People Category: Faculty

Rizhi Wang

Rizhi Wang

Biomaterials Biomaterials is a newly developed field that combines two technologies key to the prosperity of the 21st century: Biotechnology and Materials Science and Engineering. A biomaterial is a material used either to replace and repair living tissues, or to help them function properly. Typical examples are those used in artificial hip joints, artificial heart, …

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Chris Napier

Chris Napier

Chris, MPT, PhD, Sport Physiotherapy Diploma, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia. He obtained his Master of Physiotherapy degree in Perth, Australia, in 2003, and his PhD (“Running biomechanics and injury prevention”) at UBC in 2018. Since becoming a physiotherapist, Chris has specialized his …

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Kishore Mulpari

Kishore Mulpuri

Dr. Kishore Mulpuri is the Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia, as well as a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at BC Children’s Hospital. He completed his medical and orthopaedic training at Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India, prior to pursuing orthopaedic fellowships at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide, …

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Heather McKay

Heather McKay

Implementation and scale-up of health promoting interventions—a lifespan approach Research in healthy aging – a lifespan approach Professor McKay is known internationally for her study of: (i) myriad factors (e.g. physical activity) that influence the health of children and mobility, social connectedness and overall health of older adults; (ii) design, implementation/scale-up and evaluation at sccale …

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Bassam Masri

Bassam Masri

Dr. Masri currently serves as Professor and Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia, and Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at Vancouver Acute (Vancouver General and University Hospitals). His area of practice is restricted to Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction and Replacement and to Musculoskeletal Oncology through affiliation with …

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Dawn Mackey

Dawn Mackey

Dr. Dawn Mackey is passionate about helping older adults to maintain mobility and independence. In her Aging and Population Health Lab (APHL) at Simon Fraser University, Dr. Mackey and her team are focused on designing, evaluating, and implementing effective strategies to support older adult mobility and health behavior change. Her current areas of concentration are …

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Karim Khan

Karim Khan

Karim Khan, professor in the Department of Family Practice and the School of Kinesiology, has achieved international recognition for pioneering clinical trials of exercise training among seniors vulnerable to falls and osteoporotic fractures. He is currently in his second term as Scientific Director of CIHR-Institute Musculoskeletal Health & Arthritis (IMHA). He was a leader in …

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Anthony Hodgson

Antony Hodgson

The primary focus of Dr. Hodgson’s work is on computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery; the main goal is to improve the accuracy of performing surgical tasks (such as placing implants or reducing fractures) while minimizing use of and exposure to radiation and decreasing operative time. We are currently working in three main areas: 1. Using ultrasound to …

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Pierre Guy

Pierre Guy

Dr. Pierre Guy is Professor and clinician-scientist at UBC Department of Orthopaedics, where he heads the Division of Orthopedic Trauma. He is also the President of the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation. His medical training and residency were completed at McGill University, followed by orthopaedic trauma fellowships in Hannover and Berlin, Germany and at UBC. Dr. Guy …

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Nelson Greidanus

Dr. Greidanus is an orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty interest in complex hip and knee replacement and reconstruction. He is actively engaged in outcomes research, epidemiologic research, clinical trials, and health services research related to osteoarthritis and joint replacement procedures. Dr. Greidanus received his Doctor of Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery specialty qualification from the University of …

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