McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty Spotlight: Matthew Denkers

Published: December 21, 2012
Dr. Denkers

Dr. Matthew Denkers is originally from a rural area near Chatham Ontario, but has found a new home in Hamilton. He began his undergraduate education at McMaster University in 1994 with an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology while playing varsity football. Following this, he obtained a professional degree in Physiotherapy at McMaster. He then proceeded to complete his medical school and orthopaedic surgery residency – also at McMaster. In 2008, he travelled to the University of Calgary where he had the privilege of benefitting from the tutelage and mentorship of Drs. Lo, Mohtadi, Duffy and Buckley amongst others while completing his first year of fellowship training in Arthroscopy followed by a second fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery.

Dr. Denkers returned to Hamilton in 2010 with a staff position at Hamilton Health Sciences and a faculty appointment with McMaster University. His clinical practice is focused on arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee as well as adult orthopaedic trauma surgery. He is excited to have the opportunity to return to the city and university that have provided him with so many of his formative professional and personal experiences to date. He enjoys the privilege of educating residents and he has been active as site CTU director. Other interests include the integration of physician assistants into surgical practice and he is the surgical coordinator for the McMaster Physician Assistant Programme. Dr. Denkers' research interests focus on arthroscopic and trauma surgery as well as surgical education.

His other time is spent marveling at the success of his wife and children in their multiple pursuits and interests.

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