Board of Directors

Our strategy is to further expand the members of the Board and to include potential major strategic supporting organizations that have interest in the mission and goals of CanHealth, and that share our values.
Dr. Karim Qayumi,
Dr. Karim Qayumi,MD, PhD, FRCSC
is the founder and CEO of CanHealth International. Dr. Qayumi fled Afghanistan in 1983 but has maintained strong ties to his home country and believes health care will play a vital role in Afghanistan’s reconstruction. He is a professor and Director of the University of British Columbia … Read more
Ron Dumouchelle
Ron Dumouchelle
spent a decade fundraising for Vancouver General Hospital and its related institutions and has a deep respect for the role health care plays in society. He joined CanHealth International because he sees its potential to assist some of our world’s neediest people.
Dr. Richard Finley, MD FRCSC FACS FACCP
Dr. Richard Finley, MD FRCSC FACS FACCP
Chair of CESEI, is a thoracic surgeon and educator. He received a Master Teacher award from UBC. One of CESEI’s founding board members and past vice-president of the American College of Surgeons, he has focused on improving health care education throughout his career
Mr. André Nudelman, MBA
Mr. André Nudelman, MBA
was born in Brazil and now lives in Vancouver. Mr. Nudelman is the president of the Canadian Education Services Latin America – Maple Bear South America. As chair and president of the Canadian Forum for the Americas,… Read more
Dr. Ryan Wiley, PhD
Dr. Ryan Wiley, PhD
works on health care related partnerships, research and commercialization initiatives and economic development as President of Shift Health. Dr. Wiley has extensive experience i… Read more
Ms. BJ Skladanowski
Ms. BJ Skladanowski
Business Operations Manager, BC Provincial Health Services Authority. Ms. Skladanowski brings 15 years of international management experience in public and private sectors of education, healthcare, and government not-for-profit. She has … Read more
Dr. Michael Janusz
Dr. Michael JanuszMD, FRCSC
is the Director of Thoracic Aortic Surgery Service and is a Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia. He serves as a cardiothoracic surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital where he specializes in major aortic disease, ventricular remodelling, valve-sparing aortic root replacement, spinal cord protection during descending and thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery, thoracic stents among others. … Read more

Advisory Council

CanHealth aims to form a powerful, inter-professional Advisory Council consisting of internationally recognized medical educators with exceptional talent and expertise in health education.

The function of this Council is to support and amplify the curricular and academic strengths of CanHealth, in curricular development and prioritization of specific programs for individual country needs, distribution, and market development. The Advisory Council oversees the quality of curricula and ensures the overall standards of CanHealth products and services.

Dr. Carlos Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI (Hon.)
Dr. Carlos Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI (Hon.)
is the Chair of the CanHealth Advisory Council. Dr. Pellegrini is the Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Washington. He is a world-renowned surgeon in esophageal diseases. … Read more
Dr. Abdullah Al-Dohayan, FRCS
Dr. Abdullah Al-Dohayan, FRCS
is a Professor of Surgery with the Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA and is the Chairman of the Saudi Laparoscopic Surgeons Society.
Dr. Suzanne Campbell, PhD, Nursing
Dr. Suzanne Campbell, PhD, Nursing
is the Director of the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia. She is the recipient of the AJN Book of the Year Award, 2013 for Co-edited Text “Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators: Making it real.”
Dr. Alfonso Solimano, MD
Dr. Alfonso Solimano, MD
Dr. Alfonso Solimano is a neonatologist, teacher and researcher at the Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia, and a Clinical Professor at UBC. … Read more
Dr. Paul Gamble, MHSc, DrPH
Dr. Paul Gamble, MHSc, DrPH
is currently serving as the Director of International Outreach for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as well as the Director of Royal College International. … Read more
Dr. Soma Ganesan, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Soma Ganesan, MD, FRCPC
is a Psychiatry Fellow in the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. He was born in Vietnam, where he lived through the war and left his country in 1976. … Read more
Dr. Evangelos Georgiou, MD, PhD
Dr. Evangelos Georgiou, MD, PhD
Dr. Evangelos Georgiou is a Nuclear Medicine Physician and Professor at the Medical Physics Laboratory within the School of Medicine at the University of Athens. He is also Director of the Athens Medical School Simulation Centre. … Read more
Dr. York N. Hsiang MB. ChB. MHSc. FRCSC.
Dr. York N. Hsiang MB. ChB. MHSc. FRCSC.Head of Vascular Surgery at UBC
is also a Consultant Surgeon at the Vancouver General Hospital. Born in Taiwan, educated in the United States, New Zealand, and Canada, Dr. Hsiang has diverse interests in vascular engineering, vascular biology, lasers, and clinical epidemiology. Dr. Hsiang was the former Director of Surgical Research in the UBC Department of Surgery. He also has a special clinical interest in wounds and served on the Board of the Canadian Association of Wound Care.
Dr. Richard K. Reznick, MD, MEd, FRCSC, FACS, FRCSEd (hon), FRCSI (hon)
Dr. Richard K. Reznick, MD, MEd, FRCSC, FACS, FRCSEd (hon), FRCSI (hon)Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences Queen’s University
Since his first faculty appointment at the University of Toronto in 1987, Dr. Reznick has been active in both colorectal surgery and research in medical education. … Read more

Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee, made up of expert educators, supports the standardization of global health education in order to improve the quality of healthcare delivery and patient safety. The strategy is to develop competency-based, student-centered education programs and curricula in the areas that are initially identified and to develop further programs and curricula identified by developing nations.

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Dr. William E. Schreiber, MD
Team LeaderBiography

– Dr. Kate Chipperfield – BC Children’s Hospital, MD, FRCPC
– Dr. Daniel Holmes – UBC, MD, FRCPC
– Dr. Christopher Lowe – UBC, MSc, MD, FRCPC
– Dr. Michael Nimmo – UBC, BA, BSc Honours, LLB, MD, LMCC, FRCPC
– Dr. Michael Payne – UBC, MD, DTM&H, D(ABMM)
– Dr. Tyler Smith – UBC, MD, MHSc FRCPC
– Dr. Sophia Wong – UBC, MD

Pharmacology Development

Dr. David Godin, BSc, PhD
Team LeaderBiography

– Dr. Peter Choi – UBC, BSc, MD, FRCPC, MSc
– Dr. Andrew Horne – UBC, BSc, PhD
– Dr. David Miller – UBC, MD,
– Dr. Ric Procyshyn – UBC, BSc, MSc, Pharm.D., PhD
– Dr. JJ Sidhu – UBC, FRCPC, MPH
– Dr. Michael Walker – UBC, BSc, PhD

Radiology Development

Savvas Nicolaou
Dr. Savvas Nicolaou, MD
Team LeaderBiography

– Dr. Luck Louis – VGH, MD FRCPC
– Dr. Paul Mallinson – VGH, MBChB, FRCR, FRCP
– Dr. Patrick McLaughlin – VGH, FFR (RCSI)
– Dr. Hugue Ouellette – VGH, MD, FRCP
– Dr. Ismail Tawakol VGH, ER/Trauma Radiology Fellow

Procedural Competencies

Dr. Karim Qayumi, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Team LeaderBiography

– Dr. Fariba Mohtashami – UBC, MD, FRCSC

Evaluation Development

Dr. George Pachev, PhD
Team LeaderBiography

– Dr. Karim Qayumi- MD, PhD, FRCSC

Vascular Surgery

Dr. York N. Hsiang
Head of Vascular Surgery at UBC

Special Programs

C Korol
Dr. Christine Korol, PhD, R.Psych
Team LeaderBiography