Dr. McConkey was born and raised in Vancouver with his interest in orthopedic sports medicine developing from a very young age. His interest in orthopedics followed that of his Father who was in charge of the orthopedic care of the local and elite athletes.
His athletic endeavors landed him on the North Shore Twins baseball team and later on a 4 year stint with the UBC Varsity Baseball Team. As is typically the case, a keen interest in athletics makes patients out of us all. His injuries landed him in the training room and eventually his curiosity gathered enough momentum to take him all the way to the operating room.
He completed his medical school and orthopedic residency locally and his desire to refine his skills landed him in Iowa. His fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Iowa allowed him to ply his trade with the Hawkeyes collegiate sports teams, including the Hawkeyes Football Team.
His desire to continue his education guided him to Auckland, New Zealand. At the Millennium Institute of Sport & Health he completed a fellowship with Dr. Matthew Brick with a focus on hip arthroscopy and athletic hip injuries.
As the physician in charge of education at Pacific Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, Dr. McConkey continues to teach and explore his academic curiosity.
Areas of Special Interest
Knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction (adult & pediatric)
Multi-ligament knee reconstruction (e.g. PCL, Posterolateral corner)
Osteotomies around the knee (e.g. HTO, DFO, TTO), Cartilage restoration
Hip arthroscopy and soft tissue reconstruction
Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), labral repair
Shoulder arthroscopy & instability (e.g. labral repair, latarjet)
Rotator cuff repair
AC joint instability and arthritis
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) – specialty certification in Orthopedic Surgery
College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) – Independent Practice License
Fellowship – Hip Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine – Millennium Institute of Sport & Health
Fellowship – Orthopedic Sports Medicine – University of Iowa, Department of Orthopedics
Orthopedic Residency Training Program – University of British Columbia, Department of Orthopedics
Medical Degree (MD) – University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine
Bachelor of Science (Psychology) –University of British Columbia
Lions Gate Hospital – Active Staff
Sechelt Hospital – Consulting Privileges
Whistler Health Care Centre – Consulting Privileges
Squamish General Hospital – Associate Staff
Cambie Surgical Centre – Active Staff
UBC, Department of Orthopedics, Division of Arthroscopic Reconstructive Surgery and Joint Preservation
UBC Faculty of Medicine, Clinical Instructor
Professional Societies and Associations
AOSSM (American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine)
COA (Canadian Orthopedic Association)
BCOA (British Columbia Orthopedic Association)
Doctors of BC (formerly BC Medical Association)