Dr. Michael Ford is a Toronto orthopedic spine and trauma surgeon and a respected medical expert who has provided advice and testimony to the legal community for almost 30 years.
Dr. Ford graduated from the Orthopaedic Program at the University of Toronto in 1980 and completed a two-year fellowship in spinal and reconstructive knee surgery.
He is an active staff member at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre where he specializes in orthopedic trauma and the surgical management of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar pathologies, as well as degenerative diseases of the spine and knee.
Dr. Ford is hired by law firms and insurance companies to provide expert medical advice.
He gives lectures to law firms on the information that medical experts require to generate their reports, as well as provides information about various injuries and chronic pain so lawyers have a more educated approach to the medical side of their cases.
Dr. Ford has also been called upon to testify as an expert medical witness for those matters that go to trial.
In addition to being a staff member at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, he is the co-director of the Spine Learning Centre where he teaches advanced courses in spine surgery to practising orthopedic surgeons.
Dr. Ford was president of the Canadian Spine Society and has been a full-time clinician and assistant professor at the University of Toronto since 1988.
He has been a spine surgery consultant for the Ontario March of Dimes and the Little People of Ontario, and has worked as a consultant for the Toronto cast of Phantom of the Opera and the National Ballet of Canada.
Dr. Ford has been published numerous times in various peer-reviewed journal articles and has given lectures on several orthopedic subjects across Canada and the United States.