Message from the Section Head
The Section of Orthopaedic Surgery was established at the University of Manitoba in 1907 with Dr. H.P.H. Galloway as the first Section Head.
The Section of Orthopaedic Surgery operates out of four main sites
within the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority:
- Health Sciences Centre
- Children’s Hospital
- Pan Am Clinic
- Concordia Hospital
The Section comprises of 25 full-time members, 10 residents and 8 Fellows. Specialties include Spine, Arthroplasty, Foot and Ankle, Hand, Sports, Trauma, Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity and Paediatrics.
Orthopaedic Academic Days continue to be offered in conjunction with the University of Saskatchewan, and we have been fortunate to have world-class visiting professors. Our visiting professor in 2020 was Dr. Pierre Guy from University of British Columbia. Previous years we have had renowned professors Dr. Charles Fisher from the University of British Columbia Spine Service, Dr. Ross Leighton from Halifax, and Dr. Richard Berger from the Mayo Clinic Hand Service. These continue to be landmark events for our faculty, fellows, and residents.
The Orthopaedic Skills Labs have been very successful for our residents and faculty. In 2019, we welcomed visiting professors Dr. Patrick Henry and Dr. Jasas Chalal from Toronto. Visiting professors from previous years include Dr. Mike Stuart from the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Misty Suri from New Orleans, Dr. Tony Romeo from Chicago, and Dr. Peter Lapner from Ottawa.
We are very proud that our residents have been distinguished in the top presentation awards at our Department of Surgery Annual Research Days. Dr. Mohit Bhandari, Academic Division Head for Orthopaedic Surgery at McMaster University was part of the Department's Annual Research Day back in 2014 as Keynote Speaker. In 2021, we again had Dr. Bhandari present at Orthopaedic Grand Rounds as COA President. Previously, we had visiting professor Dr. Mike McKee, Associate scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital with the University of Toronto present at Department of Surgery Grand Rounds.
Orthopaedic research continues to improve on multiple fronts. Orthopaedic Surgery was awarded the Best Research Section in the Department of Surgery in 2014.
Our Section continues to grow and deliver forward thinking through exciting and innovative research initiatives that are benefiting patient care, residents and other stakeholders in the Orthopaedic and academic communities. Thank you to our faculty who tirelessly give to make this Section one of the most well-rounded and stable Orthopaedic Sections in the country.
We look forward to exciting times in the future!
Please refer to the Pan Am Foundation Annual Report at