David R. Pichora, MD, FRCSC - Orthopaedic, Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery
Dr. David Pichora reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Pichora is a Professor in the departments of Surgery and Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is also a member of the board of directors for Queen's University's Human Mobility and Research Center. Dr. Pichora's clinical interests include the hand and upper extremity, reconstructive microsurgery, orthopaedic trauma, and the elbow. His research interests include computer-assisted surgery, wrist and shoulder biomechanics, kinematic studies of the rheumatoid wrist, 3D motion and imaging studies of the upper extremity, and clinical outcome studies in orthopaedic trauma. Dr. Pichora is a past President of the Ontario Orthopaedic Association.
Education and Training
MD: Queen's University, Kingston, ON, 1978
Residency in Department of Surgery: Queen's University, Kingston, ON, 1974–1978
Residency in Core Surgery: Queen's University, Kingston, ON, 1978–1980
Residency in General Surgery: Queen's University, Kingston, ON, 1980–1981
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery: Queen's University, Kingston, ON, 1981–1984
Fellowship in Trauma, Orthopaedic, and Hand Surgery: University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Medical Center, 1984–1985
Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery: University of Alabama, Section of Hand Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Birmingham, AL, 1985–1986
Queen's University, Kingston, ON:
- Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, 1999–present
- Professor, Department of Surgery, 1998–present
- Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, 1992–1998
- Assistant Professor, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, 1986–1992
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