Academic Administration

An overview of senior leadership in the Faculty of Medicine.

Vice Deans | Department Heads | School Directors | Regional Associate Deans | Associate Deans | Assistant Deans | Clinical Faculty Affairs | Centre & Institute Directors | Associate Deans, Research


Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-President, Health

Dermot Kelleher

Dermot Kelleher
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Vice-President, Health


Vice Deans

Dr. Mieke Koehoorn

Mieke Koehoorn
Vice Dean, Academic Affairs

Dr. Roger Wong

Roger Wong
Vice Dean, Education

Dr. Robert McMaster

Robert McMaster
Vice Dean, Research


Department Heads

Dr. Peter Choi

Peter Choi
Interim Head, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Dr. Jörg Gsponer

Jörg Gsponer
Interim Head, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

edwin moore

Edwin Moore
Head, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences

Jan Dutz

Jan Dutz
Head, Department of Dermatology & Skin Science

Dr. Corinne Hohl

Corinne Hohl
Head, Department of Emergency Medicine

robert petrella

Robert Petrella
Head, Department of Family Practice

Jan Friedman

Jan Friedman
Interim Head, Department of Medical Genetics

Anita Palepu

Anita Palepu
Head, Department of Medicine

Deborah Money, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

Deborah Money
Head, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Dr. Ben Mortenson

Ben Mortenson
Head, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

Neeru Gupta
Head, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Kishore Mulpuri

Kishore Mulpuri
Head, Department of Orthopaedics

Zu-hua Gao

Zu-hua Gao
Head, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Steven Miller

Steven Miller
Head, Department of Pediatrics

Alex Scott
Head, Department of Physical Therapy

Dr. Lakshmi Yatham

Lakshmi Yatham
Head, Department of Psychiatry

Jonathon Leipsic

Jonathon Leipsic
Head, Department of Radiology

Gary Redkop

Gary Redekop
Head, Department of Surgery

Martin Gleave

Martin Gleave
Head, Department of Urologic Sciences


School Directors

Dr. Paola Colozzo

Paola Colozzo
Interim Director, School of Audiology & Speech Sciences

Dr. Peter Zandstra

Peter Zandstra
Director, School of Biomedical Engineering

Aslam Anis

Aslam Anis
Director pro tem, School of Population & Public Health


Regional Associate Deans

Sarah McCorquodale

Sarah McCorquodale
Regional Associate Dean, Interior

Dr. Paul Winwood

Paul Winwood
Regional Associate Dean, Northern British Columbia

Cary Cuncic

Cary Cuncic
Regional Associate Dean, Vancouver Fraser

Bruce Wright

Bruce Wright
Regional Associate Dean, Vancouver Island


Associate Deans

Brenna Lynn

Brenna Lynn
Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development

Dr. Heather Buckley

Heather Buckley
Associate Dean, Faculty Development  

Dean Jones

Dean Jones
Associate Dean, Fraser 

Dr. Miriam Spering

Miriam Spering
Associate Dean, Graduate & Postdoctoral Education

Joseph Anthony
Associate Dean, Health Professions

Dr. Ravi Sidhu

Ravi Sidhu
Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education

Dr. Sophia Frangou

Sophia Frangou
Associate Dean, Research

Laura Farrell

Laura Farrell
Associate Dean, Student Affairs

Cheryl Holmes

Cheryl Holmes
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) Program


Assistant Deans

Shahin Shirzad

Shahin Shirzad
Assistant Dean, Admissions, MD Undergraduate Program

Sonia Butterworth

Sonia Butterworth
Assistant Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education

Rita Shah

Rita Shah
Assistant Dean, Vancouver Fraser Medical Program

Sarah Bartlett

Sarah Bartlett
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, Vancouver Fraser Medical Program

Hannah Carolan

Hannah Carolan
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, Vancouver Fraser Medical Program

Michelle Wong

Michelle Wong
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, Fraser

Shavaun MacDonald

Shavaun MacDonald
Assistant Dean, Island Medical Program

Fiona Manning

Fiona Manning
Assistant Dean, Students Affairs, Island Medical Program

Sean Maurice

Sean Maurice
Assistant Dean, Northern Medical Program

Dr. Małgorzata Kamińska

Małgorzata Kamińska
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, Northern Medical Program

Dr. Olusegun Oyedele

Olusegun Oyedele
Assistant Dean, Southern Medical Program

Robyn Hutchings

Robyn Hutchings
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, Southern Medical Program

Dr. Christopher West

Christopher West
Assistant Dean, Research, Southern Medical Program


Clinical Faculty Affairs

Dr. Amy Salmon

Amy Salmon
Director, Clinical Faculty Affairs

Dr. Ravinder Dennis Bhui

Ravinder Dennis Bhui
Associate Director, Clinical Faculty Affairs


Centre & Institute Directors

Dr. Poul Sorensen

Poul Sorensen
Director, Academy of Translational Medicine

Aslam Anis

Aslam Anis
Director, Centre for Advancing Health Outcomes

Dr. Ed Conway

Ed Conway
Interim Director, Centre for Blood Research

David Wood

David Wood
Director, Centre for Cardiovascular Innovation

Kathleen Martin Ginis
Director, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention & Management

Nadine Caron

Nadine Caron
Co-Director, Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health

martin schechter

Martin Schechter
Co-Director, Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health

Ian Scott

Ian Scott
Director, Centre for Health Education Scholarship

jason sutherland

Jason Sutherland
Interim Director, Centre for Health Services & Policy Research

Dr. Don Sin

Don Sin
Director, Centre for Heart Lung Innovation

Teresa Liu-Ambrose

Teresa Liu-Ambrose
Co-Director, Centre for Hip Health & Mobility

Janice Eng

Janice Eng
Co-Director, Centre for Hip Health & Mobility

Bruce Verchere

Bruce Verchere
Director, Centre for Molecular Medicine & Therapeutics

Dr. Lynn Raymond

Lynn Raymond
Director, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health

Michael Kobor
Director, Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Aging

Mariana Brussoni

Mariana Brussoni
Director, Human Early Learning Partnership

Dr. Lakshmi Yatham

Lakshmi Yatham
Director, UBC Institute of Mental Health

Dr. John (Kip) Kramer

John Kramer
Interim Director, International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD)

Dr. Leonard Foster

Leonard Foster
Director, Life Sciences Institute

Anurag Singh

Anurag Singh
Director, Northern Centre for Clinical Research

David Patrick

David Patrick
Interim Director, UBC Centre for Disease Control

Martin Gleave

Martin Gleave
Director, Vancouver Prostate Centre

David Silver

David Silver
Director, W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics

Dr. Lori Brotto

Lori Brotto
Director, Women’s Health Research Institute


Associate Deans, Research

François Bénard

François Bénard
Associate Dean, Research, BC Cancer Agency

Dr. Quynh Doan

Quynh Doan
Associate Dean, Research, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute

Darryl Knight

Darryl Knight
Associate Dean, Research, Providence Health Care Research Institute

Dr. Teresa Tsang

Teresa Tsang
Associate Dean, Research, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute