Kostas Panagiotopoulos

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Phone: 604-983-0699
Fax: 604-980-5750

Dr. Kostas Panagiotopoulos completed his medical school training at the University of Toronto in 1997. He later studied Orthopedic Surgery at the University of British Columbia, and completed his training in 2002. The following year, Dr. Panagiotopoulos pursued additional fellowship training in complex trauma and hip and knee reconstruction at St. Michael`s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.

He began his orthopaedic practice at Royal Columbian Hospital in 2003 and ran a busy trauma and lower extremity reconstruction practice. In July, 2006 he moved his practice to Lions Gate Hospital where he is currently working. His orthopaedic interests include hip and knee reconstruction, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery and lower extremity ligament reconstruction. He continues to run an orthopedic trauma practice as well.

In addition to a busy orthopaedic practice, Dr. Panagiotopoulos has been affiliated with the UBC Department of Orthopaedics as a Clinical Instructor. He continues to actively teach medical students and orthopaedic residents. He also holds memberships in the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and BC Orthopaedic Association as an Executive member.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Lower limb reconstruction
    • Hip and knee replacement
    • Complex revision arthroplasty and reconstruction of the hip / knee
  • Orthopedic Trauma
    • Acute bone and soft tissue injuries
    • Corrective surgery and late reconstructions
  • Sport Medicine
    • ACL Reconstruction and arthroscopic surgery of the knee


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) – specialty certification in Orthopedic Surgery
  • College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) – Independent Practice License


  • Fellowship – Hip & Knee Arthroplasty and Trauma– University of Toronto Division of Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Residency Training Program – University of British Columbia, Department of Orthopaedics
  • Medical Degree (MD) –University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science (Life Sciences) – Queen’s University

Hospital Affiliations

  • Lions Gate Hospital – Active Staff
  • Sechelt Hospital – Consulting Privileges
  • Whistler Health Care Centre – Consulting Privileges
  • Squamish General Hospital – Associate Staff
  • Delbrook Surgical Centre – Active Staff

University Affiliations

  • UBC, Department of Orthopedics, Division of Lower Limb Reconstruction
  • UBC Faculty of Medicine, Clinical Instructor

Professional Societies and Associations

  • AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons)
  • COA (Canadian Orthopedic Association)
  • BCOA – executive (British Columbia Orthopedic Association)
  • Doctors of BC (formerly BC Medical Association)