Orthopaedic Surgeon in Vancouver

Marcel FS. Dvorak MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon


  • University of British Columbia
    D-6 Heather Pavilion, 2733 Heather St.
    Vancouver, , V5Z 3J5 - Canada
    Phone: 604-875-5859

About Our Practice

Dr. Marcel Dvorak took his medical training at the University of Ottawa, graduating in 1984. Following a rotating internship at the Toronto East General Hospital, he moved to Vancouver, where he completed his orthopaedic residency training in 1990. Dr. Dvorak pursued spine fellowship training in London, Ontario with Drs. Stewart Bailey and Kevin Gurr and then in Bern, Switzerland with Professor Max Aebi and in Paris, France with Jean Dubousset.
Dr. Dvorak is currently a Professor of Orthopaedics and Head of the Division of Spine at the University of British Columbia. A strong proponent of clinical and academic focus through sub-specialization, he confines his practice to adult spine surgery.
His teaching efforts have been focused on the education of spine surgeons in advanced spinal surgical decision-making and techniques. He has served as faculty on numerous courses and has chaired advanced spine courses in Banff, Alberta, Vancouver, and Bermuda. He is currently a co-chair of the Spine Trauma Study Group, an international group of forty neuro and ortho spine surgeons who are committed to advancing our understanding of spine trauma management through education and research.
Dr. Dvorak has had the privilege of training a number of spine fellows.
In his clinical research, he has an interest in: spine trauma, arthritis, and deformity; postgraduate spine education; surgical databases; and surgical outcome studies. Dr. Dvorak has authored over 90 peer-reviewed publications and has over 200 scientific presentations while having supervised the training of over 30 graduate students and spine fellows.

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship Trained
Area of Focus
  • Degenerative Spine
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Trauma
  • Cervical Spine Research Society
  • North American Spine Society
Hospital Affiliations
  • Vancouver General Hospital
University Affiliations
  • University of British Columbia
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