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Big congratulations to our incoming 2023 residents!

We couldn’t be more excited to welcome you into our residency community. Enjoy the last leg of your medical school journey and we will see you in July!   Cross posted from IG: Image © UBC Pediatric Residents. Created by Drs. Meghan Glibbery and Renee Lurie

Committing to change in care: Dr. Saleem Razack, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics

The highest quality health care is equitable, culturally safe and accessible for all. Unfortunately, we still have a lot of work to do to make this a reality — major organizations in Canada have declared racism a public health emergency. Dr. Saleem Razack is a critical care physician and new investigator with BCCHR. He has […]

New Pediatric Fraser Site Director Appointed: Dr. Hemendra Ramdhani

The General Pediatrics Residency Program is happy to announce the development of a new Pediatric Fraser Residency program. The first cohort of two first year residents will start on July 1, 2023. We would like to introduce Dr. Hemendra Ramdhani as the new Pediatric Fraser Site Director. Dr. Ramdhani will work with our Residency program […]

New Clinical Faculty Appointment: Dr. Farbod Bahadori-Esfahani, MD

Welcome to Dr. Farbod Bahadori-Esfahani, MD, Clinical Instructor with the Division of Neonatology. Dr. Bahadori-Esfahani was born in Vancouver and spent his early years growing up in Burnaby. He completed his residency in the United States in Louisiana and his PICU fellowship in Minnesota. He is the newest member of the NICU team at BCCH. […]

New Academic Faculty appointment: Dr. Genelle Lunken (Healey), PhD, RD

Welcome to Dr. Genelle Lunken (Healey), PhD, RD, Assistant Professor with the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Dr. Lunken undertook her PhD in Nutritional Science at Massey University in New Zealand. The aim of her PhD research was to determine what influence habitual dietary fibre intake has on host and gut microbiota responses to […]


BC Children’s Hospital and Canuck Place are ChildKind certified! This is an immense accomplishment and congratulations all. This international award recognizes excellence in providing pediatric pain care. See:

The BCCHR Mentorship Program

Looking for a mentor? The BCCHR Mentorship Program has just opened registration for its first ever Speed Mentoring Event! From the Department of Pediatrics, we have: Drs. Alex Weber, Chris Maxwell and Scott Wenderfer ready to answer your questions. Date & Time: Monday, April 3, 1:00-2:00pm. This is an in-person event taking place in the […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day: #EmbraceEquity

Today, on March 8 2023, we celebrate International Women’s Day. Please join us in recognizing the incredible accomplishments and contributions of the women in the Department of Pediatrics – faculty, staff and learners. This year’s theme #EmbraceEquity, is a critical topic in child health for our patients, families and communities. Gender-based discrimination harms everyone. International […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Embracing equity starts with listening to our young female patients’ voices

Embracing equity starts with listening to our young female patients’ voices. Having conversations about biases and adversities is the seed of equity for women in all areas of healthcare. For example, recognizing the disparities in pain care for IBPOC women and supporting inclusive leadership roles. Embracing equity is a healthcare community where women of colour […]

The Diabetes Transformation Project: LearnDiabetes

The Diabetes Transformation Project is a BC Children’s Hospital initiative that aims to improve the lives and health outcomes of children living with diabetes. Led by Dr. Shazhan Amed, ‘LearnDiabetes’ just launched. Learn more about this interactive, multimedia platform that provides easy-to-understand education and training for families of children and youth living with type 1 […]