The Future of Surgery is vital

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

The Future of Surgery Campaign Cabinet


David Rowntree, Chair
Founder & Managing Director, Highland West Capital

David McLean, Honorary Chair
Chairman, The McLean Group of Companies

Peter Chieng
President, Famcon Investments Ltd

Bill Fox
President, Ledcor Properties Inc.

Tony Geheran
Executive Vice-President and President Broadband Networks, TELUS

Josephine Nadel
Shareholder, Owen Bird Law Corporation

Gary Segal
Vice-President, Kingswood Capital Corporation

Cecilia Tse
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

Dr.Adam Meneghetti
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

The Need

VGH’s operating rooms are small and out of date, and UBC facilities are not equipped to handle high acuity cases.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.

30,000 surgeries
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

Philanthropic Opportunities

We are raising funds to purchase the most advanced equipment, attract the best minds, and support leading-edge research and innovation.

  • Hybrid operating room at VGH
  • 16 new, optimally sized operating rooms and a 40-bed peri-operative care unit at VGH
  • Eight bed high acuity unit at UBC Hospital
  • Enhanced inpatient units at UBC Hospital

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