AAC Contact

For all inquiries or to reach any of member of the Executive, please email aac@canorth.org.

Dr. Ivan Wong

Dr. Ivan Wong

President
Dr. Jarret Woodmass

Dr. Jarret Woodmass

Vice-President
Dr. John Grant

Dr. John Grant

Membership
Dr. Brendan Sheehan

Dr. Brendan Sheehan

Secretary
Dr. Michael Pickell

Dr. Michael Pickell

Treasurer/Industry Relations
Dr. Michaela Kolpka

Dr. Michaela Kolpka

Fellowships
Dr. Ryan Degen

Dr. Ryan Degen

Advocacy
Dr. Ryan Martin

Dr. Ryan Martin

Advocacy
Dr. Devin Lemmex

Dr. Devin Lemmex

Wet Lab/Resident Lab
Dr. Allison Tucker

Dr. Allison Tucker

Education
Dr. Mark Sommerfeldt

Dr. Mark Sommerfeldt

Education
Dr. Moin Khan

Dr. Moin Khan

Research
Dr. Eva Gusnowski

Dr. Eva Gusnowski

Research
Dr. Alexis Rousseau-Saine

Dr. Alexis Rousseau-Saine

Communications
Dr. Marie-Eve LeBel

Dr. Marie-Eve LeBel

Communications
Dr. Jillian Kaspasian

Dr. Jillian Kaspasian

Resident/Fellow Liaison
Dr. Bogdan A. Matache

Dr. Bogdan A. Matache

CASEM Representative
Dr. Michael Carrol

Dr. Michael Carrol

CSES Representative
Dr. Rachael DaCuhna

Dr. Rachael DaCuhna

COFAS Representative
Dr. Adam Kwapisz

Dr. Adam Kwapisz

International Representative
Dr. Kyle Martin

Dr. Kyle Martin

International Representative

AAC Executive Team Members & Biographies

President: Dr. Ivan Wong
Vice President: (vacant)
Education: Dr. Joel Lobo, Jarret Woodmass
Wet Lab/Resident Lab: Dr. Mark Sommerfeldt
Advocacy: Dr. Moin Khan
Research: Dr. Sasha Carsen, Dr. Thierry Pauyo
Fellowships: Dr. Jas Chahal
Treasurer/Industry Relations: Dr. Nathan Urquhart
Secretary: Dr. Allison Tucker
Membership: Dr. John Grant
Resident/Fellow Liaison: Dr. Alexis Rousseau-Saine
Communications: Dr. Michaela Kopka, Dr. Marie-Eve LeBel
CASEM Representative: Dr. Brendan Sheehan
CSES Representative: Dr. Emilie Sandman
COFAS Representative: Dr. Matthew Lewington

Dr. Ivan Wong is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Health and Human Performance, and the School of Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University. He co-directs the Joint Preservation, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship program in Halifax, Canada.

He received his Master’s in Academic Medicine from the University of Southern California, and he completed his fellowship with Dr. Stephen Snyder at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute. He is also a certified fellow of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS) and the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM). He is the current President of the Arthroscopy Association of Canada (AAC) and the Chair of Research at the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Dr. Wong’s expertise lies in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries of the shoulder, hip, and knee. He has developed many innovative surgical techniques, including arthroscopic alternatives to some of the shoulder and hip’s most difficult problems. His current research focuses upon the use of human dermal allograft for rotator cuff construction, the use of distal tibial allograft for anatomic glenoid reconstruction in patients with recurrent shoulder instability, and the use of orthobiologics for the treatment of cartilage defects.​

Dr. Wong has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and has presented his research outcomes and surgical techniques at approximately 110 conferences around the world during the past decade.

Sasha Carsen  MD,CM  MBA  FRCSC

Dr. Carsen is an Orthopaedic surgeon with a focus on the orthopaedic management of pediatric, adolescent, and young adult injuries, with particular emphasis on the arthroscopic management of the young knee and hip. He is based at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Ottawa Hospital, and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Ottawa. A graduate of McGill University’s medical school and school of management, Orthopaedic Surgery residency training took place Ottawa, and was followed by a sub-specialty fellowship training in Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital. This was also followed by further fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at UBC and BC Children’s Hospital. Dr. Carsen is active within the Arthroscopy Association of Canada as a member of the executive team, the COA, the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine group, the Research in OsteoChondritis dissecans of the Knee (ROCK) study group, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Dr. Brendan Sheehan, MD, FRCSC, Dip.Sport.Med

Dr. Sheehan completed his Orthopaedic residency training at the University of Calgary, followed by subspecialty training in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He completed his Diploma in Sports Medicine through the Canadian Academy of Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2017. He is a member of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Saint John NB. He is an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Medicine at both Dalhousie and Memorial Universities. His practice is specialized in orthopaedic sports medicine. He holds the position of Secretary on the Executive Committee for the Canadian Orthopaedic Association as well as a position on the executive for the Arthroscopy Association of Canada.

Dre Emilie Sandman is an orthopaedic surgeon at the Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal (CIUSSS-NIM) and is an Associate Clinical Professor at the Surgical department of the University of Montreal.  She is also an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the Department of Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology of Concordia University and is an Associate Research Member of the PERFORM Center of Concordia University.

She first started her university studies by obtaining a Bachelor of Health Science in Physical Therapy at McGill University.  She then continued with a medical degree and a post-graduate diploma in Orthopaedic Surgery, within the Édouard-Samson Orthopaedic Program at University of Montreal.  Moreover, during her residency, she completed a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at University of Montreal and was on the Dean’s honor list of the medical faculty. Finally, she finished her training with a fellowship in Shoulder, Sports Medicine & Arthroscopic Surgery at McGill University.

She is a Pedagogical Leader at the Centre de Pédagogie Appliquée aux Sciences de la Santé (CPASS) of the University of Montreal, as well as the Pedagogical Leader within the Édouard-Samson Orthopaedic Program at University of Montreal. Furthermore, she is the Pedagogical Upper Extremity Fellowship director at the University of Montreal.

Dre Sandman is a member of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) committee of the Quebec Orthopaedic Association (AOQ) and is a member of the executive committee of the Arthroscopy Association of Canada (AAC) and of the Canadian Shoulder & Elbow Society (CSES). Dre Sandman’s research interests are oriented on Upper Extremity, Sports Medicine and Musculoskeletal Trauma.