Dr. Anthony Costa joins 2021 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship in Calgary as Event Chief Medical Officer
October 18, 2021
Dr. Anthony Costa, Clinical Instructor with the UBC Department of Orthopaedics and orthopaedic surgeon in Prince George, served as Event Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Women’s World Championship held August 20 – 31, 2021 at the WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta. The 2021 championship, […]
Faculty Spotlight – Duncan Jacks
October 15, 2021
Meet Dr. Duncan Jacks! He is a Clinical Instructor with the UBC Department of Orthopaedics and leads the Victoria Enhanced Recovery Arthroplasty (VERA) program. His combined passion for skiing and medicine has led him to serve internationally as team physician with Alpine Canada and on the downhill ski race course during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. He continues to work with the Blackcomb Ski Patrol.
Join us for an online info session and discussion of the UBC Orthopaedics Residency Program and our CaRMS application process from the perspective of faculty and residents.
Dr. F.P. Patterson inducted into the VCH Medical Staff Hall of Honour on October 18, 2021
October 4, 2021
The late Dr. F.P. Patterson, founder and longtime head of UBC and VGH Orthopaedics, will be inducted in the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Medical Staff Hall of Honour in a ceremony on October 18, 2021. Dr. Patterson was a dynamic person and well known in orthopaedics around the world.
Meet our 2021 Incoming Clinical Fellows!
September 20, 2021
We are thrilled to welcome 24 clinical fellows to UBC Department of Orthopaedics from across the globe in 2021. Each of our new fellows brings outstanding accomplishments and a deep commitment to the highest standards of clinical care. Clinical fellowships in the Department of Orthopaedics at UBC provide opportunities for trainees to expand their knowledge […]
Dr. Joshua Giles Receives 2021 MSFHR Scholar Award
September 15, 2021
We are pleased to congratulate UBC Orthopaedics Affiliate Assistant Professor, Dr. Joshua Giles, on receiving a 2021 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Scholar Award. The MSFHR Scholar Program supports early-career health researchers in building innovative health research programs, training the next generation of scientists, and expanding their potential to make significant contributions to […]
Faculty Spotlight – Dena Shahriari
September 15, 2021
Meet Dr. Dena Shahriari, an Assistant Professor with the UBC Department of Orthopaedics and UBC School of Biomedical Engineering. She leads the BioAugmentative Interfaces Laboratory at the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD) in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her research lives at the intersection of materials science, electrical engineering, and medicine.
In the News! Dr. Kelly Lefaivre MEDamorphosis Podcast: “What Does an Orthopedic Surgeon Look Like Anyways?”
August 24, 2021
Dr. Kelly Lefaivre, UBC Orthopaedics Associate Professor and orthopaedic trauma surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital, chats with MEDamorphosis Podcast hosts Crystal Gong and Iman Lahouaoula about the process of choosing a specialty, the value of strong mentorship, and the unique road for women in a traditionally male-dominated field. Listen to the full interview: Share this […]
Dr. James McEwen Appointed to the Order of British Columbia
August 16, 2021
Congratulations to UBC Orthopaedics and UBC School of Biomedical Engineering Adjunct Professor,
Dr. James McEwen on his appointment to the Order of British Columbia, the Province’s highest form of recognition.
Dr. Babak Shadgan Attends 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games as Medical Director of Wrestling Competitions
July 22, 2021
The International Olympic Committee has amended its “Faster, Higher, Stronger” motto to include the word ‘Together’, highlighting the need for solidarity during difficult times such as the COVID-19 pandemic. At this year’s 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, finding and sustaining the proper balance of safety and togetherness has never been more challenging. Dr. […]
Dr. Pierre Guy Named COA 2nd President Elect
July 22, 2021
Congratulations are extended to UBC Orthopaedics Professor, Dr. Pierre Guy, who was named the Canadian Orthopaedic Association’s 2nd President Elect during the Association’s recent virtual Annual Meeting. “I am both honoured and humbled by the nomination” says Dr. Guy. “I know that many surgeons are contributing to improving musculoskeletal care in Canada and I look […]
The Canadian Football League (CFL) recently appointed Dr. Bob McCormack and Dr. Dhiren Naidu as its Chief Medical Officers.
McCormack and Naidu will lead a CFL Medical Committee comprised of top health professionals and executives from the league and its clubs.
Congratulations UBC Orthopaedics Professor and Head, Dr. Kishore Mulpuri, on becoming the 76th President of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA)! As President, Dr. Mulpuri will become the chair of COA’s Executive Committee. The Executive Committee meets a minimum of ten times annually and addresses issues related to planning, programs, staffing, and the implementation of COA’s […]
Faculty Spotlight – Raphaele Charest-Morin
July 7, 2021
RAPHAELE CHAREST-MORINCLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Division:Spine Site:Vancouver – Vancouver General Hospital Can you share a little bit about your educational background and journey, and how you got to where you are today? What inspired you to work in orthopaedics, specifically spine surgery? I was born and raised in Québec city. For as long as I can […]