Clinical – Island Medical Program

The neurological community on Vancouver Island has expanded in the last six years. We are currently 12 hospital-affiliated neurologists in Victoria, with two more joining in spring 2019. Most of us work part or full-time in private office settings and several subspecialty interests are represented including neuromuscular medicine, neuro-ophthalmology, cognitive neurology, epilepsy / EEG, MS, and stroke. We are expanding our hospital-based outpatient programs which currently include a stroke rapid assessment clinic, MS clinic, neurophysiology departments, and an acute neurology clinic. Victoria offers full-service tertiary care neurology including endovascular treatments for stroke, as well as on-site neurosurgical collaboration. We have three hospital-affiliated neurologists up-Island as well and are actively recruiting to Nanaimo.

Vancouver Island is an active teaching site for the Faculty of Medicine at UBC, and hospital-affiliated neurologists hold clinical faculty appointments.

Some Victoria-based neurologists lecture to the entire UBC undergraduate medical class via videoconference. Victoria-based faculty are also actively involved in teaching students from the Island Medical Program, including the clinical skills component of the first two years. Students in the third-year ambulatory internal medicine block rotate through hospital-based neurology clinics. Students in the Duncan-based ICC work with our neurologist in Mill Bay. Soon we will be developing elective experiences for fourth-year medical students in Victoria and Nanaimo.

Victoria-based faculty are also heavily involved in postgraduate teaching, and there are usually at least 2 residents undertaking neurology rotations each block. Neurology and internal medicine residents visit from Vancouver to do community electives. Additionally, we train residents from our Victoria-based programs in the Royal College common PGY-1 year, internal medicine, emergency medicine, psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and family medicine. We have developed a stroke-specific rotation which has been incorporated in the emergency medicine and internal medicine curricula.

 

Edward Atkins
Clinical Associate Professor

Specialty: Neuro-ophthalmology
Clinic/Hospital: Royal Jubilee Hospital
Peter Boulton
Clinical Instructor
Andre Durocher
Clinical Instructor

Specialty: General
Clinic/Hospital: Victoria General Hospital
Alexandre Henri-Bhargava
Clinical Associate Professor

Specialty: Behavioural Neurology/ Dementia
Clinic/Hospital: Royal Jubilee Hospital
Olinka Hrebicek
Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty: MS
Clinic/Hospital: Royal Jubilee Hospital
Alexander Moll
Clinical Associate Professor

Specialty: General
Clinic/Hospital: Duncan Hospital
David Parton
Clinical Assistant Professor
Andrew Penn
Clinical Associate Professor

Specialty: Stroke
Kristen Attwell-Pope
Clinical Instructor

Specialty: General
Clinic/Hospital: Royal Jubilee Hospital
James Scott
Clinical Assistant Professor
Martin Sutton-Brown
Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty: Neuro-ophthalmology
Clinic/Hospital: Nanaimo Regional General Hospital