FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2011
BGH Welcomes New Orthopedic Surgeon
BROCKVILLE—Brockville General Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Jason (Jay) Gambrel,
Orthopedic Surgeon, to the ranks of its active privilege physicians.
Dr. Gambrel studied medicine at the University of Manitoba, followed with a residency at Queen’s
University. His specialty is sports medicine, with a focus on shoulder injuries and chronic issues.
“With younger patients,” says Dr. Gambrel, “I’m usually dealing with sports-related injuries. With older
patients, it tends to be chronic problems such as rotator cuff tears. We tend to overuse our shoulders
throughout our lives,” he adds with a smile.
Dr. Gambrel also provides the full spectrum of orthopedic medicine, including all joint replacements, with
an emphasis on arthroscopic methods (using a small camera inserted through a minimal incision to diagnose
Jay Gambrel and his family have relocated from Lindsay, Ontario, where he started his practice in 2005.
Gambrel was looking for a small town practice where he could work as part of a team and make a greater
contribution to the medical process. Gambrel’s wife is from Kingston, so the decision was made to look into
moving closer to home with their young family.
“I was looking in this area,” says Gambrel, “and saw the opening for an orthopedic surgeon at BGH. I knew
Paul Shim (another BGH orthopedic surgeon) from residency so I called him to see if there was a place for me
here. Paul recommended BGH and the area, and said it was good timing to come.”
Gambrel says the BGH position is a good match for him.
“The guys [surgeons] here work well as a team, which means we get to manage a balance between work and
personal life. With a two-and-half year old son, that’s important to me. I like being busy at work, but
also having the flexibility to go home when I need to.”
Dr. Gambrel holds clinic hours at BGH on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, with Operating Room hours on
Fridays. A referral from your family physician is required, and Dr. Gambrel’s office may be reached at
For more information, please contact:
BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL
613-345-5649 Ext. 1-1504
Healthy people – Outstanding Care
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