Our Leadership

Bassam A. Masri

Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
3rd Floor, 2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9

Tel: 604-875-5767 ext. #4
Fax: 604-732-6286

Email: bas.masri@vch.ca
Assistant: Melanie St. Pierre @ melanie.stpierre@vch.ca

Dr. Masri currently serves as Professor and Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia. He also serves as the Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at Vancouver Acute (Vancouver General and University Hospitals). His area of practice is restricted to Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction and Replacement and to Musculoskeletal Oncology through affiliation with the BC Cancer Agency. He is the Head of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Group for the Surgical Oncology Network at the BC Cancer Agency. In addition, Dr. Masri is a member of the Executive and Board of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association, a member of the Knee Society and the Hip Society. He has authored numerous research and review articles and book chapters and has lectured extensively throughout North America and Overseas.

Dr. Bassam Masri
Professor & Head

Dr. Peter O’Brien
Deputy Chair

Dr. Tom Oxland
Associate Head Research

Dr. Robert McCormack
Associate Head Fraser

The Department of Orthopaedics at UBC was founded in 1951. We are fortunate to have had the inspired leadership of four successive outstanding leaders, including Dr. F.P.Patterson, Dr. Ken Morton, Dr. Robert McGraw and Dr. Clive Duncan. To paraphrase the words of Isaac Newton – “We stand so tall and see so far because we are supported on the shoulders of giants.”

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Frank P. Patterson, MD, CM, DSc(Hon), FRCS(C), FACS
Professor and Head
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery 1951 - 1973

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Kenneth S. Morton
MD, FRCS(C)
Professor and Head
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery 1973 - 1984

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Robert W. McGraw
MD, FRCS(C)
Professor and Head
Department of Orthopaedics
1984-1995

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Clive P. Duncan
MD, FRCS(C)
Professor and Head
Department of Orthopaedics
1996-2006