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.
- Virginia Devonshire promoted to the rank of Clinical Associate Professor effective July 1, 2018
- Alex Henri-Bhargava promoted to the rank of Clinical Associate Professor effective July 1, 2018
- Samuel Yip promoted to the rank of Clinical Associate Professor effective July 1, 2018
- Amir Ilyas promoted to the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2018
- Silke Cresswell – recipient of the 2018 UBC Department of Medicine Master Teacher Award
- Thalia Field – recipient of the 2018 UBC Department of Medicine Martin M. Hoffman Award for Research Excellence
- Shannon Kolind won the MSFHR Scholar award
- Virginia Devonshire being the upcoming new president of Canadian Network of MS Clinics
- Dr. Thalia Field awarded the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada’s (HSFC) National New Investigator award and Henry J.M. Barnett Scholarship.
- Dr. Thalia Field awarded the FOM distinguished achievement for Medicine: Overall Excellence Early Career
- Dr. Thalia Field – recipient of the 2018 UBC Department of Medicine Martin M. Hoffman Award for Research Excellence – VGH
- VGH Medical Staff Long Service Recognition:
- 35 Years: Dr. Gillian Gibson
- 20 Years: Dr. Andrew Woolfenden
- 15 Years: Drs. Colleen Murphy, Kristine Chapman & Martin McKeown
- 10 Years: Dr. Samuel Yip
American Academy of Neurology Meeting – 4th to 10th
Annual Resident Research Day – 13th
Canadian Neurological Science Federation Meeting
Annual Residents, Staff and Family Welcome Party
Naveen Deshpande Lectureship
Western Canada Stroke Conference
Neurology Annual Retreat
Resident Ski Day
AAN RITE Exam for R3s-R5s
Stanley Hashimoto Memorial Lectureship
Upcoming NSGR Presentation
8:00 to 10:00 (Wednesday), Auditorium, Cordula and Gunter Paetzold Health Education Centre, Vancouver General Hospital
1st Hour: Lysosomal Storage Disorders
by Dr.Caitlin Earle
2nd Hour: Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy: An Update
by Dr. Micheline Lagace
1st Hour: Changing Roles for Skeletal Muscle Biopsies in Clinical Medicine
by Dr. Peter Schutz
2nd Hour: Neurosarcoidosis
by Dr. Christina Zhang
1st Hour: Exercise and Brain Health
by Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose
2nd Hour: Shifty Eyes and Shaky Movements:
A Case Based Review of Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome
by Dr. Vlatka Vukojevic
1st Hour: Race, Gender, and Global Diversity in US Neurosurgical Training
2nd Hour: What Happens to the Brain in Outer Space?
by Dr. Diya Shi