Dr. Abeer Syal – BSc, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Syal earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Cumberland University in Tennessee, USA, and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He attended CU on combined academic & athletic scholarships playing for the NAIA nationally ranked men’s varsity tennis team. During his tenure at CU Dr. Syal earned team MVP honours, All-Conference honours, NAIA National Student-Athlete honours, in addition to numerous academic honours.
Dr. Syal graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, in 2003. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 2008. He completed a fellowship in Reconstructive Arthroscopic Surgery & Joint Preservation at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC in 2009.
Dr. Syal worked throughout Canada from 2009 to 2011 as a locum orthopaedic surgeon, gaining work experience and expertise in both orthopaedic trauma, arthroscopy, and arthroplasty surgery. Dr. Syal joined the staff at Langley Memorial Hospital in 2012 and he is currently the Department Head of Surgery and the Division Head of Orthopaedics at Langley Memorial Hospital. Dr. Syal is involved with teaching medical students as a UBC Clinical Instructor in the Division of Comprehensive Orthopaedics, within the UBC Department of Orthopaedics.
Dr. Syal is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the Canadian Medical Association, and the Doctors of BC.
In addition to general orthopaedic surgery Dr. Syal has subspecialty interest and expertise in sports medicine with arthroscopic reconstructive surgery of the knee & shoulder, upper extremity trauma surgery, knee & shoulder joint replacement, and regenerative orthopaedics. Dr. Syal provides a patient centred care approach and institutes leading edge techniques and up to date surgical systems in the management and care of his patients. Dr. Syal remains current with active participation in numerous subspecialty orthopaedic and leadership conferences, meetings, and seminars.