News & Honours

Dr. Gary Redekop Reflecting on Brain Surgery in Below the Radar Podcast
In episode 214 of the Below the Radar podcast “Reflecting on Brain Surgery”, hosted by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, Am Johal interviews Dr. Gary Redekop, a neurosurgeon and the Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Redekop shares his experiences and insights into advancements in medicine, the […] Read More >

UBC Department of Surgery Participates in Fun-Filled UBC Sports Day
On May 5, 2023, UBC Department of Surgery staff members participated in an exciting day of physical activity and intellectual challenges at the UBC Sports Day organized by UBC Athletics and Recreation. The event was a great opportunity for the team to engage in physical activity, promote a healthy lifestyle, and bond with their colleagues. […] Read More >

2023 Innovation and Translational Research Award Recipients from Department of Surgery
Three faculty members from the Department of Surgery awarded the VCHRI 2023 Innovation and Translational Research Award. Read More >

Dr. Michael Horkoff Awarded the 2023 Year 3 Southern Medical Program Excellence Award—Vernon
We are thrilled to announce that Michael Horkoff, a Clinical Instructor in the Division of General Surgery and Active Staff at Vernon Jubilee Hospital have been chosen as one of the co-recipients of the 2023 Year 3 Southern Medical Program (SMP) Excellence Award—Vernon. This prestigious award is a testament to their dedication, hard work, and […] Read More >

Department of Audiology at St. Paul’s Hospital receives BC Quality Award for Remote Cochlear Implant Program
Dr. Jane Lea, a Clinical Professor in the Division of Otolaryngology, and the Department of Audiology at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver have been recognized for their successful implementation of remote mapping services for cochlear implant recipients. The BC Quality Award acknowledges their exceptional efforts in delivering virtual healthcare services during the pandemic, and their […] Read More >

Resident Spotlight: Khalil Merali
Dr. Khalil Merali is a PGY4 in the UBC General Surgery Residency program and a Master’s student in Engineering at the John Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. Read More >

Dr. Megan Levings’ T Regulatory Cell Therapy to Transform Human Health
Dr. Levings' team is working on cell-based therapies to provide advanced targeted cure for diseases such as type 1 diabetes and MS Read More >

2022 Year End Newsletter
We are delighted to share the 2022 Year End Newsletter in recognition of the accomplishments and successes of the UBC Department of Surgery. Read More >

Dr. Ahmer Karimuddin Elected the Next President of Doctors of B.C.
Doctors of B.C. announced Dr. Ahmer Karimuddin to be their next president-elect. Read More >

Dr. Robert Olson’s Breakthrough Finding for Use of High-Dose Radiation Therapy
Dr. Robert Olson, Associate Head, Research in the UBC Department of Surgery, suggested a new method for minimizing side effects in cancer patients going through radiation therapy Read More >

2022 Chung Research Day
The Department of Surgery 2022 Chung Research Day took place on November 7, with a hybrid format of in-person and virtual attendance. Dr. Chad Ball, Professor of Surgery and Oncology, gave the Chung Lectureship on Surgical Innovation: Failure, Success, and Everything in Between. The faculty, residents and medical students who were selected for presentations showcased the […] Read More >