PHYSICIANS

DR WILLIAM D REGAN
M.D., F.R.C.S.(C)

DR JORDAN LEITH
M.D., M.HSc., F.R.C.S.(C)

DR MICHAEL K GILBART
M.D., M. Ed., F.R.C.S.(C)

DR PATRICK Y K CHIN
M.D., M.B.A., F.R.C.S.(C)

DR WILLIAM D REGAN | M.D., F.R.C.S.(C)

Dr. Regan’s contributions to the orthopaedic understanding and treatment of athletic injuries, particularly the elbow, are recognized worldwide. His subspecialty expertise, extensive publication history, long teaching experience and ongoing work in developing outcomes research have seen him become a regular reviewer of multiple peer review journals, and a speaker and moderator at international conferences with other leaders in shoulder and elbow surgery.

Dr. Regan is currently an Associate Professor and Head of the Division of Upper Extremity Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and Associate Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at Vancouver Hospital - UBC Site.  He also serves as a consultant to WorkSafe BC and as team physician for the Vancouver Canucks Hockey Club.

As a research leader, he has guided the development of a database at UBC that is forming the basis for expanded outcomes research projects. Other of his published papers and research projects are contributing to changes in the patterns of practice for upper and lower extremity surgeons.

As an educator, he has been involved in hands-on training of medical students, residents, fellows, and allied health care personnel since joining the UBC faculty in 1991. He has personally trained five orthopaedic surgeons at the Fellowship level who were able to return to academic teaching positions. Dr. Regan was also responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of the new UBC MD curriculum on behalf of the Department of Orthopaedics.

He received his MD from the University of Toronto in 1981 and completed a residency, graduating with a specialty in Orthopaedic Surgery in 1986. That was followed by fellowships at the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia, and Mayo Clinic,  and service as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario.