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BC Cancer - Vancouver has 28 subspecialized medical oncologists with academic appointments at the University of British Columbia and additional privileges at Vancouver General Hospital.
Medical staff

 Each medical oncologist has some combination of patient care, clinical research (including our drug development program Phase I), teaching and administration responsibilities.

Medical Staff

Professional Practice Leader, Vancouver Clinic - Dr Caroline Lohrisch

Medical Oncologists:

  • Kim Chi
  • Stephen Chia
  • Nicole Chau
  • Ciara Freeman
  • Karen Gelmon
  • Alina Gerrie
  • Sharlene Gill
  • Cheryl Ho - Program Director (fellows)
  • Bernie Eigl
  • Paul Hoskins
  • Daniel Khalaf
  • Christian Kollmannsberger
  • Janessa Laskin
  • Nathalie LeVasseur
  • Howard Lim - Progam Director (residents)
  • Caroline Lohrisch - Department Head
  • Jonathan Loree
  • Barbara Melosky
  • Corey Metcalf
  • Lucia Nappi
  • Dan Renouf
  • Kerry Savage
  • Laurie Sehn
  • Christine Simmons
  • Tamara Shenkier
  • Sophie Sun
  • Anna Tinker
  • Diego Villa
  • Ying Wang


  • Jan Dutz
  • Vincent Ho
  • Harvey Lui
  • Youwen Zhou

Pain & Symptom Management and Palliative Care

  • Pippa Hawley - Internist
  • Julia Ridley
  • Lori Saretsky - GPO
  • Catriona Aparicio - GPO 

General Practitioners in Oncology (Clinical Associates):

  • Lori Saretsky
  • Peter Pavlovich
  • Don Cooper
  • Rose-Marie Coschizza
  • Sherry Chan
  • Mary Georgillas
  • Jessica Leung
  • David Calverley


  • Brian Thiessen
Training committee

Residency Training Program Committee

Dr Howie Lim is the Program Director of the Medical Oncology Training Program of BC. The program director chairs the residency training program committee meetings which includes representatives from other BC Cancer centres. The committee meets quarterly. 

Program Committee Members:

  • Tamara Shenkier - Vancouver Centre
  • Diego Villa - Vancouver Centre
  • Stephen Chia - Vancouver Centre
  • Caroline Lohrisch - Vancouver Centre
  • Kerry Savage - Vancouver Centre
  • Peter Pavlovich - Vancouver Centre
  • Krista Noonan - Fraser Valley Centre
  • Delilah Topic - Centre for the Southern Interior
  • Doran Ksienski - Vancouver Island Centre


In addition to full-time staff, BC Cancer has a large consulting staff. Our academic and clinical activities are closely linked with the Division of Radiation Oncology (and their training program), the Department of Medicine (particularlary the Division of Hematology), the Department of Surgery (including Gyneoncology), the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the Department of Diagnostic Imaging. 

The 800 bed Vancouver General Hospital is adjacent to BC Cancer, Vancouver Centre, and is one of the central clinical teaching hospitals for UBC. 

BC Cancer's Research Centre houses over 13 broad research areas and is located across the street from the Vancouver Centre.

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