Dr. Iain Russell

Dr. Iain Russell


Doctor of Medicine


Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. This indicates the certification of the doctor in a particular medical or surgical specialty.


Bachelor of Science


Master of Science degree

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Fellowship trained Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Practicing in: To be updated

#6 of 135 Orthopedic Surgeons in Calgary, Alberta

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Dr. Iain Russell is Royal College Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, with special interest in foot and ankle, at our Calgary Surgical Centre. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor and Finance Director within the Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Calgary. He is also the Medical Director of Lifemark Sports Medicine Centre, and Co-Director of Calgary Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Clinic.He received his Medical Doctorate (MD) in 1991 and completed his rotating internship from Grey Nuns Hospital from the University of Calgary, where he completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency in 1997. He also holds a Fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma from the University of Vienna and Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery from the University of Washington.



  • Foot and ankle deformities
  • Foot and ankle arthritis
  • Arthroscopic and reconstructive foot ankle surgery
  • Conservative treatment of foot and ankle conditions



    American Rhinologic Society
    • Canadian Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society
    College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
    • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
    Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
    • Alberta Medical Society
    • Alberta Orthopedic Association
    • Canadian Medical Association


    • Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship
      University of Vienna
      Vienna, Austria
    • Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
      University of Washington
      Seattle, Washington
    McMaster University
    • Fellowship
      Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
    • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
      University of Calgary
      Calgary, Alberta
    • Rotating Internship
      Grey Nuns Hospital
      Calgary, Edmonton, Alberta
    • Doctor of Medicine
      University of Alberta
      Edmonton, Alberta
    • Bachelor of Science (Deans List)
      University of Alberta
      Edmonton, Alberta



        • Clinical Assistant Professor within the Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Calgary (Since 2007)
        • Finance Director within the Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Calgary
        • Chief, Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery at Peter Lougheed Site Calgary General Hospital (Since 2004
        • Medical Director of Lifemark Sports Medicine Centre
        • Co-Director of Calgary Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Clinic
        • Founding Member of Alberta Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
        • Past President of Alberta Orthopaedic Society
        • Scientific Researcher/Publisher


      • Centric Health Canadian Surgery Solutions

        Calgary, Alberta
      • Rockyview General Hospital

        Calgary, Alberta

      • Kelowna General Hospital (Past)

        Kelowna, British Columbia


      • Journal of Shoulder and Elbow: Patients Undergoing Stabilization Surgery For Recurrent, Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Instability Commonly Have Restricted Passive External Rotation – 2007
      • McCaig Institute: Improving Patient Care and the Health Care System – n.d.

      • REVIEWS

        Reviews updated via RateMDs on 26/02/2016. Average review is based on 75 reviews.

        full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted July 7, 2016
        He’s like a breath of fresh air. Had bunion surgery 2 years ago with another doc. Was still having problems. He was very frank and honest about the situation and that little could be done with the current state of my foot. Appreciate my case being reviewed.

        full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted July 5, 2016
        This was my 2nd surgery by Dr Russell once in 2009 and again in 2016, both were foot surgery.he did a great job, I’m healing well my toes are straight now. I’m a very happy patient of his and would highly recommend this awesome Doctor. Thank you so much Dr Russell.

        full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted April 23, 2016
        Had my surgery in November 2014 very straight forward doesn’t sugar coat anything which is great being a elite level athlete i just wanted it to be done. Got the hardware out in march and foots felt great. Great surgeon. Makes sure all questions were answered and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.
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        Dr. Iain Russell last modified: June 21st, 2017 by Centric Health
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        Canadian Surgery Solutions
        #300 - 1402 8th Ave. NW
        Calgary, Alberta
        Canada T2N 1B9
        Phone: (403) 220-0410
        Fax: (403) 220-0500