While Dr. Lieberman spends a good deal of time considering the technological side of spine surgery, he stresses that robotics and devices aren't the be-all-end-all.
"Some surgeons think that a robot will make a bad surgeon good," he says. "If you don't understand the indications, biomechanics and musculoskeletal anatomy, it doesn't matter what tools you have in your hand, you won't do a good job."
Dr. Lieberman is also involved in charitable medical work. He co-founded the Uganda Charitable Spine Surgeon Mission in which a team of spine surgeons travel to that country annually to treat underprivileged Ugandans with spine conditions.
He earned his medical degree from the University of Toronto and completed his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, also in Toronto. Later, Dr. Lieberman completed residency programs in orthopedic surgery at two Toronto hospitals and a clinical fellowship in trauma and spine surgery at The Toronto Hospital.