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BC Cancer Agency's Vancouver Centre has 24 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 Hagen Kennecke

Medical Oncologists:

  • Kim Chi
  • Winson Cheung
  • Stephen Chia
  • Joseph Connors
  • Karen Gelmon
  • Alina Gerrie
  • Sharlene Gill
  • Cheryl Ho
  • Bernie Eigl
  • Paul Hoskins
  • Christian Kollmannsberger
  • Janessa Laskin
  • Howard Lim - Progam Director
  • Caroline Lohrisch - Professional Practice Leader
  • Barbara Melosky
  • Corey Metcalf
  • Dan Renouf
  • Kerry Savage
  • Laurie Sehn
  • Christine Simmons
  • Tamara Shenkier
  • Sophie Sun
  • Anna Tinker
  • Diego Villa

Dermatologists:

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

Pain & Symptom Management and Palliative Care

  • Pippa Hawley - Internist
  • 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

Neuro-oncologist:

  • 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 Agency 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
  • John Paul McGhie - Vancouver Island Centre
Affiliations

Affiliations

In addition to full-time staff, BCCA 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 Agency, Vancouver Centre, and is one of the central clinical teaching hospitals for UBC. 

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

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