Canucks Announce Dr. Bill Regan Named Head Team Physician

…Dr. Rob Drapala and Dr. Michael Orenstein also announced as new Team Physicians

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Patrik Allvin announced today that Dr. Bill Regan has been named Head Team Physician, while Dr. Rob Drapala and Dr. Michael Orenstein have also joined the organization as Team Physicians.

Dr. Regan has been a member of the Canucks medical staff for more than 20 years as a Team Physician. In his new role, Dr. Regan will serve as the team’s primary full-time doctor. In addition to his work with the Vancouver Canucks, Dr. Regan has served as an Associate Professor and Head of the Division of Arthroscopy at the University of British Columbia (UBC) since 1996.

He was first appointed to the UBC Department of Orthopedics in 1990 after joining the university from the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Regan’s academic background includes a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto and an undergraduate degree from Bowdin College in Maine, USA.

Dr. Drapala is a primary care sports medicine physician, currently working as a Clinical Instructor, Division of Sport Medicine at UBC’s Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic. He received his undergraduate degree from Simon Fraser University prior to completing a Doctor of Medicine and Family Practice Residency at UBC. His professional highlights include serving as Chief Medical Officer at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships and UBC Varsity Athletics, as well as Lead Physician at the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy.

Dr. Orenstein is a fellowship trained Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician, serving at UBC as Clinical Instructor in the Department of Family Practice. He completed his undergraduate degree, medical school and a Family Medicine Residency at McGill University in Montreal, before moving to Vancouver to complete the Sport and Exercise Medicine Fellowship at UBC. His professional experience has included providing coverage at the IIHF World Junior Championships, Ironman Whistler, and UBC Varsity Athletics.

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