Dr. Albert Yee is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in spine surgery. He graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1992 and completed his orthopaedic surgical residency at the University of Toronto in 1999 where he received the RI Harris Postgraduate Award. He received his Masters of Science with the University of Toronto in 1996 and has been practicing in Toronto since 2001 where he is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Surgery, and Co-Director of the University of Toronto Department of Surgery Spine Program. He is Holland MSK Program Chief, and Marvin Tile Chair in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He is an Associate Scientist in the Physical Sciences Platform, Sunnybrook Research Institute and holds a number of positions on research committees. Dr. Yee’s laboratory focuses on translational spine and orthopaedic research, being funded through sources including CIHR, NASS, OCE, MaRS, OICR, and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Dr. Yee has been the Canadian Representative for the Course Executive of the Young Investigators Initiative (YII, Bone and Joint Initiative, Bone and Joint Canada) grant mentoring and career development program since 2013, facilitating mentorship for young investigators interested in musculoskeletal diseases. He is currently the President (2016/17) of the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society and is the secretary/treasurer designate of the Canadian Spine Society.