I am pleased to announce that Drs. Diane Lacaille, Andrea Townson and Teresa Tsang have been appointed co-Acting Heads, Department of Medicine, effective January 16 to December 31, 2017.
This follows the exemplary leadership of Dr. Graydon Meneilly who served as Head of the department for an impressive 14 years. I wish to thank Dr. Meneilly for his service and contributions to the Faculty of Medicine in this role, and I look forward to his continued career success as a Professor and Physician-in-Chief & Head of the Department of Medicine at Vancouver Acute Services.
In their acting role, Drs. Lacaille, Townson and Tsang will oversee one of the largest departments at UBC, as well as continuing in their roles as Associate Heads of Academic Affairs, Education and Research respectively. I am grateful for their leadership, and thank the faculty and staff in the Department for their support during the upcoming search and recruitment process.
Please join me in welcoming Drs. Lacaille, Townson and Tsang to their new appointment.
Dermot Kelleher, MD, FRCP, FRCPI, FMedSci
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
The University of British Columbia