News & Honours


Dr Dianne Miller Receives 2015 Virginia Greene Leadership Award
April 28, 2015We would like to congratulate Dr Dianne Miller, Division Head for Gynecologic Oncology, who recently received the 2015 Virginia Greene Leadership Award for her leadership in the field of ovarian cancer. This prestigious award, presented by Ovarian Cancer Canada, recognizes an individual’s outstanding contribution to the advancement of awareness, knowledge transfer, support, and research in […] Read More >


Community of Practice Session – April 24
April 21, 2015“Time Management & Time Efficiency – making the most of the time you have” Friday, April 24 8:00 – 9:00am Diamond Health Care Centre, Room 6201   In preparation for this session, please give some thought to and bring with you: Your ideas about the main deterrents/obstacles to completion of your tasks Any effective strategies […] Read More >


The Women’s Health Research Institute is excited to announce the winners of the 2015 Nelly Auersperg Awards: Dr. Mohamed Bedaiwy and Dr. Flora Teng.
April 21, 2015  Dr. Bedaiwy’s research focuses on exploring the potential use of gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists for the treatment of ectopic pregnancy, as an alternative to medical therapy. Dr. Teng’s research is in the development and pilot testing of a contraception decision tool for Canadians and generate evidence-based women-centered recommendations tailored to individual preferences. About […] Read More >


The 8th Annual Lectureship in Female Pelvic Surgery – May 13, 2015 at St Paul’s Hospital Lecture Theatre 1500 and broadcast to sites Province-wide
April 16, 2015This year’s guest lecturer, Dr. Mark Slack will be speaking on the topic of  “Why do operations fail? Patient, procedure or practitioner?” About Dr. Mark Slack Dr. Mark Slack qualified in Johannesburg at the University of the Witwatersrand. He then completed his postgraduate training at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur hospital. He […] Read More >


Dr Dorothy Shaw to receive The Canadian Society of Physician Executives (CSPE) Excellence in Medical Leadership Award
April 16, 2015The Excellence in Medical Leadership Award is presented annually to a physician who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and mentorship of medical leaders in the field of health services leadership and management. Congratulations and kudos goes to Dr. Dorothy Shaw, Vice-President, Medical Affairs, BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre. Dr. Shaw is […] Read More >


Dr Brian Fitzsimmons Sponsored to Attend Exxcellence in Women’s Health Research Course
April 7, 2015Dr. Brian Fitzsimmons was sponsored to attend a week-long “Exxcellence in Women’s Health Research course” sponsored by the Family Planning Fellowship in Orlando. Below is a photo of Dr. Fitzsimmons pictured with Dr. David Grimes and Dr. Ken Schulz. Read More >


The Department Welcomes the New MFM Fellowship Director
March 25, 2015  The Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology is pleased to introduce Dr Francine Tessier as the new MFM Fellowship Director starting 1 April 2015.  Francine is taking over from Dr Nancy Kent who has done a great job as the Fellowship Director for the last 5 years.  We thank Nancy for her hard work and […] Read More >


Deb Pinchin – 25 Years with UBC
March 23, 2015Deborah Pinchin started at UBC in the School of Nursing.  From there she moved to Medical Genetics and ultimately to the Dept of Ob/Gyn, spending many years with the IVF Program.  Deb began working part-time when her kids were young, and continues to do so today, working as Admin Asst to Drs. Nicole Racette & […] Read More >


First Year Resident Receives BCMJ Prize
March 18, 2015We are pleased to announce Dr Kristy Cho as the winner of the J.H. MacDermot Prize for 2014 for her article, “The utilization and impact of core needle biopsy diagnosis on breast cancer outcomes in British Columbia” in the BC Medical Journal.  Coauthored by Ms Caroline Speers, Ms Barbara Poole Lane, Dr Karen A. Gelmon, […] Read More >


Dr. Ken Lim New Head of Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
February 19, 2015We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ken Lim as Head, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine for the BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre and the UBC Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, effective January 2, 2015. Dr. Lim is an obstetrician and gynecologist, sub-specializing in the area of maternal fetal medicine.  He has […] Read More >