Dr. Kristen Taunton

Dr. Kristen Taunton was born and raised in Richmond, BC. She completed her undergraduate degree in kinesiology at the University of Victoria, followed by her medical degree at the University of British Columbia. After completing her orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of British Columbia, she completed a fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine at UniSports Orthopaedics in Auckland, New Zealand. She was a member of the Canadian Women’s National Field Hockey team for nearly a decade and played over 125 games for Canada.

Dr. Taunton now specializes in the nonoperative management of general orthopaedic and musculoskeletal injuries with a special interest in shoulder, knee and hip. She is a consulting physician for the Canadian Women’s Field Hockey team and clinical instructor with the UBC Department of Orthopaedics.


Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship- UniSports Orthopaedics, Auckland, New Zealand 2014

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency-University of British Columbia 2008-2013

Doctor of Medicine-University of British Columbia 2004-2008

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology-University of Victoria 1995-2000


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