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Dr. carmen brauer

Orthopaedic Surgeon, MD, MSc. (Health Econ), FRCS(C)

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Alberta Children's Hospital 

Assistant Professor, University of Calgary

Dr. Brauer is a passionate Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon at Alberta Children’s Hospital and she has a special interest in the upper extremity. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Calgary.

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Some of her personal hobbies include skiing, skating, hiking, as well as spending quality time with her family.


Dr. Brauer completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta and her medical degree followed by Orthopedic Residency training both at the University of Calgary.  She completed a Masters of Science in Health Economics at the University of York, United Kingdom. Over the years, Dr. Brauer has completed a grand total of three fellowships. Her first fellowship was in Orthopedic Surgery at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada. In 2003 she went on to complete a Hand Surgical Fellowship at the University of Calgary and later in 2007 a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship at the University of British Columbia, BC Children’s Hospital. 

research interests 

Going beyond traditional surgical research interests, Dr. Brauer has focused a lot of her research in the economic and administrative factors surrounding orthopaedic care. 


  • Brauer CA, Rosen AB, Olchanski NV, Neumann PJ. Cost-Utility Analysis In Orthopedic 
    Surgery Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2005;87-A(6):73-9 .

  • Brauer CA, Manns BJ, Ko M, Donaldson C, Buckley R. An Economic Evaluation of 
    Operative versus Non-operative Management of Displaced Intra-articular Calcaneal Fractures Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2005;87-A(12):1733-1744.

  • Brauer CA, Neumann PJ. Quality-adjusted life years: how useful in medico economic  studies. Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology 2005;19(6):603-7.

  • Brauer CA, Rosen AB, Greenberg D, Neumann PJ. Trends in the Measurement of Health Utilities in Published Cost-Utility Analyses. Value in Health 2006;9(4):213-8.

  • Brauer CA, Lee BM, Bae DS, Waters PM, Kocher MS. A Systematic Review of Medial and Lateral Entry Pinning Versus Lateral Entry Pinning for Supracondylar Fractures of the Humerus. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedic 27(2) Mar2007.

  • Brauer CA, Neumann PJ, Rosen AB. Trends in Cost-Effectiveness Analyses in Orthopedic Surgery. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 2007;457:42-48.

  • Brauer CA, Waters P. An Economic Analysis of the Timing of Microsurgical Reconstruction in Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2007;89:9070-8.

  • Colmenero F, Sullivan SD, Palmer JA, Brauer CA, Bugay K, Watkins J, Neumann PJ. The Quality of Clinical and Economic Evidence in AMCP-Format Dossiers for Formulary submissions. American Journal of Managed Care 2007;13(7):401-7.

  • Brauer CA, Graham B, The Surgical Treatment of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome; A Decision Analysis. Journal of Hand Surgery Europe 2007;32(6):654-62. 

  • Brauer CA, Bozic KJ. Using Observational Data for Decision Analysis and Economic Analysis. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2009;91:73-79

  • Brauer CA, Perraillon M, Cutler DM, Rosen AB. The Incidence and Mortality of Hip Fractures in the United States: A 20 Year Perspective. Journal of the American Medical Association 2009;302(14):1573-1579.

  • Slobogean G, O’Brien P, Brauer CA. Single Dose Versus Multiple Dose Antibiotic Prophylaxis for the Surgical Treatment of Closed Fractures. ACTA Orthopedica 2010;81(2);258-64.

  • Grant J, Mohtadi N, Zernicke R, Brauer CA. Comparison of Home vs. Physical TherapySupervised Rehabilitation Programs Following ACL Reconstruction: A Cost Effectiveness Analysis. Am J Sport Med, Submitted.

  • Kennedy A, Bakir C, Brauer CA. Quality Indicators in Pediatric Orthopaedics: A Systematic Review. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Apr; 470(4):1124-32.

  • Hui, C., Joughin, E., Nettel-Aguirre, A., Goldstein, S., Harder, J., Kiefer, G., ... & Howard, J. (2014). Comparison of cast materials for the treatment of congenital idiopathic clubfoot using the Ponseti method: a prospective randomized controlled trial. Canadian Journal of Surgery, 57(4), 247. 

  • Lardner, D. R., Brauer, C. A., Harrop, A. R., & MacRobie, A. (2017). After hours surgery and mortality: the potential role of acute care surgery models as a factor accounting for results. CMAJ, 189(5), E219-E219.


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