Subspecialties | The Wrist and Elbow Society of Canada (WECAN)


New Members – Joining WECAN is Easy!

If you consider hand & wrist surgery to be part of your orthopaedic practice and you would like to become a WECAN member, just send a quick email to, and we will be happy to welcome you.

Membership categories:

  • Active Membership (Orthopaedic Surgeons)
  • Affiliate Membership (Researchers and Allied Health)
  • Associate Membership (Fellows and Residents)
  • Senior Membership (Retired from Practice)

Note: WECAN does not charge membership dues at this time.

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Co President: Ruby Grewal, MD MSc FRCSC – London, ON

Position: Associate Professor
Roth | McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care
Fellowships: Elbow, shoulder and hand surgery (London, Syndey Australia)
Areas of clinical interest: Elbow, hand and wrist surgery
Research interests: Clinical outcomes research

Dr. Grewal’s Pubmed publication list

Dr. Ruby Grewal received her MD degree at the University of British Columbia. Following completion of her orthopedic surgery residency at the University of British Columbia, she spent 2 years sub-specializing in upper extremity reconstruction and trauma. Her first fellowship was at the Hand and Upper Limb Centre in London, ON and her second fellowship was at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia. During her fellowship in London, she also completed a master’s degree in epidemiology and biostatistics. In 2006, she joined the Department of Surgery at the University of Western Ontario and is a co-director of the clinical research lab within the Roth | McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Center (HULC). Dr. Grewal is the Recipient of the 2013 Schulich Dean’s Award for Excellence.


Co-President: Neil J. White MD FRCSC – Calgary, AB

Dr. White is an enthusiastic surgeon and researcher. He has been South Health Campus Orthopaedic Research Lead since 2012. Dr. White also serves as Chair for the Canadian Orthopaedic Association Global Surgery Committee, and Co-chair of WECAN – a wrist and elbow Canadian Research working group.

Dr. White is also a proud husband, and father of two young children. When he is not working, he spends time on his bike or travelling with his family in search of great surf.


He completed his undergraduate degree at Western University (London, Ontario) and his medical degree at the University of British Columbia followed by Orthopaedic Residency training at the University of Calgary.

Dr. White completed two Fellowships. In 2009, he completed a Hand & Microvascular Surgery Fellowship at Columbia University in New York. In 2010 he travelled to Scotland and completed a Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship.

Secretary/Treasure: Braden Gammon, MD – Ottawa, ON

Chairman: Tom Goetz, MD – Vancouver, BC

Media Relations: Armin Badre, MD MSc FRCSC – Edmonton, AB

Position: Assistant Clinical Professor
Specialization/research interests: elbow, hand and wrist surgery
Fellowship: Elbow, hand and wrist surgery (Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre, London, Ontario)
Areas of clinical/research interest: Elbow, hand and wrist reconstruction, upper extremity trauma

Dr. Armin Badre graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine in 2012. He then completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training at the University of Alberta in 2017. Upon graduation, he went to the Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre (HULC), a world-renowned upper extremity specialized centre, to subspecialize in the management of complex elbow, hand, and wrist reconstruction and trauma. While at HULC, he also completed a Master of Science in Surgery focused on elbow biomechanics under the supervision of Drs. Graham King and Jim Johnson.

Dr. Badre joined the Western Upper Limb Facility (WULF) at Sturgeon Hospital in 2019. His clinical practice is focused on the management of various elbow, hand, and wrist conditions including arthroscopy, arthroplasty, and upper extremity trauma.

Dr. Badre has an academic appointment with the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and is involved with the teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows. He is quite keen on the advancement of knowledge through high-quality clinical and biomechanical research and is currently the research lead at WULF. He has published his work in a number of prestigious journals and presented at various national and international scientific meetings.

Visit Dr. Badre’s webpage for more information.

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