Allergy + Immunology

Treating asthma and other allergic diseases.


Our Division of Allergy and Immunology provides clinical consultative allergy and immunology services at St. Paul's Hospital and in the community. We also provide outreach clinics in several communities around British Columbia including Dease Lake, Stewart, Hazelton, Bella Bella, Campbell River, Parksville, Bamfield, Prince George and Sechelt.

A major initiative of the Division is the development of a specialized clinic for Primary Immune Deficiency patients. Goals are to have a defined clinic where these patients can have specialized teaching and training for the initiation of home therapy with replacement immunoglobulin. This facility would enhance patient care while decreasing the requirement for hospital resources. Our physicians are actively pursuing this in collaboration with the outpatient nursing coordinator and the blood bank administrator at St. Paul's Hospital. The initial proposal is to undertake a pilot project in the health region with expansion provincially when proven benefits are demonstrated. The goal of this project is to have a provincial centre and resource for all patients with primary immune deficiency and link registries with others across Canada and globally.


All members of the Division are involved in providing clinical teaching in allergy and immunology at all levels. This includes major initiatives in patient education, CME programs for physicians, and elective rotations for residents and medical students at the University of British Columbia.


The members at St. Paul's Hospital have a major interest in the management of primary immune deficiency and have initiated a number of research projects as well as interactions with the lay organizations, Canadian Immune Deficiency Patient Organization and the Jeffrey Modell Foundation.

Division Members
Dr. Robert Schellenberg, professor and division head
Dr. Donald Stark, clinical associate professor
Dr. Amin Kanani, clinical associate professor

Dr. Persia Pourshahnazari, clinical instructor
Dr. Raymond Mak, clinical instructor

Outpatient Programs + Clinics

For a list of our outpatient programs and clinics click here.


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Contact + Location

Division of Allergy and Immunology
8B - 8th floor Providence Building, 
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6
Phone: 604-806-8818
Fax: 604-806-8839