Happy National Physicians’ Day on May 1, 2022! Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nancy Lanphear, Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Nancy Lanphear

Dr. Nancy Lanphear, Clinical Associate Professor nominated by Dr. Esther Lee, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, BC Children’s Hospital, UBC & BCCH


What is your role?

Clinical Associate Professor
Head, Division of Developmental Pediatrics​
Senior Medical Director, Child Development and Rehabilitation
Please indicate the centre or clinic you work at.

Sunny Hill at BC Children’s Hospital

What do you enjoy most about your role?

I enjoy leading a great group of people at Sunny Hill, the BC leader in Child Development and Rehabilitation. We strive for high quality, family centered care.

What prompted you to get into your area of health care?

I believe that all children and their families have a place in the world and the ability to contribute. The field of Developmental Pediatrics gives me the opportunity to provide parents clarity and information that may help them in raising a child with developmental needs.

What would you say to someone interested in joining this line of work?

Child Development gives you the opportunity to bring together the medical and physical needs with the emotional and psycho-social needs of the child and family. The relationships that you will create with colleagues, families and the kids will make you smile, laugh, and may break your heart.

What is your proudest accomplishment to date?

I am proud of the teaching and mentorship that I have provided to medical students, residents, subspecialty trainees, and colleagues. I have grown from these relationships and value the ability to impact future generations of physicians.

I am also proud of the move of Sunny Hill to the main campus of BC Children’s. We created a world class child development and rehabilitation center in collaboration with many families, providers, foundation partners and leadership.