Dr. Murray Penner

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Dr. Murray Penner


Specialization: Foot & Ankle



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.

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