Unni Narayanan is a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon and Senior Associate Scientist in the Research Institute at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and served as the paediatric orthopaedic Fellowship Director until 2019. He is a Full Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Toronto. His clinical practice is focused on the care of children with cerebral palsy (CP), lower limb deformity, gait abnormalities and fractures. His research program, funded by CIHR and other agencies, focuses on the development of patient reported outcome measures, including for CP, paediatric fractures and lower limb deformity, and applying these in clinical trials.
He has served on the Board and numerous committees of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, including currently as Chair of the Research Council, and is past President of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine. Narayanan has won numerous research and teaching awards and has been travelled around the world as visiting professor to present his research and to lecture on a wide range of paediatric orthopaedic subjects including CP, limb deformity, trauma, and evidence-based orthopaedics.