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Ivan Kamikovski, MD,MASc

  • About
    • Specialties: Orthopedic Medicine/Surgery
    • Board Certified:
      Orthopedic Surgery
    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English
    Biography

    What I Do
    My philosophy of care is to treat every patient with the same time, dedication, and commitment I would invest in a family member. Each patient is unique in their health, lifestyle and emotional factors that must be evaluated carefully as part their diagnosis and treatment. I recognize that guidelines for treatment are often standardized for the masses. I strive to examine many factors beyond just the immediate injury or condition before suggesting a treatment recommendation. While a “by-the-numbers" approach is faster for many practitioners, it rarely yields optimal results for the patients.

    My clinical interests include upper extremity trauma, shoulder (instability, rotator cuff pathology, arthroplasty and arthroscopy) and elbow (ligament injuries, arthroplasty and arthroscopy). My research interests focus on arthroscopic and reconstructive techniques of the shoulder. My clinical practice focuses on the assessment and management of orthopedic conditions involving the shoulder and elbow.

    Why I Love My Work
    I love my career for a few reasons.

    Number 1 is variety. Patients may include children, adults, seniors, and athletes. They come to me from all walks of life — maybe they need to get back to their sport, or to be able to play with their grandchildren, or maybe they just need to be able to work to support their family. I have the privilege of treating their shoulder and elbow injuries to give them the opportunity to once again participate in their daily activities.

    Number 2 is the mix of being in the office and the operating room. I love that I get to see patients in the office and develop close relationships with them as well as perform surgery, if necessary. I get to interact with patients from the beginning; I listen carefully to their story, review advanced imaging with them, and collaboratively come up with a treatment plan that will allow them to get back to their life.

    Number 3 is innovation and creativity. Orthopedics is an extremely exciting field and there are continual new innovations in the implants used to reconstruct fractures, replace joints, and treat ailments. No surgical case is the same which leads to a creative energy and thought process.

    Nonetheless, the greatest part of my job is the joy of seeing a patient transition from a painful and inactive state to a pain-free active individual because of the care they received. Seeing patients return to their regular daily activities after shoulder or elbow reconstruction is incredibly gratifying.

    Getting to Know Me
    Outside of work, I enjoy tennis, long-distance running, and the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon.

    Education
    • College
      Bachelor of Science (Honors), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    • Master’s Degree
      Master of Applied Science, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • Medical School
      St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, Windward Islands
    • Residency
      Orthopedic Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    • Fellowship
      Trauma and Upper Extremity, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada Sports Medicine and Upper Extremity Reconstruction, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada