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Dr. justin leblanc

Orthopaedic Surgeon, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)
Shoulder Reconstruction; Orthopaedic Surgery 

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Calgary 

Dr. LeBlanc has been an Orthopedic Surgeon at South Health Campus since 2014 and has been involved as a researcher in several clinical studies over the years. On top of this, Dr.


LeBlanc is a clinical assistant professor and a passionate preceptor for Sport Medicine residents at the University of Calgary.


Something else you might like to know about Dr. LeBlanc is that he is a big Calgary Flames fan!


Dr. LeBlanc received his undergraduate degree in Zoology, his Masters degree in Medical Science and his medical degree all from the University of Calgary. He continued with residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Calgary as well.

Dr. LeBlanc then completed two Fellowships in 2012-2013. He pursued his Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery Shoulder Reconstruction at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. He then completed  a Fellowship in Shoulder/Research as part of the Melbourne Orthopedic Group in Melbourne, Australia. 

research interests 

Dr. LeBlanc has been involved as a surgeon in research with the goal of improving patient outcomes. One of his past contributions has been in a research project assessing rotator cuff surgical outcomes in women (RCSOW).  

Dr. LeBlanc is currently involved as a co-investigator in a variety of trials at South Health Campus. One of these is the PERK2 trial, a study looking to assess the prevention of post-traumatic contracture with Ketotifen 2 in patients with elbow fractures and/or dislocations. He is also involved as a co-investigator in the Ulnar Shaft study, a prospective randomized trial comparing open reduction and internal fixation with non-operative treatment of isolated ulnar shaft fractures.


  • Tsuchiya S, Davison EM, Rashid MS, Bois AJ, LeBlanc J, More KD, Lo IKY. Determining the Rate of Full-Thickness Progression in Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears: A systematic review. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2020 Sep 10;S1058-2746(20)30703-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2020.08.022. Online ahead of print.

  • Bourget-Murray J, Frederick A, Murphy L, French J, Barwood S, LeBlanc J. Establishing User Error on the Patient-Reported Component of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Shoulder Score. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020 Mar 30;8(3):2325967120910094. doi: 10.1177/2325967120910094. eCollection 2020 Mar.

  • Gibson E, LeBlanc J, Sabo MT. Intersection of catastrophizing, gender, and disease severity in preoperative rotator cuff surgical patients: a cross-sectional study. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2019 Dec;28(12):2284-2289. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2019.05.014. Epub 2019 Jul 29.

  •  Bourget-Murray J, Davison E, Frizzell B, LeBlanc J. Fluoroscopic-guided quadrilateral space block for the treatment of quadrilateral space syndrome - A case report. 2019 March 19, Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma.

  • Purnell J, Bourget-Murray J, Kwapisz A, Bois A, LeBlanc J. Clinical results and complications following surgical management of symptomatic os acromiale: a systematic review. J Orthop Surg Res. 2019 Jan 23;14(1):26. doi: 10.1186/s13018-018-1041-5.

  • Kooner S, Kubik J, LeBlanc J, Martin R. Exertional Supraspinatus Syndrome: A Report of Two Case. JBJS Case Connect. 2018 Apr-Jun;8(2):e43. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.17.00255.

  • Lemmex D, Kwong C, LeBlanc J. Surgical Intervention for High-grade Acromioclavicular Joint Injury. COA Bulletin Fall 2017: 36-37.

  • Carroll M, LeBlanc J. Hemiarthroplasty for Osteoarthritis in the Young Patient. COA Bulletin Fall 2016: 42-43.

  • LeBlanc J, MacDermid J, Drosdowech DS, Faber KJ, Athwal, GS. Outcomes After Hemiarthroplasty for Proximal Humerus Fracture Are Significantly Affected by Hand Dominance. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2015 Aug;29(8):379-383.

  • LeBlanc J, Donnon T, Hutchison C, Duffy P. Development of an Orthopaedic Surgery Trauma Patient Handover Checklist. Canadian Journal Surgery. 2014 Feb;57(1):8-14.

  • LeBlanc J, Drosdowech DS, Faber KJ, Athwal, GS. Arthroplasty for Shoulder Trauma. Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica. 2013 Aug 5;64(4):377–94.

  • LeBlanc J, Hu Y, Hutchison C, and Donnon T. The Feasibility and Fidelity of Practicing Surgical Fixation on a Virtual Ulna Bone. Canadian Journal Surgery 2013;56(4):E91-7

  • LeBlanc, J. E., LeBel, M. E., Drosdowech, D. S., Faber, K. J., & Athwal, G. S. (2013). Hill-Sachs Remplissage. In Surgery of Shoulder Instability (pp. 95-106). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 10.1007/978-3-642-38100-3

  • LeBlanc, J., Hutchison, C., Hu, Y., & Donnon, T. A Comparison of Orthopaedic Resident Performance on Surgical Fixation of an Ulnar Fracture Using Virtual Reality and Synthetic Models. The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery 2013;95(9):e60-1. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.K.01284

  • LeBlanc J, Puloski S, Hildebrand K. A haemophilia VIII patient presenting with an interprosthetic humerus fracture revised using a tibial allograft total elbow prosthetic composite: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2012 Sep 25;6(1):319. doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-6-319.

  • LeBlanc JM (2009). The Feasibility and Fidelity of Practicing Surgical Fixation of an Ulna Fracture on Virtual Bone. M.Sc Thesis. University of Calgary: Canada.

  • Nerland EM, LeBlanc JM, Fedwick JP, Morck DW, Merrill JK, Dick P, Paradis MA, and AG Buret. Oral Tilmicosin induces leukocyte apoptosis, reduces Leukotriene B4, and attenuates inflammation in the Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae-Infected Porcine Lung. American Journal of Veterinary Research 2005;66(1):100-7.

  • Buret, A., Nerland, E., LeBlanc, J., Morck, D., Merrill, J., Paradis, M., & Dick, P. Pro-apoptotic and anti-inflammatory effects of oral tilmicosin in the Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae-infected porcine lung. American Association of Swine Veterinarians 2004;3:135-138.

  • Lee WD, Flynn AN, LeBlanc JM, Merrill JK, Dick P, Morck DW, and AG Buret. Tilmicosin-induced bovine neutrophil apoptosis is cell-specific and downregulates spontaneous LTB4 synthesis without increasing Fas expression. American Journal of Veterinary Research 2004;35:213-224.



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