News & Honours


New Award winning Fellow
Dr. Tamara Mijovic, currently finishing her OHNS residency at McGill, has received one of 2 fellowships awarded each year Read More >


SAGES Award for Excellence – not just a bitcoin
Congratulations to: Dr. Neely Panton (UBC Head of General Surgery) who has received a SAGES Recognition of Excellence Read More >


Sharpening the Scalpels
Congratulations to: Dr. Alice Mui (General Surgery) who has received a NSERC grant to study Interleukin-10 (IL10) regulation of miRNA maturation. IL10 is a surgeon’s best friend since it is produced by the body at the site of surgical incisions and reduces harmful inflammation. miRNA are special RNA’s that have also been referred to as […] Read More >


New Fellowship Award Winners
Congratulations to: Dr. Azadeh Tabatabaei (supervisor, Dr. Bruce Verchere, General Surgery) who has won a JDRF fellowship to prevent pancreatic islet autoimmunity by manipulating beta cell metabolism. Insulin-producing beta cells in pancreatic islets have a very specialized metabolism that we propose may make them more susceptible to autoimmune attack in type 1 diabetes. Dr. Tabatabaei […] Read More >


New Fellowship Award Winners
Congratulations to: Dr. Heather Denroche (supervisor, Dr. Bruce Verchere, General Surgery) who has won fellowships from both the CIHR and JDRF Read More >


New Fellowship Award Winners
Congratulations to: Dan Wu (supervisor, Dr. Megan Levings, General Surgery) who has won a CIHR Read More >


New Fellowship Award Winners
Congratulations to: Dr. Anne Pesenacker (supervisor, Dr. Megan Levings, General Surgery) who has been Read More >


Radical VGH Cancer Surgery gives a chance of Life for Some Patients
The first incision slices open a patient’s belly from chest to groin. Read More >


ACS-COT Trauma Achievement Award
Dr. Richard Simons (General Surgery) has received the Meritorious Achievement Award of the American College of Surgeon- Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) Read More >


Clinical Trial of Stem Cell derived Islets
Dr. Timothy Kieffer, Dr. Megan Levings and Dr. Garth Warnock (General Surgery) have been funded by JDRF Canada and the Canadian Clinical Trial Network (CCTN) to accelerate translational research into new treatments for diabetes. Dr. Kieffer and his collaborators will explore the potential of using human embryonic stem cells to develop into functional, insulin-producing beta […] Read More >


Skin Substitute and another use for IDO
Dr. Aziz Ghahary (Plastic Surgery) has recently received two grants from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR). The first grant is to fund the Proof of Principle (POP1) research that is geared to prepare prospective technology for commercialization. Read More >