Gurdeep Parhar appointed Executive Associate Dean, Clinical Partnerships and Professionalism

Gurdeep Parhar

Gurdeep Parhar

The Faculty of Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Gurdeep Parhar’s role has been revised and renamed to Executive Associate Dean, Clinical Partnerships and Professionalism, effective January 1, 2015.

Since April 2014, Dr. Gurdeep Parhar has provided leadership as the Executive Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs, continuing in his role as Associate Dean, Equity and Professionalism.

As Executive Associate Dean, Clinical Partnerships and Professionalism, Dr. Parhar will provide strategic leadership and coordination between the Faculty of Medicine and our partners, including the Health Authorities, government, other academic institutions, professional associations and regulatory authorities.  He will also continue to be engaged in activities to strengthen and support faculty members engaged in clinical activities throughout the Province, and continue to serve as a key member of the Faculty’s executive management team.

In addition, Dr. Parhar will provide professionalism leadership working closely with the Associate Deans, Department Heads, School Directors and the Executive Director, Faculty Affairs to facilitate the prevention and resolution of concerns and complaints across all sites for undergraduate students, post-graduate trainees, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty members.

After growing up in Kitimat, B.C., Dr. Parhar received his M.D. from the University of Calgary in 1992 and subsequently completed his postgraduate training at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. His clinical practice in Vancouver Coastal Health and in Fraser Health focuses on immigrants, refugees, workers’ health and patients with severe disabilities. He teaches extensively in undergraduate and postgraduate programs on the topics of professionalism, equity, cultural safety, psychosocial aspects of healthcare, and medical disability. Dr. Parhar is currently the principal investigator on several educational innovation grants employing interprofessional models to address issues important to underserved populations, particularly Indigenous Peoples.