Division of Orthopaedic Trauma


Pierre Guy

The Division of Orthopaedic Trauma is comprised of 14 members based throughout the province.

Every year, thousands of British Columbians sustain critical injuries as a result of accidents. When multiple traumas, fractures, sprains and other bone and soft tissue injuries are suffered, the patient often requires the immediate attention of the orthopaedic trauma surgeon. The Division, which serves as the province’s quaternary referral centre for orthopaedic trauma, uses a helicopter landing facility located on the roof of the Jim Pattison Pavilion at Vancouver Acute for critically injured patients arriving from throughout British Columbia. The major focus for complex adult trauma is at the Vancouver Acute and the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster.

Intramedullary nailing is an area of specialization the Division employs in the treatment of long bone injuries. The Division also concentrates on the management of complex periarticular and pelvic fractures. Some of the more common surgical techniques in the treatment of fractures include internal fixation (aligning and immobilizing the break using plates and screws or a rod) and external fixation (inserting pins into the bone through the skin and applying a metal frame around the limb). Post-traumatic reconstructive surgery includes limb shortening and lengthening and is also an area of expertise.

Research Areas

  • Fracture care
  • Hip, pelvis and acetabulum fracture prevention, treatment and post injury function

Division Members

Last NameFirst NameFaculty RankPrimary DivisionRegionWork LocationBusiness Email
BlachutPiotrClinical Professor Emeritus
BroekhuyseHenry MClinical ProfessorTraumaVancouverVancouver General Hospitalhenry.broekhuyse@vch.ca
DonohoeErinClinical InstructorTraumaVancouver IslandCowichan District Hospital
DunwoodyJamesClinical Assistant ProfessorTraumaFraserBurnaby General Hospital
GuyPierreProfessor TraumaVancouverDiamond Health Care Centrepierre.guy@ubc.ca
LefaivreKelly AnnAssociate Professor TraumaVancouverDiamond Health Care Centrekelly.lefaivre@vch.ca
LemkeHelmut (Michael)Clinical Assistant ProfessorTraumaFraserRoyal Columbian Hospital
MalishDeanClinical Associate ProfessorTraumaVancouverVancouver General Hospitaldean.malish2@vch.ca
MeekRobert N
Clinical Professor Emeritus
O'BrienPeterAssociate Professor TraumaVancouverDiamond Health Care Centrepeter.obrien@vch.ca
PereyBertrandClinical ProfessorTraumaFraserRoyal Columbian Hospital
PotterJeffreyClinical InstructorTraumaVancouverVancouver General Hospitaljeffrey.potter@vch.ca
StoneTrevorClinical Associate ProfessorTraumaFraserRoyal Columbian Hospital
ViskontasDariusClinical Associate ProfessorTraumaFraserRoyal Columbian Hospital