Academic Rank:
Clinical Associate Professor, UBC
Medical Microbiologist, BC Children’s Hospital
Affiliation(s):
BCCH/BCCHRI
Short Bio:

I completed medical school at Dalhousie University and Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Disease, and Medical Microbiology residencies at the University of Ottawa. Afterwards, I relocated with my family to Gaborone, Botswana joining that country’s newly established School of Medicine. Working on the pediatric wards there, I soon became “immersed” in diarrhoea research. Prior to coming to Vancouver I had worked as a member of the Division of Infectious Disease at McMaster Children’s Hospital. My main research interest is novel diagnostics for childhood infectious disease, particularly in resource-limited and remote settings.

Academic background

Degrees and Diplomas

  • MD, Dalhousie University.  2003
  • BSc with distinction, Microbiology & Immunology, McGill University.  1999

Qualifications, Licensures and Certifications

  • FRCPC (Medical Microbiology), Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Canada.  2009
  • FRCPC (Infectious Disease), Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Canada.  2008
  • FAAP, Pediatric Specialist Examination, American Board of Pediatrics.  2007
  • FRCPC (Pediatrics), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada.  2007
  • Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada, Medical Council of Canada.  2004
Primary Research Area
Infectious Diseases and Immunopathology
Secondary Research Area
Education and Utilization Research

Research Interest

  • Pediatric infectious disease
  • Global health
  • Microbiology
  • Diarrheal disease
  • Intestinal microbiome