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Beautiful blue skies and the scent of Po’boy brisket set the stage for this years residents welcome BBQ. Faculty, staff, and senior residents were present to extend a warm welcome to the first year residents. Bread was broken as stories of residency were shared, advice was dished out, and all were reminded it eventually gets better! After the seriousness, everyone let loose at the photo booth, striking odd poses and making funny faces.
Thank you to the Department of Paediatrics Education team who made this event possible!
April 23rd, 2015- Congratulations to Dr. Judith Hall (former UBC and BCCH head of paediatrics) who has been named one of the 2015 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame inductees. This prestigious honour is bestowed upon medical heroes to recognize and celebrate their contributions to the advancements in health sciences.
An exemplary clinical investigator and passionate international thought leader in her field, Judith G. Hall is a pediatrician and geneticist, specializing in the genetic factors that affect children’s growth. With more than 325 publications, Dr. Hall has been at the international forefront of genetics and pediatrics for more than four decades. Her particular interests include human congenital anomalies including neural tube defects, connective tissue disorders such as arthrogryposis and dwarfism, and disorders resulting in short stature. Data from her research is available in the Handbook of Physical Measurements, an essential resource for physicians worldwide.
Dr. Hall has clarified medical understanding of how folic acid helps reduce birth defects and has developed new ways to classify dwarfism and other abnormalities. As head of paediatrics at UBC and BC Children’s Hospital, Dr. Hall worked with physicians to develop guidelines for care of common disorders, and with lay groups to explain genetic disease that helped parents choose among the available care options.
To read more about Dr. Hall, please visit the CMHF website
The Department of Pediatrics, UBC Faculty of Medicine and BC Children’s Hospital are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Shubhayan Sanatani as the Head, Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Medical Director, BCCH Heart Centre, effective January 1, 2015.
Dr. Sanatani is a passionate teacher and trainee mentor, recognized by awards in both areas. He has been involved in training 10 pediatric cardiology subspecialty residents and 11 clinical fellows. His academic interests are rooted in the field of cardiac electrophysiology, with a focus on understanding and preventing sudden unexpected death due to cardiac arrhythmias in the pediatric population. He is the pediatric lead of the BC Inherited Arrhythmia Program in collaboration with Dr. Andrew Krahn, Head of the Division of Cardiology (Internal Medicine) and Dr. Laura Arbour (Medical Genetics). Dr. Sanatani’s expertise in this field has been recognized by invitations to participate on national guidelines committees, on the Canadian and American Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome Foundations medical advisory committees, and to speak at regional, national and international meetings. Research funding from both industry and several extramural agencies, including CIHR and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, have supported over 100 publications.
He is a founding member of the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society and is currently the VP Research for the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES). Dr. Sanatani is excited about these new leadership roles as he takes the reins from Dr. Derek Human, his long-time mentor, and the Pediatric Cardiology Division Head since 1993.
Please join the Department of Pediatrics in welcoming Dr. Cyrus Boelman as Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Neurology. Dr. Cyrus Boelman was most recently the chief epilepsy fellow from 2012-2014 at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, where he also completed his paediatric neurology residency in 2012.
He trained in medicine at University College Dublin after completing undergraduate degrees at McGill and UBC in chemistry and neuroscience. His ongoing interest in epilepsy genetics emerged from his training with Dr. Berge Minassian in Toronto and Dr. Ingrid Scheffer in Melbourne.
In this research field, he has served as the Toronto Site Director of a large-scale Genome Canada-funded project, based in Montreal and Toronto.