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Vancouver Upper Limb Centre Vancouver Upper Limb Centre Vancouver Upper Limb Centre
"We are dedicated to improving access to care throughout the province for patients with upper extremity conditions."

Dr. Thomas Joseph Goetz

Orthopaedic Surgeon
BScEng(Physics), MD, FRCS(C)

Dr. Thomas Goetz is an orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty training in hand, upper extremity surgery, microsurgery and trauma. He is an Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia. He has been in the specialty of trauma and upper extremity surgery since July 1998. He receives tertiary and quaternary referrals for complex upper extremity problems, particularly the elbow, wrist and hand. He has worked 6 years at the Royal Columbian Hospital as a trauma surgeon and has worked at St. Paul’s Hospital since September 2004. He has helped to develop St. Paul’s Hospital as an upper limb centre. He started the University of British Columbia Orthopaedic upper extremity resident training program at St. Paul’s Hospital. He started the Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Fellowship training program at St. Paul’s Hospital. Dr. Goetz has spent a great deal of energy in development of upper extremity services at St. Paul’s Hospital. He has set up clinics, referral programs and  rapid access outpatient regional block operating rooms. He has been active in research. His goal is to make St. Paul’s Hospital a renowned centre for upper extremity surgery.

He completed a degree in engineering physics and his medical degree and orthopaedic residency at Queen's University in Ontario and a fellowship in upper extremity and trauma in Kingston, Ontario. He completed a second fellowship in hand, upper extremity and microsurgery at Duke University Medical Centre in Durham, North Carolina. He began practice in Vancouver in 1998.

Dr. Goetz is an enthusiastic athlete and spends as much time as possible mountain biking or skiing. He volunteers as a mountain doctor on Whistler Mountain.

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350 - 1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6
Phone: (604) 689-5101
Fax: (604) 689-5144
Preferred method of contact: Phone

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St. Paul's Hospital
Rm 306F Burrard Building
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC
V6Z 1Y6
604-682-2344 Local: 66589 or 66550

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