From the Kidney Foundation of Canada–
Dr. Jag Gill’s passion is focused in kidney 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. Dr. Gill started his journey as a graduate from Medicine at the University of BC in 2001 and completed his post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at UBC in 2006. From there, Dr. Gill completed a post-doctoral fellowship in kidney transplantation at the University of California, Los Angeles as part of the Kidney Foundation’s KRESCENT program. To top it off, he went on to obtain a Masters degree in Public Health from Harvard University.
We are fortunate Dr. Gill returned to Vancouver in 2008 and where he has been on staff at St. Paul’s Hospital ever since. His current role is Medical Director of the Kidney Transplant program at St. Paul’s hospital, along with his role as Associate Professor at UBC Division of Nephrology.
Dr. Jag Gill has collaborated with the BC & Yukon Branch over the years. Whenever the opportunity arose to raise awareness on organ donation and kidney disease, Dr. Gill stepped up, acting as media spokesperson on behalf of Kidney Foundation on local TV stations and particularly on South Asian radio stations, agreeing to be featured in an article in the prominent South Asian Magazine, Drishti Magazine. Most recently, Dr. Gill co-hosted the inaugural Starry Nights Gala helping to bring together community leaders to collectively raise funds and to start important discussions on organ donation.
We are proud to call Dr. Jag Gill one of BC’s own. Congratulations Dr. Jag on being the very worthy recipient of the Kidney Foundation’s Organ Donation & Transplantation Award.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada Organ Donation & Transplantation Award is presented to an individual, group or organization that merits special recognition for outstanding contribution to organ donation or transplantation.