Discovery & Innovation

Advancing musculoskeletal care through multidisciplinary research

The Department of Orthopaedics at UBC enjoys an international reputation for outstanding musculoskeletal research. Our research environment is remarkable for its depth and breadth in the various sub-specialties within orthopaedics. As a clinical department, our research strengths are in the areas of outcomes research in orthopaedics, epidemiological research and quality improvement. Our world-class researchers are at the forefront of exciting new developments in clinical orthopaedics, musculoskeletal science, as well as applied biomedical engineering.

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With our increasing focus on scientific discovery and knowledge translation, our faculty members and their research programs are well integrated with two affiliated research centres.


The Department of Orthopaedics is comprised of 8 divisions committed to delivering excellence in patient care, research, and education.


It’s the people who make the Department of Orthopaedics such a great place to work, study, teach, and conduct research.