Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics


Anthony Cooper

The Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics is based at British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital.

The spectrum of clinical conditions seen include: pediatric trauma, developmental and early degenerative problems that affect the spine, hip, foot and ankle as well as the upper extremity. The individual diagnostic list is exceedingly long, including but not restricted to, congenital dislocation of the hip, clubfoot, brachial plexus, palsy, cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, vascular anomalies, myelomeningocele, neurofibromatosis and orthopaedic oncology.

BC Children’s Hospital has a robust research program focused broadly on the prospective collection of outcomes to improve patient quality of life and clinical care. Surgeons and researchers within the department lead and participate in large multicentre international registries and studies for patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), cerebral palsy, limb deformity, elbow fractures, and idiopathic and non-idiopathic scoliosis. Quality improvement/quality assurance projects have also been undertaken in order to establish a point-of-care ultrasound clinic for infants with DDH, and to develop the first province/state-wide Hip Surveillance Program for Children with Cerebral Palsy in North America. The long-term department vision is to collect comprehensive prospective outcomes for all pediatric orthopaedic patients.

Research Areas

  • Global outcomes for pediatric hip conditions (DDH, SCFE, Perthes, hip displacement in CP)
  • Quality of life and clinical outcomes for children with limb deformities
  • Pediatric traumatic fracture management
  • Innovative treatment methods for scoliosis
  • Pediatric knee injuries

Division Members

Last NameFirst NameFaculty RankPrimary DivisionSecondary DivisionRegionWork Location
AlvarezChristine MClinical ProfessorPediatricsVancouverBC Children's Hospital
BeauchampRichardClinical Professor EmeritusPediatricsVancouver
BellMichael HClinical Professor EmeritusPediatricsVancouver
BhatnagarTimothy BrahmAssistant Professor (Partner)PediatricsResearchVancouverBC Children's Hospital
BlackAlexander HClinical InstructorPediatricsResearchVancouverSunny Hill Health Centre for Children
CooperAnthony PhilipClinical Associate ProfessorPediatricsVancouverBC Children's Hospital
GhagArvinderaClinical Associate ProfessorPediatricsVancouverBC Children's Hospital
LeveilleLise AnniqueClinical Assistant ProfessorPediatricsVancouverBC Children's Hospital
MiyanjiFirozClinical ProfessorPediatricsVancouverBC Children's Hospital
MulpuriKishoreProfessor (Grant Tenure)PediatricsVancouverBC Children's Hospital
PiraniShafiqueClinical ProfessorPediatricsFraserRoyal Columbian Hospital
ReillyChristopherAssociate Professor (Grant Tenure)PediatricsVancouverBC Children's Hospital
SchaefferEmily KatherineResearch AssociatePediatricsResearchVancouverBC Children's Hospital
SimmondsAndreaClinical InstructorPediatricsVancouverBC Children's Hospital
TarchalaMagdelenaClinical InstructorPediatricsFraserRoyal Columbian Hospital
TredwellStephenProfessor Emeritus Pediatrics Vancouver