Leadership and Management
The Injury Repair Recovery (IRR) Program has a management committee made up of the program leadership, cluster leaders and IRR representatives, as well as external members. The committee meets at least four times a year to streamline priorities and objectives, including its annual retreat.
Dr. Edward Harvey, Program Leader
Jake Barralet, B.Eng. (Hons), PhD, Associate Program Leader
James Mehta, B.Eng., MBA, Program Manager
Dr. Franco Carli, Injury cluster leader
Dr. Jeremy Grushka, Injury cluster leader (collaborator)
René St-Arnaud, PhD, Repair cluster leader
Dr. Paul Martineau, Repair cluster leader
Dr. Liane Feldman, Recovery cluster leader
Dr. Alan Barkun, Recovery cluster leader
Dr. Gerald Fried, Chair of the Department of Surgery
Dr. Rajesh Aggarwal, Director of the Medical Simulation Centre
Dr. Suzanne Morin, External member
Isabel Fortier, PhD, External member
|Program leaders and manager|
|Edward Harvey, MDCM, M.Sc., is a professor of surgery at McGill University, where he earned his medical degree. His research interests in fundamental and clinical aspects of bone healing include implant and fracture optimization, stem cells, outcome evaluation after surgery, biosensors and evaluation of novel hardware and surgical approaches to expedite repair. He collaborates with basic, clinical and engineering scientists and has ongoing industry collaborations, particularly in the field of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and sensors. His funding sources include the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), AO Foundation, MITACs and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Canada and the U.S.). Dr. Harvey has had multiple responsibilities on executive and research committees of the OTA, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) and the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA). He is, or has been, editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Surgery and JBJS Trauma Newsletter; editorial board member of the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma; chairman of the Research Committee and of the Annual Basic Science Course of the OTA; member of the Board of Specialty Societies Research Committee, AAOS; chair of the Trauma Section, ORS; and president of the COA.|
Jake Barralet, PhD, is a professor of biomaterials and Director of Research in Orthopaedic Surgery at McGill University, and the Vice-Chair of Research, Department of Surgery, at the McGill University Health Centre. With more than 15 years of academic and industrial experience in biomaterials and nanotechnology, his research interests include tissue regeneration, 3D printed bioceramics, nanomedecine and controlled release of bioactives. He is an active board member of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences and of the Canada Local Chapter of the Controlled Release Society, which he established four years ago. He is interested in productive partnerships focused on bringing new innovations to the public. In 2016 he received funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to provide nearly 90 students with cross-disciplinary training to prepare them for high-skill jobs in the surgical devices industry.
James Mehta, B.Eng., MBA, holds a master’s in business administration from Concordia University and is a licensed mechanical engineer completing his bachelor’s degree at McGill University. He also completed surgical innovation courses at McGill, creating a novel medical device and subsequent start-up. Previously, as an R&D engineer at Velan, a multinational valve manufacturer, he managed research programs for fugitive emission seals and wear-resistant materials, and as a program analyst at Bombardier Aerospace he managed the needs of the firm’s top business jet customers. He therefore brings a breadth of experience in engineering, R&D, surgical innovation, marketing, strategy and project management to the IRR Program.