Orthopedic Surgeons

Dr. Michael Lapner

What is your role at the GSSMC?

I am a hand and wrist surgeon in Edmonton. I see both acute and chronic hand and wrist injuries.

Do you hold any positions outside the clinic?

I am a faculty member in the Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Alberta.

What is your clinical specialty?

Hand and Wrist Surgery.

What did you study and where?

Hand and Upper Limb Fellowship; Western University, London, ON

Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship; University of British Columbia, BC

Microsurgery Diploma, University of Southern California, CA

Orthopaedic Residency Training Program (FRCSC); University of Ottawa, ON

Medical Doctor (MD); McMaster University, ON

Bachelor of Sciences (BSc); University of Ottawa

Do you have any specific research interests & publications?

My area of research interest includes clinical outcomes in hand and upper limb surgery (arthritis, trauma)

Please see pubmed listing: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=lapner+m

Do you work specific days/hours?

Most days!

Are you affiliated with any teams?


What is your favourite way to stay active?

Tennis, cycling, swimming, hockey, basketball.