Calgary Spine Program

Program Lead: Dr. Bradley Jacobs

The University of Calgary Spine Program is a multidisciplinary clinical and academic group focused on the care of individuals affected by conditions and diseases of the spine and spinal cord. Our mission is to provide world quality health care to individuals with spinal disorders through the pursuit of excellence in research, teaching and bedside clinical care.

The program is centered at the Foothills Hospital and Alberta Children’s Hospital within Alberta Health Services.

Members of the Spine Program have joint appointments in the Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Surgery. The Spine Program provides care for patients with spinal injury, infection, neoplasia and degenerative disease. Clinical care is closely linked to clinical education and research in a supportive academic setting.

The program has representation from Neurological Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Nursing, and Orthotics. The program offers Spine Surgery Fellowship, combining Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical clinical experiences. Alberta Health Services is the tertiary referral centre for southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and southeastern British Columbia, and the Spine Program provides support for the programs such as Trauma, Cancer and Bone and Joint.

Members 

Dr. W. Bradley Jacobs, Program Lead
Dr. Paul Salo
Dr. Jacques Bouchard
Dr. Roger Cho
Dr. Steven Casha
Dr. Ken Thomas, Research Director
Dr. Ganesh Swamy
Dr. David Parsons
Dr. Fábio Ferri-de-Barros, Pediatric Fellowship Director
Dr. Peter Lewkonia
Dr. Alex Soroceanu
Dr. Fred Nicholls, Fellowship Director
Dr. David Cadotte