Dr. David Sheps

Dr. David Sheps



Bachelor of Arts


Doctor of Medicine


Master of Science


Master of Business Administration


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

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Fellowship trained Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Surgery. They focus on treatment and rehabilitation options regarding injuries of the musculoskeletal system.
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#17 of 122 Orthopedic Surgeons in Edmonton, Alberta

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Dr. David Sheps is a Royal College Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon at our False Creek Health Centre. He also serves as the Faculty Medical Director for Sturgeon Community Hospital; Attending Orthopedic Surgeon for WorkSafeBC; Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Orthopedics for the University of Alberta; and a Consulting Orthopedic Surgeon for the National Hockey League Players Association.  He received his Medical Doctorate (MD) in 1997 from the University of Winnipeg and completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery from the University of Saskatchewan. He has his fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgery from the University of Alberta and Fellowship in Elbow and Wrist Surgery from the University of Calgary. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology from the University of Calgary, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration in Health Care from the University of British Columbia. He has 19 peer-reviewed publications and is an avid reviewer for the Shoulder & Elbow and the Canadian Journal of Sports Medicine.


  • Arthroscopic Bankart Repair
  • Arthroscopic Capsular Plication
  • Arthroscopic Capsular Release
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Biceps Tenodesis
  • Distal Clavicle Excision (Resection, Arthroscopic Technique)
  • Glenohumeral Debridement
  • Shoulder Impingement Surgery
  • SLAP Repair


  • JOINTS Canada
Canadian Orthopaedic Association
  • Canadian Orthopedic Association
canadian medical association
  • Canadian Medical Association
American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • CORe (Collaborative Orthopedic Research)
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
  • SURGE (Shoulder and Upper extremity Research Group of Edmonton)
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
Alberta Medical Association
  • Alberta Medical Association


  • Master’s in Business Administration in Health Care University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia 2012
University of Calgary
  • Master’s Degree in Epidemiology University of Calgary Calgary, Alberta 2006
University of Calgary
  • Fellowship in Elbow and Wrist Surgery University of Calgary Calgary, Alberta 2005
University of Alberta
  • Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgery University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta 2003
  • Fellowship Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 2002
University of Saskatchewan
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 2002
University of Manitoba
  • Medical Doctorate University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba 1997
Western Ontario
  • Bachelor of Arts University of Western Ontario London, Ontario 1993


  • Recipient of many awards, including
  • 2011 Meredith Lecturer from the Worker’s Compensation Board of Alberta
  • 2010 Young INvestigator’s Initiative Grant Mentoring Program
  • 2004 Dean’s Research Excellence Award from the University of Calgary
  • 2000 The Kloppenburg Prize for Orthopaedic Research from the University of Saskatchewan
  • 1999 The Kirklady Willis Award for Orthopaedic Excellence from the University of Saskatchewan
  • Faculty Medical Director for Sturgeon Community Hospital
  • Leads the Occupational Shoulder Program at the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) of Alberta
  • Consultant to WorkSafeBC for their Newly Developed Occupational Shoulder Program
  • Consulting Orthopedic Surgeon for the National Hockey League Players Association
  • Consultant for Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic
  • Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery, for the University of Alberta
  • Co-Founder of the Shoulder and Upper Extremity Research Group of Edmonton
  • Participated in the Young Investigator’s Initiative Sponsored by the United States Bone and Joint Decade in 2009 and 2010
  • Author of 19 Peer-Reviewed Publications
  • Avid Reviewer for the Shoulder & Elbow and the Canadian Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Scientific Researcher/Publisher


Sturgeon Community Hospital
  • Sturgeon Community Hospital St. Albert, Alberta
  • False Creek Healthcare Vancouver, British Columbia




  • Traveling
  • Photography
  • Avid Skier


Reviews updated via RateMDs on 08/17/2015. Average review is based on 27 reviews.
full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted Aug. 17, 2015 After almost having to fight to advocate for myself and the constant pain in my right shoulder at my family doctor’s office for well over a year and further stalling at the Glen Sather even after the MRI showed significant issues, I got lucky. The doctor of Physiotherapy booked me in with the amazing Dr. Sheps. He knew right away the situation. The most caring, attentive and professional surgeon I’ve had the good fortune of being assigned to in all my life. No beating around the bush, just straight forward “you need surgery” and thank God, he got me in almost immediately. Six months later of really hard work, I’m swinging a golf club again. Dr. Sheps saved my quality of life. To say having him as my surgeon was a straight-up miracle is not an overstatement at all. The fact that my shoulder is pretty close to 100% in only 6 months is a true testament to how talented he is at what he does. The fact that puts him at the very top of my list is his care and concern for his patients’ well being. Even his staff is exemplary. I never felt like I was rushed, pushed, condescended to or uncared for. This was, oddly enough, one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I couldn’t say enough good things about Dr. Sheps, – what he can do and who he is as a person. If you are lucky enough to have this doctor as your surgeon, you’re in the best hands in the country.
full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted Jan. 23, 2015 Shoulder surgery: This doctor is an exceptional surgeon. My appointments have always been timely, a surgeon with a most predictably happy disposition leaving me confident with his evaluation and work performance. An all-around exceptional doctor and a straight shooter – right to the bone! His highly successful reputation brought me to his care and all the positive word-of-mouth referrals spoke volumes before I met him. Now, having undergone his healing surgical repair and witnessed to his professional and personal bedside manners- I can personally testify to his healing skills. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. David Sheps as one of the most caregiving doctors I have ever met. On our first meeting he told me I was not the best candidate for surgery but nonetheless he gave me every confidence of a successful surgery; then putting me to work on pre-op arm and shoulder exercises. He has since delivered! The surgery was a complete success. His selection of an operating room team -beyond reproach. His planning for immediate patient initiated physio says much about his understanding of the complete healing process. Everything has gone according to plan leaving me with every confidence that my shoulder will be healed. Dr Sheps is a gem of a surgeon. Never doubt his competence or professional standards.
full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted Sept. 9, 2014 When I saw Dr. Sheps for the first time I felt such relief that finally someone was going to help with my shoulder and neck pain. I had a torn rotator cuff and arthritis at the shoulder. He was reassuring that there was surgery that could be done. On my own I had tried all avenues first and I felt this was recognized. I worked hard to keep my shoulder strong going into surgery and my recovery has been on track following my surgery as well. I found he sat down with me and answered questions that I had during my visits to clinic. Follow-up has been scheduled at the right intervals post surgery and I was very happy with the physio team I was also recommended to. If problems persist with my left shoulder I will be calling his office again.
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