2014 / 01 / 27

HealthChoicesFirst.com Announces Appointment of Dr. Bassam Masri to Medical Board


January 27, 2014 (VANCOUVER) Dr. Bassam Masri has joined the Medical Board of HealthChoicesFirst.com, a video-based, Canada-wide directory that features hundreds of leading health and wellness providers sharing healthy living solutions.

Dr. Masri specializes in hip and knee arthroplasty. He is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia, Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at Vancouver General Hospital, Head of the Department of Orthopaedics and surgeon-in-chief at Vancouver Acute Health Services and Medical Director of the Centre for Surgical Innovation in Hamilton, Ontario. Prior to that, he was Associate Professor and Head of the Division of Lower Limb Reconstruction and Oncology at UBC.

“Orthopaedic conditions can be a result of aging, genetic diseases, sports injuries or other causes,” says Jackson Sayers, CEO, HealthChoicesFirst.com. “With experts such as Dr. Masri, we can grow our video libraries, partnerships with companies that are providing patient education in revolutionary new ways, and forum content so we can distill this complex medical information into easy-to-understand formats that will inform and engage patients.”

Dr. Masri completed his residency in Orthopaedics at UBC, followed by a fellowship in Musculoskeletal Oncology at UBC and a fellowship in Hip and Knee Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

He has 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 presentations and publications and has travelled extensively as a guest speaker.

“Having an internationally-recognized orthopaedic surgeon join our board is very exciting for us,” says Sayers. “He has been in academic practice in Vancouver for the past 18 years and has a great deal of expertise in orthopaedic surgery and treatments, patient care, new products and developments in orthopaedic health. We look forward to working with him to build content to be used on our site and across other digital media platforms. “

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.

About HealthChoicesFirst.com

HealthChoicesFirst.com is a national health and wellness directory that connects consumers with providers such as physicians, dentists and physiotherapists based on their geographic location, and features over 1,500 solution-based videos and articles. With resources on topics such as diabetes, nutrition, fitness, prenatal and postnatal health, sexual health and sports injuries, HealthChoicesFirst.com is the largest provider of video content of its kind in North America. HealthChoicesFirst is backed by a number of qualified and experienced partners, and continues to expand its medical and corporate governance boards across the country.

Visit HealthChoicesFirst.com for more information on the medical and corporate governance board members.


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