Mercer Rang Visiting Professor – Dr. Norgrove Penny, May 31, 2019

On behalf of Dr. Andrew Howard

You are invited to

The Division of Orthopaedics’
Annual Mercer Rang Lecture

Friday, May 31st, 2019
YWCA Toronto
87 Elm Street — Nancy’s Auditorium

Invited Speaker

Dr. Norgrove Penny CM, MD, FRCSC
“What I Have Learned Doing Orthopaedics in Africa”

Dr. Norgrove Penny CM, MD, FRCSC
Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
Vancouver Island Health Authority, Victoria, BC
Adjunct Professor, Branch for International Surgical Care,
Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia


Dr. Penny is a children’s orthopaedic surgeon who spent many years of his career operating at a charity hospital in Uganda and providing free orthopaedic care to families from that country. He is a world expert on neglected clubfoot and other conditions that are prevalent where children do not receive timely care. He has done extensive work on community based rehabilitation for people living with musculoskeletal disability. His contributions to surgery and to civil society have earned him an Order of Canada. He exemplifies the spirit of Mercer Rang who encouraged surgeons to think broadly and differently about how they can contribute.


There will be a continental breakfast served at 0700

We look forward to seeing you there!

3 thoughts on “Mercer Rang Visiting Professor – Dr. Norgrove Penny, May 31, 2019

  1. Dr Penny is an old friend and my inspiration to go into medicine. He was a swim mate in competitive swimming in Edmonton in the late 1960’s and early 70’s while attending medical school!
    We met up again in Victoria when I moved there to continue my practice in Emergency Medicine and then followed his career in Uganda.
    Well deserved Order of Canada for his work in Uganda, especially establishing a paediatric orthopaedic surgical program in Kampala, not only to operate on children but to help train local surgeons.
    Have always thought highly of his dedication and enthusiasm for medicine.
    Sorry I missed his talk – would have been great to see him again.

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