Dr Marius Pienaar
December 4, 2019

If not for Dr Marius Pienaar pushing the wrong elevator button, northwest British Columbia might have been deprived of the services of a celebrated and gifted obstetrician/gynecologist who has improved women’s health there for the past 25 years.

Dr Pienaar, then a young obstetrics...

DMAD Dr Jiang
November 6, 2019

When Dr Charles Jiang first came to Canada from China, almost two decades ago, he was lucky — he was able to pick up English quickly, despite never having worked or lived in an English-speaking environment.

Trained as a surgeon in Shanghai, Dr Jiang had been awarded a scholarship, under...

Dr Shikha Minhas
October 3, 2019

As a palliative care physician, Dr Shikha Minhas can’t offer her dying patients miracle cures. But she can give them comfort as they pass.

With her medical expertise and compassionate manner, she has cared for hundreds of patients at Surrey Memorial Hospital during their journey at the...

Dr Cole Stanley
August 29, 2019
When opioid overdoses and deaths reached stunning proportions in 2016 and 2017, and a public health crisis was declared, Dr Cole Stanley recognized that he and his colleagues might be able to better serve their patients with opioid use disorder (OUD).   Having recently completed quality improvement...
Dr Judy Dercksen
July 10, 2019

Dr Judy Dercksen is the first to admit that trauma has made her the doctor she is today. As a family physician – she knows many physical symptoms can be manifestations or by-products of psychological damage. As she treats, she also explores all dimensions of her patients. She also personifies...