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Welcome to Dr. Andrea HumanFebruary 9, 2017My name is Andrea Human, and I will be starting as a locum with the Rheumatology division in March 2017. I was told to send you a picture and a short bio: Andrea was born in Capetown, South Africa, but raised in beautiful North Vancouver. After attending medical school at the University of British Columbia, […] Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Katey ArmstrongThe Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and Pediatric Medicine, BC Children’s Hospital are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Katey Armstrong Dr. Armstrong obtained her Bachelor of Science & Undergraduate Medical Degree (MBChB) from the University of Aberdeen in 2002. She completed her Pediatric training from the Royal College […] Read More >

150th cancer patient receives leading-edge genomic testing at BC Children’s HospitalNovember 17, 2016New oncology patients at BC Children’s Hospital, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, now receive state-of-the-art testing for genetic variations that increase the risk of serious complications from two common chemotherapy drugs. With the results of this testing, each child’s care team can develop a personalized treatment plan that balances the risks of […] Read More >

Low kindergarten vaccination rates in parts of Metro Vancouver a public health concern: UBC studyNovember 16, 2016Disturbing new numbers show that in some areas of Metro Vancouver the number of kids getting vaccinated has fallen to surprisingly low levels, increasing the risk of an outbreak. University of British Columbia researchers surveyed vaccination rates among kindergarten students across Metro Vancouver and found that some of the lowest rates were found in more […] Read More >

A record 111 vaccinated on the first day of the Free family flu vaccination clinic at BC Children’s Hospital!November 3, 2016Free family flu vaccination clinic at BC Children’s Hospital BC Children’s Hospital is offering free flu vaccine for children, family members, pregnant women and visitors to patients in the hospital. Refer your patients and their families to our drop-in clinic located in the Ambulatory Care Centre. Please note that the clinic is not intended for […] Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Ashley SzpurkoNovember 2, 2016Dr. Szpurko will be working as a locum in the department of Paediatric Hematology/Oncology/BMT until June 2016. She is from Ontario and she completed her medical school at McMaster University in Hamilton, followed by her paediatrics residency at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Szpurko was a fellow at BCCH in paediatric heme/onc from 2013-2016. […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Christian Kames!October 26, 2016Magnetic resonance imaging scientist Dr. Christian Kames from Dr. Alexander Rauscher’s UBC MRI lab has won the 2016 International Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM) Reconstruction Challenge for creating the best method currently available. QSM is a technique that turns an MRI scan into a high resolution map of magnetic properties of biological tissues. Due to its […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Dianna Louie!October 20, 2016Dr. Dianna Louie is one of the recipients of the inaugural UBC Postgraduate Faculty and Staff Wellness Award that honours faculty and staff members in Postgraduate Medical Education who demonstrate leadership in resident wellness. All residents across the province were invited to nominate a staff or faculty member for the award. This award recognizes faculty […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Metzger!The Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) has awarded Dr. Daniel Metzger the DR. HARVEY GUYDA EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD. CSEM will be recognizing Dr. Metzger’s excellence in teaching and his significant contribution to the teaching of endocrinology on: October 29, 2016 12:45PM – 1:30PM Westin Ottawa, Governor General III Congratulations to Dr. […] Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Pavan JudgePavan was born and raised in Vancouver. He completed medical school at the University of Sydney. From there, he went on to complete his pediatric residency at the University of Saskatchewan at Royal University Hospital. Thereafter, he returned to Vancouver where he completed his pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at BC Children’s Hospital. His areas of […] Read More >

Vancouver Summer Program in Medicine: Clinical Research and Clinical SkillsOctober 18, 2016International Exposure The Vancouver Summer Program in Medicine is a unique opportunity for aspiring health professionals to learn with their peers from around the world. Having over 140 medical students from 11 countries and 30 different universities leads to an enriching environment that develops culturally sensitive physicians and scientists. This international aspect allows our leading […] Read More >

The Pharmacy Informer – Fall 2016 EditionOctober 12, 2016The Spring 2016 edition of the Pharmacy Informer is hot off the press! The Pharmacy Informer is a quarterly newsletter that contains important updates and highlights from the Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC, Department of Pharmacy. The Fall edition includes: Medication Use in Lactation Resources Empiric Antimicrobial Guidelines Update Chlorpromazine Injection FloraBABY® for […] Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Johnathan Wong to the Division of NeonatologyOctober 9, 2016Dr. Wong joined the department in September as Clinical Faculty in the Division of Neonatology. Jonathan was born and raised in Vancouver and moved to Ontario for his studies. He completed his paediatric residency at Queen’s University and a Neonatal-Perinatal medicine fellowship at the University of Toronto. In terms of academic interests, he is focusing […] Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Manish SadaranganiOctober 6, 2016Dr. Manish Sadarangani will be joining the Department of Pediatrics as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Medical Director of the Vaccine Evaluation Center at CFRI. He completed his DPhil with the Oxford Vaccine Group in the UK, developing novel vaccine candidates for protection against group B meningococcal disease, and […] Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Alysha DedharDr. Dedhar was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and completed her Undergraduate education at McGill University in Montreal. She then returned to Vancouver to complete both medical school and my residency training in Paediatrics through the University of British Columbia. Dr. Dedhar is an outdoor enthusiast, which makes Vancouver the perfect home. On her […] Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Jacqueline WongSeptember 20, 2016Jacqueline obtained her Bachelor of Sciences in Pharmacy and MD degrees at the University of Toronto, and subsequently completed her paediatric residency training here at BC Children’s hospital in June 2014. She went on to pursue a paediatric infectious diseases fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, which she completed in June 2016. Currently, she […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Alison LeeDr. Lee won the Canadian Paediatric Society Mental Health Section Award for the best poster submitted by a resident/fellow in the field of mental health. The poster presentation was on HEARTSMAP. The Mental Health Section is a network for paediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists and other health professionals who want to meet and exchange information about best […] Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Sandesh Shivananda to the Division of NeonatologySeptember 19, 2016Dr. Shivananda’s interest lies in knowledge translation and quality improvement. His focus has been in designing, implementation and evaluation of programs relevant to local context. So far he has obtained grants ($500,000) for programs in three domains; resuscitation and stabilization, Infant wellness assessment and prevention of escalated care events. These programs have 5-7 interventions involving […] Read More >

Pediatric Oncology Hematology Education Day, Oct 28 2016The Provincial Pediatric Oncology Hematology Network, in conjunction with the Division of Pediatric Oncology Hematology BMT is committed to provide ongoing educational and discussion opportunities to support physicians and health care providers in the care of the child/adolescent with cancer and hematological disorders. This education day has been developed to reflect the needs of multidisciplinary […] Read More >

Tuberous Sclerosis Canada, Sept 17th in the Chan Centre at BCFRISeptember 15, 2016Tuberous Sclerosis Canada and the TSC Clinic at Children’s are hosting an Education Day on TSC on Sept 17th in the Chan Centre at CFRI. Dr. Elizabeth Thiele who is Director of the TSC Clinic at Mass Gen Hospital in Boston will speak. They follow over 400 children and adults. Dr. Peter Crino who is […] Read More >