I present my qualifications as a candidate for re-election to the Council of the CMPA. I earned my degree in Medicine from the University of British Columbia (1969) and am certified in Internal medicine and Cardiology (FRCPC).
I am a Clinical Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at UBC and am on staff at the Vancouver General Hospital.
I am known for my devotion to teaching throughout my cardiology career. I am a sought-after clinical teacher with stellar teaching evaluations.
I have received more than 12 major teaching awards (national and international) over my career.
With experience in knowledge translation, I have been a member of the writing committee for national guidelines. I have authored and co-authored multiple papers and teaching tools used nationally to educate primary care physicians, internal medicine specialists, and cardiologists.
At UBC, I run a teaching practice and have had the privilege of mentoring over 650 residents and 400 fourth year medical students from 21 countries.
I have delivered more than 2,100 presentations in cardiology and patterns of practice, many in the realm of medicine and law, and/or ethics
The Canadian Medical Protective Association is a unique organization that has been expanding its role in improving health care through new and innovative education programs as well as standing on behalf of Canadian physicians.
In my first term, I worked in the human resources and pension arena. As a “novice” I tried to bring fresh perspectives into discussions.
I have been privileged to work with the governance committee and after studying the bylaws was able to assist in reviewing numerous aspects of the governance manual, and, most importantly, working on newer modalities of assessing and improving the skills of new and returning councilors.
The health care landscape continues to undergo major transformations with rapid increase in use of technology, such as electronic medical records, artificial intelligence and alternate payment plans for physicians. These advances require continual update of physician knowledge and careful review of potential negative consequences.
As the CMPA continues to expand and embrace efforts to improve patterns of practice and enhance health care, I am uniquely situated to participate in the development of Knowledge Translation and Continuing Professional Development programs. If re-elected, I will continue playing an active role in all aspects of the CMPA.
American College of Cardiology
American Heart Associaiton
American Society of Hypertension
British Columbia Cardiac Society
Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Founding Member Canadian Adult Congenitgal Heart (CACH) network
Member - Executive committee
Founding Chair - MOCOMP and CPD committee
Editor in Chief - Video Journal in Cardiology
Member - Communication Committee (GP Portal)
Member - Membership Committee
Member - Continuing Professional Development Committee
Member - International Relations Committee
Fellow of Canadian Cardiovascular Society (FCCS)
Canadian Cardiovascular Society Academy
Treasurer and President Elect
Chair - nominations committee
Doctors of BC (formerly BC Medical Association)
Member - BCMA Committee on Professional Liability in Medicine
Doctors of British Columbia
Cardiology Delegate -- Representative Assembly
Board Member - Cardiology Section Doctors of BC
European Society of Cardiology
Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon
Chair - Medical Advisory Committee
Vice President - Board of Directors
Chair and member - Research Policy Committee
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Member - Medical Advisory Committee
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Fellow - Cardiology
Fellow - Internal Medicine
Member - Nucleus Committee on Cardiology
Chair - Specialty Committee on Cardiology
Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention
University of British Columbia
Cardiology Training Program Director
Chair - UBC Postgraduate Education Committee - Cardiology
Lecturer - Faculty of Dentistry
Clinical Associate Professor
Founding Member Pacific Adult Congenital Heart (PACH) network
Member - Department of Medicine Committee on Economics
Member - Faculty of Medicine Admissions Committee
Founding Chair and Member Divison of Cardiology education committee
Member - UBC Cardiology Research Committee
Vancouver General Hospital Division of Cardiology
Chair - Group Practice Plan Economics & Finance Committee
Vancouver Hospital & Health Sciences Centre
Chair - Medical Quality of Practice Committee