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Dr. Murray Penner

MD, FRCSC

Dr. Murray J. Penner, MD, FRCSC is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia and the Head of the Regional Department of Orthopaedics, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority & Providence Health Care.  He is also the Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver and a Past-President of the Canadian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (COFAS).  He has been in full-time academic subspecialty surgical practice for the past 16 years, focused on adult orthopedic foot and ankle reconstruction.  His particular interests include complex deformity correction and total ankle replacement, and he is a co-designer of three total ankle replacement systems in use worldwide.  He is an avid teacher, actively involved in training orthopaedic residents and subspecialty fellows in foot & ankle surgery.  He has published numerous research papers, scientific articles, and book chapters, and together with co-investigators has won the AOFAS Roger Mann Award for Outstanding Clinical Study three times, and in 2014, was co-awarded the IFFAS Takakura Prize.  He has been invited as a visiting professor and lecturer to numerous orthopedic conferences and institutions in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

Dr. Penner Headshot Dec 7, 2015


University or Institution Degree / Rank or Title Subject Area Dates
University of Manitoba B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering 1985 – 1989
University of Calgary MD Medicine 1989 – 1992
Greater Victoria Hospital Society Rotating Internship 1992 – 1993
University of British Columbia FRCSC Orthopaedic residency 1993 – 1998
Flinders University of South Australia Fellowship Foot & Ankle Surgery Aug 1998 – Jan 1999
Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center,Columbus, OH Mini-Fellowship STAR Ankle Replacement Dec 2001