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International partnership supports vaccine research to prevent future outbreaks

“We are comparing antibody responses after different COVID-19 vaccines and after SARS-CoV-2 infection in adults and children from existing Canadian cohorts,” says Dr. Sadarangani. “This will provide insights on the mechanisms of vaccine protection and how we might improve responses to vaccines in general by modifying their design.” Dr. Manish Sadarangani is among five Canadian […]

Celebrate Research Day, April 14 2023

On April 14 2023, Celebrate Research Day was held at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Simultaneous presentations were held in two rooms with residents and fellows giving oral presentations at a record pace. Dr. Sarah Peters won for Best Resident Research Paper and she advances to the Pediatric Resident Research in Canada competition for […]

Pediatric Dermatology: A Primer

Pediatric Dermatology: A Primer by Dr. Wingfield Rehmus is now available online. This manual covers the basics of treating common skin conditions in children, adolescents, and adults. Co-authored by Dr. Rehmus and several residents and fellows this valuable resource is available for download at “I am interested in how skin disease affects children and […]

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 […]