Bones, Muscles + Joints

Committed to leading edge clinical care, research and training in foot and ankle, upper extremity and acute orthopaedics.


The Department of Orthopaedics is comprised of eleven full time Orthopaedics surgeons, focused on foot and ankle, upper extremity (shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand) and acute orthopaedics (hip and knee reconstruction). The department offers specialized clinics at St. Paul’s Hospital's (SPH) Shoulder, Wrist and Hand Clinic as well as in partnership with Footbridge Clinic to provide rapid access consultation for foot and ankle, hip and knee arthritis and sports medicine. The care in these areas is triaged on to surgeons either at referral or after rapid access consultation.

Outpatient Programs + Clinics

For a list of our outpatient programs and clinics click here.

Research and Education

The SPH Department of Orthopaedics is a major component of the UBC Department of Orthopaedic academic program. Our department provides training for UBC residents, subspecialty fellows and medical students. In addition, two highly recognized fellowship programs are offered: Foot and Ankle Adult Reconstruction and Hand and Upper Extremity. Annually, our fellowship program trains accomplished orthopaedic surgeons from Canada, United States and other international locations.

The upper extremity and foot and ankle research offices are located in St. Paul’s hospital. Over 100 co-op students and volunteers have been trained at the research offices. The research programs have contributed over 200 internationally recognized articles on topics such as minimally invasive surgery, ankle arthritis and wrist fractures. This research has been internationally recognized by awards and grants.

Members of the Department:

Dr. Murray Penner, Department Head of Providence Health Care (PHC) Orthopaedics and Regional Head of Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCHA) & PHC

Dr. Oliver Gagne

Dr. Tom Goetz

Dr. Adrian Huang

Dr. Jeff Pike

Dr. Hooman Sadr

Dr. Keith Stothers

Dr. Tamim Umran

Dr. Andrea Veljkovic

Dr. Kevin Wing

Dr. Alastair Younger


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Contact Hours and Location

Department Administrator
1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6
Phone: 604-806-9049 (non-clinical and non-surgical inquiries only)
Administration hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm