We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Lise Leveille as Director, Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) for the Department of Orthopaedics.
With her new appointment, effective August 1, 2020, Dr. Leveille will be responsible for the effective implementation of the undergraduate medical education program for the Department. She will ensure ongoing maintenance of a high-quality provincial curriculum, and provide leadership and direction to department education staff, Discipline Specific Site Leaders (DSSLs), and teaching faculty across all program and hospital sites.
Dr. Leveille’s academic journey began at Stanford University where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Biomechanical Engineering and Human Biology. She then returned home to Vancouver to pursue her medical training and orthopaedics residency at the University of British Columbia. She went on to complete her pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas before joining BC Children’s Hospital in 2015 as a staff pediatric orthopaedic surgeon. Her clinical practice focuses on pediatric sports medicine, acute knee injuries, gait analysis and orthopaedic management of neuromuscular conditions. Dr. Leveille is also the Medical Director of the Shriners Gait Lab at the Sunnyhill Health Centre, and has been a clinical faculty member with the UBC Department of Orthopaedics since 2015.
Dr. Leveille is excited to combine her clinical passion for orthopaedics and enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring to ensure that UBC medical students enjoy their experience in orthopaedics and establish a sound foundation of knowledge.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Lise Leveille!
I would like to express gratitude for the leadership that Dr. Paul Clarkson has provided over the years in the UGME Director role and for his work during curriculum renewal in developing new foundations for orthopaedic knowledge. I also wish to thank Dr. Nelson Greidanus for his management of Year 4 Electives and Dr. Jeff Nacht for his continued leadership of Year 3 Clerkships both during curriculum renewal and now through this exceptional time in finding innovative ways to deliver a high-quality experience during a pandemic. Dr. Nacht will continue until January 31, 2021 to support the transition.
Bas Masri, MD, FRCSC
Professor and Head, Department of Orthopaedics
The University of British Columbia and Vancouver Acute