Academic Rank:
Clinical Professor Emeritus, UBC
Fraser Health’s Medical Director of Infection Control
Affiliation(s):

Academic background

  • MD, University of Saskatchewan. 1960
  • BA, University of Saskatchewan. 1955

Professional Qualifications

  • FRCPC, Medical Microbiology. 1967
  • Canadian Certification, General Pathology. 1965
  • American Boards, Anatomical Pathology. 1965
  • Vancouver General Hospital, Pathology Resident. 1962-1965
  • Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, Pathology Resident. 1961-1962
  • Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, Rotating Internship. 1960-1961

Research Interest

  • Evaluation of the clinical significance of microbiological examinations, e.g. blood cultures, lung biopsies, lymph node biopsies, burn biopsies.
  • Infection control, including routine hospital surveillance programs, disinfection and sterilization practises and the risk of infection to immunocompromised patients.
  • Evaluation of new laboratory methods. In the past, evaluation of new blood culture techniques, devising and evaluating a time saving method for performing burn biopsy cultures. New monoclonal antibody tests are also under evaluation.
  • The histopathology of infections has been an interest for years. A special course was created as part of resident and past graduate training (Path 725).
  • Development of a rat model for studying the efficacy of topical burn therapy. Co-investigator with Dr. C. Snelling, Division of Plastic Surgery.
  • Studies on the factors affecting prognosis in bacteremia.