Pierre Guy


Orthopaedic Trauma

Hospital Site:
Vancouver – Vancouver General Hospital

Dr. Pierre Guy is a Professor and clinician-scientist with the UBC Department of Orthopaedics, where he heads the Division of Orthopaedic Trauma. His medical training and residency were completed at McGill University, followed by orthopaedic trauma fellowships in Hannover and Berlin, Germany and at UBC. Dr. Guy also holds a Master’s degree (MBA) from the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. He is a practicing Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon at BC’s level 1 Trauma Centre, Vancouver General Hospital. He is a founding member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society and an active member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.

Dr. Guy’s research is focused on hip, pelvis and acetabulum fracture prevention, treatment and post injury function. He collaborates with Mechanical, Electrical and Materials Engineers to evaluate the mechanism of fractures and imaging using novel techniques. He pursues clinical research trials and health services research, and collaborates with Government to realize Quality Improvement projects. He respectively co-leads the BC Hip Fracture Redesign project and the Canadian Hip Fracture Collaborative. His interdisciplinary team includes graduate students, clinical-residents, engineering trainees, epidemiologists, and bio-statisticians.

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests:

  • Hip Fractures
  • Prevention and Treatment
  • Health Services Research
  • Quality Improvement Surgical Care Optimization


Health Services Research: Sobolev B, Guy P, Sheehan KJ, Kuramoto L, Sutherland JM, Levy AR, Blair JA, Bohm E, Kim JD, Harvey EJ, Morin SN, Beaupre L, Dunbar M, Jaglal S, Waddell J; Canadian Collaborative Study of Hip Fractures. Mortality effects of timing alternatives for hip fracture surgery. CMAJ. 2018 Aug 7; 190(31):E923-E932. PMID: 30087128; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6078777

Clinical Study: White TO, Guy P, Cooke CJ, Kennedy SA, Droll KP, Blachut PA, O’Brien PJ. The results of early primary open reduction and internal fixation for treatment of OTA 43.C-type tibial pilon fractures: a cohort study. J Orthop Trauma. 2010 Dec;24(12):757-63. PubMed PMID: 21076248

Engineering collaboration: de Bakker PM, Manske SL, Ebacher V, Oxland TR, Cripton PA, Guy P. During sideways falls proximal femur fractures initiate in the superolateral cortex: evidence from high-speed video of simulated fractures. J Biomech. 2009 Aug 25;42(12):1917-25. PubMed PMID: 19524929

Clinical-Laboratory research: Farouk O, Krettek C, Miclau T, Schandelmaier P, Guy P, Tscherne H. Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis: does percutaneous plating disrupt femoral blood supply less than the traditional technique? J Orthop Trauma. 1999 Aug; 13(6):401-6. PubMed PMID: 10459598

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

Academic Background

  • MBA, Concordia University, John Molson School of Business
  • MD, McGill University