The Division of Nephrology includes 21 current members and seven emeritus members based at two principal sites: St. Paul’s Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital, which provide provincial leadership in research, education, and clinical care within the field of renal medicine.
The Division currently has nine associate members, representing the Fraser and Vancouver Island Health authorities, as a result of the expanded presence of the distributed Medical Program of the Faculty of Medicine across BC.
The Division has a strong clinical base and provides integrated and decentralized nephrology care throughout Vancouver Coastal Health, including Richmond, North Vancouver and coastal areas, and even as far north as the Yukon Territory, with a strong working collaboration with Fraser Health. The Division has an important role in the UBC undergraduate medical curriculum, has a mature nephrology postgraduate training program, and participates actively in the Experimental Medicine and Clinical Investigator programs of the Department of Medicine. Research activities encompass both laboratory and clinical sciences, and combine genetic and molecular research, pharmacology and therapeutics, epidemiology and clinical trials, and population health and outcomes/economic investigations in renal disease and transplantation. Members of the Division assume leadership roles in the advancement of nephrology at provincial, national and international levels through their positions in the BC Provincial Renal Agency, BC Transplant, the Vancouver Coastal Health Regional Renal Program, the Kidney Foundation of Canada, the Canadian and International Societies of Nephrology, the Canadian Society of Transplantation, The Transplantation Society (international) and US National Kidney Foundation.