Dr. Isaac is originally from Toronto, Canada, and he received his bachelor and masters degrees in biochemistry from the University of Western Ontario in London (Canada) graduating with an "honors" distinction. He then completed his medical training in the United States, graduating with "honors" from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire, followed by six years of orthopaedic surgery training as a resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Isaac returned to Toronto for an additional year of fellowship training in musculoskeletal oncology at Mount Sinai and Princess Margaret Hospitals.
Dr. Isaac is an orthopedic surgeon with an expertise in musculoskeletal tumor resection, limb salvage, and complex joint reconstruction surgery. As such, he serves as a consultant to other physicians seeking such highly specialized care for their patients.
Dr. Isaac’s research interests range from basic science to clinical trials. He has studied the biochemistry of cancer cells and aging including important tumor suppressor genes and oncogenes (e.g.. the Retinoblastoma protein) mutated in numerous human sarcomas. To date, he has also made important contributions to clinical research in soft tissue sarcoma and has authored numerous scientific papers on these topics.
Undergraduate: University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
Medical: Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Orthopaedic Oncology Fellowship: Mount Sinai and Princess Margaret Hospitals, Toronto, Canada
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (Fellow)
Medical City Dallas Hospital