Fellowship Director: Dr. Darius Viskontas
Fellowship Mentors: Dr. Kelly Apostle, Dr. Bert Perey, Dr. Trevor Stone, Dr. Darius Viskontas
The Royal Columbian Hospital is a level 1 trauma hospital and regional referral centre for over 1.6 million people in the Fraser Valley. It is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. The Department of Orthopaedics is actively involved in the teaching of medical students, residents and fellows and participates in many research studies at a local and international level with the support of dedicated research staff.
The orthopaedic trauma team performs over 1700 orthopaedic trauma cases per year including pelvic, acetabular, extremity fractures including hand injuries and periprosthetic fractures on an emergent and urgent basis. On an elective basis, multiple patients with malunions, nonunions, infections, multi-planar deformities, bone loss and multi-ligament knee injuries are treated.
The orthopaedic trauma fellow rotates between four orthopaedic trauma surgeons with subspecialties including foot and ankle, hand and orthopaedic trauma.
The fellowship is one year in length and the fellow is expected to do call at an approximate 1:4 ratio.
The fellow is also expected to participate in teaching medical students and residents, present at rounds, participate in department research activities and to complete one research project during the year.
Program Goals & Objectives:
- Increase the Fellow’s knowledge and experience in the treatment of the multiply injured patient, isolated traumatic injuries and their acute and late sequelae.
- High volume of trauma cases with abundant surgical exposure.
- Attending surgeons with multiple subspecialty interests (arthroplasty, foot and ankle, hand and upper extremity) to complement trauma reconstructive experience.
Last updated: June 2020