Shoulder & Upper Limb Fellowship

Number of Positions: 1
1 year (August 1 to July 31)
Location: St. Paul’s Hospital, Richmond Hospital, and BC Children’s Hospital
Salary & Benefits: $60,000 + Benefits (if applicable)

Fellowship Director: Dr. Adrian Huang
Fellowship Mentors: Dr. Adrian Huang, Dr. Fay Leung, Dr. Jeff Pike


The UBC Shoulder and Upper Limb Fellowship aims to graduate a highly competent shoulder and elbow surgeon who has the clinical expertise and leadership skills to enjoy an successful orthopaedic career. A comprehensive, full spectrum shoulder and elbow experience is offered through working with surgeons from upper limb and orthopaedic sports medicine backgrounds on a preceptor-based model. This allows the candidate to view shoulder and elbow problems from various perspectives and increase the tools they’ll have at their disposal. Supplementary clinical training in pediatric upper limb, hand and wrist or sports knee is accessible and can be tailored into the program but is not required.

In addition to clinical training, exposure to leadership and career building coaching is possible for interested candidates, as is the use of innovative technology including virtual reality and mixed/augmented reality in the clinical and academic setting. Regular access to cadaver labs is also available.

Research opportunities in clinical, biomechanical, cost, and value-based healthcare are available.


  • Participation in weekly shoulder and upper limb rounds
  • Engage in clinical resident and medical student teaching
  • Participate in research activities and complete 1 research project during the year with the expectation of publication and presentation at a major conference
  • Participation as 1st call in a level 3 trauma centre


  • Shoulder and elbow fellowship with possibility to add a focus on sports, hand/wrist or pediatric UE
  • Development of leadership skills

Last updated: April 2023