Congratulations are extended to UBC Orthopaedics Professor, Dr. Pierre Guy, who was named the Canadian Orthopaedic Association’s 2nd President Elect during the Association’s recent virtual Annual Meeting.
“I am both honoured and humbled by the nomination” says Dr. Guy. “I know that many surgeons are contributing to improving musculoskeletal care in Canada and I look forward to serving them and the Association.”
Dr. Guy is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital. Originally from Montreal, he moved to British Columbia in 2003 when he joined the UBC Department of Orthopaedics. He is a Professor at UBC, where he also heads the Division of Orthopaedic Trauma.
His research focuses on the area of orthopaedic trauma, with an emphasis on hip fractures in older individuals, and their impact on society. He works in multi-disciplinary teams with Engineers, Biostatisticians, and with Clinical Trialists to take on impactful research questions. Dr. Guy has received peer-reviewed funding for his research work and for large-scale quality improvement/implementation work, notably the BC Hip Fracture Redesign initiative. He has used his research to change practice, and to impact clinical practice guidelines in B.C. and beyond. Dr. Guy has published 144 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.
He teaches orthopaedic trauma locally to students, residents, fellows, and other surgeons through CME initiatives, and has widely contributed to teaching nationally and internationally through the AO, the OTA and (of course) the COA.
Pierre has a long track record of service with the COA: he served as Program Chair of two Annual General Meetings (Montreal 2005 and Whistler 2009), and served on various committees, including the CPD, Membership and Standards committees. As the current President and Chair of the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation (COF), he has been a member of the COA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
He joined the COF’s Board of Directors in 2013 and has served as Chair and President since 2018. As Chair, his two priorities have been the involvement of orthopaedic subspecialties and patient advocacy, including the #FastTrackCare campaign.
Dr. Pierre Guy will become the COA’s 78th President in 2023 at the Annual Meeting in Calgary, AB. Please join us in congratulating him on this tremendous achievement.
A version of this story originally appeared on the Canadian Orthopaedic Association website.