Department of Surgery
School of Medicine Queen's University
 

Dr Rachel Da Cunha

Dr Rachael Da Cunha Orthopaedic Surgeon Queen's University Kingston Health Sciences CentreUniversity Position:
Assistant Professor

Current Appointments:
Attending staff, Kingston Health Sciences Centre

Areas of Clinical Interest:


Areas of Research Interest:





Contact Information:
Department of Surgery
Division of Orthopaedic 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)


Employment:

Hospital for Special Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery Foot and Ankle Fellow
New York, New York, United States
Aug 2016 - Present


Alberta Health Services
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
July 2011-June 2016


Canadian Surgery Solutions
Bedside Physician
Centric Health, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
June 2013-June 2016


University of Alberta, Campbell Lab
Bioanalalytical Chemistry Researcher
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
May 2008-Aug 2008


University of Alberta, Lucy Lab
Analytical Chemistry Researcher
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Jan 2006-May 2008


Baseball Alberta
Baseball Umpire
Alberta, Canada
May 2001-Aug 2007






















Education:

HSS Limb Lengthening and Complex Deformity Reconstruction Fellowship
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York, United States
Aug 2017-Present


HSS Foot and Ankle Fellowship
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York, United States
Aug 2016-July 2017

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
July 2011-June 2016
Medical Doctorate
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
July 2008-May 2011

Bachelor of Science, Honours Chemistry
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Sept 2005-May 2008















Professional Qualifications:

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
June 1, 2016

TCPS 2 Certification
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving 
Humans Course on Research Ethics
July 4, 2014



Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support
New York, New York, United States - Recertification
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Recertification
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada - Recertification
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Nov 16, 2016
Dec 19, 2015
June 9, 2013
Apr 21, 2011
Surgical Foundations
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
March 4, 2013

LMCC Part II
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Dec 14, 2012

LMCC Part I
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
May 2, 2011

Advanced Trauma Life Support
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Oct 29, 2011

Medical Doctorate
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
May 30, 2011


























Professional Licensure:

New York State Education Department Medical Practice Permit
New York, New York, United States
Aug 1, 2016-Present

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
July 2011-June 2016


Professional Memberships:

Canadian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Westmount, Quebec, Canada
Sept 2016 - Present

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Rosemont, Illinois, United States
Oct 2014 - Present

Canadian Orthopaedic Association
Westmount, Quebec, Canada
Apr 2014 - Present

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Rosemont, Illinois, United States
July 2011 - Present

Canadian Medical Association
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
July 2011 - Present

Alberta Medical Association
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
July 2011 - Present

Canadian Medical Protective Agency
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
July 2011 - June 2016



















Current Research and Projects:

Distraction Arthroplasty and Fusion for Failed 1st MTP Joint Replacement
A Case Series
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York, United States
Da Cunha, R.J., Karnovsky, S., Fragoment, A. and Drakos, M.
Manuscript submitted and accepted to Foot and Ankle International
Sept 2016 - Present




Assessing Metatarsus Primus Elevatus Diagnostic Radiographic Measures:
A Reliability Study
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York, United States
Jones, M., Sanders, A., Da Cunha, R.J., Cody, E., Sofka, C. and Ellis, S
Manuscript preparation in progress
Poster presentation at the AOFAS Annual Meeting
Sept 2016 - Present





Ankle Arthroscopy for Diagnosis and Treatment of Full Thickness Cartilage Lesions in the Setting of Ankle Fracture
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York, United States
Da Cunha, R.J., Karnovsky, S., Will Shairer. W. and Drakos, M.
Podium presentation at the COA Annual Meeting
Poster presentation at the AOFAS Annual Meeting
Manuscript submitted to Arthroscopy
Aug 2016 - Present





Return to Sports and Physical Activities after First Metatarsophalangeal
Arthrodesis in Young Patients
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York, United States
Da Cunha, R.J. and Ellis, S.
Manuscript preparation in progress 
Aug 2016 - Present



Health Resource Utilization in Posterior Spinal Arthrodesis for Adolescent
Idiopathic Scoliosis: the Impact of Sequential Power Drilling
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Da Cunha, R.J., Brown, G., Letal, M., Parsons, D.L. and Ferri-de-Barros, F.
Manuscript submitted to Spine 
Sept 2014 - Present

































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