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
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