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Dr. Bassam Masri

MD, FRCSC,Orthopaedic Surgeon, Vancouver, BC


Dr. Masri specializes in hip and knee arthroplasty and has been in academic practice in Vancouver, British Columbia for the past 18 years. He completed his residency in Orthopaedics at The University of British Columbia (UBC) and subsequently completed a fellowship in Musculoskeletal Oncology at UBC and a fellowship in Hip and Knee Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York prior to returning to Vancouver to start his practice at Vancouver General Hospital.

He is also Professor of Orthopaedics and Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at UBCH since 2006. Prior to that, he has Associate Professor and Head of the Division of Lower Limb Reconstruction and Oncology. In addition, he is the Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at Vancouver Acute Health Services, which is the largest hospital system in British Columbia. He is also the Surgeon-in-Chief at Vancouver Acute, and the Medical Director of the Centre for Surgical Innovation, which in combination with the Hip and Knee program at Vancouver General Hospital is the largest arthroplasty program in Canada with a combined volume of 2780 cases in the fiscal year 2012-2013.

Dr. Masri has had an interest in Infection and was the co-inventor of the Knee PROSTALAC, which is the prototypical articulated spacer for the management of infected knee arthroplasty. He also helped develop the Vancouver Classification system for periprosthetic fractures along with Dr. Clive Duncan.

Dr. Masri has been involved in multiple research projects leading to numerous presentation and publication. At last count, he was a visiting professor or guest speaker on 152 occasions throughout the world, including Canada, USA, United Kingdom, South Africa, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Japan and China. He has given 279 invited presentations and 227 scientific presentation. He has published 178 peer-reviewed published articles, and 47 book chapters.

He has been involved in the training of 106 post-graduate trainings, including fellows, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, in addition to many more residents.

Dr. Masri’s work has been honored with the Charnely Award by the Hip Society on two occasions and by the Stinchfield Award by the Hip Society once. He is a member of a number of prestigious scholarly societies (by invitation only) including the Hip Society, the Knee Society and the International Hip Society. In addition, he is a member of many other societies.

( Dr. Bassam Masri, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Vancouver, BC ) is in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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