Division of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery


Nicolas Dea

The UBC Division of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery is home to some of Canada’s most pre-eminent orthopaedic and neurosurgical spine surgeons.

The Vancouver Spine Surgery Program at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is BC’s only specialized centre for spine and spinal cord injuries and is 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, the Division 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, the Division’s team of surgeons and specialists work collaboratively for the benefit of patients. The Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Division believes 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.

Research Areas

  • Acute spinal cord injuries
  • Major adult deformity
  • Management of spine trauma
  • Clinical outcomes of spine surgery
  • Spine tumours and oncology

Fellowship Opportunities

Division Members

Last NameFirst NameFaculty RankPrimary DivisionSecondary DivisionRegionWork LocationBusiness Email
BishopPaul BurtonClinical ProfessorSpineVancouverVancouver General Hospitalpaul.bishop@vch.ca
BondMichaelClinical InstructorSpineFraserSurrey Memorial Hospitalmichael.bond@ubc.ca
Charest-MorinRaphaeleAssistant Professor (Partner)SpineVancouverVancouver General Hospitalraphaele.charestmorin@vch.ca
DeaNicholasAssociate Faculty MemberSurgerySpineVancouvernicolas.dea@vch.ca
DvorakMarcel F SProfessor (Grant Tenure)SpineVancouverBlusson Spinal Cord Centremarcel.dvorak@ubc.ca
FisherCharlesProfessor (Grant Tenure)SpineVancouverBlusson Spinal Cord Centrecharles.fisher@vch.ca
KwonBrianProfessor (Tenure)SpineVancouverBlusson Spinal Cord Centrebrian.kwon@ubc.ca
MaloonStephenClinical InstructorSpineVancouverSurrey Memorial Hospitalstephen.maloon@ubc.ca
NadeauMelissaClinical Assistant ProfessorSpineFraserSurrey Memorial Hospital
PaquetteScottAssociate Faculty MemberSurgerySpineVancouverscott.paquette@vch.ca
StreetJohn ThomasAssociate Professor (Grant Tenure)SpineVancouverBlusson Spinal Cord Centrejohn.street@vch.ca
WingPeterClinical Professor EmeritusSpineVancouverpeter.wing@vch.ca