Combined Neurosurgical & Orthopaedic Spine

Division Head:
Charles Fisher

Tamir Ailon
Raphaele Charest-Morin
Nicolas Dea

Marcel Dvorak
Brian Kwon
Scott Paquette
John Street

The Vancouver Spine Surgery Program at Vancouver General Hospital is home to some of Canada’s most pre-eminent orthopaedic and neurosurgical spine surgeons. We are BC’s only specialized centre for spine and spinal cord injuries and are one of Canada’s largest referral centres for complex spinal trauma and spinal disorders.

Located in the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre on the VGH Campus, our team is committed to delivering clinical excellence in the comprehensive treatment and care of patients requiring spinal surgery. Regardless of whether a patient is suffering from chronic spine and spinal cord issues, an injury due to major trauma, complex spinal cord tumours, degenerative conditions or spinal deformity, our team of surgeons and specialists work collaboratively for the benefit of our patients. We believe that there is a significantly greater opportunity for a positive outcome by having complete and comprehensive access to assessment, treatment and rehabilitation options in an environment that encourages innovation and research advancement.