Alan Bates


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Psychosocial Oncology, 5th Floor, BC Cancer
600 W. 10th Avenue
Vancouver, V5Z 4E6


Alan Bates, MD, PhD, FRCPC, finished a PhD focused on neuroimaging at the University of Nottingham before completing his MD and Psychiatry residency at the University of British Columbia. He then completed a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psycho-oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre. Dr. Bates has published peer-reviewed articles on topics ranging from brain imaging to palliative care and has a special interest in physical fitness and teamwork as interventions for psychiatric illness. He received the 2018 Canadian Psychiatric Association Early Career Achievement in Psychiatry Award and his volunteer work has been recognized through a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and participation in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay. He is the Provincial Practice Leader for Psychiatry at BC Cancer and President of the British Columbia Psychiatric Association.



604-877-6000 Direct Line: x672488; Reception: x672194

Administrative Assistant: Neena Sunner x672326

Fax: 604-877-6249

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