Sarah Ward


Project Investigator, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Please note Dr. Ward will not be taking in any summer students in 2019.

Dr. Ward is an orthopaedic surgeon with a clinical practice focusing on hip and knee arthroplasty and orthopaedic trauma. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and her research interest lies in the area of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement.

Recent Publications

  1. Chan, S, Wong, EKC, Ward, SE, Kuan, D, Wong, CL. The Predictive Value of the Clinical Frailty Scale on Discharge Destination and Complications in Older Hip Fracture Patients. J Orthop Trauma. 2019; :. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001518. PubMed PMID:31188261 .
  2. Wolfstadt, JI, Soong, C, Ward, SE. Improving patient outcomes following total joint arthroplasty: is there an app for that?. BMJ Qual Saf. 2019; :. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2019-009571. PubMed PMID:31110141 .
  3. Pavenski, K, Ward, SE, Hare, GMT, Freedman, J, Pulendrarajah, R, Pirani, RA et al.. A rationale for universal tranexamic acid in major joint arthroplasty: overall efficacy and impact of risk factors for transfusion. Transfusion. 2019;59 (1):207-216. doi: 10.1111/trf.14995. PubMed PMID:30383292 .
  4. Wolfstadt, JI, Ward, SE, Kim, S, Bell, CM. Improving Care in Orthopaedics: How to Incorporate Quality Improvement Techniques into Surgical Practice. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018;100 (20):1791-1799. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.18.00225. PubMed PMID:30334891 .
  5. Atrey, A, Ward, SE, Khoshbin, A, Hussain, N, Bogoch, E, Schemitsch, EH et al.. Ten-year follow-up study of three alternative bearing surfaces used in total hip arthroplasty in young patients: a prospective randomised controlled trial. Bone Joint J. 2017;99-B (12):1590-1595. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.99B12.BJJ-2017-0353.R1. PubMed PMID:29212681 .
  6. Ward, SE, Laughren, JJ, Escott, BG, Elliot-Gibson, V, Bogoch, ER, Beaton, DE et al.. A program with a dedicated coordinator improved chart documentation of osteoporosis after fragility fracture. Osteoporos Int. 2007;18 (8):1127-36. doi: 10.1007/s00198-007-0341-0. PubMed PMID:17333450 .
  7. Murooka, TT, Ward, SE, Fish, EN. Chemokines and cancer. Cancer Treat. Res. 2005;126 :15-44. . PubMed PMID:16209061 .
  8. Ward, SE, Loutfy, MR, Blatt, LM, Siminovitch, KA, Chen, J, Hinek, A et al.. Dynamic changes in clinical features and cytokine/chemokine responses in SARS patients treated with interferon alfacon-1 plus corticosteroids. Antivir. Ther. (Lond.). 2005;10 (2):263-75. . PubMed PMID:15865221 .
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