Dr. Kevin Hildebrand

Dr. Hildebrand is an orthopaedic surgeon-scientist in the Department of Surgery and he is a member of the McCaig Institute of the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.  Dr. Hildebrand is the Chief of the Orthopaedic Surgery Section and a Cochair of the Fragility and Stability working group of the Bone and Joint Strategic Clinical Network of Alberta Health Services.

The major research interest is post-traumatic contractures of the elbow. Research platforms include in vitro collagen gel studies, molecular and immunohistochemical methods to evaluate tissues, animal models with preclinical evaluation of potential therapeutics, clinical research on elbow injury epidemiology, and randomized clinical trials. Specific clinical studies on elbow and wrist disorders, including case reports, retrospective reviews, prospective cohorts and randomized clinical trials, are other research interests. A recent research direction in health services is developing and implementing care pathways in hip fractures and fragility fractures and osteoporosis treatment. This is in conjunction with the Bone and Joint Strategic Clinical Network.


1997        O’Donoghue Sports Injury Award, American Orthopaedic Society for Sport Medicine

2003       American, British, Canadian (ABC) Travelling Fellow, American and Canadian       

                Orthopaedic Associations

                          2007        Robert B. Salter Award, Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

                          2009        J. Edouard Samson Award, Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

                          2012          Andrew J. Weiland Medal, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand


BSc                                                  McGill University, Montreal, Canada

MD                                                  University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Rotating Intern                             University of British Columbia, Canada

Orthopaedic Residency              University of Calgary

Postdoc (ligament healing)       University of Pittsburgh, USA

Fellowship (upper extremity)   University of Western Ontario, London, Canada


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