Mohit Bhandari


Dr. Bhandari is a Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at McMaster University. He also holds a Senior Tier Canada Research Chair in Surgical Innovation. He received his Masters Degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McMaster University and his PhD Degree from Goteborg University (Sweden). With over 1000 publications, 60 million dollars in research funding, and several textbook editorships, he is among the among the top 10 most cited orthopaedic fracture surgeons in the world. He has mentored over 200 students (undergraduate, Masters and PhD) in his career. He has been inducted into the Order of Ontario, and the Order of Canada.

Areas of Research Interest

Dr. Bhandari is interested in the design and execution of surgical trials, health research methods, and the translation of evidence in surgery.


Dr. Bhandari obtained his MD at the University of Toronto (1994), , his Orthopaedic Surgery at the McMaster University (2003) , a Master of Science in Design, Management, and Evaluation (currently known as the Health Research Methodology program) at McMaster University (1998), Subspeciality trauma fellowship at the University of Minnesota in 2005, and his PhD from Goteborg University in 2009


Dr Bhandari has received several distinctions and awards, including Distinguished University Professor (McMaster); Distinguished Alumnus Award (McMaster), Officer of the Order of Canada; Officer of the Order of Ontario.

Current Research Projects

  • Dr. Bhandari has conducted several large, scale trials published in New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet. He currently leads the large, INORMUS (40,000 patients) observational study of trauma outcome predictors in low-middle income countries.

Educational and Mentorship Activities

  • Dr. Bhandari has mentored over 200 students with a focus on supporting a creative mindset and leveraging ideas into meaningful advances in their careers. He currently accepts MSc and PhD students.