Laurie A Hiemstra, MD, PhD, FRCS(C)

Orthopaedic Surgeon,
Banff Sport Medicine Foundation
2nd President Elect - Canadian Orthopaedic Association

Dr Hiemstra is a Fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon working in Banff, Canada.  The clinical and research program in Banff is focused on knee ligament injury, prevention of secondary injury, rehabilitation and surgical outcomes with an emphasis on ACL injury and reconstruction and patellofemoral instability. Laurie is on the Board of Directors of the Patellofemoral Foundation and Banff Sport Medicine Foundation. Laurie has published over 60 peer reviewed papers and is a national and international speaker.

Dr. Hiemstra has a keen interest in gender diversity and inclusion in orthopaedic surgery. She is the chair of the Gender Diversity and Inclusion Task Force for both the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) and for the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS). She is a founding member of the International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance (IODA).

Laurie is the 2nd President Elect for the COA and will be the first female president of that organisation.

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Twitter: @lauriehiemstra