null Michael Tanzer, MD, FRCSC, FAAOS

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC, Montreal General Hospital site

Surgical and Interventional Sciences Program

Centre for Translational Biology

Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Surgery, Division of Adult Orthopedics, MUHC



arthroplasty • hip • knee • periprosthetic infection • clinical outcomes • osseointegration

Research Focus

My clinical research focuses on outcomes of hip and knee arthroplasty. This includes preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative arthroplasty issues. My basic science research focuses on preventing and treating periprosthetic infections in arthroplasty as well as enhancing osseointegration.

Selected Publications

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  • Shoman H, Almeida ND, Tanzer M. Ranking Decision-Making Criteria for Early Adoption of Innovative Surgical Technologies. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Nov 1;6(11):e2343703. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.43703. PMID: 37971741.

  • Russo M, Monnin C, Zhang YL, Montreuil J, Tanzer M, Avizonis D, Hart A. A novel method for quantification of cefazolin local tissue concentration in blood, fat, synovium, and bone marrow using liquid chromatography - mass spectrometry. J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2023 Sep 20;234:115566. doi: 10.1016/j.jpba.2023.115566. Epub 2023 Jul 6. PMID: 37441887.

  • Tanzer M, Graves S, Peng A, Shimmin A: Cemented or Cementless Femoral Stem Fixation More Durable in Patients Older Than 75 Years of Age? A Comparison of the Best-performing Stems. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2018 Jul;476(7):1428-1437.

  • Tanzer, M, Chuang, P., Chau N., Song, L., Kevor TenHuisen: Characterization of bone ingrowth and interface mechanics of a new porous 3D printed biomaterial – Bone Joint J. 2019 Jun;101-B(6_Supple_B):62-67.

  • Wang, Y., Arabnejad, S., Tanzer, M., Pasini, D.: Hip Implant Design With Three-Dimensional Porous Architecture of Optimized Graded Density - J. Mech. Des. 2018 Nov; 140(11):111406-1 - 11404-13.