Academic Rank:
Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC
Hematopathologist, VGH
Regional Medical Leader for Transfusion Medicine, VCH
Affiliation(s):
Vancouver General Hospital

Academic background

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Hematological Pathology. May 2006
  • Medical Council of Canada: LMCC Part 1  –  completed May 2001; LMCC Part 2  –  completed October 2002
  • MD, Queen’s University, ON. 2001
  • BSc (Hons), Queen’s University, ON. 1997

Awards and Recognition

  • Dr. R.S.A. Prentice Award (for best presentation by a Pathology Resident), Queen’s University. 2005
  • Lister Award (for exceptional proficiency in General Surgery), University of Calgary. 2002
  • Reuben Wells Leonard Penultimate Year Scholarship and W.W. Near and Susan Near Scholarship (3rd highest standing in the third medical year), Queen’s University. 2000
  • Rattray Scholarship in Physiology (1st highest standing in Physiology), Queen’s University. 2000
  • Daniel Mactavish Baker Scholarship (3rd highest standing in the first medical year), Queen’s University. 1998
  • Ben Kropp Prize in Anatomy (1st highest standing in Anatomy), Queen’s University. 1997
Primary Research Area
Blood research
Secondary Research Area
Education and Utilization Research

Teaching Interest

  • Teaching one lecture in Pathology 402 for BMLSc students 2014
  • Teaching three lectures in Pathology 300 for BMLSc students 2013
  • Site Director for VGH Hematopathology rotations, 2012 to present
  • Co-director for Path 704 (Transfusion Medicine Course); responsibilities include curriculum planning, giving 4-5 lectures, and exam preparation.
  • Program Coordinator for Anesthesia residents rotation in Hematology (4 week-block).
  • Anywhere from 1-3 residents will be participate per block, for a total of 6 blocks annually. I am responsible for the preparation of CanMeds objectives, design of the rotation, most of the teaching (approximately 20 hours per block), and the final evalulations.
  • Participate in the ICU Seminar Series, giving an hour-long session on transfusion medicine twice per year since 2008 (ongoing)
  • Participated in Core Surgery Residents teaching, giving a one hour-long session on transfusion medicine in 2010