Dr. Andrea Velkjovic B. Comm, MPH, MD, FRCSC

Orthopaedic Surgeon

About Dr. Andrea Velkjovic

Areas of specialty: Sport Medicine, Knee, Foot and Ankle

Dr. Andrea Velkjovic is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia.  She is the Fellowship Director for the Adult Foot and Ankle Reconstruction Fellowship program and Research Director of the UBC Orthopaedics training program.

Dr. Velkjovic has been in full time academic subspecialty surgical practice for more than ten years.  Her particular interests are in joint preservation and lower extremity sport injuries and arthroscopy.  She maintains a sport knee and sport foot and ankle affiliation with the UBC varsity sport teams.  Her particular interests are in cutting edge surgical techniques, realignment procedures, and biologics interventions joint preservation of the knee, foot and ankle through the use of minimally invasive techniques.

Professional Highlights

Dr. Veljkovic has received numerous awards for teaching and education, including the UBC Teaching Award.  She was the recipient of two prestigious orthopaedic travelling fellowship awards from the Canadian and American Orthopaedic Associations.  She has published over 60 scientific papers and has lectured extensively.  Recently, her research was nominated as a finalist for the AOFAS Leonard Goldner and Roger Mann Awards.

Post-Secondary Education

  • University of Alberta
    B.Comm (Hons)
    1999
  • University of Alberta
    MD
    2004
  • QE II Health Sciences Centre
    Orthopaedic Residency
    2008
  • University of British Columbia
    Postgraduate Fellowship Training: Arthroscopy and Athletic Injuries (Knee and Shoulder)
    2010
  • Which University
    Postgraduate Fellowship Training: Lower Extremity Sports and Foot & Ankle Reconstruction
    Time
  • Harvard University
    MPH
    2015

Research Interests:

  • Joint preservation techniques and arthroscopy,
  • Early knee and ankle arthritis epidemiology,
  • Foot and Ankle surgery clinical outcomes.