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BC Cancer - Vancouver has over 40 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

Medical Oncologists:

  • Brandon Bernard
  • Nicole Chau
  • Kim Chi - Chief Medical Officer, BC Cancer
  • Stephen Chia - UBC Division Head
  • Janine Davies
  • Yvette Drew
  • Bernie Eigl
  • Jamie Feng
  • Alina Gerrie
  • Karamjit Gill
  • Sharlene Gill
  • Cheryl Ho - Program Director (fellows)
  • Emily Jackson
  • Daniel Khalaf
  • Christian Kollmannsberger - Professional Practice Leader, BC Cancer
  • Janessa Laskin
  • Nathalie LeVasseur
  • Howard Lim 
  • Caroline Lohrisch 
  • Jonathan Loree
  • Caroline Mariano
  • Corinne Maurice Dror
  • Barbara Melosky
  • Corey Metcalf
  • Zahi Mitri
  • Lucia Nappi
  • Gary Pansegrau 
  • Vincent Poon
  • Dan Renouf - Executive Medical Director, BC Cancer - Vancouver
  • Kerry Savage
  • Laurie Sehn
  • Christine Simmons -  Program Director (residents)
  • Tamara Shenkier
  • Alannah Smrke
  • Maryam Soleimani
  • Sophie Sun
  • Rebecca Harrison
  • Anna Tinker
  • Christopher Venner
  • Diego Villa
  • Ying Wang
  • Alison Weppler


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

Pain & Symptom Management and Palliative Care

  • Catriona Aparicio - Palliative Care Specialist, Family Medicine
  • Pippa Hawley - Palliative Medicine Subspecialist, Internal Medicine Specialist
  • Corey Metcalf - Palliative Care Specialist, Medical Oncologist
  • Julia Ridley - Palliative Medicine Subspecialist, Family Medicine
  • Haseena Majeed
  • Siobhan Ma

General Practitioners in Oncology (Clinical Associates):

  • David Calverley
  • Sherry Chan
  • Azadeh Arjmandi
  • Mary Georgillas
  • Alzate Gomez
  • Jessica Leung
  • Peter Pavlovich
  • Aaron Pelman
  • Colin Siu
  • Cristina AlzateGomez
  • Linda Xuan Wang
  • Anthony Chan
  • Satpal Dhillon


  • Rebecca Harrison
  • Manik Chahal
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:

  • Christine Simmons - Vancouver Centre
  • David Scott - Vancouver Ce
  • Diego Villa - Vancouver Centre
  • Stephen Chia - Vancouver Centre
  • Caroline Lohrisch - Vancouver Centre
  • Alina Gerrie - Vancouver Centre
  • Alannah Smrke - Vancouver Centre
  • Peter Pavlovich - Vancouver Centre
  • Krista Noonan - Fraser Valley Centre
  • Jeffrey Sulpher - 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 (particularly 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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