Meet the team

The limb lengthening and reconstruction team consist of an orthopaedic surgeon (Dr. Anthony Cooper), nurse practitioner, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, medical office assistant and research staff.

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Dr. Anthony cooper md Frcsc

Dr. Cooper graduated from the University of Leeds - School of Medicine (2003). He did his basic surgical training in Leeds and then moved to Sheffield for his higher surgical training. After completing his pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at BC Children's Hospital, Dr. Cooper joined BCCH as a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in 2014 and a clinical investigator at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Dr. Cooper specializes in limb lengthening and reconstruction, hip deformities, and trauma. He runs the multidisciplinary Pediatric Limb Reconstruction clinic and research program. His research involves studies on patient reported outcomes, quality of life, complications of limb reconstruction, genetics of rare orthopaedic conditions, geometrical modelling and medical imaging studies. He has research collaborations with orthopaedic surgeons and researchers across Canada, Ethiopia, India, UK and USA. 


Nurse Practitioner
Jen Dunlop RN MSN NP (P) ONC (C)

Jen is a Pediatric Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner, who is experienced in limb reconstruction surgery and serves as the liaison between surgeons and families.

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Occupational Therapist
Susan Garret, B.S.R./O.T.

Susan is the Professional Practice Leader of Occupational Therapy and has worked in Paediatric O.T. for 36 years

Michelle Jacobs, P.T.


Michelle is a physiotherapist who is experienced in treating and assessing function of patients undergoing limb reconstruction surgery. 

Research Manager
Harpreet Chhina MSc

Harpreet manages the limb lengthening and reconstruction research program and is responsible for developing and implementing various local and international research projects. She has a Master’s Degree in Human Anatomy (Panjab University, Chandigarh, India) and a Master’s Degree in Experimental Medicine (University of British Columbia). She is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine UBC. For her PhD, Harpreet is looking at the quality of life of children with lower limb deformities across Canada, Ethiopia, India and USA.

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Research Assistant
Jero abad

Jero is undergraduate student majoring in Integrated Sciences at University of British Columbia. He is responsible for participant recruitment, data collection, and data entry for various research projects. Aside from clinical research, Jero works on organizing the Walk Tall Gala.

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Research Assistant
Brittany Lim

Brittany is an undergraduate co-op research student who helps with participant recruitment, data collection, and data entry for various research projects undertaken by the limb lengthening and reconstruction research program. She is currently finishing her undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of British Columbia.

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Medical Office Assistant
Susan Ramiscal

Susan manages Dr. Cooper’s medical practice and schedules all appointments and surgeries.