Dr. Horacio Yepes
Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Physician
Dr. Yepes obtained his Medical Doctor degree from C.E.S. University, Faculty of Medicine, in Colombia. Before becoming an orthopedic surgeon he worked as assistant professor with the university. He then obtained his specialty certification in Orthopedic Surgery with Pontificia Bolivariana University, U.P.B. Colombia and Fellowship with the German Sports University in Cologne.
Following his passion for arthroscopic surgery and sports injuries, he started working with “Indeportes Antioquia, Center for Elite Training & Sports Institute”, in Colombia, as well as a medical team member for “Atletico Nacional Soccer Club”, one of the most prestigious professional soccer clubs in South America.
Dr. Yepes obtained his Fellowship in Orthopaedics, Arthroscopic Surgery and Sport Medicine, with Dalhousie University and The Sports Medical Clinic of Nova Scotia. His research work has included topics such as blood supply about the knee/quadriceps tendon, shoulder/vascularity of subacromial space, and ankle/Achilles tendon integument. Dr. Yepes has been speaker in numerous orthopaedics symposiums in Canada, US, South and Central America. He is a Member of the Canadian Orthopaedics Association, Canadian Arthroscopy Society, Atlantic Provinces Orthopaedic Society, and has been past president in the last one.
A fully licensed orthopedic surgeon in Ontario and Nova Scotia, Dr. Yepes has been an Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Department of Surgery, Division Orthopedics, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, NS. and the Workers Compensation Board expedited surgical program in NS. His practice has been focused on Arthroscopic Reconstructive surgery of shoulder and knee and sport injuries.
As a soccer enthusiast, he has served as assistant coach for his children’s teams and supported various sport related activities within the community. Currently, Dr. Yepes is one of the goalkeepers for the Canadian Medical Soccer Team, Seniors Division. This team is formed by Canadian physicians who participate in worldwide soccer tournaments representing Canada.
Currently as a member of the MSK Center, Kitchener-Waterloo, he is part of the Sports Medicine and Acute Injury Program.
He is fluent in Spanish and English.