Division of Lower Limb Reconstruction & Oncology


Donald Garbuz

The Division of Lower Limb Reconstruction and Oncology involves reconstruction of the hip and knee as well as treatment of benign and malignant soft tissue and bone tumors.

With the aging population, disorders affecting joints, in particular arthritis, are becoming more prevalent. For this reason, there is an increased demand for surgeons who specialize in reconstruction of arthritic joints. Faculty members within the Division are providers of services that have such a profound impact on quality of life improvement, particularly hip and knee replacements. In addition, the Division is comprised of members who sub-specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant soft tissue and bone tumours. Today, with the expertise of Orthopaedic Surgeons and multidisciplinary support, highly specialized complex limb reconstruction surgery is often possible, which has revolutionized the care of musculoskeletal cancer patients.

The Division of Lower Limb Reconstruction and Oncology is committed to the ongoing development of high-quality research. The division promotes ongoing active participation of trainees to develop and guide their academic research goals and skills which leads to frequent publications. The high volume of complex and primary arthroplasty allows for a broad range of possible outcomes research. The Division has published several landmark studies, including large clinical trials, which have gone on to acclaim international awards and prestige in the field of reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery. We encourage participation in national and international conferences to promote research networking and collaboration.

Research Areas

  • Adverse local tissue reactions to prosthetic implants
  • Outcomes of research in arthroplasty
  • Periprosthetic infections

Division Members

Last NameFirst NameFaculty RankPrimary DivisionSecondary DivisionRegionWork Location
BhachuSandeepClinical InstructorReconstructionFraserRidge Meadows Hospital & Health Care Centre
BrownDavid (Sean)Clinical InstructorReconstructionFraserSurrey Memorial Hospital
BubbarVikrantClinical InstructorReconstructionFraserPeace Arch Hospital
ClarksonPaulClinical ProfessorReconstructionPediatricsVancouverVancouver General Hospital
DayChrisClinical InstructorReconstructionFraserAbbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre
DuncanCliveProfessor EmeritusReconstructionVancouver
GarbuzDonaldProfessor (Grant Tenure)ReconstructionVancouverDiamond Health Care Centre
GathaMarkClinical InstructorReconstructionVancouverRichmond Hospital
GreidanusNelsonAssistant Professor (Grant Tenure)ReconstructionVancouverDiamond Health Care Centre
GrunauPeter DavidClinical InstructorReconstructionFraserBurnaby General Hospital
HarderDavid HProfessor EmeritusReconstructionFraser
HowardLisa ChristineAssistant Professor (Partner)ReconstructionVancouverVancouver General Hospital
JacksDuncanClinical Assistant ProfessorReconstructionArthroscopyVancouver IslandRoyal Jubilee Hospital
JandoVictorClinical InstructorReconstructionTraumaVancouverLions Gate Hospital
JohnsonChadClinical InstructorReconstructionVancouverRichmond Hospital
LevyNimrodClinical Assistant ProfessorReconstructionComprehensiveVancouver IslandCowichan District Hospital
MasriBassam AProfessor (Tenure)ReconstructionVancouverVancouver General Hospital
McGrawRobertProfessor EmeritusReconstructionVancouver
MunkPeterAssociate Faculty MemberRadiologyReconstructionVancouver
NadeauRichard PeterClinical InstructorReconstructionVancouverLions Gate Hospital
NeufeldKeith Robert JohnClinical InstructorReconstructionFraserSurrey Memorial Hospital
NeufeldMichaelClinical InstructorReconstructionVancouverVancouver General Hospital
NevinJenniferClinical InstructorReconstructionVancouverVancouver General Hospital
NielsenTorstenAssociate Faculty MemberPathologyReconstructionVancouver
PanagiotopoulosKostasClinical Assistant ProfessorReconstructionVancouverLions Gate Hospital
PateGraham CClinical ProfessorReconstructionFraserBurnaby General Hospital
SmitBernardus HendrikusClinical InstructorReconstructionFraserPeace Arch Hospital
SmithErasmus Jacobus (Cobus)Clinical InstructorReconstructionVancouver IslandNanaimo Regional General Hospital
StothersKeith AClinical Associate ProfessorReconstructionVancouverSt. Paul's Hospital
UmranTamimClinical Associate ProfessorReconstructionVancouverSt. Paul's Hospital