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Andrea Veljkovic is a sports knee and foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon working at St.Paul's hospital under the University of British Columbia. She is interested in alignment restoration in complex knee and foot & ankle deformities, sports, and advanced arthroscopic reconstruction. In addition, she performs ankle arthroplasty. Her goal is joint preservation of the knee, foot and ankle through the use of cutting edge surgical techniques, realignment procedures, and Biologics interventions.
She currently serves as the research director of the UBC orthopaedic program, and as the adult foot and ankle fellowship director. She was recently awarded the UBC teaching award and has completed two prestigious travelling fellowships (CFBS and ASG). She currently maintains a sports knee and sports foot and ankle affiliation with UBC varsity sports teams.
Andie completed her medical school at the University of Alberta and then moved to Halifax to do her orthopaedic residency training. During her residency she became interested in sports and had the privilege of working with Dr. Reid on elective in Alberta, covering teams such as the Edmonton Eskimos, and Edmonton Oilers.
After orthopaedics residency training in Halifax and Edmonton, she completed a sports knee and shoulder arthroscopy fellowship at the University of British Columbia (UBC) under Dr. McCormack, and then trained in sports knee, and foot and ankle sports and lower extremity reconstruction under Dr. Amendola at the University of Iowa.
During her second fellowship at the University of Iowa, she developed her skills for minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery as it pertains to foot and ankle reconstruction and joint preservation, and knee preservation techniques such as meniscal transplants, cartilage resurfacing, realignment, and patellofemoral stabilization.
During her two fellowships, she took care of multiple sports teams including the Whitecaps soccer club, Simon Fraser University soccer teams, BC Lions football club, University of Iowa basketball and field hockey teams. In addition, she serving as an Orthopaedic surgeon for the Vancouver Olympics polyclinic and covering short track speed skating.
After completing her fellowship training, she had a community Orthopaedic practice in Nova Scotia where she was the team doctor for Acadia University, dealing with sports knee, shoulder, and foot and ankle pathology, before taking a position at the University of Toronto as a surgeon scientist. In Toronto she moved her practice away from shoulder pathology to high end foot and ankle sports and reconstruction, and continued to treat sports knee.
She then moved to Vancouver under the University of British Columbia to take on the position of research director of the orthopaedics residency program. She continues to push the envelope on joint preservation of the foot and ankle and knee, and continues to help sports teams such as UBC Varsity teams,
She completed her Masters of Public Health at Harvard and uses this foundation to further her research on sports and joint preservation. Her research interests are in clinical epidemiology of early arthritis of the knee and ankle, minimally invasive reconstructive techniques, lower limb alignment of the ankle and knee, and use of Biologics in joint preservation.