Cari M. Whyne

Cari Whyne | Professor
BSc (Queen’s), PhD (UC Berkeley / San Fransisco)

Main Appointments

  • Department of Surgery
  • Senior Scientist, Physical Sciences & Director, Holland Musculoskeletal Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute, and Director, Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Additional Appointments

  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering
  • Institute of Medical Science

Contact Information

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room S620
Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5 Canada

+1 416 480-6100, extension 5056 (office)

Administrative Assistant

Cassandra Cheng
+1 416 480-6100, extension 3537 (office)
cassandra.cheng@sri.utoronto.ca (email)


Research Themes

Research Interests and Summary

  • Orthopaedic biomechanics
  • Bioengineering

Dr. Whyne’s lab is focused on clinically translational bioengineering research aimed at better understanding the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system. Using an engineering approach, her team uses both experimental and numerical methods, including the following:

  • in vitro and in vivo testing;
  • computational modeling;
  • image analysis;
  • design; and
  • biomechanical assessment

Dr. Whyne’s work integrates biomechanical analyses with clinical, epidemiological and basic science investigations of musculoskeletal injury and disease, with a final goal of translating findings into the clinic and bedside. Her work is primarily focused in the areas of skeletal metastases and biomechanical stabilization of the spine and lower extremity.

Select Publications

See current publications list at PubMed