Marcel Dvorak


Orthopaedic Spine Surgery

Hospital Site:
Vancouver – Vancouver General Hospital

Dr. Marcel Dvorak is a Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia and holds the Cordula & Günter Paetzold Chair of Clinical Spinal Cord Injury Research. He was the Head of the Division of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics at Vancouver General Hospital and the Medical Director of the Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program from 2004 until 2014.

His clinical practice is restricted to adult spine surgery with special interests and focus on major adult deformity (scoliosis and kyphosis), traumatic injuries of the spine, and spinal cord injury.

Dr. Dvorak is a member of the Cervical Spine Research Society, Scoliosis Research Society, North American Spine Society, Canadian Spine Society and the AO Spine International Knowledge Forum on Spine Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury. He is on the Executive of the Association for Collaborative Spine Research and is the former Scientific Director of the Rick Hansen Institute.

Dr. Marcel Dvorak has authored over 190 peer-reviewed publications and is in high demand as an educator and lecturer, having given over 300 scientific presentations to a wide variety of audiences at major conferences around the globe while supervising the training of over 56 graduate students and spine fellows.

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests:

  • Major adult deformity (scoliosis and kyphosis)
  • Traumatic injuries of the spine
  • Spinal cord injury

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

Academic Background

  • MD