Herbert von Schroeder, MD, MSc, FRCS(C) - Orthopaedic, Hand and Microsurgery

Dr. von Schroeder reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario. He also serves as a Medical Director at the Altum Health Hand, Wrist, and Upper Extremity Program at the Toronto Western Hospital in Toronto.

Education and Training

MD: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 1986

Rotating Internship: Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ottawa, ON, 1986-1987

Research Fellowship in Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation: University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, 1988-1990

Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery: Surgical Scientist Program, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 1990-1996

Research Fellowship in Periodontal Physiology and Division of Orthopaedics: University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 1992-1994

Fellowship in Hand, Upper Extremity and Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery: Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Toronto, ON, 1996-1997

Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery: C.M. Kleinert Institute, Louisville, KY, 1997-1998


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Added Qualification in Hand Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Academic Appointments

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, 2005-present
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, 2003-2005
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, 1998-2005

Financial Disclosure

The final approval of Healthwise content is always made by a clinician with no financial conflicts.

Dr. von Schroeder holds stocks with Biomimetics Technologies Inc.