Senior Leaders

​An overview of senior leadership in the Faculty of Medicine. 

​The Dean's Executive Team

The Dean’s Executive Team supports the Departments, Schools, Centres and other units in achieving the Faculty’s academic mission. The Team provides strategic leadership to the Faculty and determines direction to inform decisions on cross-cutting issues and opportunities that affect the Faculty’s image, profile and success. The Team fosters and exemplifies the Faculty values, and they also build and nurture external relationships including the UBC Executive, government, clinical and community partners.   

The Dean's Executive Team includes:
  • Dermot Kelleher, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-President, Health
  • Deborah Money, Executive Vice Dean
  • Michael Allard, Vice-Dean, Health Engagement
  • Robert McMaster, Interim Executive Associate Dean, Research 
  • Roger Wong, Executive Associate Dean, Education
  • Joseph Anthony, Interim Associate Dean, Health Professions
  • Shanda Jordan Gaetz, Executive Director, Faculty Affairs
  • Michael Shakespeare, Executive Director, Finance & Operations 
  • Katie White, Executive Director, Communications 
  • Leanne Denis, Executive Director, Development & Alumni Engagement
  • Cindi Valensky, Special Advisor to the Dean, Government Relations

To read the Dean’s Executive T​eam biographies​ visit the Faculty of Medicine website.  

Organization charts for each portfolio.

Academic Administration

Academic leaders in the Faculty are responsible for the fostering innovation and excellence in education, research, and care. Find a list of academic leaders including Executive, Regional, Associate and Assistant Deans, Department Heads, School Directors and Research Institutes & Centres Directors.

Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-President, Health

Dr. Dermot Kelleher

Executive Vice Dean

Dr. Deborah Money

Vice-Dean, Health Engagement

Dr. Michael Allard

Executive Associate Deans

Education: Dr. Roger Wong
Research: Dr. Robert McMaster

Regional Associate Deans

Interior: Dr. Sarah Brears (Interim)
Northern BC: Dr. Paul Winwood
Vancouver Fraser: Dr. Amil Shah
Vancouver Island: Dr. Bruce Wright

Associate Deans

Continuing Professional Development: Dr. Bob Bluman (Acting)
Fraser: Dr. Dean Jones 
Health Professions: Dr. Joseph Anthony (Interim)
Postgraduate Medical Education: Dr. Ravi Sidhu
Student Affairs, MD Undergraduate Program: Dr. Janette McMillan
Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) Program: Dr. Cheryl Holmes 

Associate Deans, Research

BC Cancer Agency (BCCA): Dr. François Bénard
BC Children's Hospital Research Institute (BCCHRI): Dr. Wyeth Wasserman
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI): Dr. Robert McMaster

Assistant Deans

Admissions, MD Undergraduate Program: Dr. Shahin Shirzad 
Faculty Development: Dr. Kiran Veerapen
Island Medical Program: Dr. Laura Farrell
Northern Medical Program: Dr. Sarah Gray
Postgraduate Medical Education: Dr. Sonia Butterworth
Research, Southern Medical Program: Dr. Chris Fibiger (Interim)
Student Affairs, Vancouver Fraser Medical Program: Dr. Christina Roston Dr. Carol Ann Courneya
Student Affairs, Island Medical Program: Dr. Fraser Black 
Student Affairs, Northern Medical Program: Dr. Leigh Hunsinger-Chang
Student Affairs, Southern Medical Program: Dr. Melanie Reed
Vancouver Fraser: Dr. Clarissa Wallace

Academic Program Directors

Director, Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Program: Dr. Amanda Bradley
Director, Midwifery Program: Dr. Cecilia Jevitt

Clinical Faculty Affairs

Director, Clinical Faculty Affairs: Ms. Alexis Davis

Department Heads

Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics: Dr. Roanne Preston
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology: Dr. Leonard Foster
Cellular & Physiological Sciences: Dr. Edwin Moore
Dermatology & Skin Science: Dr. Jan Dutz
Emergency Medicine: Dr. Jim Christenson
Family Practice: Dr. Christie Newton, Dr. Morgan Price & Dr. Ian Scott (Interim Co-Heads)
Medical Genetics: Dr. Marco Marra
Medicine: Dr. Andrea Townson & Dr. Teresa Tsang (Interim Co-Heads)
Obstetrics & Gynaecology: Dr. Geoffrey Cundiff
Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy: Dr. Susan Forwell
Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences: Dr. Frederick Mikelberg (Interim)
Orthopaedics: Dr. Bassam Masri
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine: Dr. Don Brooks (Interim)
Pediatrics: Dr. Allison Eddy
Physical Therapy: Ms. Susan Murphy
Psychiatry: Dr. Lakshmi Yatham
Radiology: Dr. Bruce Forster
Surgery: Dr. Gary Redekop
Urologic Sciences: Dr. Martin Gleave

School Directors

Audiology & Speech Sciences: Dr. Jeff Small
Biomedical Engineering: Dr. Peter Zandstra
Population & Public Health: Dr. Peter Berman

Centre & Institute Directors

BC Children's Hospital Research InstituteDr. Wyeth Wasserman
BC Centre on Substance Use: Dr. Evan Wood
Biomedical Research Centre: Dr. Fabio Rossi
Centre for Blood Research: Dr. Ed Conway
Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management: Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis
Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health: Dr. Nadine Caron & Dr. Martin Schechter
Centre for Health Education Scholarship: Dr. Ian Scott
Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences: Dr. Aslam Anis
Centre for Hip Health & Mobility: Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Dr. Pierre Guy & Dr. David Wilson
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics: Dr. Bruce Verchere
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health/Brain Research Centre: Dr. Jon Stoessl
Human Early Learning Partnership: Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl
Institute of Mental Health: Dr. Lakshmi Yatham
International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD): Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff
James Hogg Research CentreDr. Don Sin
Life Sciences Institute: Dr. Josef Penninger
UBC Centre for Disease Control: Dr. David Patrick (Interim)
Vancouver Prostate Centre: Dr. Martin Gleave
W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics: Dr. David Silver
Women’s Health Research Institute: Dr. Lori Brotto