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Dr. kevin hildebrand

Orthopaedic Surgeon, MD, PhD., FRCS(C)

Sports Medicine & Upper Extremity Surgery 

Head of Department of Surgery, University of Calgary 

Dr. Kevin A. Hildebrand is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services – Calgary Zone and the Deputy Director of the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.


Dr. Hildebrand served on the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society (CORS) executive for 5 years, being the President in 2004-2005 and program chair for the 38th Annual CORS meeting 2004. He served on the organizing Committee and as Program chair for the 5th Combined Meeting of the Canadian, United States, Japanese and European Orthopaedic Research Societies (ORS) held 2004 in Banff and as a member of the organizing committee for the 6th Combined ORS meeting held 2007 in Honolulu. Dr. Hildebrand was the Cochair of the Fragility and Stability working group of the Bone Joint Strategic Clinical Network – Alberta Health Services from 2010 – 2015 and the Section Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery for Calgary from 2008 – 2018.


Dr. Hildebrand obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Calgary in 1989 and completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Calgary (1994). Fellowship training included Sport Medicine at the University of Calgary (1995), post-doctoral research in ligament healing at the University of Pittsburgh under Savio Woo (1997), and upper extremity surgery at the Hand and Upper Limb Centre University of Western Ontario (1998) from which he joined the University of Calgary in 1998.

research interests 

Dr. Hildebrand’s research interest is primarily in post-traumatic elbow contractures and to a lesser extent in hip fracture care. He has received funding from the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, Worker’s Compensation Board – Alberta, and Department of Defense of the United States Army. He received the J. Edouard Samson award (2009) and with his graduate student Michael Monument, the Robert Salter award (2007) from the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation.

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