Academic Rank:
Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC
Hematopathology , Transfusion Medicine & Coagulation, Providence Health Care
Affiliation(s):
St. Paul’s Hospital
Short Bio:

I was born in Minnesota and completed my pre-medical training years outside of Canada. I was one of the few American students admitted to study Medicine at McGill each year. Afterwards, I completed my residency in Hematopathology in Toronto and received fellowship training in Transfusion Medicine & Coagulation at BloodCenter of Wisconsin. I have practiced Transfusion and Hematopathology in both Saskatoon, SK and Edmonton, AB before coming to Vancouver. In Saskatoon, I was the Medical Director for Transfusion Medicine and also worked for the provincial government in the direction of Transfusion Medicine for the province. I was also a member of the National Advisory Committee on Blood and Blood Products (NAC). I am passionate about Global Medicine and have worked abroad numerous times. In my spare time, I am actively involved in the fitness industry.

Academic background

  • BA (summa cum laude, Microbiology & French) University of Minnesota 2001
  • NIH Research Fellowship 2002
  • MD, McGill University 2006
  • Diploma (Health Services Management) 2010
  • FRCPC (Hematological Pathology) 2010
  • Fellowship (Transfusion Medicine) Blood Center of Wisconsin 2011

Research Interest

  • Transfusion Medicine & Coagulation
  • Patient Blood Management
  • Utilization Management
  • Quality Improvement
  • Laboratory Leadership/Management

Teaching Interest

  • Transfusion Medicine & Coagulation
  • Hematology & Hematopathology
  • Laboratory Management