The UBC Department of Orthopaedics

Excellence in teaching, research, and patient care

As part of one of the world’s top-ranked medical schools, the UBC Department of Orthopaedics has an international reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and patient care. The Department is the only one in Canada with departmental status within a Faculty of Medicine. This has permitted the development of 8 unique divisions within the Department, emphasizing the broad scope of the orthopaedic specialty.

Why UBC Orthopaedics? Learn from our internationally renowned faculty, and join a community of orthopaedic scholars. As a recognized leader in provincial engagement with faculty members distributed across British Columbia, the Department has created comprehensive and highly integrated research and training experiences throughout the province. Our alumni have established themselves as successful clinicians, educators, leaders, and innovators.

Partnerships & Affiliations

The Branch for International Surgical Care (BISC) was created to advance surgical care in international health. It came about as a desire to build on the national interest in surgical care in international health and the realization of the strength of international activity that already exists among surgical members of the UBC faculty.

The School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) at UBC aims to lead Canada in BME research, education, and translation, and be the place to watch, internationally, for the next wave of technologies that will transform medicine. Established in 2017 as a partnership between the Faculties of Applied Science and Medicine, SBME is UBC’s first inter-faculty school.

The Centre for Aging SMART at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a University of British Columbia affiliated, internationally recognized research centre to accelerate discoveries and new knowledge to improve the lives of an aging population and individuals living with a disability. 

The International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD) is a world-leading health research centre focused on spinal cord injury. ICORD researchers are dedicated to the development and translation of more effective strategies to promote prevention, functional recovery, and improved quality of life after spinal cord injury.


Read our strategic plan: Mobility for All, 2023-2028.


Meet our forward-looking leadership team, comprised of dedicated and experienced professionals.


Renown for both training and research, the Department has been recognized through multiple awards.


Meet some of our talented faculty, staff, and trainees, and learn more about their professional journeys.


Learn more about our activities that improve orthopaedic care and outcomes in resource challenged communities all around the globe.


Learn more about how we are empowering young women in the orthopaedic field through early exposure, vital resources, and mentorship.


Learn more about how we are working to create respectful, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environments.


Work with a Department that has a tradition of excellence in musculoskeletal education, research, and training.


Do you have questions for us? We would love to hear from you. Contact us today!