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Baxter Willis, MD., FRCSC
Principal Investigator, CHEO Research
Chief of Surgery, CHEO
Orthopedic Surgeon, CHEO
Professor of Surgery (Orthopedics),Department of Surgery,University of Ottawa
613-737-7600 Ext. 2803
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Current Research:
Dr. Willis is involved in MRI assessment of femoral acetabular impingement (FAI) in children and adolescents. A pilot project has been completed, and his research team intends to continue the project over the next several years. The principal goals are to try to determine if adults develop FAI at a young age, and to predict if children with radiographic abnormalities will develop FAI as adults.
Dr. Willis has been involved in various clinical projects for more than seven years while at CHEO. He continues to be associated with several clinical projects including evaluation of hip abnormalities in children and adolescents, post-traumatic deformities, and conditions of the foot and ankle.
Sample Publications:
Masquijo Javier, Willis R.B. Scaphoid Nonunions in Children and Adolescents - Surgical Treatment with Bone Grafting and Internal Fixation. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Vol 30, Number 2, Page 119-124. Mar 2010. Co-Principal Author (CPA).

Bass J, Willis R.B., Guerra L. Effects of Alternate Payment Plan on Pediatric Surgical Practice in an Academic Setting: The role of corporate indicators. Healthcare Quarterly Vol. 13, No. 1, 2010. Co-Principal Author (CPA).

Masquijo Javier, Willis R.B.. Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica (Trevor’s Disease). Arch Argent Pediatri 2010:108(1):20-23. Co-Principal Author (CPA).

Al-Ghadir, Muaz; Masquijo, Javier; Guerra, Luis; Willis R.B.. Combined Femoral and Pelvic Osteotomies Versus Femoral Osteotomy Alone in the Treatment of Hip Dysplasia in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2009. Co-Principal Author (CPA). In Press.

Willis R.B., Al-Hunaishel M, Guerra L, Kontio K. What Proportion of Patients Need Extensive Surgery After Failure of the Ponseti Technique for Clubfoot? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 467: 1294-1297 – January 2009. Principal Author (PA)
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