Division of Distal Extremities


Alastair Younger

The Division of Distal Extremities is dedicated to promoting new techniques and exploring new frontiers in distal extremity treatment.

Growth in clinical outcomes, basic science, and the application of engineering principles have enormously added to the Division’s knowledge of upper extremities (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand) and lower extremities (ankle, foot). The Division of Distal Extremities is strongly linked to outcome databases. Faculty members within the Division are improving patient outcomes by leveraging the latest technology and specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal problems.

Research Areas

  • Elbow Fractures
  • Musculoskeletal Infections
  • Outcomes of ankle arthritis
  • Biological effects of bone healing
  • Minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery
  • Biomechanics of the ankle
  • Bone graft substitutes
  • Weight bearing CT
  • Total ankle arthroplasty design and development
  • Mechanics of foot and ankle fusions

Division Members

Last NameFirst NameFaculty RankRegionWork LocationBusiness Email
ApostleKellyClinical Associate ProfessorFraserRoyal Columbian Hospital
CalvertErikClinical Assistant ProfessorVancouverRichmond Hospital
DrydenPeterClinical Associate ProfessorVancouver IslandVictoria General Hospital
D'SaHeathcliffClinical InstructorFraserPeace Arch Hospital
GagneOliverClinical InstructorVancouverSt. Paul’s Hospitalogagne@footbridgeclinic.com
GoetzThomas JClinical ProfessorVancouverSt. Paul's Hospitaltom.goetz@ubc.ca
HindlePaulClinical InstructorVancouverSt. Paul's Hospitalphindle@PROVIDENCEHEALTH.BC.CA
HuangAdrian LeonardClinical Assistant ProfessorVancouverSt. Paul's Hospitaladrian.huang@ubc.ca
LodhiaParthClinical InstructorFraserEagle Ridge Hospitalparth.lodhia@ubc.ca
NachtJeffery LeslieClinical Associate ProfessorVancouverSt. Paul's Hospitaljeff.nacht@ubc.ca
PennerMurray JClinical ProfessorVancouverSt. Paul's HospitalMPenner@providencehealth.bc.ca
PereyBertrandClinical ProfessorFraserRoyal Columbian Hospital
PikeJeffreyClinical Associate ProfessorVancouverSt. Paul's Hospitaljeff.pike@ubc.ca
RobertsLauren ElizabethClinical Assistant ProfessorFraserBurnaby Hospital
Sadr HamedanyHoomanClinical InstructorVancouverSt. Paul's Hospitalhooman.sadr@ubc.ca
VeljkovicAndreaClinical Associate ProfessorVancouverSt. Paul's Hospital
WangCalvin Chung-KinClinical InstructorFraserAbbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre
WingKevin JClinical ProfessorVancouverSt. Paul's Hospital
YoungerAlastairProfessorVancouverSt. Paul's Hospitalalastair.younger@ubc.ca
ZeznikLaura AClinical Assistant ProfessorInteriorRoyal Inland Hospital