David Stockton


Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthopaedics



David Stockton

David is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at UBC and an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital. He completed medical training at the University of Toronto followed by residency at UBC. While in residency, David completed a Master of Applied Science degree through the UBC Clinician Investigator Program. He traveled to Baltimore for a fellowship in Orthopaedic Traumatology at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Centre at the University of Maryland. David is an active member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. David’s clinical practice and research focuses on challenging fractures in orthopaedic trauma including femoral neck fractures, distal femur fractures, and open tibia fractures. He treats patients with a wide spectrum of injury including peri-articular fractures, pelvic and acetabulum fractures, and patients with mangled extremities. He applies his clinical and research interests both locally and globally as a member of the Uganda Sustainable Trauma Orthopaedics Program (USTOP). David has collaborated with Engineers in Imaging Biomechanics to study injuries to knee ligaments using upright MRI, and is interested in novel applications for weight-bearing imaging in patients with fractures. He works with engineering trainees, graduate students, clinical residents, and other allied researchers to pursue this research.

Areas of Research

Imaging biomechanics, Upright MRI Orthopaedic trauma, clinical research