Department of Surgery
School of Medicine Queen's University

Dr David Cruickshank

University Position:
Assistant Professor

Current Appointment:
Attending Staff, Kingston General Hospital
Attending Staff, Hotel Dieu Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Upper Extremity Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact Information:
Department of Surgery
Kingston General Hospital, Nickle 3
Kingston, ON K7L 2V7
Tel: 613.549.6666 x. 3395
Fax: 613.548.2526
(Secretary available in the a.m. only)

• July 2016 - June 2017
Upper Extremity Fellowship, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

• June 2016
FRCSC, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of British Columbia

Medical School Graduation:
• May 2011
MD, University of British Columbia

Work Experience:
• July 2016 to Current
Orthopaedic Trauma Locum, Quinte Health Care, Belleville, ON

• Sept 2013-June 2016
Intensive Care Unit, Clinical Associate, Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, BC

• April 1998- June 2007
Commercial and Municipal Development and Road Construction, Project Superintendent, BC Underground, Kelowna BC

Professional Development:
• Sept 2016

Upper Extremity Manuscript Reviewer, Canadian Orthopaedic Association
• June 2016
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
• May 2016
Vancouver Knee Arthroscopy Course
• April 2016
Canadian Orthopaedic Resident Forum
• March 2016
29th Sainte-Justine Pediatric Orthopaedic Review Course
• Jan 2016
5th JOINTS Canada Shoulder Course
• Jan 2016
CORR Reconstruction Review Course
• Jan 2016
CORR Pediatric Review Course
•  May 2015
Vancouver Shoulder Arthroscopy Course
• Feb 2015
UBC CARMs Match Interviewer
• Sept 2013-June 2016
Clinical Associate License, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
• Oct 2014
Canadian Orthopaedic Association Basic Science Course
• Sept 2013
Principles and Practice of Clinical Research Course, McMaster University
• Oct 2012
Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part II
• May 2011
Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part I
• Nov 2011
AO Basic Fracture Management Course
• Nov 2011
Advanced Trauma Life Support
• Nov 2010
Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Affiliations and Memberships:
• July 2016-Current
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (#2023419)
• July 2016-Current
Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons (#104821)
• July 2016-Current
Canadian Shoulder and Elbow Society
• Dec 2012-Current
Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (#119358)
• July 2011-Current
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
• July 2011-Current
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
• July 2011-Current
British Columbia Orthopaedic Association
• July 2011-Current
Canadian Orthopaedic Association
• Sept 2007-Current
Canadian Medical Association
• Sept 2007-Current
British Columbia Medical Association
• April 2007
Gold Seal Superintendent Certification

Research and Publications:

Peer Reviewed

R. Baird, P. O’Brien, D. Cruickshank. A comparison of stable and unstable pertrochanteric femurfractures managed with two- and four-hole side plates. Can J Surg, 2014 Oct. PMID: 25265106
D. Cruickshank, G.P. Slobogean, H. Johal, K. Lefaivre, N. MacIntyre, S. Sprague, T. Scott, P. Guy,P. Cripton, M. McKee, and M. Bhandari. A Scoping Review of the Biomechanical ProximalHumerus Fracture Literature. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2015 July. PMID: 26223275
D. Cruickshank, T. Lung, R. Bicknell. Factors Affecting Baseplate Stability in Reverse ShoulderArthoplasty: A Literature Review. Publication Pending, currently in manuscript review process.
D. Cruickshank, T. Stone, D. Viskontas. Iliosacral screw removal for treatment of residual pain after posterior pelvic fixation: A Retrospective Review. Currently in Manuscript preparation.

Invited Presentations:

B. Ashman, D. Cruickshank, M. Moran. Total hip replacement: Relieving pain and restoring function. BCMJ Nov 2016; 58: 9, 505-513.
D. Cruickshank, R. Bicknell. Stemless Shoulder Replacement: A New Concept for Shoulder Arthritis. Current Orthopaedic Practice, March 2017, 28:2, 153-9. 

Book Chapters:

R. Bicknell, D. Cruickshank. Chapter 10 - Proximal Humerus: Reverse Arthroplasty. Operative Techniques: Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, 2nd Ed, publication pending.


• Biomechanics and Principles of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, Upper Extremity Day,
Queen’s University, April 2017
• Rheumatoid Wrist and Hand Management, Hand and Wrist Day, Queen’s University, February
• Shoulder Instability Case Reviews, Resident Education Day, Queen’s University, September 2016
• Stability in Total Hip Arthroplasty: Implants, Arthroplasty Rounds, December 2015
• Shoulder Instability and Latarjet, Orthopaedic Sports Rounds, November 2015
• Distal Biceps Rupture: Anatomy and Management, Orthopaedic Sports Rounds, October 2015
• Fractures & Dislocations to the Mid & Forefoot, Academic Half Day, UBC, October 2015
• A Practical Guide to Surgical Internal Medicine, Orthopaedic Boot Camp, October 2015
• Hip Dislocations and Pipkin Fractures, Orthopaedic Trauma Rounds, August 2015
• Elbow Stability: Function and Anatomy. Summer Anatomy Lecture Series, August 2015
• Shoulder Arterial Anatomy, Academic Half Day, UBC, July 2015
• The Terrible Triad: Anatomy and Management, Academic Half Day, June 2015
• Iliosacral screw removal as a treatment for residual posterior pelvic pain:
A Retrospective Review, Ortho Update, May 2015
• Paediatric Foot Deformities and Correction, Academic Half Day, UBC, May 2015
• Evidence in Olecranon Fractures: Literature Review, Royal Columbian Hospital Trauma Rounds,
April 2015
• Lower Extremity Trauma Cases, Meek Visiting Professor Day, UBC, April 2015
• Primary TKA for Knee OA, Academic Half Day, UBC, Feb 2015
• Femur and Tibia Fractures: Tips and Tricks, Academic Half Day, Jan 2015
• Upper Extremity Trauma Cases, Groper-Hawkins Visiting Professor Day, UBC, November 2014
• Spinal Cord Anatomy, Summer Anatomy Lecture Series, August, 2014
• The Posterolateral Corner Anatomy and Reconstruction Options, Summer Anatomy Lecture Series, July 2014
• Nerve Entrapment Syndromes of the Upper Extremity, Summer Anatomy Lecture Series, July 2014
• Distal Radius Fractures in the Elderly: Current Evidence, St Paul’s Hospital Upper Extremity Rounds, May 2014
• Cerebral Palsy and Acetabular Osteotomies, Orthopaedic Academic Half Day, May 2014
• A Scoping Review of the Biomechanical Proximal Humerus Fracture Literature, Ortho Update Meeting, April 2014
• Rotator Cuff Tears and Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, Sports Rounds, Jan 2014
• Pediatric Fractures of the Femur and Tibia, Orthopaedic Academic Half Day, Oct 2013
• Intro to Spine, ICU Rounds, Vancouver General Hospital, June 2013
• Disorders of the Patella, Orthopaedic Academic Half Day, June 2013
• Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand and Wrist, Orthopaedic Academic Half Day, March 2013
• Fractures of the Elbow and Instability, Orthopaedic Academic Half Day, December 2012
• Tibial Shaft Non Unions, Orthopaedic Trauma Rounds, Royal Columbia Hospital, Sept 2012
• Pregnancy Induced Hypertension, Obs/Gyne Rounds, Lions Gate Hospital, June 2010
• The Pediatric Surgical Abdomen, Pediatric Rounds, Surrey Memorial Hospital, December 2009
• Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome, General Surgery Rounds, Royal Columbian Hospital, Sept 2009
• Nutritional Challenges in Isolated Northern Communities, DPAS 2008

Awards and Distinctions:

Honours Standing in Emergency Medicine, Dermatology and Orthopaedic Surgery during 3rd year Clerkship rotations
• Irving Clinic Scholarship, 2008, UBC
• UCC Science Medal, 2004, University College of the Cariboo
• UCC Physics Prize, 2004, University College of the Cariboo
• Dean’s Honour List, 1998 – 2004, University College of the Cariboo
Winner of the UCC Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGNBC), March 2004
• Rotary Youth Leadership Award, 2004, Daybreak Rotary Club
• Randy Lindros Memorial Scholarship, 1998, Government of Canada
• UCC Entrance Scholarship, 1998, University College of the Cariboo
• Rotary West Scholarship, 1998, Rotary West Club

Updated Sept 11, 2017