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Division head

Adeera LevinLevin, Adeera

Professor and Head, Division of Nephrology

St. Paul’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Levin has an extensive portfolio of teaching, administration and research activities. She is active in national and international CKD initiatives, and is the founder and currently the co-director of the Kidney Function Clinic. Her key research interest is in early kidney disease, anemia and cardiovascular disease in kidney patients. She is currently the Secretary General of the International Society of Nephrology. She has over 215 peer reviewed publications, numerous book chapters and review articles. She is on the editorial boards of a number of journals, and is a reviewer for nephrology journals in addition to NEJM, Annals, Lancet, Circulation and others. She is Executive Director of the BC Renal Agency, a provincial agency responsible for the coordination and funding of patients with chronic kidney disease.

Dr. Levin trained at University of Toronto and McMaster University for her undergraduate and medicine degrees respectively, and completed a fellowship in nephrology at Uof T. She has been on staff at UBC since 1990.

In addition to academic activities, Dr. Levin enjoys swimming, reading, travelling and wine.


Site leaders

Image not availableCarpenito, Gerardo 

Clinical Assistant Professor

Royal Columbian Hospital
New Westminster, BC

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Clinical Assistant Professor

Abbotsford Regional Hospital
Abbotsford, BC

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Jacek JastrzebskiJastrzebski, Jacek

Clinical Associate Professor

Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Jastrzebski is Director of the VGH renal program and Head of the VGH Hemodialysis program. His interests include vascular access in hemodialysis patients, volume management in hemodialysis and disaster and emergency planning.

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Clinical Assistant Professor

Surrey Memorial Hospital
Surrey, BC

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David LandsbergLandsberg, David

Clinical Professor

St. Paul’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Landsberg is the Medical Director of Renal Transplantation, and Physician Leader and Division Head for SPH Renal Program. He was the founder of the SPH Renal Transplant program, and has been instrumental in its growth and development.

He is clinically active in pre-transplant, post-transplant and in-hospital transplant care, as well as participating in the coordination of clinical trials in transplantation. He is the Physician Lead for the Renal Transplant Program provincially for BC Transplant and has spearheaded the living donor program at SPH.

In addition to transplant focus, Dr Landsberg is actively involved in teaching clinical nephrology with a specific interest in fluid and electrolytes.

Dr.Landsberg received his undergraduate and nephrology training at University of Toronto, and has been on staff at UBC since 1984.

Dr Landsberg is an avid skier, and enthusiastic husband and father.

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Faculty

Monica BeaulieuBeaulieu, Monica

Clinical Associate Professor

St. Paul’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Beaulieu is trained in Clinical Nephrology, and has a Masters in Health Administration from UBC. In addition to general nephrology, she has a special interest in chronic disease management, implementation of systematic care systems, and system redesign, as well as pharmacological optimization in CKD patients. She is Director of the Integrated Care Clinics, co-director of the KFC, and Medical Lead for PHC Nephrology re: Quality and Safety. She has recently started an innovative Obstetrics and Gynecology Nephrology clinic, as part of her integrated care focus. Her research focus is in CKD, and continuous quality improvement. She has a provincial role at the BC Renal Agency and has been on staff at UBC since 2008.

Dr. Beaulieu obtained her Pharmacy degree, undergraduate medicine, internal medicine and Nephrology training at UBC.

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Clinical Assistant Professor

Surrey Memorial Hospital
Surrey, BC

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Clinical Assistant Professor

St. Paul’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC

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Image not availableConley, Joslyn

Clinical Assistant Professor

Royal Inland Hospital
Kamloops, BC

Dr. Conley is a community nephrologist in Interior Health. She has an exciting, busy practice that encompasses all areas of nephrology. She enjoys the challenge of providing care to a diverse population in a large geographical area. Dr. Conley completed a MSc in epidemiology, residency in Internal Medicine and a Nephrology Fellowship at the University of Calgary.

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Michael CoplandCopland, Michael

Clinical Associate Professor

Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Copland is is the Medical Director, Kidney Services VCH/PHC, the Provincial Medical Director, Independent Hemodialysis program for British Columbia, Chair, Medical Advisory Committee, BC Provincial Renal Agency and Vice-Chair, Medical Advisory Committee, Vancouver General Hospital.

His clinical interests include General Nephrology with a focus on Independent dialysis therapies (PD and Independent Hemodialysis).

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Image not availableDa Roza, Gerald

Clinical Assistant Professor

Royal Columbian Hospital
New Westminster, BC

Dr. Da Roza has a Masters of Health Sciences from the University of British Columbia. He is currently the Head of Medicine at Royal Columbian Hospital as well as the Division Head for Fraser Health Nephrology. He is passionate about teaching and is responsible for the creation of the Royal Columbian Clinical Teaching Unit and continues to serve as the Postgraduate director. His clinical interests are in patient outcomes and quality of care. He serves as the Head of Research for Fraser Health Nephrology and has been the site Principal Investigator in a number of international multi-centre clinical trails

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Linda Del LucaDe Luca, Linda

Clinical Assistant Professor

St. Paul’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. De Luca is a consultative nephrologist at UBC, based at St Pauls Hopsital, who has nephrology outreach clinics in Richmond. She also has a particular interest and extra training in ethics.

Dr. De Luca received her medical training at McMaster University, and nephrology training at University of Toronto, with subsequent additional training at Yale. She has been on staff at UBC since 1996.

In addition to her professional interests, Linda enjoys walking, reading and most of all spending time with her husband and son and also their dog Lira.

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John DuncanDuncan, John

Clinical Associate Professor

Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Duncan attended medical school in Ottawa, completed his Internal Medicine residency in Vancouver, and his Nephrology and Research Fellowship in Toronto. He joined the Division in 2001, and now serves as the Co-director of Community Dialysis Program.

Dr. Duncan’s clinical focus is on dialysis; his other interests include mineral metabolism, anemia, and gender differences in renal disease. He enjoys teaching medical students, residents and fellows.

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Clinical Instructor

Penticton Regional Hospital
Penticton, BC

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John GillGill, John

Associate Professor

St. Paul’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Gill is a CIHR funded researcher whose interests include clinical outcomes in kidney transplantation, access to care, clinical trials and health services research. He is the supervisor for Masters and PhD candidates at the UBC School of Population and Public Health. Dr. Gill is President Elect of the Canadian Society of Nephrology, Chair of the American Society of Transplantation Education Committee, Associate Editor of the American Journal of Transplantation, member of the CJASN Editorial Board, member of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Ethics Committee, Immediate Past President of the Canadian Organ Replacement Register, and Co-Chair of the Canadian Renal Transplant Study Group (CRTS).

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Jagbir GillGill, Jagbir

Assistant Professor

St. Paul’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Gill graduated from Medicine at the University of BC in 2001 and completed his post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at UBC in 2006.

Dr. Gill completed a post-doctoral fellowship in kidney transplantation at the University of California, Los Angeles as part of the KRESCENT program and obtained a Masters degree in Public Health from Harvard University. He returned to Vancouver in 2008 and has been on staff at St. Paul’s Hospital since. His primary clinical focus is in renal transplantation and his research interests are in transplant epidemiology and database analyses, examining access to transplantation, expansion of organ donation, and the impact of donor status on post-transplant health outcomes.

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Image not availableHargrove, Gaylene

Clinical Assistant Professor

Vancouver Island Health Authority
Victoria, BC

Dr. Hargrove obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular, Molecular and Microbiology from the University of Calgary in 1990.  She attended medical school at U of C, completing her M.D. in 1993.  She completed her resident training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology fellowship in 1998 (U of C).  She extended her fellowship, undertaking further training in molecular biology to investigate molecular mechanisms of glomerular injury in experimental models of diabetes mellitus.

Dr. Hargrove moved to Victoria in 1999, where she began her practice in clinical nephrology.  She has pursued additional training in end of life care for renal patients, as well as peritoneal dialysis.  She is the medical director of the peritoneal dialysis clinic for the Vancouver Island Health Authority.  She is a member of the Provincial Renal Agency End of Life Steering Committee and she also provides clinical teaching for the Island Medical Program.

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Image not availableHorgan, Kevin

Clinical Assistant Professor

Royal Jubilee Hospital
Victoria, BC

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Jamal, Abeed

Clinical Assistant Professor

St. Paul’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Jamal is trained in Clinical Nephrology and Dialysis, has a special interest in Peritoneal Dialysis, and is actively involved in consultative nephrology services. He is the physician-lead for the in-patient ward (6B).

Dr Jamal obtained his undergraduate degree from McGill University, internal medicine training at UBC and nephrology training at University of Manitoba. He has been on staff at UBC since 2001.

In addition to his nephrology passion, Dr Jamal is an avid cycler and golfer.

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Olwyn JohnstonJohnston, Olwyn

Clinical Assistant Professor

Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Johnston is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology, University of British Columbia and a Transplant Nephrologist at the Vancouver General Hospital site of the University of British Columbia Kidney Transplant Program since 2008.

She obtained her medical degree at University College Dublin, Ireland. She was a graduate of internal medicine, nephrology and transplantation fellowship programs at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. She subsequently completed a Master of Medicine Degree in transplant proteomics at University College Dublin, Ireland and a Master of Health Science Degree from the University of British Columbia in conjunction with a transplant research fellowship at the Division of Nephrology, University of British Columbia.

Her main research interests include metabolic changes after kidney transplantation, kidney transplant failure, kidney re-transplantation and living kidney donation.

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Beverly JungJung, Beverly

Clinical Assistant Professor

St. Paul’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Jung is trained in Clinical Nephrology and Dialysis with an interest in Hemodialysis. She is involved in the consultative nephrology services, and one of the Medical Directors of the Community Hemodialysis Units within the Vancouver Coastal Health Region. Her interests include cardiovascular risk reduction and pain/symptom assessment and management of the hemodialysis population.

Dr. Jung obtained a degree in Pharmacy at UBC, and then pursued medicine at the University of Toronto. She completed internal medicine in Toronto and then a Nephrology fellowship at UBC. She has been on staff at UBC since 2001.

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Image not availableKarim, Mohamud

Clinical Assistant Professor and Medical Director (Renal)

Surrey Memorial Hospital
Surrey, BC

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Paul KeownKeown, Paul

Professor

Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Keown received his training in medicine, immunobiology and transplantation at the universities of Manchester, Paris and Western Ontario, his research doctorates in medicine and science from the University of Manchester, and his MBA from Simon Fraser University. His research interests focus particularly on the immune response in transplantation and autoimmune disease, and extend from molecular genetics to healthcare economics. He is Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and has served as Executive Director of the BC Transplantation Program, Director of Immunology, Head of the Division of Nephrology, President of the Canadian Transplantation Society, Member of Council and President of the XXIII International Congress of the Transplantation Society.

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Mercedeh KiaiiKiaii, Mercedeh

Clinical Associate Professor

St. Paul’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Kiaii is Medical Director of the Hemodialysis Unit and Vascular Access Services. She has training in clinical nephrology and dialysis. She has developed a collaborative multidisciplinary network of nurses, radiologists and surgeons within and across the province and has publications in the area of dialysis, vascular access and program development.

Dr. Kiaii received her training at the universities of Alberta and British Columbia.

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Image not availableMagil, Alex

Professor

St. Paul’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC

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Clinical Assistant Professor

Royal Inland Hospital
Kamloops, BC

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Peter NeufeldNeufeld, Peter

Clinical Assistant Professor

Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Neufeld practices general nephrology including in-patient and out-patient general nephrology and all forms of dialysis, including in-centre dialysis at Vancouver General Hospital, satellite dialysis in the Richmond Community Dialysis Unit, peritoneal and home hemodialysis through the VGH independent dialysis program.

Dr. Neufeld is involved in medical education at various levels, including lecturing in the undergraduate medical school, chair of one week of the PBL curriculum on chronic kidney disease in first year medicine, clinical skills teaching for second year medical students, ambulatory clinics for 3rd year students during their medicine clerkship rotation, supervision of 4th year medical students during nephrology electives.

At the postgraduate level, Dr. Neufeld has been the program director for the UBC Nephrology subspecialty residency program since 2007.

Dr. Neufeld has participated in numerous conferences and was the chair of the organizing committee for B.C. Nephrology Days in 2009 and 2010, and the co-chair of the organizing committee for the BC Nephrology and Renal Transplant Days for 2011. Dr. Neufeld has organized a conference for nephrology residents in Western Canada annually for the past 4 years, which focuses on career planning and development and transition from training to independent practice.

Dr. Neufeld obtained a B.Sc.(Hon) from Queen’s University, an M.Sc. and undergraduate medicine degrees and internal medicine training at the University of British Columbia and Nephrology training at the University of Alberta.

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Gary NussbaumerNussbaumer, Gary

Clinical Assistant Professor

St. Paul’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Nussbaumer works as a Transplant physician at St. Paul’s Hospital with interests in clinical transplant research, dialysis access and computerization/technology in medicine. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree and then obtained a degree in medicine from the University of Saskatchewan.

When not cycling, running or enjoying family time with dogs, he plays as an amateur chef, oenophile, gardener and pianist.

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Image not availablePrchal, David

Clinical Instructor

Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, BC

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Daniel SchwartzSchwartz, Daniel

Clinical Assistant Professor

Royal Columbian Hospital
New Westminster, BC

Daniel Schwartz is the Medical Director of the Fraser Health renal program and program lead for the Fraser Health peritoneal dialysis program.   He received his training at the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto.   His clinical interests are focused on peritoneal dialysis, interventional nephrology and advanced CKD management.  He also has a keen interest in knowledge translation at the point of care and the intersection of information technology with clinical medicine.

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Jean ShapiroShapiro, Jean

Clinical Professor

Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. R. Jean Shapiro obtained her medical degree and completed her residency in nephrology at McGill University. Following post-doctoral fellowship training at UCLA, and subsequently at UCSD, she moved to the University of British Columbia. Her initial research focus was related to lipoprotein metabolism in an experimental model of chronic renal failure. For more than 15 years, her primary interest has been in clinical transplantation, with a focus on clinical outcome research. These studies have included pharmacokinetics of immunosuppressive drugs, osteoporosis in transplant recipients, assessment of cardiovascular risk, and changes in cognitive function after transplantation. She is currently Clinical Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of Renal Transplantation, and Medical Manager Solid Organ Transplantation at Vancouver General Hospital. Dr. Shapiro has been a recipient of research grants from the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, and B.C. Health Care Research Foundation/Michael Smith Foundation.

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Suneet SinghSingh, Suneet

Clinical Associate Professor

Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Singh has been a member of the Division of Nephrology since 1998. She is currently a Clinical Associate Professor and Head of the Peritoneal Dialysis program at Vancouver General Hospital.

She completed medical school at McGill University and then Internal Medicine at the University of Calgary. After finishing two years of Nephrology subspecialty training at the University of British Columbia, she undertook a clinical scholar year with a focus on medical education. Apart from clinical work, she is heavily involved in the curriculum design and delivery of undergranduate medical education at UBC. She has been on numerous Royal College committees and has been an examiner for the College since 2001. She is currently the exam board chair for Nephrology.

Her clinical expertise is in Home Dialysis—both Peritoneal and Hemodialysis. She is involved locally and internationally in the promotion of Peritoneal Dialysis and in education around PD to patients and health care workers. She has recently been involved in teaching bedside PD catheter insertion to other Nephrologists around the country.

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Paul TaylorTaylor, Paul

Clinical Professor

St. Paul’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Taylor is Director of Peritoneal Dialysis and manages the care of all ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients as well as overseeing peritoneal dialysis patients when admitted to hospital. He chairs the Provincial PD professional Committee. Dr Taylor runs a weekly Peritoneal Dialysis Clinic and is actively involved in the Kidney Function Clinic. He has a twice-weekly outpatient office in North Vancouver and is the nephrology consultant at Lion’s Gate Hospital. Dr. Taylor is also visiting nephrologist for Prince Rupert and the Yukon.

Dr Taylor trained in the UK, and at UBC, and completed a specialty nephrology fellowship at Duke University. He has been on staff at UBC since 1981 and has been appointed Clinical Professor of Medicine.

In addition to his professional activities, Dr Taylor enjoys reading, gardening, music and travel.

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Ronald WerbWerb, Ronald

Clinical Professor

St. Paul’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Werb is an active clinical nephrologist, former Director of the Hemodialysis Unit and the PHC Renal Program. He coordinates the care of community hemodialysis patients with outreach programs in Sechelt, Powell River, Squamish and Fraser Valley. His other area of interest is the plasmapheresis unit (co-managed with Hematology).

Dr. Werb received his medical training in South Africa, and worked in Canada in both Newfoundland and London Ontario before coming to UBC. He has been on staff at UBC since 1979.

Dr. Werb is a longstanding member of O2P, the dragon boat team comprised of dialysis and transplant patients, and he trains with the team at least weekly, in rain or shine.

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Kit YeungYeung, Kit

Clinical Professor

Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Yeung graduated MBBS in 1973 and MD in 1985 from the University of Hong Kong. He completed his nephrology training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and became a FRACP in 1980. He left his teaching post at the University of Hong Kong to immigrate to Vancouver in 1985. He obtained his FRCPC in 1987 and has since been practising clinical nephrology, with interest in many areas of nephrology.

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Nadia ZalunardoZalunardo, Nadia

Clinical Associate Professor

Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Zalunardo completed her clinical training at UBC and received an MS in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She works at Vancouver General Hospital, where she is the director of the Kidney Clinic.

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Retired members

Ballon, Henry  (Emeritus)
Chan-Yan, Clifford  (Emeritus)
Cameron, E  (Emeritus)
Launer, R ( deceased)
Morarity, M (deceased)
Rae, Angus  (Emeritus)
Sutton, R  (Emeritus)