Dr. Alastair Younger grew up near St. Andrews in Scotland and completed his medical degree in Aberdeen in 1985 and trained for a short time in the National Health Service before moving to Canada to do a Masters in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University. He completed his residency at the University of British Columbia and a Masters in Surgery at the same time between 1990 and 1995. After a fellowship in Arthritis surgery at Harvard in Boston in 1997, Dr. Younger went to Seattle to do a fellowship in foot and ankle. He then returned to UBC and St. Pauls in 1998 to take over the role of teaching residents foot and ankle surgery.

In 2000 Dr Younger began a fellowship training program for foot and ankle surgery, and worked with the hospital to secure funds to start the foot and ankle clinic. In 2004 the team and Dr. Younger was awarded the 3 M award for quality improvement in health care for the foot and ankle clinic development and pathways. Dr. Younger was a founding member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Foot and ankle society in 2002 and president between 2006 and 2008. He started the Orthopaedic research office at Providence in 2002 has been actively involved in research since. Dr. Younger was the founding head of the division of distal extremities at the University.

Dr. Younger has been a North American Travelling Fellow, an American British Canadian (ABC) travelling fellow, and has been awarded the Roger Mann award by the AOFAS as well as obtaining the 3 M award. Dr. Younger is active in foot and ankle surgery and has been working on developing foot and ankle arthroscopy. He teaches as a Master instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America and gives talks nationally and internationally on foot and ankle surgery.


Post-Secondary Education

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University or Institution Degree / Rank or Title Subject Area Dates
Aberdeen University, Scotland MB, ChB Medicine 1980 – 1985
Simon Fraser University MSc Kinesiology 1988 – 1990
Aberdeen University ChM Surgery May 1997
University of British Columbia FRCSC Orthopaedic residency 1990 – 1995
University of British Columbia Total Joint Arthroplasty fellowship Jul – Dec 1995
Harvard University, Boston Arthritis surgery fellowship Nov 1996 – Jul 1997
University of Washington Foot and ankle fellowship Aug 1997 – Jan 1998