Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. Duncan is a medical graduate of Dublin University (1968). After two years of postgraduate training in orthopedics in the United Kingdom, he moved to Canada as a resident and joined UBC in 1977. He served as Professor and Head of the Department of Orthopedics at the University of British Columbia, and department head of orthopedics at Vancouver General and University Hospitals from 1996 to 2006. The focus of his clinical interest has been the development and evaluation of complex surgical techniques for the management of major joints damaged by injury, infection and disease; especially the hip. He has an international reputation as a surgeon, teacher and investigator. Dr. Duncan has published more than 200 scholarly works in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks, and has been credited with a number of innovative surgical solutions. He was one of the principal applicants in the recently successful application for Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) funds to establish the world’s first Centre for Hip Health in Vancouver; an enterprise now destined to become a $26 million VCHRI/UBC enterprise located at the Vancouver General Hospital site.