Brousson


Dr. Michelle Brousson has been practicing medicine in Vancouver and on the North Shore for her entire career. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Human Performance, subsequently called Kinesiology. During this time, she competed in in the sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics at provincial and national levels through second year university.She received her medical training at McGill University in Montreal, graduating in 1992, after which she returned to British Columbia to study Family Medicine at UBC. She had a full service family practice for 16 years and continues to be involved in primary care.

Her interest in foot and ankle problems stems from a long standing interest in sports medicine and musculoskeletal problems. She first began helping patients with foot and ankle problems at St. Paul’s Hospital Foot and Ankle Screening and Triage (FAST) clinic in 2009. The concept of assessing patients who had been waiting for a number of years to see an orthopedic surgeon was a novel one. It was well received at that time given that it dramatically shortened wait times and enabled orthopedic surgeons to devote more time to surgical care. This successful concept has now been modelled elsewhere in Canada and in other areas of medicine.

In 2014, Dr. Brousson joined Pacific Orthopedic Sports Medicine and began working with Dr. Alan Baggoo to provide foot and ankle screening services to North Shore residents, as well as those from the Sea to Sky Corridor, the Sunshine Coast, and occasionally the BC interior.

When not practising medicine, Dr. Brousson enjoys spending time with her family, playing soccer, skiing and cycling.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Foot and ankle screening and triage

Certification

  • Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP)
  • Fellowship in the College of Family Physicians of Canada (FCFP)
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC)

 

Education

  • Family Practice Residency program and Rotating Internship Year, Lion’s Gate Hospital
  • Medical Degree (MDCM) McGill University
  • Bachelor of Science, Human Performance University of Victoria

 

Hospital Affiliations

  • Lions Gate Hospital
  • St Paul’s Hospital, Foot and Ankle Screening and Triage (FAST) Clinic
  • Vancouver General and UBC Hospital
  • Qiicitani General Hospital locum privileges, Iqaluit, Nunavut

 

University Affiliations

  • UBC Department of Family Practice, Clinical Assistant Professor

 

Professional Societies and Associations

  • Member of the North Shore Division of Family Practice
  • Member of the Society of General Practitioners
  • Member of the Sport & Exercise Medicine (Section)
  • Doctors of BC
  • Canadian Medical Association