Brett Kilb

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Brett Kilb was one of the UBC Department of Orthopaedics’ finest residents. He was a man of character, integrity and resilience. Brett joined the program in 2012 and was in his fourth year, having completed a successful research year along the way, with a very promising career ahead of him. Unfortunately, he passed away suddenly at the age of 28 while pursuing his research in Barcelona, Spain. This has been a shock to everyone in the Department of Orthopaedics, as faculty, staff, residents and fellows alike.

Prior to coming to UBC for his residency, Brett was a two-time alumnus of the University of Calgary, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2009 as well as his MD in 2012. In 2015, he graduated with a Master’s Degree from Harvard University.

Brett had a very promising career. He won research awards, and was an excellent resident with a very bright future that was suddenly taken away. His memory lives on through his wife, parents and family.

The impact of your support

To commemorate Brett’s contributions to the Department of Orthopaedics and to the profession, the Brett Kilb Memorial Fund will be established at UBC.

Your donation will support an annual award to recognize and support resident excellence in the Department of Orthopedics. You will help to create a fitting legacy for Brett’s life and his contributions to the department.

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