Lions Gate Hospital – Adult Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery


Dr. Alan Baggoo

Dr. Victor Jando

Dr. Kostas Panagiotopoulos

Dr. Peter Zarkadas

Dr. Adam Sidky

Dr. Mark McConkey

Dr. Richard Nadeau

Dr. Shannon Samler

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Duration: 6-12 months
Deadline: Applications will be accepted at any time.
Remuneration: $96,000 – $144,000 per year

Location: Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, BC

Goals and characteristics
Lions Gate Hospital is a Level 2 Trauma Centre and Regional Referral Centre covering North & West Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast & Central Coast, and the Sea-to-Sky Corridor (Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton).  This teaching hospital is affiliated with the University of British Columbia. The Division of Orthopaedics is actively involved in the education of medical students, residents and fellows.

The orthopaedic trauma team performs approximately 1,500 cases per year, including a large volume of high energy extremity fractures, as well as multi-ligament knee injuries and periprosthetic fractures.  Due to the proximity to the Whistler Mountain Resort and Sea-to-Sky recreational regions, our team is also the primary referral group for sports-related injuries from these areas.  The orthopaedic surgeons at Lions Gate Hospital have approximately 45 hours per week of dedicated daytime operating room access to treat traumatic injuries and urgent orthopaedic conditions.

The goal of the fellowship is to increase the candidate’s knowledge and experience in the treatment of complex extremity injuries and their sequelae. The fellow rotates between eight orthopaedic trauma surgeons with elective subspecialties including foot/ankle, shoulder/elbow, sports medicine/joint preservation, and lower limb reconstruction (primary and revision hip/knee arthroplasty).  The fellowship is 6-12 months in duration and the fellow is expected to take call approximately 1-in-3 to 1-in-4 days/weekends. The fellow will operate approximately 4-5 days per week in the trauma room.  It is anticipated that the fellow will participate in up to 500 surgical cases in 6 months.  There may be opportunities to participate in elective surgical slates should the fellow be interested.  The fellow is also expected to engage in teaching medical students and residents, and to present at rounds.  There will be research opportunities available.

The fellow is required to have completed an accredited orthopaedic surgery residency program.  At this time, we can only accept candidates who have or will be eligible for a full orthopaedic license in British Columbia.