Academic Rank:
Clinical Instructor, UBC
Medical Director, Div of Medical Microbiology, Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Fraser Health
Site Medical Lead, Infection Prevention and Control; Surrey Memorial Hospital and Langley Memorial Hospital
Affiliation(s):

Academic background

  • Subspecialty Training (Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology), University of Alberta. 2001-2004
  • Residency, Internal Medicine (completed in 2002 at University of Alberta co-incident with subspecialty training),
  • Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS. 1998 – 2002
  • MD (Medicine),University of Alberta. 1994 – 1998
  • Graduate studies (Neuroscience), Department of Pharmacology, University of Alberta. 1992-1994
  • BA (Psychology (Honours)), University of Alberta. 1987 – 1991

Professional Qualifications

  • RCPSC Specialist Certification in Medical Microbiology. 2004
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia Licentiate. 2004
  • RCPSC Subspecialty Certification in Infectious Diseases. 2003
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 2003
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Licentiate. 2003
  • RCPSC Specialist Certification in Internal Medicine. 2002
  • Medical Council of Canada Licentiate. 2000

Awards and Recognition

Awards for Scholarship

  • Dean’s Research Fund, University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine

Awards for Service

  • Chief Resident, Medical Microbiology, University of Alberta, 2003 – 2004
  • Residency Training Committee, Substitute Representative, Dalhousie University Department of Medicine, 1999
  • Communications Officer, University of Alberta Medical Students’ Association, 1995 – 1996

Other Awards

  • Annual Best Abstract Award, Division of Infectious Diseases Abbott Laboratories Ltd., (for Best Abstract by an
  • Infectious Diseases or Medical Microbiology Subspecialty Trainee at University of Alberta), 2003
  • George McCracken Infectious Disease Fellow Travel Grant, American Society for Microbiology, To attend 42nd
  • Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2002
  • Second Prize in Subspecialty Resident Poster Presentations, University of Alberta, Department of Medicine Research Day, 2002
  • Rick Hansen Man in Motion Legacy Fund, 1992
  • Dean’s Honour Roll, University of Alberta, Faculty of Science, 1990, 1991
  • Summer Student Research Fund, National Sciences and Engineering Research Council, 1990

Publications

  • Forrest DL, Mack BJ, Nevill TJ, Couban SH, Zayed E, Foyle A. Bone marrow necrosis in adult acute leukemia and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Leuk Lymphoma. 2000 Aug;38(5-6):627-32.

Research Interest

  • Antibiotic stewardship and utilization in hospitals
  • Quality control assessment and maintenance in consolidation of microbiology laboratories
  • Clinical-laboratory interaction, and optimal utilization of laboratory resources; innovative methods for service delivery by medical microbiologists