Christopher Witiw

Faculty Member

Accepting Students

Other Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Staff Neurosurgeon, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Research Interests

  • Health Economics
  • Health Systems Research
  • Outcomes and Evaluation

Professional Interests

  • Complex and minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Value-based evaluation in health care
  • Health services delivery


Christopher Witiw’s research work is centered on Health Economics and Health Services pertinent to spinal pathology. He is especially interested in ‘big data’ analytics as a means to optimize efficiency and improve quality of spine surgery.