Dr. Andrew TrenholmMD MSc FRCSC

Halifax Infirmary


Upper Extremity and TraumaSurgeon, Associate Professor

Dr. Trenholm attended Dalhousie Medical School from 1992-1996 and then completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training at Dalhousie in 2001.

He completed sub-specialty training in Orthopaedic Trauma at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina under the mentorship of Drs. Kellam, Bosse and Sims. He then completed a second sub-specialty fellowship in Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Surgery in Edinburgh, Scotland under the guidance of Dr. J. McBirnie. He joined the staff of the Atlantic Health Sciences Center in 2003 and served as the Medical Director of Trauma for Region 2 from 2004-2009. He has left his administrative duties behind and returned to full time clinical practice.

Dr. Trenholm provides the people of Nova Scotia with a vast wealth of Orthopaedic knowledge in the arenas of trauma and upper extremity care. He travels though out North America and Europe as an invited lecturer speaking extensively on the topics listed below:

The Management of Pelvic Trauma The Management of Complex Tibial Fractures The Use of Bone Graft Substitutes and Bone Morphogenic Proteins The Management of Non-Unions and Mal-Unions of Long Bones The Design of Trauma Systems In Non-Academic Settings Providing Level I Trauma Care in the Province Of New Brunswick Arthroscopic Management of Shoulder Pathology Complex Reconstruction of Wrist Deformities

Dr. Trenholm’s experience in trauma has provided leadership to the Orthopaedic community in the province of Nova Scotia. He has worked to create an informal referral program to assist emergency, primary care, and Orthopaedic physicians in accessing early and expert care for severe multi-system trauma patients. This is a personal goal of Dr. Trenholm’s, as he realizes that this is one aspect of medicine that if properly engineered, can provide measurable beneficial outcomes to trauma patients in Nova Scotia.