Dr Jesse Kancir
February 20, 2020

For some, a career in medicine is bred in the bone. For others, like Dr Jesse Kancir, medicine was never a consideration until a serious industrial accident, during what he calls his “failed” lumberjack moment, peeled his hand open like an orange. 

After months of recovery and...

Dr Jessica Otte
January 13, 2020

Nanaimo-based doctor aims to increase professional happiness for physicians while providing the best care for patients  

Dr Jessica Otte is a prime example of what a curious mind can do. 

A Nanaimo family doctor who specializes in elder care and palliative care, she...

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...