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Divisions

Dermatology

Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin.

The Providence Health Care Division of Dermatology comprises of 8 dermatologists with St. Paul's Hospital as their primary affiliation, and 6 additional Consulting Staff, together providing 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week coverage of St. Paul's Hospital and cross-coverage of Vancouver Acute weekdays and evenings.  Dermatology clinics for urgent consultation and follow-up are located twice weekly in the Rapid Access Specialist Clinic and twice weekly in the John Ruedy Immunodeficiency Clinic, under the auspices of the Providence Medicine/Ambulatory and HIV/AIDS Programs.

Contact Information
Division of Dermatology
547 - 1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 1Y6

Telephone: 604-682-2344 ext 62676

Email: mbraich@providencehealth.bc.ca

Head
Dr. Sheila Au, Clinical Assistant Professor & Head

Members
Core Staff:

Dr. W. Alastair McLeod, Honorary Staff, Clinical Professor Emeritus
Dr. Chih-ho Hong, Active Staff, Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Sheila Au, Active Staff and Head, Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Gillian de Gannes, Active Staff, Clinical Instructor
Dr. Simon Wong, Active Staff, Clinical Instructor
Dr. Shannon Humphrey, Provisional Staff, Clinical Instructor
Dr. Jason Rivers, Provisional Staff, Clinical Professor
Dr. Christina Han, Temporary Staff, Clinical Instructor

Consulting Staff:

Dr. Harvey Lui, Consulting Staff, Professor
Dr. Vincent Ho, Consulting Staff, Professor
Dr. C. Neil Kitson, Consulting Staff, Associate Professor
Dr. Jan Dutz, Consulting Staff, Associate Professor
Dr. Youwen Zhou, Consulting Staff, Associate Professor
Dr. Sunil Kalia, Consulting Staff, Clinical Assistant Professor


Teaching
The teaching and research activities of Providence dermatologists are supported by the UBC Department of Dermatology. The clinical services at St. Paul's Hospital provide a venue for teaching medical students, residents and postgraduate Fellows and have been expanded to accommodate the expansion of the UBC medical school curriculum. The dermatologists participate as faculty in UBC-sponsored continuing medical education events in dermatology and dermatopathology for family physicians, internists, pediatricians and pathologists.

Research
The dermatologists with a primary appointment within Providence Health Care undertake clinically based independent and collaborative research and clinical trials, while the Consulting Staff also supervise basic research programs in immunology, photobiology and the molecular biology of neoplastic and inflammatory skin diseases.

The Providence Division of Dermatology is working toward expanding clinical services to the Mental Health Program, to the organ transplantation programs, to Elder Care, and to Mt. St. Joseph's Hospital. This diversification will support the continued expansion of the undergraduate training programs as well as providing new foci for clinical research.

For more information on Dermatology, please explore these useful websites:

University of British Columbia Department of Dermatology www.derm.ubc.ca
The Canadian Dermatology Association www.dermatology.ca