Department of Surgery
School of Medicine Queen's University
 

Dr Jeff Yach

Dr. Jeff Yach, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Queen's University Kingston General HospitalUniversity Position:
Assistant Professor

Current Appointments:
Surgical Clinical Fellowship Director, Trauma Service Chief
Attending Staff, Kingston General Hospital
Attending Staff, Hotel Dieu Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Trauma, spine, post-traumatic reconstruction

Areas of Research Interest:
Trauma, spine, computer-enhanced surgery

Contact Information:
Department of Surgery
Watkins 4-3-103
Kingston General Hospital
Kingston, ON K7L 2V7
Tel: 613.549.6666 x. 3961
Fax: 613.548.1306

 
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Fellowship:
Spine fellowship, Queen's University, 1999
• Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa FL, 2000

Residency:
• Queen's University, 1998

Medical School Graduation:
Queen's University, 1993

Certification:
FRCSC, Certification in Orthopaedic Surgery, 1998

Additional Education:
• AO Advanced Controversies in Fracture Care November 2002

Additional Activities:
• CIS football: Queen's University Golden Gaels (1987-1992) and as a member won three conference titles and one national championship
• Team Physician - Queen's Golden Gaels Football Club

Professional Appointments:
• Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, Examiner Orthopaedic Surgery (2014,2015)
• Course Chairman: Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Trauma Course (2008 to Present)
• Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon: Whistler Mobile Medical Unit, Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics
• Director and Managing Partner: Kingston Orthopaedic and Pain Institute (2008-Present)
• Consultant Smith & Nephew Canada
• Kingston General Hospital / Hotel Dieu Hospital Joint Operating Room Committee (2005-Present)
• Department of Surgery Finance Committee Chair (2014 to Present)
• Department of Surgery Finance Committee (2002 - Present)
• Orthopaedic Trauma Service Chief: Queen's University (September 2000-Present)
• Orthopaedic Clinical Fellowship Director: Queen's University (November 2000-Present)
• Assistant Professor: Queen's University Division of Orthopaedic Surgery (September 2000)
• Attending Staff St. Joseph's Hospital (October 1999)
• Attending Staff Tampa General Hospital (August 1999)
• Granted O - 1 Visa (exceptional alien) United States of America (August 1999)

Professional Memberships:
Ontario Medical Association
Canadian Medical Association
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society

Awards and Distinctions:
Undergraduate:
Tricolour Scholarship  (Queen’s University) - 1987
Dean’s Honour List - 1988
Annie Bentley Lillie Prize in Calculus - 1988
Tricolour Scholarship (Queen’s University) - 1988
Dean’s Honour List - 1989
Rattray Scholarship in Physiology - 1989
 
Graduate:
• Edgar Forrester Scholarship (Highest standing in first year Medicine) - 1990
• Murphy Memorial Scholarship - 1990
• Helen E. Dwyer Memorial Scholarship - 1990
• Ted Reeve Memorial Award (Academic and Athletic Excellence) - 1990
• George and Mary Louise Patton Scholarship - 1991
• Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU) Academic All Canadian - 1991
• Lange Medical Publications Book Award - 1992
• CIAU Academic All Canadian - 1992
• Edgar Forrester Scholarship (Academic excellence in final year of Medicine) - 1993
• David Edward Mundell Prize in Orthopaedic Surgery - 1993
• Hannah Washburn Polson Prize (Proficiency in final year Medicine, Surgery, and              Obstetrics) - 1993
• Neil Currie Polson Memorial Prize - 1993
• Dean Fowler Prize (Highest Standing in Final Year Medicine) - 1993


Selected Publications:
Yach, J, Yen, D., A shortened course of anticoagulation to treat deep venous thrombosis after total joint arthroplasty, Clinical and Investigative Medicine 2000; 23(5): 318-321.

Yen D, Kuriachan V, Yach J, Howard A: Long-term outcome of anterior decompression and spinal fixation after placement of the Wellesley Wedge for thoracic and lumbar spinal metastases: J Neurosurg: Spine 96:6-9, 2002.

Yach J, Rudan J, Mayman D, Ellis R, The Kingston periacetabular osteotomy: A new computer enhanced technique, Techniques in Orthopaedics: 2003; 18(2): 205-8.

Invited reviewer:  Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma


Books, Chapters and Monographs:

• Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics: Trauma  Chapter 2: Considerations in Polytrauma  (Published  2008)

Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery: Operative Techniques Chapter 42: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Intra-articular Iliac Fracture Subluxation (Crescent Fracture). Saunders 2010.

Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery: Operative Techniques Chapter 43: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Sacral Fractures. Saunders 2010



Grants:
CIHR – NET grant (Computer Assisted Surgical Applications in Orthopaedic Trauma)


Research Presentations:
Yach J, Yen D,  The effect of preadmission clinic on elective orthopaedic surgery - presented at the Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, May 1997.

Yach J, Yen D,  Optimal duration of anticoagulation in the treatment of post operative deep venous thrombosis in total joint arthroplasty – presented at Queen’s Orthopaedic Resident Research Day 1999

Yach J, Charles M, Pichora D,  Comparison of cannulated screws and sliding hip screws in the treatment of subcapital hip fractures - presented at the Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 1999 and pending submission to the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.

Yach J, Yen D, Kuriachan V, Howard A,  Anterior spinal reconstruction in metastatic carcinoma using the Wellesley Wedge technique –  accepted for presentation to the 1st Canadian Congress of Spinal Surgery

Yach J, DiPasquale T:  In vitro study of the antimicrobial characteristics of cefazolin in polymethylmethacrylate beads – presented at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, October 2000.

Yach J, Sanders R, DiPasquale T, Herscovici D:  Radial nerve palsy associated with humeral fractures – presented at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, October 2000.

Yach J, Mathes S, Pichora D, Charles M: 3 Cannulated Screws versus a Sliding Hip Screw: A prospective randomized trial for femoral neck fractures: presented at Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, June 2001.

Yach J, Mayman D, Rudan J, Ellis R:  The Kingston Periacetabular Osteotomy:  A new computer enhanced technique:  Poster presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, February 2003.

• Long W, Yach J, Rudan J, Ellis R:  Short-term clinical results of image-guided periacetabular osteotomy. The International Symposium on Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS) Helsinki, Finland, June 2005.

• Lincoln M, Yach J, Rudan J: Intermediate outcomes of Kingston Periacetabular osteotomy: William Ersil Education Day in Surgery, Queen’s University, April 2006.
Quinn A, Al-Ahaideb A, Yach J, Smith E, Ellis R, Pichora D: Computer-Assisted LISS plate placement: William Ersil Education Day in Surgery, Queen’s University, April 2006.

• Quinn A, Al-Ahaideb A, Yach J, Smith E, Ellis R, Pichora D: Computer-Assisted LISS plate placement: William Ersil Education Day in Surgery, Queen's University, April 2006

• Gammon B, Pichora D, Yach J: Locked vs. Non-locked volar plate fixation for comminuted distal radius fragility fractures; a prospective RCT: William Ersil Education Day in Surgery, Queen’s University, March 2007

• Xenoyannis G, Yach J: A Technique of intra-operative fluoroscopy to minimize intra-articular screw penetration with proximal humerus locking plates: William Ersil Education Day in Surgery, Queen’s University, March 2008

• Vasarhelyi E, Yach J: Safety of Percutaneous Anterior Column Screw Stabiliation in Acetabular Fractures: William Ersil Education Day in Surgery, Queen's University, March 2009

• Xenoyannis G, Yach J: A Technique of intra-operative flouroscopy to minimize intra-articular screw penetration with proximal humerus locking plates; Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting (June 2010)

• Vasarhelyi E, Yach J: Safety of Percutaneous Anterior Column Screw Stabiliation in Acetabular Fractures: Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting (July 2011)

• Taylor MA, Yach J: Length of Stay, Wait Time to Surgery and 30 day Mortality for Patients with Hip Fractures following the opening of a Dedicated Orthopaedic Weekend Trauma Rooml Queen's University, William Ersil Resident Research Day (2014)


Invited Lectures:
• Symposium on Distal Radius Fractures: Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting (June 2001)

• Visiting Professor: William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan (October 2001)
Fractures of the Distal Femur: Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Detroit, Michigan  (October 2001)

• Queen’s University Department of Family Medicine Rounds: Kyphoplasty  (November 2001)

• Contemporary Concepts in Trauma Management: Lab Instructor (June 2002)
Orthopaedic Trauma Association Residents Basic Fracture Course:  Lab Instructor Calcaneus and Olecranon Fractures   (October 2002)

• LISS Workshop Queen’s University:  Director  (December 2002)

• Visiting Professor:  University Hospital of the West Indes - Spine Week  (February 2003)
 
• National Capital Orthopaedic Association:  Computer Assisted Periacetabular Osteotomy  (May 2003)

• Orthopaedic Trauma Association Residents Basic Fracture Course:  Lab Instuctor Calcaneus Fractures  (October 2003)

• Florida Orthopaedic Society:  Humerus Fractures  (May 2004)

• Florida Orthopaedic Society:  Bone Graft Substitutes  (May 2004)

• Synthes Locking Plate Symposium:  Instructor (June 2004)

• Orthopaedic Care Conference:  Principles of Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery  (September 2004)

• University of North Carolina:  Visiting Professor (September 2004)

• Orthopaedic Trauma Association Residents Fracture Course:  Lab Instructor Calcaneus Fractures (October 2004)

• Orthopaedic Trauma Association Residents Fracture Course:  Lab Instructor Calcaneus Fractures (October 2005)

• Current Techniques in Operative Fixation of Fractures Around the Knee:  Proximal Tibia Fractures (November 2005)

• Trauma Subspecialty Day:  Percutaneous Plating Distal tibia Fractures: Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting (June 2006)

• Orthopaedic Trauma Association Residents Fracture Course:  Lab Instructor Calcaneus Fractures (October 2006)

• Current Trauma Techniques:  Bicondylar Tibial Plateau Fractures (Memphis, TN; April 2007)

• Physiologic Changes in Polytrauma:  Canadian Orthopaedic association Annual Meeting (June 2007)

• Proximal Tibial Shaft Fractures: Tips and Tricks:  Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting Trauma Subspecialty Half-Day (June 2007)

• Update in Trauma Technique:  Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures (Charlevoix, PQ; September 2007)

• Update in Trauma Technique:  Moderator Upper Extremity Locked Plating (Charlevoix, PQ; September 2007)

• Update in Trauma Technique:  Moderator Lower Extremity Locked Plating (Charlevoix, PQ;  September 2007)

• Current Trauma Techniques:  Bicondylar Tibial Plateau Fractures (Las Vegas, NV; October 2007)

• Lower Extremity Nailing Techniques:  Royal Columbian Hospital  (Vancouver, BC; February 2008)

• Preoperative Planning & Acetabular Fractures: Diagnosis and Principles of Management: Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Trauma Course; Kingston, ON

• Acetabular Fractures: Diagnosis and Principles of Management: Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Trauma Course (May 2008)

• Calcaneus Fractures, Piriformis Nailing for Femur Fractures & Intramedullary Nailing of Proximal Tibia Fractures: Surgical Advances in Ortho (Sept 2009)

• Distal Femur Fractures & Proximal Humeral Locking Plate Workshop: Update in Trauma Technique Smith & Nephew (Fox Harbour, NS; September 2008)

• Orthopaedic Trauma Association Residents Fracture Course: Lab Instructor Calcaneus Fractures (October 2008)

• Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures & Acetabular Fractures: Canadian Orthopaedic residents Trauma Review Course (November 2008)

• Acetabular Fractures: Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Trauma Review Course (November 2008)

• Damage Control Surgery in Orthopaedics: SENORA (November 2009)

• Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures: Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Trauma Review Course (November 2009)

• Carpal Dislocations: Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Trauma Review Course (November 2009)

• Acetabular Fractures: Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Trauma Review Course (November 2009)

• Preoperative Planning in Orthopaedic Trauma: Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Trauma Course (May 2010)

• Pelvis Fractures: Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Trauma Course (May 2010)

• PeriLoc: Clinical Experience Halifax (September 2010)

• Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting: Lab Instructor Calcaneus Fractures (October 2010)

• Proximal Tibia Fractures: Ontario Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting (November 2010)

• Acetabular Fractures: Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Trauma Review Course (November 2010)

• Surgical Decision Making in Orthopaedic Trauma: S&N National Meeting (January 2011)

• Principles of Surgical Planning in Fracture Management: Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Trauma Course (May 2011)

• Principles of Diagnosis and Management of Spine Fractures: Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Trauma Course (May 2011)

• Spine Trauma: Ontario Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting (November 2011)

• Proximal Tibia Fracture Workshop: OOA Annual Meeting (November 2011)

• Acetabular Fractures: Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Trauma Review Course (November 2011)

• Principles of Surgical in Fracture Management: Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Trauma Course (May 2012)

• Principles of Diagnosis and Management of Spine Fractures: Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Trauma Course (May 2012)

• Management of Fractures About the Elbow: Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Trauma Course (May 2012)

• Distal Femur Fractures: Trauma Subspecialty Day, Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting (June 2012)

• Proximal Humerus Fractures: National Capital Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting (November 2012)

• Resident Workload with a New Night Float Rotation: National Capital Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting (November 2012)

• Acetabular Fractures: Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Trauma Review Course (November 2012)

• Acetabular Fractures: Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Trauma Review Course (November 2013)

• Spine Fractures: Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Trauma Course Fractures/Dislocations about the elbow; Surgical Planning in Fracture Management; spine Fractures (May 2014)

• Acetabular Fractures; "The Multiply Injured Patient: All you Need to Know": Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Trauma Review Course (November 2014)


Updated February 19, 2015