Alumni Profiles


Karen Shklanka, MD’88, MFA’12
The similarities between the Argentine Tango and medicine may not be immediately obvious, however Karen Shklanka, MD’88, MFA’12, points out that they two very complementary areas.   Shklanka explains that as a physician, many look to you to take a leadership role in your profession.  As a dancer, she must follow the lead of her partner, […] Read More >


Terence Miranda, MSc’00
The average time it takes an adult to realize they are experiencing hearing loss to them getting help or assistance is approximately 7 years.  It’s fitting then that it took Terence Miranda, MSc’00, almost that long to come into his true passion as an Audiologist. Initially trained as an engineer, Miranda wasn’t finding the job […] Read More >


R. Loch Macdonald, MD ‘85, PhD
Dr. R. Loch Macdonald is a Professor of Surgery and Member of the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto, Head of Neurosurgery and the Keenan Endowed Chair in Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital and a Scientist in the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. His […] Read More >


Manraj Heran, MD ‘96
Dr. Manraj (Raju) Heran is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Medicine.  Formerly the Head of the Division of Neuroradiology at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), he is the Fellowship Director for the Diagnostic Neuroradiology Fellowship Program at VGH, and is a staff pediatric interventional […] Read More >


Teresa Liu-Ambrose, BSc (PT) ’94, MSc ‘98, PhD ’04
Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Medicine and Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity, Mobility and Cognitive Neuroscience. Her research focuses on defining the role of targeted exercise training to improve the health and quality of life of older […] Read More >


Stephen Read, MD ’78
Dr. Stephen Read is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioural Sciences in the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Attending Staff Psychiatrist for the Outpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Program at Greater Los Angeles Veterans Health Care System. A clinical and research psychiatrist with board […] Read More >


Felix Durity, MD ‘63 – Moderator
Dr. Felix Durity is one of the most respected neurosurgeons in Canada who has dedicated his life to seeking out the best possible neurosurgical care for the people of British Columbia and beyond. He has provided vital education for the next generation of clinicians and researchers in BC and in Canada, as well as developing […] Read More >


Bruce Miller, MD ’78
Dr. Bruce Miller is a Professor of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and holds the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Chair. He directs the busy UCSF dementia centre where patients in the San Francisco Bay Area receive comprehensive clinical evaluations. His goal is the delivery of model care to all […] Read More >


Robin Love, MD’86
Partners in Compassion: Global Health in Nepal Partners in Compassion has a simple but impactful mission—to enhance compassionate care and comfort to the dying and their families. The hospice palliative care communities of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada and Bhaktapur, Nepal have come together in friendship to share resources and learn from each other’s experiences and […] Read More >


Jeanine McColl, MPT’09
While in school at UBC, Jeanine McColl, MPT’09 completed an interdisciplinary rural placement program which had a lasting impact on her future work and volunteer efforts.  She traveled to Port McNeil for the placement with UBC students from medicine, nursing, and physical therapy, with the goal of learning the nuances of practice in their chosen […] Read More >