Orthopedic Institute Holiday Celebration Welcomes New Doctor
Dr. Christian Guier, Dr. William R. Gallivan, Jr.
By Bonnie Carroll
Dr. William R. Gallivan Jr. and the Orthopedic Institute of Santa Barbara (OISB) team welcomed a new staff member Christian A. Guier, MD during their annual holiday celebration open house at their offices located at 320 West Junipero Street in Santa Barbara.
The annual holiday party, held in a huge party tent connected to the OISB offices on Junipero, became the vortex for a festive holiday celebration which drew a lively crowd of patients, medical associates and friends of Dr. William R. Gallivan, Jr. and the OISB team, where a special welcome was given to Christian Andre Guier, MD, CM, FACS who will be directing FastTrack Orthopedics, a new orthopedic walk-in clinic at OISB. Bruce Goldish, ICU Nurse at Cottage Hospital entertained guest with his guitar favorites throughout the evening, and guests savored a delicious Mexican dinner.
Dr. Guier is a graduate of McGill University Medical School in Montreal Canada. His curriculum vitae contains an impressive history in orthopedic surgery in Montreal, San Francisco, Jackson, Wyoming, as well as physician and surgeon to the French National Ski Team – World Cup Circuit. The new doctor in town is board certified, and has held appointments on countless boards & committees as well as many honors and awards, Dr. Guier's activities and interests have included preserving the Africa rainforest ecosystems, hockey in Wyoming, San Diego and Montreal, Canada where he was on the faculty of medicine at McGill University. He enjoys skiing, mountaineering, whitewater kayaking, rafting, and fly-fishing.
“This seems like a situation that was meant to be from my first meeting with Bill Gallivan. The more we talked the more it seemed like a win-win for everyone. My magnificent other Lisa Plowman, and my son Luc and I are busy settling into our new home in Santa Barbara, and I am looking forward to working with Dr. Gallivan and his professional team at OISB,” said Dr. Guier.
Doctor William Gallivan, Jr. is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon. His mission is to provide superior orthopedic care. Since opening his practice in 1992, he has focused on sports medicine and total joint replacement. He was the first surgeon on the West Coast to use Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) to perform hip resurfacing. He also utilizes Navigation for the minimally invasive total hip and knee replacement surgeries he performs. With a comprehensive approach, he has developed a Rapid Recovery program. This protocol has enabled the vast majority of his patients to leave the hospital after one day. For information on OISB and the new FastTrack Orthopedics Walk-in Clinic visit www.gallivanmd.com or call 805-220-6020.