Emily Schaeffer


Pediatric Orthopaedics

Hospital Site:
Vancouver – BC Children’s Hospital

Emily first joined the department of Orthopaedic Surgery at British Columbia Children’s Hospital and Department of Orthopaedics at UBC in September 2014. She has an extensive background in basic science and translational research, holding a PhD in Experimental and Molecular Medicine from Dartmouth College.

Over the last 8 years, Emily has worked closely with Dr. Kishore Mulpuri to develop and expand their pediatric hip research program – the Hippy Lab. Much of her work has focused on the creation and expansion of the Hippy Global Registry Program, especially the Global Hip Dysplasia Registry (GHDR), the SCFE Longitudinal International Prospective (SLIP) Registry. Additionally, she co-founded the Hip Health Outcomes in Pediatrics (Hip Hope) Network – a growing global network dedicated to improving hip health worldwide. All of the Hippy Lab’s work is grounded on the principle of Local to Global to Local, promoting equitable, diverse and inclusive research, education and clinical care in a globally-relevant population.

As Research Director for the Orthopaedic Surgery Department of BC Children’s Hospital, Emily also supports the department’s growing research program by offering high level scientific advice and expertise on study ideas and methodology, and provides feedback on grant applications, manuscripts and protocols


For more information regarding Dr. Schaeffer’s published research, please click here.

Academic Background

  • BSc (Hons)
  • PhD