Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed John Rudan as holder of the Britton Smith Chair in Surgery as of June 1, 2014.
After graduating from Queen's with a BSc in Life Sciences in 1976 and an MD in 1981, Dr. Rudan completed postgraduate training in orthopaedics at Queen's and as a McLaughlin Fellow at the University of Toronto. He was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Queen's in 1988, promoted to Associate Professor in 1994, awarded tenure in 1999 and promoted to Professor in 2004. Dr. Rudan is currently serving his second term as Head of the Department of Surgery.
Dr. Rudan was a leader in the creation of the Clinical Mechanics Group, now known as the Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC), at Queen's. He was co-applicant on two Canadian Foundation for Innovation projects that established HMRC and the OR 2010. Furthermore he has led or co-investigated studies involving more than $9 million in funding from sources including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Dr. Rudan also holds 11 patents as a co-inventor and he has produced nearly 130 refereed papers for publication and conferences in North America, Europe and Asia.
Dr. Rudan supervises students and residents in surgery as well as graduate students in engineering, computer science, rehabilitation therapy and physical and health education. He has served as the Vice-Chair of the Orthopaedics Oral Examination Committee for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and as Vice-President and President of the Clinical Teachers’ Association at Queen's. He has lectured at more than 20 universities in Canada and the United States.