Vancouver Acute – Adult Spine

Charles Fisher MD, MHSc, FRCSC
Marcel Dvorak MD, FRCSC
Brian Kwon MD, PhD, FRCSC
Scott Pacquette MD, Med, FRCSC
John Street MD, PhD, FRCSI
Tamir Ailon MD, MPH, FRCSC
Nicolas Dea MD, MSc, FRCSC
Raphaele Charest-Morin MD, FRCSC

Direct Application Enquiries to:
Dr. Kwon and Dr. Paquette
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 2021
Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Stipend: $65,000.00 Canadian
Location: Vancouver Hospital Spine Program and Acute Spinal Cord Injury Unit

Goals & Characteristics
Vancouver Acute and the University of British Columbia offer a comprehensive interdisciplinary orthopaedic and neurosurgical fellowship in all aspects of adult spinal care. One and two year fellowships with basic science research opportunities in biomedical engineering and regeneration neurobiology are offered.

Working with combinations of 8 spine surgeons, Fellows will participate in the care of 30-40 inpatients, including those at the regional Acute Spinal Cord Injury Unit. The interdisciplinary Back Pain Clinic, hospital based private offices, and outpatient clinics provide exposure to elective and emergent cases and opportunities for follow-up and new patient evaluation. Elective referral practices expose the Fellow to a balanced evidence-based approach to the treatment of degenerative disease, tumors, infections, inflammatory arthritis, and complex deformity. An active research program presents many research opportunities. Active participation in the academic program and completion of a research project to the point of publication, are mandatory for successful completion of the fellowship. Areas of emphasis in the program include the management of acute spinal cord injuries, spine fractures, inflammatory arthritis of the spine, metastatic epidural cord compression, spine education, acute and degenerative disc disease, and several ongoing prospective randomized surgical trials. Collaboration with the Division of Orthopaedic Engineering is also ongoing. Vancouver is one of the most scenic areas of western Canada, with superb year-round arts, entertainment, sports and recreation.

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.

(Word | PDF) Application for Post Graduate Training