Orthopaedic Surgery

Welcome to the website for the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Alberta. We are committed to excellence in musculoskeletal education, research and patient care.

*We regret that emails asking for surgical advice or sources of surgical information are not answered. Under the Canada Health Act, all patients must be referred to an orthopaedic surgeon by a family physician, therefore the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery cannot provide any surgical referrals*.

The University of Alberta's Division of Orthopaedic Surgery has 46 Surgeons and 18 Residents. The faculty are highly qualified with subspecialized fellowship training in all areas of orthopaedic surgery:

  • Spinal disorders including deformity correction
  • Primary and revision total joint arthroplasty
  • Complex fracture care
  • Arthroscopy/knee and shoulder reconstruction
  • Athletic injuries
  • Pediatric disorders
  • Foot and ankle disorders
  • Wrist and elbow disorders
  • Musculoskeletal oncology
Clinical and basic-science research is ongoing in all these areas and is supported by a well focused group of collaborative researchers. Medical students complete a 7-week block on MSK disorders in second year and a 2-week clinical rotation in fourth year. Elective students are always welcome.

The five year Residency Training Program encourages the development of a well trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who has the skills and knowledge to enter practice upon graduation. Opportunities are available for postgraduate research degrees.

Fellowship training programs are offered in Trauma, Arthroplasty, Arthroscopy, and Foot & Ankle *Spine – see neurosurgery

Residency Program

The goal of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at the University of Alberta is to produce an Orthopaedic surgeon who is well rounded. We aim to provide a complete educational experience in both research and clinical Orthopaedics with a proper mix of academic knowledge, operating room experience and outpatient experience. For details of the program and how to apply click here.