MBBS, LMCC, FRCSC, ECFMG, ABOS
Dr. Pirani is a Clinical Professor at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics, at the University of British Columbia and practices at the Royal Columbian Hospital. His primary interests are in clubfoot and lower extremity deformities. Dr. Pirani is widely known for his clubfoot assessment tool (The Pirani Clubfoot Severity Score), for his pioneering work on how the Ponseti Method corrects the clubfoot deformity, and for initiating the movement for the use of the Ponseti Method in developing nations. He is the Project Director of the Uganda Sustainable Clubfoot Care Project (USCCP), an initiative to build capacity for sustainable Ponseti Method clubfoot management throughout Uganda. The World Health Organization has recognized the success of USCCP and recommended its model as a way of helping the disabled worldwide. Dr Pirani has been widely recognized for his work. He is the Chair of the Ponseti International Association Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Pirani is a member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. His awards include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon’s Humanitarian Award, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Humanitarian Award, the Canadian Orthopaedic Association’s Award for Excellence, the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America’s Angie Kuo Award, the University of British Columbia’s Impact in the Community Award, and Fraser Health’s Above and Beyond Award.
The Uganda Sustainable Clubfoot Care Project, a $1.8 million Canadian International Development Agency funded initiative to build capacity for sustainable Ponseti clubfoot management throughout Uganda.
- Journal of pediatric orthopedics - 2001, Oct 24
- Disability and rehabilitation - 2007, Jun 19
- Clinical orthopaedics and related research - 2009, Apr 2
- Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de santé publique - 2010, Nov 1