Dr. Rodney French

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Dr. Rodney French


Specialization: Hand & Wrist

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Dr. French is a graduate of UBC Faculty of Medicine (1996) and completed his residency in Plastic Surgery at Dalhousie University (2002). He completed a Masters degree in Surgical Education at Mount Saint Vincent University and Dalhousie University (2003). He completed a one year fellowship in Hand, Wrist and Microsurgery at Harvard University (2004).

Dr. French is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners in the United States (1998). He is an active member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons where he served on the Educational Committee for 8 years. He is also an active member of the British Columbia Hand Surgery Society, the American Association of Hand Surgeons, and the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society.

Dr. French is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of British Columbia. He is the Head of Plastic Surgery at Peace Arch Hospital and is on active staff at Royal Columbian and Eagleridge Hospitals. He also works out of Cambie Surgery Center in Vancouver.

Dr. French has an interest in sports related hand and wrist injuries. He is a Team Physician for the Canadian Snowboard Team and a consultant hand and wrist surgeon to the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer and to the Calgary Flames of the NHL. He has been a Consultant Hand Surgeon and Plastic Surgeon to the NHL Players' Association since 2005 and is now part of the Combined NHL / NHLPA Medical Second Opinion Program.