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Dr. Alastair Younger recognized by the Canadian Orthopaedic Association

December 9, 2020

We are proud to announce that UBC Orthopaedics faculty member, Dr. Alastair Younger, is the recipient of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association’s (COA) President’s Award for Excellence in 2020.


Orthopaedic Trauma Clinic at Vancouver General Hospital ranked among world’s best

November 24, 2020

The Orthopaedic Trauma Clinic at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) has recently been ranked as one of the top 30 orthopaedic trauma hospitals in the world by Newsweek!


Register to attend our virtual Grand Rounds!

November 9, 2020

Are you thinking of applying to the UBC Orthopaedics Residency program? We’re opening our Grand Rounds to prospective applicants! Grand Rounds involve both faculty and current trainees, who will share new and innovative research, and current issues and trends in orthopaedics. Register to attend a session to get a glimpse into what our Grand Rounds […]


UBC Orthopaedics welcomes Dr. Dena Shahriari

November 7, 2020

The Department of Orthopaedics, ICORD, and the UBC School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) welcomes Dr. Dena Shahriari to our growing team of talented faculty members looking to make an impact on global health and healthcare. Dr. Shahriari’s passion in research lies in the intersection of biomaterials, optoelectronic devices, and neuroscience. As a biomaterials scientist and […]

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Donald Garbuz elected to Hip Society’s presidential line

October 30, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Donald Garbuz on being elected to the presidential line of the Hip Society. His term as Third Vice President will officially begin in March 2021. He will then continue on in the presidential line and will be president of the hip society in 2024. As Professor and head of the Division of Lower […]


Thanks for attending our first residency program info night!

October 29, 2020

Thank you to everyone who attended the first UBC Orthopaedics Residency Program Info Night on October 8, 2020! With CaRMS going virtual and visiting electives cancelled, we recognized how challenging it would be for applicants to learn about residency programs. In response to all the changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic for medical students across […]


Alumni Profile – Dr. Kate Ball

October 21, 2020

KATE BALLBSc, MD, FRCSC UBC Orthopaedics Residency Program, 2008 Hometown:London, ON Current Location:Nelson, NZ Why did you choose the UBC Orthopaedics Residency Program? I chose UBC because I knew it was a strong training program. I had great mentors at UBC and I love the city of Vancouver! What do you consider some of your […]

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Dr. Jordan Leith featured in UBC Thunderbird Alumni Profile series

October 20, 2020

UBC Orthopaedics Clinical Associate Professor, Dr. Jordan Leith, was recently featured in the UBC Thunderbird Alumni Profile series. Learn more about his time as a student football athlete and how he applies his varsity athletic experience with UBC in his career today: Thunderbird Alumni Profile – Dr. Jordan Leith


Research could change how blood pressure is managed in spinal cord injury patients

October 20, 2020

A new story from the UBC Faculty of Medicine describes how researchers are challenging the current standard for managing blood pressure in people with spinal cord injury.


Dr. Babak Shadgan receives Peter Wall COVID-19 Solutions Award

October 16, 2020

UBC Orthopaedics Assistant Professor, Dr. Babak Shadgan, was recently named as one of the COVID-19 Wall Solutions award recipients! The COVID-19 Wall Solutions Initiative supports innovative projects aimed towards practical solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences to society. The Wall Solutions project winners demonstrate a wide range of challenging issues being addressed by […]


Orthopaedics Residency Program Online Info Night Sessions

October 15, 2020

NEW SESSIONS ADDED! Register now to attend one of our upcoming Residency Program Online Info Night sessions!


Alumni Profile – Dr. Jennifer Nevin

October 7, 2020

Meet Dr. Jennifer Nevin! A graduate of the UBC Orthopaedics Residency Program.

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Island Health pilot project improves surgical patient recovery

October 6, 2020

UBC Orthopaedics Clinical Instructor, Dr. Duncan Jacks, is the lead orthopaedic surgeon under Island Health’s new Victoria Enhanced Recovery Arthroplasty (VERA) program. The program involves a new way of controlling pain and anesthesia before, during, and after surgery, to reduce post-surgical pain and shorten patient recovery time. With hip and knee replacements in high demand, […]

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Spinal cord injury research at UBC receives $48M grant

October 1, 2020

UBC researchers, Dr. Brian Kwon, Dr. Babak Shadgan, and Dr. Chris West, are part of an international team that has received a $48 million grant (US$36.5M) for research aiming to improve long-term outcomes for patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). The five-year project—made possible through a grant from the United States Defence Advanced Research Project […]


Dr. Brian Kwon wins inaugural Craig H. Neilsen Visionary Prize

September 10, 2020

UBC Orthopaedics Professor, Dr. Brian Kwon, is one of three winners of the inaugural Craig H. Neilsen Visionary Prize!