Welcome to the UBC Division of Neurology
The Division of Neurology is one of the largest divisions within the Department of Medicine, and spans many activities in clinical, research and educational spheres. The majority of these activities are conducted at Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital, Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre, BC Children Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital and Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.
It is nationally and internationally recognized for its clinical and research programs in multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative disorders including dementias, motor neuronal disease, Parkinson’s disease and stroke.
The Division of Neurology is consistently successful in obtaining peer reviewed grant funding from agencies in Canada and internationally. Divisional members make important contributions to both basic neuroscience and clinical neurological literature; generated more than 200 publications with research funding over $20M in recent year.
Clinically, the division provides province-wide tertiary and quaternary care for a variety of neurological disorders. The Division has clinical outreach to many communities around the province, including Kitimat, Queen Charlotte, Masset & Whitehorse and Yukon.
Faculty members are actively involved in teaching and supervising all levels of students and trainees from undergraduate to postgraduate students, clinical and research fellows. The Residency Training Program in Neurology is the one of the largest in the country.
- Thalia Field is the recipient of CIHR 2019 Innovation and Translational Research Award and awarded CIHR spring research project funding
- Helen Tremlett is the recipient of the 2019 UBC Department of Medicine Hoffman Award for Research Excellence
- Julie Robillard is the recipient of the 2019 P2P Award of the BC SUPPORT and the Dr. Andrew Eisen Leadership Development Award from the ALS Society of BC
- Chris Uy is the recipient of the Friedman Award for Scholars in Health, UBC
- Jason Randhawa is the recipient of the AAN Neurologist- In- Training Clinical Ethics Elective (NITCEE) award
- Thalia Field promoted to Associate Professor effective July 1, 2019
Welcome New Faculty Members 2019-2020
- Jennifer Percy – Clinical Assistant Professor (VFMP-V) -July 2019
- Virender Bhan – Clinical Associate Professor (VFMP-F) – July 2019
- Janka Hegedus – Clinical Assistant Professor (IMP) – May 2019
- Elaine Book – Clinical Instructor (VFMP-V) May 2019
- Alice Schabas – Clinical Assistant Professor (VFMP-V) – April 2019
- Katherine Beadon- Clinical Assistant Professor (VFMP-V) – March 2019
- Mahyar Etminan – Associate Member – March 2019
- Nikkie Randhawa – Clinical Assistant Professor (VFMP-V) – February 2019
- Anish Kanungo – Clinical Assistant Professor (VFMP-F) – January 2019
Western Canada Stroke Conference
Neurology Annual Retreat – 31st
CaRMS Interview – 22nd
Resident Ski Day
AAN RITE Exam for R3s-R5s -15th
Stanley Hashimoto Memorial Lectureship – 19th
American Academy of Neurology Meeting
Annual Resident Research Day -17th
Canadian Neurological Science Federation Meeting-10th
Annual Residents, Staff and Family Welcome Party
Naveen Deshpande Lectureship
Upcoming NSGR Presentation
8:00 to 10:00 (Wednesday), Auditorium, Cordula and Gunter Paetzold Health Education Centre, Vancouver General Hospital
How Pain Shapes the Brain: Impact of Childhood Trauma on Suicide Risk
by Dr. Gustavo Turecki
Intravascular Lymphoma: Playing Hide-and-Seek With an Elusive Diagnosis
by Dr. Diana Kim
Palliative Medicine and Neurology – A Merging Of Pathways Or A Fork In The Road?
by Dr. Teneille E. Gofton
How Do We Talk About Life and Death in Neurology?
by Dr. Alyson Plecash and Dr. Hayden Robensohn
Imaging of Horner Syndrome
by Dr. Farahna Sabiq
by Dr. Aleksandra Ivanovic
Introduction to Competency By Design for Training Neurology Residents
by Dr. Hannah Briemberg and Dr. Linda Huh
by Dr. Nicole Ng