Dr. Rick Zarnett


Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Rick Zarnett is the Medical Director of the Centric Health Surgical Toronto. He is a Royal College Board-certified orthopedic surgeon, with special interest in interests include arthroscopic surgery and knee and shoulder reconstruction. He is also the Division Head of Orthopedic Surgery at Humber River Hospital and Orthopedic Consultant to the National Hockey League Player Association. He has previously been a member of the medical staff for the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team and is currently the head physician for the Toronto Argonauts football team, York University and St. Michael’s Major Hockey Team.

Dr. Zarnett received his Doctorate of Medicine (MD) at the University of Toronto, followed by obtaining his Masters in Medical Science. He completed the Gallie Surgical Training program from the University of Toronto and Research Fellow for the Hospital for Sick Children. He then completed an Orthopedic Fellowship in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine with Dr. Robert Jackson followed by an Orthopedic Fellowship in Arthroscopic Surgery at the Toronto Hospital.

Dr. Rick Zarnett is accredited by the following institutions:

  • Ontario Medical Association
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association
  • Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the Canadian Medical Protective Association
  • Member of the Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Member of the Ontario Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Ontario Medical Association

Academic Qualifications

  • Orphopaedic Fellowship: Anthroscopic Surgery Toronto General Hospital Toronto, Ontario 1990
  • Orphopaedic Fellowship: Anthroscopy and Sports Medicine Toronto, Ontario 1989
  • Fellowship Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 1989
  • Gallie Surgical training Program University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario 1989
  • Research Fellow Hospital for Sick Children Toronto, Ontario 1985
  • Master of Science University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario 1985
  • Medical Degree University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario 1983
  • Bachelors of Science University of Western Ontario London, Ontario 1979

Achievements & Awards

  • Division Head of Orthopaedic Surgery at Humber River Hospital
  • Orthopaedic Consultant to the National Hockey League Player Association
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon and Consultant to York University
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon for The Sports Medicine Specialists
  • Consultant MediPac Assist
  • Consultant Arthrex
  • Past Head Physician and Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Toronto Argonaut Football Club
  • Past Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey NHL
  • Scientific Researcher/Publisher
  • Presenter


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