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A healthy scoop of support: resident’s tasty initiative brings colleagues together

At B.C. Children’s Hospital, physicians see everything from broken bones to terminal illness, providing care while paying extra attention to communication.

Genetic discovery helps newborns beat a life-threatening condition

Dr. Clara van Karnebeek, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Biochemical Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics, has uncovered a genetic cause of excess ammonia in the blood of newborns,

Welcome to Dr. Jennifer Smitten

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Smitten, Clinical Instructor, with the Division of Critical Care.

Communications Strategy Update

We thank you for taking the time to complete our Department of Pediatrics Communications Survey.

Welcome to Dr. Tamara Zagustin

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Tamara Zagustin, to the Division of Developmental Pediatrics.

Welcome to Christine Veloso

It is our pleasure to announce that Christine Veloso has accepted the position of Senior Director, Administration and Patient Care Services, UBC Department of Pediatrics and BC Children’s Hospital, effective January 31, 2014.

Welcome to Dr. Joseph Ting

Dr. Joseph Ting has been appointed to the position of Clinical Assistant Professor and is a Staff Neonatologist with the Division of Neonatology.

Clinical Care

The Department of Pediatrics is a Center of Excellence in healthcare for neonates, infants, children and adolescents not just in British Columbia, but also nationally and internationally.


Clinical research is an essential part of the academic practice of medicine in a tertiary care teaching hospital.


Pediatrics is a four-year PGY1 entry program consisting of a core of three years and a fourth year which may be dedicated to General Pediatrics or the first year of a subspecialty program.