Dr. Thomas Goetz

Dr. Thomas Goetz



Bachelor of Science
BScEng (Hon)

BScEng (Hon)

Bachelor of Engineering – Graduated with Honours


Doctor of Medicine


Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This indicates the certification of the doctor in a particular medical or surgical specialty.
Endocrinology and Metabolism

Endocrinology and Metabolism

Fellowship trained Board-Certified Specialist in Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

Fellowship trained Board-Certified Specialist in Internal Medicine.
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Dr. Thomas Goetz is a Royal College Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with specialty in hand, upper extremity surgery, microsurgery and trauma. In addition to practicing at our False Creek Healthcare Centre he is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of British Columbia. He received his Medical Doctorate (MD) from Queens University in 1991 and completed his surgical internship at Kingston General Hospital in 1991. He then completed his Orthopedic Residency in 1996, receiving his Fellowship in Trauma and Upper Limb Surgery from Queens University. In 1998 he received his Fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery from Duke University. Dr. Goetz has co-published 17 journals and contributed to 6 studies related to the field of Orthopedics.


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canadian medical association
  • Canadian Medical Association
British Columbia Medical Association
  • British Columbia Medical Association
Canadian Orthopaedic Association
  • Canadian Orthopaedic Association
British Columbia Orthopaedic Association
  • British Columbia Orthopaedic Association
Duke Hand Club
  • Duke Hand Club
Piedmont Orthopaedic Society
  • Piedmont Orthopaedic Society


duke university
  • Fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery Duke UniversityDurham, North Carolina 1998
  • Fellowship in Trauma and Upper Limb Surgery Queens UniversityKingston, Ontario 1997
  • Fellowship Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada1996
  • Orthopedic Residency Queens UniversityKingston, Ontario 1996
Kingston General Hospital
  • Surgical Internship Kingston General HospitalKingston, Ontario 1992
  • Medical Doctorate Queens UniversityKingston, Ontario 1991
  • Bachelors of Science (Biology) Queen’s UniversityKingston, Ontario 1987
  • Bachelors of Science Engineering (Honours) Queen’s UniversityKingston, Ontario 1985


  • 2011 UBC Research Project of the year
  • 1st Prize for the 2010 UBC Orthopedic Update Resident Research Presentation
  • Winner of 2010 Golden Apple Award for innovation in a Surgical Program
  • 2nd Prize for the 2008 UBC Orthopedic Update Resident Research Presentation
  • Recipient of 2007 UBC Orthopaedic Resident Teaching Award
  • 2nd Prize for the 2007 UBC Orthopedic Update Resident Research Presentation
  • Recipient of 3M Health Care Quality Team Award
  • Head of Hand and Upper Extremity training at St. Paul’s Hospital, UBC Orthopaedic Residency Training Program
  • Director of Fellowship Training in St. Paul’s Hospital Hand Surgery
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Scientific Researcher/Publisher


    St. Paul's Hospital
    • St. Paul’s Hospital
      Vancouver, British Columbia
    • False Creek Healthcare Vancouver, British Columbia




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    Reviews updated via RateMDs on 08/24/2015. Average review is based on 25 reviews.
    full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted Jan. 15, 2015 Dr. Goetz is a knowledgable, caring and empathetic professional. His diagnosis of my thumb injury (UCL injury with small avulsion fractures – skiers thumb) was in stark contrast to the previous surgeon i was assigned. Thorough analysis, answers to all my questions, recommendations and risks, but mainly will only consider surgery if it is necessary. Great sense of humour, and puts your needs and concerns first. I recommend him highly, and am pleased that there are surgeons like him teaching the next generation of medical students in vancouver, of which he had one with him performing diagnosis as well. A big thanks Dr. Goetz and to the team at st. pauls – you are special people and you change the trajectory of peoples lives on a daily basis.
    full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted Feb. 10, 2014 I finally saw Dr Goetz who was highly recommended by my doctor. I had an elbow injury last summer and Dr Goetz has thoroughly done an examination. He knows exactly what he is doing. I must say he is brilliant and well-knowledgeable surgeon. In addition, I needed a solution for my pain in my ankles. Dr Goetz went an extra mile and checked for me. Although he does not specialize in that area but he referred me to a specialist for ankles. Thank you so much Dr Goetz and the staff of St Paul hospital. The staff are great and provided me excellent services.
    full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted Nov. 23, 2012 What an amazing doctor!! We come from Victoria, BC to see Dr. Goetz in Vancouver and the trip was very well worth it. My husband had Dupuytren surgery (not by Dr. Goetz) which left him unable to fully close his left hand. We have seen many doctors since the surgery and no one has been able to help. Dr. Goetz was the only one who after completing an xray confirming he did not have arthritus and examining his hand and motions confirmed he had dost dupuytren flare reaction as well as regional pain syndrome. He recommend an Occupational Therapist to order a custom made splint which should help with the closing of his hand and if this doesn’t work he has plan 2. What a GREAT experience and to have such an amazing doctor!! He bedside manner skills were also GREAT and overall a doctor who knows his stuff very well worth his title. The staff also at St Pauls hospital were great and overall made our experience excellent. Would strongly recommend Dr. Goetz!!
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