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    David R. Pichora, MD, FRCSC - Orthopaedic, Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery

    David R. Pichora, MD, FRCSC - Orthopaedic, Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery

    Dr. David Pichora reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Pichora is a Professor in the departments of Surgery and Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is also a member of the board of directors for Queen's University's Human Mobility and Research Center. Dr. Pichora's clinical interests include the hand and upper extremity, reconstructive microsurgery, orthopaedic trauma, and the elbow. His research interests include computer-assisted surgery, wrist and shoulder biomechanics, kinematic studies of the rheumatoid wrist, 3D motion and imaging studies of the upper extremity, and clinical outcome studies in orthopaedic trauma. Dr. Pichora is a past President of the Ontario Orthopaedic Association.

    Education and Training

    MD: Queen's University, Kingston, ON, 1978

    Residency in Department of Surgery: Queen's University, Kingston, ON, 1974-1978

    Residency in Core Surgery: Queen's University, Kingston, ON, 1978-1980

    Residency in General Surgery: Queen's University, Kingston, ON, 1980-1981

    Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery: Queen's University, Kingston, ON, 1981-1984

    Fellowship in Trauma, Orthopaedic, and Hand Surgery: University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Medical Center, 1984-1985

    Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery: University of Alabama, Section of Hand Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Birmingham, AL, 1985-1986


    Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

    Academic Appointments

    Queen's University, Kingston, ON:

    • Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, 1999-present
    • Professor, Department of Surgery, 1998-present
    • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, 1992-1998
    • Assistant Professor, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, 1986-1992

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