How it Works

Acumen Clinic is an innovative model for private orthopaedic care in Canada. Acumen, led by Dr. Jesse Slade Shantz, provides assessment, diagnosis, surgical and non-surgical care for shoulder and sports injuries in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Okanagan.

 

What you should expect:

When you decide to be assessed at Acumen Clinic you should expect to leave with a clearly described diagnosis, potential treatment options and the feeling that no stones have been left unturned. If you need surgery, the Acumen Clinic team will find a time that fits with your life and ensure that you are prepared for the procedure. Dr. Slade Shantz performs all surgeries personally, and monitors your recovery closely.

About Dr. Jesse Slade Shantz

Dr. Jesse Slade Shantz is a Royal College Certified sports and shoulder surgeon specializing in arthroscopic and open surgeries for shoulder, knee, elbow and sports-associated conditions.

As well as holding a medical degree from the University of Western Ontario, with his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Slade Shantz completed fellowships in stem cell research and orthopedic trauma at the University of California, San Francisco and shoulder, elbow and sports surgery at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on technology, simulation and clinical trials. Concurrently, he holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at UWO, and advises start-up companies in the digital health field specializing in data use and privacy issues. Dr. Slade Shantz was a co-founder of The Shoulder Centre at Ajax and Pickering hospital, an innovative, patient-centred shoulder treatment centre in Ontario.

Dr. Slade Shantz has focused his career on both being at the cutting edge of surgical techniques and delivering the experience patients expect in terms of communication, punctuality and customer service within the healthcare system. Because of his unique approach Dr. Slade Shantz has been invited to educate other surgeons on current surgical techniques and speak about entrepreneurship and health system transformation.

Dr. Slade Shantz has opted out of medicare billing in Alberta and therefore directly bills patients for services.

A Notice Pursuant to the Opting Out Provision of Alberta Health Care Insurance Act

This is to advise that I, Dr. Jesse Slade Shantz, have opted out of the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan effective October 5, 2017.

This will mean that the individual patient—and not the government—will be responsible for the payment of my fees. Patients will not be able to seek reimbursement for these costs from Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan. I will abide by the Alberta Medical Association’s Guidelines regarding billing for uninsured services, by the direction from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, and Alberta’s Health Information Act.”

Dr. Jesse Slade Shantz

Memberships and Affiliations

Arthroscopy Association of North America

Canadian Orthopedic Association

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

 

Education

Queen’s University – BSc Biochemistry

University of Western Ontario – MD

University of Manitoba – Orthopedic Surgery

University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business

University of California, San Francisco – Fellowship trauma

University of Toronto – Fellowship sports and shoulder

 

Achievements & Awards

The Shoulder Centre – Co-founder

Reviewer – Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, Journal of Orthopedic Trauma

Publications – 19 peer reviewed publications and 4 book chapters

 

Hospital Affiliations

Ajax and Pickering hospital at Lakeridge Health