mcconkey

Contact Dr. McConkey
Phone: 604-985-1224
Fax: 604-914-2517
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Dr. McConkey was born and raised in Vancouver and an interest in orthopaedic sports medicine started early due to his father’s close involvement in the orthopaedic care of elite athletes in the mountains and across Canada. Involvement in high level athletics led him as a patient to the training room and eventually the operating room and solidified his interest in caring for injured athletes. Dr. McConkey’s introduction to the North Shore was as a member of the North Shore Twins baseball team which prepared him for 4 years as a player on the UBC Thunderbirds varsity baseball team.

After orthopaedic residency he completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Iowa where he helped take care of the Iowa Hawkeyes collegiate sports teams including the Iowa Hawkeyes Football team, in the NCAA Big Ten Conference. Following that year he completed a fellowship in Auckland, New Zealand at the Millenium Institute of Sport & Health with Dr. Matthew Brick with a focus on hip arthroscopy and athletic hip injuries.

Dr. McConkey continues to participate in academic and teaching pursuits and has a keen interest in continuing to collaborate with colleagues on clinical research into knee, hip and shoulder arthroscopic surgery and reconstruction.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Knee reconstruction
    • Knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction (adult & pediatric)
    • Multiligament knee reconstruction (e.g. PCL, Posterolateral corner)
    • Osteotomies around the knee (e.g. HTO, DFO, TTO), Cartilage restoration
    • Patellar instability
  • Hip arthroscopy and soft tissue reconstruction
    • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), labral repair
    • Hamstring repair
  • Shoulder reconstruction
    • Shoulder arthroscopy & instability (e.g. labral repair, latarjet)
    • Rotator cuff repair
    • AC joint instability and arthritis
  • Orthopedic Trauma

Certification

  • 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

Education

  • Fellowship – Hip Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine – Millenium Institute of Sport & Health
  • Fellowship – Orthopaedic Sports Medicine – University of Iowa, Department of Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Residency Training Program – University of British Columbia, Department of Orthopedics
  • Medical Degree (MD) – University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) –University of British Columbia

Hospital Affiliations

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

University Affiliations

  • UBC, Department of Orthopedics, Division of Arthroscopic Reconstructive Surgery and Joint Preservation
  • UBC Faculty of Medicine, Clinical Instructor

Professional Societies and Associations

  • AOSSM (American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine)
  • COA (Canadian Orthopedic Association)
  • BCOA (British Columbia Orthopedic Association)
  • Doctors of BC (formerly BC Medical Association)

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)