Dr. Derek Younge

Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

39 yrs Practicing as a Specialist
5 yrs Experience as an Independent Medical Examiner

CPSA Physician Details


  • MD Doctor of Medicine, University of Alberta, 1968
  • LMCC – Licentiate of Medical Council of Canada
  • FRCSC – Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons Canada – Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Younge was raised in Ponoka, Alberta. He majored in foreign languages in pre-med, and medical school in Edmonton.  He worked for one year in emergency medicine at the Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary after his internship there, and a short time in family practice in a small town in Alberta.

He did his orthopedic surgery training at the University of Montreal in the french hospitals so he could learn French.  He married a French-Canadian girl from Montreal, Suzanne and they still speak French at home.  He did a postgraduate fellowship in surgery of the hand for a year at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

He worked in an academic position at the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec for 7 years, then worked in Saudi Arabia at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and the National Guard hospital for 17 years.  He became Professor of Orthopedics at the Faculty of Medicine in the United Arab Emirates for 6 years, where in addition to teaching, he was responsible for the allocation of the funds raised for research in the annual Terry Fox race there.  He practiced in Calgary for several years as an orthopedic surgeon and most recently for 6 years in Yellowknife in as an Orthopedic and Hand surgeon.

He speaks fluent French and passable medical Arabic and Spanish.  He is semi-retired with his family in Cochrane Alberta.  Dr. Younge likes to do short Triathlons in his spare time.