Dr. Marcel Dvorak Bio
Dr. Marcel Dvorak is a full-time Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia and holds the Cordula & Günter Paetzold Chair of Clinical Spinal Cord Injury Research. He was the Head of the Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics at Vancouver General Hospital and the Medical Director of the Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program from 2004 until 2014. His clinical practice is restricted to adult spine surgery with special interests and focus on major adult deformity (scoliosis and kyphosis), traumatic injuries of the spine, and spinal cord injury. Dr. Dvorak is a member of the Cervical Spine Research Society, Scoliosis Research Society, North American Spine Society, Canadian Spine Society and the AO Spine International Knowledge Forum on Spine Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury. He is on the Executive of the Association for Collaborative Spine Research and is the former Scientific Director of the Rick Hansen Institute. Dr. Marcel Dvorak has authored over 190 peer-reviewed publications and is in high demand as an educator and lecturer, having given over 300 scientific presentations to a wide variety of audiences at major conferences around the globe while supervising the training of over 56 graduate students and spine fellows. For more information regarding Dr. Dvorak’s published research and presentations, please click here.
Principal Investigator Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia Head, Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia Cordula and Günter Paetzold Chair, Clinical Spinal Cord Injury Research, University of British Columbia Scientific Director, Rick Hansen Institute Medical Director, Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program (CNOSP), Vancouver General Hospital Co-Chair, Spine Trauma Study Group Research Interests Arthritis; Outcome measures; Traumatic SCI Dr. Dvorak researches spine trauma, arthritis, and spine deformity. At the University of British Columbia, Dr. Dvorak is a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics, Head of the Division of Spine in the Department of Orthopaedics, and the Cordula and Günter Paetzold Chair of Clinical Spinal Cord Injury Research. He is also the Scientific Director of the Rick Hansen Institute, Medical Director of the Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spin Program at Vancouver General Hospital, and Co-Chair of the Spine Trauma Study Group. Recent Collaborations: Dr. Dvorak has been collaborating with Drs. Brian Kwon, Tom Oxland, and Charles Fisher (Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia) on improving surgical implants and devices, and examining details and devices that don’t work perfectly, to make improvements. Affiliations with organizations and societies: Acute Spinal Cord Injury Unit, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) American Spinal Injuries Association (ASIA) Canadian Spine Society North American Spine Society Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) Awards Some of Dr. Dvorak’s recent major awards and accomplishments include: Debbie Scarlett Award for Best Paper (Canadian Spine Society 13th Annual Scientific Conference, 2013) Leon Wiltse Award for Excellence in Leadership and Clinical Research in Spine Care (North American Spine Society, 2012) Outstanding Paper Award for Surgical Science (Spine Journal & NASS, 2011) 12th Annual Frank B. Smith Resident Research Award (North Pacific Orthopaedic Society, 2010) Outstanding Paper Award for Medical & Interventional Science (Spine Journal & NASS, 2010) Best Clinical Paper (Canadian Spine Society Annual Meeting, 2010) 2nd place at the Annual Meeting Poster Awards (Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2010) Synthes Surgeon in Training Research Award (2008) Research Award (Cervical Spine Research Society, 2006)
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