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Surgeons

Jacques Bouchard, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Bouchard is a Clinical Professor in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and cross-appointed in the Division of Neurosurgery. Dr. Bouchard is the Director of the Office of Surgical Education for the University of Calgary and the Co-director of the Advanced Technical Skills & Simulation Laboratory of the University of Calgary.  Dr. Bouchard's medical school and orthopaedic training was completed at the University of Ottawa. Following completion of his residency, he completed the combined Spine Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Bouchard returned to the University of Ottawa where he enjoyed a successful career. He subsequently moved to Calgary to continue his spine practice.

Dr. Bouchard's clinical practice includes a broad selection of spinal disease ranging from cervical spine degeneration and trauma, to correction of spinal deformities in inflammatory diseases of the spine.


Roger Cho, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Cho is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary. He received his medical degree and subsequent Orthopedic Residency at the University of Saskatchewan. He entered a combined Spine Fellowship program at the University of Alberta in Edmonton as well the Unversity of Calgary Spine Program.

Dr. Cho is committed to undergraduate and postgraduate training in spinal disorders. His research interests include cervical spine injuries and various issues related to spine care.  His clinical focus is minimally invasive techniques in spinal surgery.


Richard W. Hu, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Hu is a Clinical Professor in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and cross-appointed in the Division of Neurosurgery. He completed his residency training at the University of Alberta and a clinical and research fellowship at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Hu is the Site Chief of Surgery at Foothills Medical Centre. Dr. Hu has served in the past as the Spine subsection representative on the Canadian Orthopaedic Association Board, and the Canadian representative to the International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine.

His clinical interests include trauma and metastatic spine disease. His research interests include endeavours in image guided surgery, animal models of disc degeneration and internet based methods of research.


Cory Cundal, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Cundal is a Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Calgary. Dr. Cundal completed his residency training at the University of Alberta and a fellowship in Adult spinal surgery at the Rocky Mountain Spine Center in Denver, Colorado.
His clinical interests include adult lumbar degenerative disorders and multi-disciplinary methods for the evaluation and treatment of low back pain.


Ken C. Thomas, MD, MHSc, FRCSC

Dr. Thomas is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery with cross-appointment to the Division of Neurosurgery. Dr. Thomas completed his residency training at the University of Ottawa. Combined orthopaedic and neurosurgical spine fellowships were completed at the Universities of Calgary and British Columbia. Dr. Thomas has his Masters in Epidemiology.

His research interests include: natural history studies of spinal pathology, clinical outcome studies and economic evaluation of health care interventions.

Stephan du Plessis, MD

Dr. du Plessis  is a Clinical Assistant Professor for Departments of Clinical Neurosciences. He  is a Fellowship Trained Neurosurgical Spine Surgeon.   Dr. du Plessis completed his Neurosurgical training at the University of the Free State in South Africa. Dr du Plessis completed a combined Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Fellowship with the University of Calgary Spine Program in 2000 after which he was recruited to join the group as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences.
 
Dr. du Plessis has a special interest in Spinal Oncology, specifically the treatment of spinal cord tumors and radiosurgery to the spine. Dr. du Plessis has a special interest in minimally invasive and motion preserving spinal surgery and is actively working on innovative techniques with respect to developing new minimally invasive surgical techniques and implants.  
 

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Paul Duffy, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Duffy is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery.  He completed his medical school and his orthopaedic surgery training at Memorial University. His first trauma & arthoplastry fellowship was completed at Dalhousie University. He continued his training in orthopaedic trauma at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh Infirmary, Edinburgh Scotland; and in Pelvic and Acetabular trauma fellowship  in St Georges, London UK.

Dr Duffy is presently a clinical assistant professor for the University of Calgary, division of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of AO, AIOD and OTA. He has recently completed his certification as an ATLS instructor.

His clinical interests include the development of a new hip score for young active patients and in multiple fractures.

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Ganesh Swamy, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Swamy is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery with cross-appointment to the Division of Neurosurgery. He completed his residency at the University of Ottawa in 2002, and received spine fellowship training at the University of Ottawa, University of Calgary and at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Dr. Swamy is presently completing his Ph.D. at the University of Calgary.  His clinical interests lie in the management of adult spinal deformities and complex spinal reconstructions.  Research interests include animal models for disc degeneration.

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Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Dhalwal is a Clinical Lecturer for the University of Calgary. He completed his residency at the University of Calgary. Dr. Dhaliwal continued his surgical studies in hand surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases for NYU and Washington University in St Louis.

 

Peter Lewkonia, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Lewkonia is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery with cross-appointment to the Division of Neurosurgery. Dr. Lewkonia completed his residency at the University of Calgary and continued with a fellowshilp in combined neurosurgical & spine program at the University of British Columbia.  His clinical interest include spinal pathology and reconstruction.

 

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