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Dr. Tanya Lucas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at UMass Medical Center. She completed her Anesthesiology residency and Obstetric Anesthesiology fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and has served as the Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology in departments caring for high-risk parturients for 11 years. For the last 5 years Dr. Lucas has served as the Anesthesiology Residency Program Director. Interests include critical care obstetrics, evaluation and feedback methods and resident well-being.
Dr. Roger Wong is a Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the University of British Columbia (UBC) Department of Medicine and is a Consultant Physician of the Geriatric Consultation Program at the Vancouver General Hospital. He is the Vice Dean (Education) in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Wong brings extensive leadership to this role, having served as the Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education, since 2012.
Dr. Wong received his M.D. degree with Honours in Research from the University of Alberta and completed his postgraduate and fellowship training there. Dr. Wong was elected to the Fellowship of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, one of the highest honours in the health sciences field in Canada. Nationally, he is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine Examination Boards, and internationally, he was elected to the Fellowship of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Wong has received a number of prestigious awards in recognition of his exceptional national leadership in the field of seniors’ health care, including the 2019 Ronald Cape Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the health care of older adults in Canada and is the highest honour given by the Canadian Geriatrics Society. He is also awarded the Lions Club International Medal of Merit, the highest honour that the Lions present to non-members, as a special recognition for his outstanding community contribution in seniors care and medical education. He has received a number of Awards of Appreciation from the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia to recognize his advocacy work in the community. He has also received numerous medical education awards, including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Donald Richards Wilson Award for his excellence in integrating the CanMEDS roles, the UBC Killam Teaching Prize, the UBC Faculty of Medicine Clinical Faculty Award for Career Excellence in Clinical Teaching, and the UBC Department of Medicine Master Teacher Award.
Dr. Wong works tirelessly to advance academic and clinical health sciences related to geriatrics, and his work has made significant impact on the care for older people in Canada and the world. He was the 13th President of the Canadian Geriatrics Society and founded the state-of-the-art Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit in Vancouver, which has been implemented nationally and internationally. His clinical research focuses on hospital medicine in vulnerable older adults, including quality improvement in acute care geriatrics. Dr. Wong has made significant contributions in showcasing Canadian geriatrics around the world, culminating in his selection as the 2017 Trevor Howell Guest Lecturer in London, a prestigious honour bestowed by the British Geriatrics Society for an eminent physician or scientist with an international reputation. In 2019, Dr. Wong received the International Visiting Professor Medal from the Australia and New Zealand Society of Geriatric Medicine, the first Canadian who has received this highest honour awarded by the Society to an international scientist in geriatrics.
Dr. Wong has published and lectured extensively on geriatric medicine and medical education. He is also a TEDx Speaker, and his TEDx Talk has been viewed by international audiences around the world.
My areas of interest are both clinical and educational in nature.Clinically, I am primarily focused on infectious diseases of the immunocompromised host. This includes those who are treated with immunosuppression (e.g., transplant recipients), and those who have other immunosuppressive conditions, especially persons living with HIV. I also have an interest in sexual and gender minority (SGM)/LGBT+ health and healthcare disparities.Educationally, I serve as the Associate Dean for Curriculum in the School of Medicine, and am interested in curriculum development in general. I am also specifically interested in the intersection of SGM/LGBT+ issues and academic medicine. This includes both the educational approaches to SGM-related content across learner levels, and the experiences of SGM/LGBT+ identified learners as they navigate their paths in academic medicine.
Dr. Lucy Clunes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pharmacology at St George's University, Grenada. She completed her PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Dundee, UK before completing her postdoctoral training at the Cystic Fibrosis Center at the Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to her teaching responsibilites, Dr Clunes is an Assistant Dean of Basic Sciences and leads the Academic Advising Department for the School of Medicine. She has also acted as Chair of the Basic Sciences Curriculum Subcommittee since 2018. Special interests include student support and in particular the advising of students through their Step One Exam preparation.