Resident Wellness Champions Network

After some discussion, our office is looking to restructure our Wellness Champion Network and Peer to Peer Program into one program that will maximize the value and usage of these programs to residents. We are hoping to launch the start of this new program for the Fall 2020. As such, we are currently putting a hold on any Wellness Champion meetings while the programs are under construction. Our office is of course happy to continue to support current Wellness Champions and residency programs to promote wellness as we work to restructure the programs. Please contact resident.wellness@ubc.ca with any questions. 

Residents and subspecialty residents – from any year of training and from any program or site – are eligible to join the network. Wellness Champions are ambassadors for wellness within their residency program/site.
They do this by:

  • Encouraging dialogue around wellness in residency;
  • Sharing wellness communication from the Resident Wellness Office;
  • Remaining familiar with support services and wellness resources;
  • Serving as a wellness contact for peers;
  • Providing feedback to the Resident Wellness Office related to the needs of their program/site.

Importantly, the Wellness Champion role does not involve counselling or advising others. Wellness Champions can comfortably have conversations about wellness-related concerns with peers, and will refer to resources as appropriate. The Wellness Champions Network, involving both residents and faculty, will facilitate the sharing of ideas and critical discussion related to resident wellness at UBC.

Listed below are the identified Wellness Champion(s) for each program.

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Allergy and Immunology - Adult

Raymond Mak, PGY4

Anesthesiology

Alison Read, PGY5


Hardy Zietsman, PGY4


Vishal Varshney, PGY4


Disha Mehta, PGY3


Martha DiGiuseppe, PGY2


Cole Wong, PG2

Dermatology

Bez Toosi, PGY4


Harry Liu, PGY1


Ian Wong, PGY1


Ilya Mukovozov, PGY1

Diagnostic radiology

Nathan Plaa, PGY4

Emergency Medicing - Fraser

Kevin O’Riordan, PGY2

Emergency Medicine - Interior

Britt Bailey, PGY1


Kerry Spearing, PGY1


Emergency Medicine - Vancouver Island

Adam Thomas, PGY4

Emergency Medicine - VGH

Lauren Arthurs, PGY2

Family Medicine - Vancouver

George Ko, PGY2

Family Medicine - Behavioural Medicine

Linda Reid, Faculty

Family Medicine - Coastal

Sarah Pankratz, PGY1

Family Medicine - Emergency Medicine, Vancouver

Hannah Davis, PGY3

Family Medicine - Kamloops

Lisa Harvey, PGY2

Family Medicine - Nanaimo

Carmen Chornell, PGY1

Family Medicine - Okanagan South

Laura Tamblyn, R1

Family Medicine - St. Paul's

Judith Kwok, PGY1


Jeanette Pedersen, PGY1


Joe Finkler, Faculty

Family Medicine - Rural Northwest (Terrace)

Abe Torchinsky, PGY2

Family Medicine - Surrey

Suhani Thakore, PGY1


Lisa Wang, PGY1

Family Medicine - Vancouver Island, Strathcona

Lily Edelson, PGY2

Family Medicine - Victoria

Erica Reiser, PGY2


Travis Musgrave, PGY2


Abhinav Joshi, PGY1


Talveen Gill, PGY1

General Surgery

Jon Ramkumar, PGY2


Kristin DeGirolamo, PGY3


Annie Lalande, PGY1

Internal Medicine

Rebecca Schnurr-Howsam, PGY3


Saghar Sadeghi, PGY3


Tyler Murray, PGY2


Mitchell Vu, PGY1


Phoebe Cheng, PGY1


Hasan Kular, PGY4

Internal Medicine - Vancouver Island

Jessica Belle, PGY1


Jessica Clark, PGY3


Tyler Wilson, PGY3

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Christina Nowik, PGY7

Medical Genetics

Noor Lail, PGY2

Medical Oncology

Suzana Gilmour, PGY4


Alannah Smrke, PGY5

Neurology

Chris Uy, PGY3

Nuclear Medicine

Claire Gowdy, PGY6

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Riki Dayan, PGY2


Sarah Mah, PGY2


Jennifer Yam, PGY4

Ophthalmology

Katie Clapson, PGY4


Grace Qiao, PGY4

Orthopaedics

Ian Wilson, PGY4

Otolaryngology

Frederick Kozak, Faculty

Palliative Medicine

Wai Lee (Willy) Phan, PGY3

Pain Medicine

Mike Butterfield, PGY6

Pediatrics - Vancouver Fraser

Meg Kilvert, PGY4


James Harris, PGY1


Mara Tietzen, PGY2


Dianna Louie, Faculty


Janet Greenman, Faculty


Jennifer Druker, Faculty

Laura Sauve, Faculty

Pediatrics - Vancouver Island

Steve Leung, PGY2

Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine

Dzung Vo, Faculty

Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Allergy

Stephanie Erdle, PGY4

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Vikram Sabhaney, Faculty

Pediatric Hematology / Oncology

Melissa Harvey, Faculty

Pediatric Neurology

Mary Dunbar, PGY5

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Jordan Farag, PGY2


Geoff Frost, PGY1

Plastic Surgery / Clinician Investigator Program

Daniel Demsey, PGY3

Psychiatry

Jay Ching Chieh, PGY2

Psychiatry - Fraser

Siri Reinbold, PGY3

Psychiatry - Vancouver Island

Kent Comeau, PGY2


Pulkit Singh, PGY4

Public Health & Preventative Medicine

Conrad Tsang, PGY1

Radiation Oncology

Daegan Sit,  PGY1

Rheumatology - Adult

Mohammad Bardi,  PGY4

Chris Nguan, Facult

Chris Nguan, Faculty