Reconstructive Arthroscopy

Direct Application Enquiries to:
Dr. J. Leith, Fellowship Director
c/o Ms. Sarah Hewitt
Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
Room 11299 – 2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC CANADA V5Z 1M9
Phone: 604-875-4111 x 23043
Fax: 604-875-4677
Email contact:

We are accepting applications for 2022
Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 30)
Deadline: September 30 annually
Stipend: $60,000 per year
Location: University of British Columbia Hospital

Goals and characteristics

The Reconstructive Arthroscopy and Athletic Injuries Fellowship at the University of British Columbia is a world-renowned Orthopaedic Fellowship designed to provide a complete experience in Arthroscopic Reconstruction in an academic tertiary referral setting. It offers high volume clinical exposure to arthroscopic reconstruction of the Shoulder and Knee. There is also sub-specialty exposure to Hip and Elbow Arthroscopy, Primary and Revision Shoulder Joint Replacement and Knee Osteotomy and Joint Replacement for interested fellows.

The Fellowship provides diverse exposure to the treatment and care of patients with activity related musculoskeletal injuries. The Fellow will participate in approximately 500 operative cases during the year, with more than 90% of these as the primary operating surgeon. The fellow is considered a junior faculty colleague and, in addition to surgical experience, collaboration on patient assessment and formulation of treatment pathways are encouraged through clinical patient reviews.

Academic responsibilities include participation in weekly rounds, resident seminar series and teaching for both resident and undergraduate students. Involvement in a research project with the ultimate goal of publication and presentation at a major scientific meeting is encouraged.

The fellowship is based at the University of British Columbia Hospital, along with satellite ambulatory surgery centers in the lower mainland of Vancouver. There is also an opportunity to participate in patient management at Fortius Sport & Health, one of Canada’s premier sports medicine and rehabilitation facilities for high level athletes. Clinical commitments are rostered so as to provide for an intensive and efficient professional experience. This allows for maximal enjoyment of the celebrated lifestyle of Vancouver and experience of surrounding areas including Whistler, North America’s greatest snow resort and home of the Alpine events at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Previous fellows have originated from Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, and Canada; and have gone on to have highly successful careers in major institutions worldwide.

Applicants are required to have completed an approved residency program.

If you are interested, please send an application. A complete application consists of:

  • Application
  • Current CV
  • 3 Reference Letters

All via email to myself is fine.

If you have any questions, please advise.

(Word | PDF) Application for Post Graduate Training