Alastair Younger , MD
Alastair Younger grew up in Scotland and did his medical degree at the University of Aberdeen graduating in 1985. After two years of training he moved to Canada and did a Masters degree at Simon Fraser University graduating in 1990. His Orthopaedic residency was performed at the University of British Columbia finishing in 1995, followed by a fellowship in Boston in Arthritis surgery in 1996. He completed a Surgical Masters degree at Aberdeen University in 1997 researching limb lengthening. His foot and ankle fellowship training was completed with Dr Hansen in Seattle in 1997 and he began practice in Foot and ankle surgery at St Pauls hospital in Vancouver in 1998.
He is affiliated to the University of British Columbia (UBC) and his current rank is Associate Professor. Alastair Younger has been a North American Travelling Fellow (1997) and an ABC travelling fellow (2007). He has co-founded a foot and ankle clinic, a research office, and fellowship program at UBC. He was a founding member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle society in 2002 and was instrumental in starting its research program. He was won a national award for quality improvement in health care in 2004 and with the COFAS group been a co author in papers recieving two Mann awards at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He has been a master instructor at the learning center in Chicago at the American Academy for Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) for foot and ankle arthroscopy for 6 years in a row. He has over 60 peer reviewed publications, has given over 300 educational talks, and been author or co author of over 150 scientific presentations.
His current areas of practice and research within foot and ankle are ankle arthritis, foot and ankle arthroscopy, and biological enhancement to bone healing.
He loves skiing, the outdoors, and is a bad golfer despite growing up in St. Andrews in Scotland. He has 4 teenagers at home.
1144 Burrard St
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2A5
Fax: 604 683-3464
Phone: 604 683-3406
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