Kishore Mulpuri

  Head, UBC Department of Orthopaedics

Kishore Mulpari



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Kishore Mulpuri

Head, UBC Department of Orthopaedics

Dr. Kishore Mulpuri is the Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia, as well as a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at BC Children’s Hospital. He completed his medical and orthopaedic training at Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India, prior to pursuing orthopaedic fellowships at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide, Australia, the Melbourne Orthopedic Group, and Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Mulpuri also completed a clinical research fellowship in orthopaedics at BC Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Mulpuri’s clinical practice and research interests focus on the pediatric hip and cerebral palsy. He regularly treats patients with a wide range of conditions, including developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), cerebral palsy (CP), Legg-Calvé-Perthes (Perthes) disease, osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), and trauma.

Dr. Mulpuri is also regularly involved with the development of new clinical practice guidelines. Most recently, he chaired the work group that developed the guidelines for non-operative treatment and management of DDH. Dr. Mulpuri takes on several roles, some of which include the following:

Research Director, International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI)
Medical Lead, Child Health BC Hip Surveillance Program for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Co-Lead, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute Evidence to Innovation Theme
Founding President, Canadian Pediatric Orthopaedic Group (CPOG)
Fellowship Director, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, BC Children’s Hospital
Chairman, Medical Advisory Board, HIPpy Society Board
Lead, HIPpy Research Team, BC Children’s Hospital
Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator, various international multi-centre research studies (e.g., International Hip Dysplasia Registry, SCFE Longitudinal Prospective Registry, Pediatric Orthopaedic Registry of Trauma and Health Outcomes, CP Hip Outcomes Project)
Dr. Mulpuri also mentors PhD, masters, and co-op students on a regular basis.

Research Interests:

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)
Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
Legg-Calvé-Perthes (Perthes) Disease

Areas of Research

Trauma, Pediatrics Orthpaedics, surgical solutions