Robert M. OrfalyM.D.

  • Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine

Expertise

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics and rehabilitation

Special focus on

  • Hand
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Shoulder and Elbow

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Biography

Dr. Orfaly has advanced specialty training in hand and shoulder surgery and cares for problems of the entire upper extremity (hand, arm, elbow and shoulder). He is committed to educating his patients about all the options available. This includes nonsurgical care coordinated with our physical medicine and rehabilitation team and the doctors and therapists already involved in a patient’s care. Surgery includes a variety of minimally invasive (small incision) options. Dr. Orfaly is also interested in shoulder replacement, including bone sparing and reverse shoulder replacements.

Education

  • Internship:

    • Surgical Internship, University of Toronto, 1992
  • Residency:

    • Orthopaedic Surgery, University of British Columbia, 1997
  • Fellowship:

    • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, University of British Columbia, 1998
    • Shoulder Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, 1999
  • Certifications:

    • Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, 1997
    • Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2002, 2011

Languages

  • English
  • French

Memberships and associations

  • American Orthopaedic Association

Patient ratings

4.5 out of 5 (220 Ratings, 81 Comments)

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