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Welcome to Dr. Pavan JudgeOctober 20, 2016Pavan was born and raised in Vancouver. He completed medical school at the University of Sydney. From there, he went on to complete his pediatric residency at the University of Saskatchewan at Royal University Hospital. Thereafter, he returned to Vancouver where he completed his pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at BC Children’s Hospital. His areas of […] Read More >

Vancouver Summer Program in Medicine: Clinical Research and Clinical SkillsOctober 18, 2016International Exposure The Vancouver Summer Program in Medicine is a unique opportunity for aspiring health professionals to learn with their peers from around the world. Having over 140 medical students from 11 countries and 30 different universities leads to an enriching environment that develops culturally sensitive physicians and scientists. This international aspect allows our leading […] Read More >

The Pharmacy Informer – Fall 2016 EditionOctober 12, 2016The Spring 2016 edition of the Pharmacy Informer is hot off the press! The Pharmacy Informer is a quarterly newsletter that contains important updates and highlights from the Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC, Department of Pharmacy. The Fall edition includes: Medication Use in Lactation Resources Empiric Antimicrobial Guidelines Update Chlorpromazine Injection FloraBABY® for […] Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Johnathan Wong to the Division of NeonatologyOctober 9, 2016Dr. Wong joined the department in September as Clinical Faculty in the Division of Neonatology. Jonathan was born and raised in Vancouver and moved to Ontario for his studies. He completed his paediatric residency at Queen’s University and a Neonatal-Perinatal medicine fellowship at the University of Toronto. In terms of academic interests, he is focusing […] Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Manish SadaranganiOctober 6, 2016Dr. Manish Sadarangani will be joining the Department of Pediatrics as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Medical Director of the Vaccine Evaluation Center at CFRI. He completed his DPhil with the Oxford Vaccine Group in the UK, developing novel vaccine candidates for protection against group B meningococcal disease, and […] Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Alysha DedharDr. Dedhar was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and completed her Undergraduate education at McGill University in Montreal. She then returned to Vancouver to complete both medical school and my residency training in Paediatrics through the University of British Columbia. Dr. Dedhar is an outdoor enthusiast, which makes Vancouver the perfect home. On her […] Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Jacqueline WongSeptember 20, 2016Jacqueline obtained her Bachelor of Sciences in Pharmacy and MD degrees at the University of Toronto, and subsequently completed her paediatric residency training here at BC Children’s hospital in June 2014. She went on to pursue a paediatric infectious diseases fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, which she completed in June 2016. Currently, she […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Alison LeeDr. Lee won the Canadian Paediatric Society Mental Health Section Award for the best poster submitted by a resident/fellow in the field of mental health. The poster presentation was on HEARTSMAP. The Mental Health Section is a network for paediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists and other health professionals who want to meet and exchange information about best […] Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Sandesh Shivananda to the Division of NeonatologySeptember 19, 2016Dr. Shivananda’s interest lies in knowledge translation and quality improvement. His focus has been in designing, implementation and evaluation of programs relevant to local context. So far he has obtained grants ($500,000) for programs in three domains; resuscitation and stabilization, Infant wellness assessment and prevention of escalated care events. These programs have 5-7 interventions involving […] Read More >

Pediatric Oncology Hematology Education Day, Oct 28 2016The Provincial Pediatric Oncology Hematology Network, in conjunction with the Division of Pediatric Oncology Hematology BMT is committed to provide ongoing educational and discussion opportunities to support physicians and health care providers in the care of the child/adolescent with cancer and hematological disorders. This education day has been developed to reflect the needs of multidisciplinary […] Read More >

Tuberous Sclerosis Canada, Sept 17th in the Chan Centre at BCFRISeptember 15, 2016Tuberous Sclerosis Canada and the TSC Clinic at Children’s are hosting an Education Day on TSC on Sept 17th in the Chan Centre at CFRI. Dr. Elizabeth Thiele who is Director of the TSC Clinic at Mass Gen Hospital in Boston will speak. They follow over 400 children and adults. Dr. Peter Crino who is […] Read More >

Welcoming the 28th International Pediatric Association Congress to VancouverAugust 16, 2016For the first time ever, Vancouver will host the International Pediatric Association (IPA) Congress from August 17-22. More than 2,400 delegates from around the world, including BC Children’s Hospital, will come together to discuss initiatives and research, listen to speakers and take part in a variety of workshops. [read more] Read More >

Summer program in medicine becomes global magnetBrain anatomy can be a challenge for any student – so many sections, so many functions, so many connections. For students in the Vancouver Summer Program in Medicine, most of whom are not native English-speakers, it can also be a tongue-twisting experience. [read more] Read More >

Not all anticancer drugs are created equal. Certain chemotherapeutic agents do more than just kill the tumor cells.August 9, 2016To read the full article by Dr. James Lim Chinten, PhD, please click on the link below: C-C Liu, P Leclair, M Monajemi, LM Sly, GS Reid and CJ Lim.α-Integrin expression and function modulates presentation of cell surface calreticulin. Cell Death and Disease (2016) 7, e2268 For more information: Dr. James Lim Chinten, PhD UBC […] Read More >

Dr. Pei-Yoong Lam appointed Medical Director for the Provincial Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Program at BC Children’s HospitalSince joining the Department of Adolescent Medicine at BCCH in 2010, Pei-Yoong has been the medical lead for the Provincial Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Program and provincial consultant for medically complex and unstable adolescent eating disorders patients. She sat on the advisory committee that created the provincial guidelines for the management of eating disorders […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Lori TuckerAugust 7, 2016Dr. Lori Tucker is a recipient of this year’s 2016 CFRI Clinical Investigator Award. Dr. Tucker is an Investigator at BC Children’s Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia. Congratulations Dr.Tucker! Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph TingDr. Ting is a recipient of this year’s 2016 CFRI Clinical Investigator Award. Dr. Joseph Ting is an Investigator with BC Children’s Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia. Congratulations to Dr. Ting! Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Tim OberlanderCongratulations to Dr. Tim Oberlander recipient of The Teratology Society’s 2016 Birth Defects Research Part B Distinguished Scholar Award recognizing contributions to the general field of birth defects research. His article “Major congenital malformations following prenatal exposure to serotonin reuptake inhibitors and benzodiazepines using population-based health data” was highly regarded in terms of impact and […] Read More >

2016 Doctors of BC AwardsEvery year, Doctors of BC acknowledges the outstanding contributions of physicians around the province through a number of awards. Achievements are recognized in areas such as community contribution, improving the welfare of British Columbians, health promotion, and grassroots advocacy. CMA Honourary Membership Award Honorary membership is an honour bestowed on those who, at the age […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Niranjan “Tex” KissoonCongratulations to Dr. Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Achievement Awards UBC Faculty of Medicine for Award for Overall Excellence – Senior Faculty. Dr. Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon is from the Division of Critical Care and he is the Past President of the World Federation of Pediatric Critical and Intensive Care Societies, Vice-President, Medical […] Read More >