Department Head’s Message

Allison A. Eddy, MD, FRCP(C)
Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics
University of British Columbia
Chief, Pediatric Medicine
BC Children’s Hospital & BC Women’s Hospital

A Message from Dr. Allison Eddy, Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics, UBC Chief, Pediatric Medicine, BC Children’s Hospital & BC Women’s Hospital

The Department of Pediatrics of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Children’s Hospital, and Sunny Hill Health Centre is one of the largest Pediatric Departments in Canada. Our collaborative team of physicians, scientists, allied health professionals and administrative staff are dedicated to providing leadership and excellence in: Patient Care, Education, Research and Child Health Advocacy.

The Department of Pediatrics strives to be a cohesive academic and professional body committed to the advancement of child health through the delivery of exemplary care, teaching and research. We recognize that the enhancement of our Department requires active collaboration and integration with the UBC Faculty of Medicine, associated hospitals, research organizations, and our various stakeholders. We are equally motivated to actively engage with our provincial and national partners, as well as to connect with the international community to achieve collective goals.

Aligning with our ambitions for continuous improvement, the Department has launched its newly revised 2014-2020 Strategic Plan. Our goals embed the academic mandate of UBC Faculty of Medicine, as well as the broader vision of the Provincial Health Services Authority; to promote and deliver accessible quality health services for all British Columbians through an integrated health system. Our refined strategic platform provides a glimpse into our fresh perspective, and goals for the next phase in our development:

  • Vision: Fostering Discovery. Advancing Knowledge. Transforming Pediatric Health.
  • Mission: In partnership with our community, we are committed to improving the health of British Columbia’s children and youth through excellence in research, education and clinical care; our focus in provincial, our impact is international.
  • Values: Leadership & Integrity, Discovery & Innovation, Excellence & Quality, Teamwork & Collaboration

Our website and communications plan provides a dynamic gateway for information sharing about the Department of Pediatrics, and I invite you to connect with us and learn more about what we do.