December 21, 2016
Behind the Scenes with Dr. Hamed Umedaly
Read Dr. Umedaly's Story
A state of the art, efficient and effective surgical program across the two sites of VGH and UBC Hospital.
Led by this accomplished group of community, business and health care leaders, the Future of Surgery Campaign Cabinet and our donors are contributing to the transformation of health care. Learn more
David Rowntree, Chair
Founder & Managing Director, Highland West Capital
David McLean, Honorary Chair
Chairman, The McLean Group of Companies
President, Famcon Investments Ltd
President, Ledcor Properties Inc.
Executive Vice-President and President Broadband Networks, TELUS
Shareholder, Owen Bird Law Corporation
Vice-President, Kingswood Capital Corporation
Senior Vice President-Asia Pacific, Colliers International
Dr. Stephen Ho
Head, Division of Interventional Radiology, VGH & UBC Hospital
Dr. Bas Masri
Surgeon-in-Chief; Head, Department of Orthopaedics, VGH & UBC Hospital
General Surgeon & Director of Education, Research & Development, VGH
Dr. Dianne Miller
Head, Division of Gynaecologic Oncology, Co-Founder of Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OVCARE)
Dr. Ryan Paterson
Site Coordinator, Urology, VGH & UBC Hospital
Dr. Eitan Prisman
Otolaryngologist, Division of Otolaryngology, VGH
Dr. Gary Redekop
Head, Department of Surgery, VGH
Dr. Hamed Umedaly
Head, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, VGH and UBC Hospital
VGH’s operating rooms are small and out of date, and UBC facilities are not equipped to handle high acuity cases. The Future of Surgery will see the transformation of both sites.
are performed per year at VGH and UBC Hospital
60% of the BC's
adult trauma cases are seen in our hospitals
The Future of Surgery strengthens the resources of VGH and UBC Hospital as a single, state-of-the-art, efficient, and effective surgical program.
Develop 16 new operating rooms
that are optimally sized, and a new 40-bed perioperative care unit at VGH
Enhance & expand inpatient units
including a new eight-bed High Acuity Unit designed to meet best practice stands and support patient-centred care at UBC Hospital
We are raising funds to purchase the most advanced equipment, attract the best minds, and support leading-edge research and innovation.