Primary Immunology Transition Clinic


Room 478, Burrard Building, St. Paul's Hospital

Access is through the Diabetes Centre. If you need help locating us, please ask one of our hospital volunteers to direct you.

About this clinic

The Primary Immunology Transition Clinic at St. Paul's Hospital serves adolescents transitioning into adult care and adults with immunodeficiencies. An immunodeficiency is when your body’s immune system is missing a part that helps fight infections.

We focus on the evaluation and treatment of suspected or confirmed primary immunodeficiencies. These immunodeficiencies are caused by genetic variants and can affect anyone.

Our team

The clinic is staffed by adult immunologist Dr. Persia Pourshahnazari and pediatric immunologist Dr. Catherine Biggs.

Clinic hours

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
  • Saturday: Closed

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Clinical trials & research

Advances in treatments are all thanks to medical research. While participating in research is a decision you should make for yourself in consultation with your care team, there is much activity in this area so please ask us about our research programs if you’re interested.

By taking part in research, you can help us all learn more about advancing health outcomes and find better ways to help people live and thrive. While you cannot assume benefit to yourself, your participation can make a difference in improving care for future patients.

The following clinical trials are currently enrolling volunteers. Please ask your care team for more information or contact the research team listed on each study or trial. For other information about research at Providence Health Care, please visit Providence Research.

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Patients must have a referral to be seen. Please fax all patient referrals to: 604-602-8660

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