General Pediatrics

Dr. Mumtaz Virji

Dr. Mumtaz Virji, Interim Division Head

The Division of General Pediatrics is the Department of Pediatric’s largest Division, with 45 community based, and eleven hospital based Pediatricians.

The mission of the division is to provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary general pediatric health care, education, research and advocacy for the well-being of all children and youth.

The general pediatricians provide inpatient care and education to our trainees on 2 Clinical Teaching Units, and newborn care at Women’s Hospital.

The Division has developed a Complex Care team, providing both inpatient and outpatient services to this growing population of children and youth with medical complexity throughout the province.​

Division members provide consultation services throughout the hospital, work in the ambulatory setting of BCCH providing general pediatric clinical services, and support subspecialty and multidisciplinary teams such as the plagiocephaly, vascular anomalies, spinal and craniofacial clinics.

Child Protection services are provided by general pediatricians and emergency department physicians, who work in a team setting to best serve both the inpatient and outpatient areas, and consult on a provincial level.

At Canuck Place, Pediatric palliative care is delivered through the collaborative efforts of an interdisciplinary team. Dr. Hal Siden, Director of Canuck Place, and his physician colleagues are all members of the Division of General Pediatrics. Through collaboration, education and research, the physicians provide leadership in the improvement of pediatric palliative care at regional, national and international levels.

Members of the Division provide an outreach service to Whitehorse Hospital and work collaboratively with colleagues in the greater Vancouver area and the Provincial Hospitals.

Division members are active in both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate training. The Undergraduate Program Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program Director, Year 4 Electives Director and the site leader at BCCH are all members of General Pediatrics Division. The Associate Director of the Residency program is also our division member. Our members are also involved actively in the Simulation Program, PALS instruction, NRP instruction and Continuing Medical Education.

Division members are involved in global child health projects internationally, and work closely with the Province of British Columbia in expanding the Social Pediatrics program, focusing on the under serviced population in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside through the RICHER program.

UPDATED Nov 4 2020

Faculty
Dr. Anne Feng
Dr. Janet Greenman
Dr. Mumtaz Virji

Administration
Brittany Sundhu

Faculty
Dr. Victoria Atkinson
Dr. Matthew Carwana
Dr. Amie Dmytryshyn
Dr. Regan Ebbeson
Dr. Robynn Geier
Dr. Nita Jain
Dr. Kristopher Kang
Dr. Megan Kilvert
Dr. Gilbert Lam
Dr. Samara Laskin
Dr. Dianna Louie
Dr. Thomas McLaughlin (CTU Director of Clinical Operations)
Dr. Mia Remington
Dr. Jennifer Retallack
Dr. Claire Seaton
Dr. Jennifer Smitten (CTU Director of Quality)
Dr. Erik Swartz
Dr. Mumtaz Virji (Interim Division Head)

Administration
Matt Lee

Faculty
Dr. Esther Lee (medical lead)
Dr. Elizabeth Grant
Dr. Erin Peebles
Tessa Diaczun (NP)​

Faculty
Dr. Matt Carwana
Dr. Elizabeth DeKlerk
Dr. Amie Dymtryshyn
Dr. Rob Everett
Dr. Pernille Faabourg-Anderson
Dr. Robynn Geier
Dr. Shawn George
Dr. Keyvan Hadad
Dr. Anne Marie Jekyll
Dr. Kris Kang
Dr. Megan Kilvert
Dr. Michelle Lai
Dr. Samara Laskin
Dr. Sofie Lopez
Dr. Peter Louie
Dr. Naomi Paice
Dr. Min Sen Phang
Dr. Seemi Roopani
Dr. Vicki leung
Dr. Jovan Vuksic
Dr. Sharon Yong
Dr. Grace Yu

Faculty
Dr. Hal Siden (Medical Director)
Dr. Natasha Datoo
Dr. Marie-Claude Gregoire
Dr. Esther Lee
Dr. Peter Louie

The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship program is a one year training program focused on hospital based clinical skills, quality improvement, leadership and healthcare scholarship.  This newly evolving sub-speciality aims to develop the next generation of academic focused, hospital based pediatricians.

The curriculum is composed of 13, 4 week blocks (including 1 block of vacation).  It is based on the US Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Curriculum and will comprise of 3 main sections: 1. Clinical care, 2. Systems and Scholarship, and 3. Individualized clinical curriculum.

Eligibility:  Applicants should have successfully completed a RCPSC, ACGME or equivalent accredited residency program in pediatrics and are FRCPC qualified (equivalent or eligible).  In addition, they must meet all College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) requirements, including English language proficiency (if English was not the official language of medical education),

The application deadline is the end of August, for a start on July 1 the following year.  Interested applicants are encouraged to contact us well before the application deadline to discuss their interests and application.  Applicants should submit their most current Curriculum Vitae, three referee names and contact information and a personal statement regarding their interest in pursuing a fellowship in Pediatric Hospital Medicine to:  claire.seaton@cw.bc.ca