Dr. M. Lucas Murnaghan studied at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario where he completed his undergraduate and medical degrees. His orthopaedic residency was completed at The University of British Columbia. During that time he participated in a one-year elective in medical education and concurrently obtained his Masters of Adult Education. His fellowship training continued in Vancouver, with a fellowship in Arthroscopy and Athletic Injuries. His paediatric fellowship training included six months at Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia and a one-year fellowship at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Murnaghan’s main area of clinical interest is the orthopaedic care of athletic injuries in the paediatric, adolescent and collegiate athlete. His clinical practice in Toronto is based at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) where his practice includes general pediatric orthopaedics with a sub-specialty interest in paediatric athletic injuries and the use of arthroscopy in the management of a wide spectrum of pathologies. His practice extends to the adolescent and young-adult athlete with a busy clinical practice at Women’s College Hospital. He is the consultant orthopaedic surgeon for The MacIntosh Clinic at The University of Toronto with a close association with a number of varsity, provincial and national teams. He is the co-director of the Young Adult Hip Clinic at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
Dr. Murnaghan’s research interests to date have spanned a variety of clinical areas within pediatric orthopaedics including trauma, developmental dysplasia of the hip and congenital abnormalities. His current field of research is in osteochondritis dissecans and the management of athletic injuries in the growing athlete. He has made medical and surgical education an area of specific interest with current research focused on simulation and surgical decision-making. He holds an appointment at the Research Institute at SickKids as a Project Investigator and is a member of The Wilson Centre as a Clinician Researcher. Dr. Murnaghan is devoted to education at the medical student, resident and fellowship level.