William Regan



Hospital Site:
Vancouver – UBC Hospital


Dr. Regan has been appointed to UBC Department of Orthopedics since 1990. Prior to that he was on staff at the University of Western Ontario. he is currently head of the Division of Arthroscopy since 1996. Prior to that he was Director of Undergraduate Education and directed the Department through curriculum renewal to the current problem-based learning. His practice is devoted to disorders of the upper extremity, shoulder and elbow. He continues to maintain an interest in sport and remains the Head Team Physician for the Vancouver Canucks Hockey Club, a position held for 20 years.

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests:

  • Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Arthroscopy of the Elbow


Regan WD, Lapner PC: Prospective Evaluation of Two Diagnostic Apprehension Signs for Posteo-Lateral Instability of the Elbow. J Shoulder and Elbow Surg, 15:3, 344-347, 2006.

Patel RV, Apostle K, Leith JM, Regan WD: Revision Arthroscopic Capsulo-labral reconstruction for recurrent instability of the shoulder. JBJS (British). November; 90(11): 1462-7, 2008.

Brooks- Hill AL, Regan WD: Extra- articular arthroscopic lateral elbow release. J. Arthroscopy; 2008 April; 24(4): 483-5.

Brooks-Hill A, Foster A, Hawkins R, Regan WD. Weber Osteotomy for Large Hill-Sacks Defect: Clinical and CT Assessments. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2013: Vol.471, Issue 8, p.2548- 2555.

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Academic Background

  • MD, University of Toronto
  • BA Biochemistry & Classics, Bowdoin College