Over his career he has developed a strong interest in improving the rehabilitation of people with abdominal hernias. He has enthusiastically supported the use of local anesthesia and sedation for hernias. He has also embraced the use of laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernias. Today, he has a busy surgical practice, which he performs at Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody and Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. He also has privileges at the New Westminster Surgical Centre in New Westminster. He is a consulting general surgeon for WorkSafeBC Visiting Specialist Clinic and previously worked with the BC Lions.
Dr. Konkin was born and raised in British Columbia. He graduated medical school and completed his specialty training at the University of British Columbia. He took a special interested in advanced laparoscopic surgery as well as complex abdominal wall reconstruction. In 2007 he joined the staff of the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster and Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody.
Affiliated with the University of British Columbia, today he holds a position of Clinical Assistant Professor in surgery. He also holds the position of Regional Medical Director/Head of Surgery for the Fraser Health Authority.