Dr. Ian King Yeung Lo, MD. FRCSC

Dr. Ian Lo

Clinical Assistant Professor

Cumming School of Medicine

Full Member

McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health



Dr. Lo received his medical degree and Orthopaedic surgical residency from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. 

After completing his surgical residency, Dr. Lo spent two years as a clinician-scientist of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research studying soft tissue healing at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 

Dr. Lo then began his sub-specialization in the treatment of shoulder conditions studying under Dr. Stephen Burkhart (University of Texas, San Antonio, TX) and Dr. Evan Flatow (Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY).

Since returning to Canada, Dr. Lo has dedicated his practice solely to the treatment of shoulder conditions and has helped improve the quality of life of thousands of patients across Canada. He currently practices in both Alberta and British Columbia. He is the Chief of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery, at the University of Calgary. 

Dr. Lo specializes in the arthroscopic treatment of shoulder conditions and has pioneered several arthroscopic shoulder procedures. He holds multiple patents for innovative products designed to improve shoulder surgery.

Dr. Lo lectures nationally and internationally and has presented and published hundreds of papers. He has twice been awarded the Neer Award from the American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES) and the Stephen Burkhart Award from the Arthroscopy Association of North America for his innovative research and surgical techniques. He has served on the committees of several distinguished organizations, including the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) and the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA). 

He co-authored “A Cowboy’s Guide To Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy,” which was recognized for its ingenuity by the British Medical Association and is now considered a classic text. 

Dr. Lo continues to serve as a Shoulder Consultant to the National Hockey League Players’ Association and is the Chairman of the Rocky Mountain International Shoulder Symposium. He was recently recognized as one of the Top 20 shoulder surgeons in North America (the only Canadian Surgeon named) by Orthopaedics This Week.



Shoulder surgery research

Dr. Lo's research is centred on arthroscopic shoulder surgery, including shoulder instability, and rotator cuff repair.


  • Neer Award, 2008
  • British Medical Association Subspecialty Book of The Year, 2007
  • Neer Award, 2004