international meetings. He published and co-authored over 170 original articles in peer-reviewed journals.


Dr. Antoniou has recently served as the president of the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society. He is the co-chair of the ORS’s International Combined Orthopaedic Research Society and the COA’s President for the year 2018–2019.