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 | Academic Program Directors | Centre & Institute Directors | Associate Deans, Research


Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-President, Health

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


Vice Deans

Dr. Chris Lovato
Chris Lovato
Vice Dean, Academic

Dr. Roger Wong
Roger Wong
Vice Dean, Education

Dr. Michael Allard
Michael Allard
Vice Dean, Health Engagement

Dr. Robert McMaster
Robert McMaster
Vice Dean, Research


Department Heads

Roanne Preston
Roanne Preston
Head, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Leonard Foster
Leonard Foster
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

Roy Pursell
Roy Purssell
Interim Co-Head, Department of Emergency Medicine

John Tallon
John Tallon
Interim Co-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

Gavin Stuart
Gavin Stuart
Interim Head, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Susan Forwell
Susan Forwell
Head, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

Neeru Gupta
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
Alex Scott
Head, Department of Physical Therapy

Lakshmi Yatham
Lakshmi Yatham
Head, Department of Psychiatry

Jonathon Leipsic
Jonathon Leipsic
Head, Department of Radiology

Gary Redekop
Gary Redekop
Head, Department of Surgery

Martin Gleave
Martin Gleave
Head, Department of Urologic Sciences


School Directors

Paola Colozzo
Paola Colozzo
Interim Co-Director, School of Audiology & Speech Sciences

Lorienne Jenstad
Lorienne Jenstad
Interim Co-Director, School of Audiology & Speech Sciences

Peter Cripton
Peter Cripton
Director pro tem, 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

Heather Buckley
Heather Buckley
Associate Dean, Faculty Development  

Dean Jones
Dean Jones
Associate Dean, Fraser 

Miriam Spering
Miriam Spering
Associate Dean, Graduate & Postdoctoral Education

Dr. Joseph Anthony
Joseph Anthony
Associate Dean, Health Professions

Ravi Sidhu
Ravi Sidhu
Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education

Laura Farrell
Laura Farrell

Associate Dean, Student Affairs

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


Assistant Deans

Shahin Shirzard
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

Tammy Attia
Tammy Attia
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, Northern Medical Program

Diana Fort
Diana Fort
Assistant Dean, Southern Medical Program

Robyn Hutchings
Robyn Hutchings
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, Southern Medical Program


Academic Program Directors

Amanda Bradley
Amanda Bradley
Director, Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Program

Alexis Davis
Alexis Davis
Director, Clinical Faculty Affairs

Cecilia Jevitt
Cecilia Jevitt
Director, Midwifery Program


Centre & Institute Directors

Paul Sorensen
Poul Sorensen
Director, Academy of Translational Medicine

Dana Devine
Dana Devine
Director, Centre for Blood Research

David Wood
David Wood
Director, Centre for Cardiovascular Innovation

Kathleen Martin Ginis
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

Aslam Anis
Aslam Anis
Director, Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences

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

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

Lynn Raymond
Lynn Raymond
Director, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health

Mariana Brussoni
Mariana Brussoni
Director, Human Early Learning Partnership

Lakshmi Yatham
Lakshmi Yatham
Director, UBC Institute of Mental Health

Wolfram Tetzlaff
Wolfram Tetzlaff
Director, International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD)

Don Sin
Don Sin
Director, UBC James Hogg Research Centre

Josef Penninger
Josef Penninger
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

Lori Brotto
Lori Brotto
Director Women’s Health Research Institute


Associate Deans, Research

François Bénard
François Bénard
Associate Dean, Research, BC Cancer Agency

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

David Granville
David Granville
Associate Dean, Research, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute