Staff

Dr. Kevin Harris

Dr. Kevin Harris

Director of Research at the BC Children’s Hospital Heart Centre; Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC; Interventional Pediatric Cardiologist and Investigator at BC Children’s; and President of the Canadian Pediatric Cardiology Society

Research Areas: Interventional pediatric cardiology, cardiovascular outcomes, preventive cardiology

Dr. Shubhayan Sanatani

Dr. Shubhayan Sanatani

Division Head of Cardiology, BC Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC; Pediatric Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist and Investigator, BC Children’s; and Former President of Research for the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society

Research Areas: Pediatric electrophysiology, arrhythmias, inherited arrhythmias, sudden death

Dr. Martin Hosking

Dr. Martin Hosking

Pediatric Interventional Cardiologist, Clinical Associate Professor and Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital

Research Area: Coronary Artery Vasculopathy and applications of Optical Coherence Tomography

Dr. Kathryn Armstrong

Dr. Kathryn Armstrong

Pediatric Cardiologist and Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC

Research Area: Heart function, pediatric heart transplant, dysautonomia of adolescence

Dr, Derek Human

Dr. Derek Human

Pediatric Cardiologist, Outpatient Cardiologist, Medical Director for Quality and Safety, Clinical Professor and Investigator

Research Area: Management of congenital heart disease, delivery of healthcare
Highlights: Established travelling cardiology clinics 

Dr. Shreya Moodley

Dr. Shreya Moodley

Pediatric Cardiologist, Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Ashok Kakadekar

Dr. Ashok Kakadekar

Pediatric Cardiologist

Dr. George Sandor

Dr. George Sandor

Professor Emeritus and Investigator

Research Area: Congenital heart disease, echocardiography, cardiac vascular function

Dr. Jim Potts

Dr. Jim Potts

Clinical Epidemiologist and Research Associate

Dr. Steven Rathgeber

Dr. Steven Rathgeber

Cardiologist

Sonia Franciosi

Sonia Franciosi

Research Associate

Research Area: Pediatric Arrhythmia, sudden death, and the autonomic nervous system

Astrid De Souza

Astrid De Souza

Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Research Associate

Dania Kallas

Dania Kallas

Research Assistant

Avani Lamba

Avani Lamba

Research Assistant

Research Area: Inherited Arrhythmias

Claire Galvin

Claire Galvin

Research Coordinator

Research Focus: Digital Health, quality of life and symptom management in dysautonomia of adolescence

Dr. Najah Adreak

Dr. Najah Adreak, MD, MSc

Research Assistant

Research Area: Mini-invasive cardiac surgery, congenital heart surgery, digital health, women’s heart health

Affiliated Researchers

Dr. Christine Voss

Dr. Christine Voss

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC Faculty of Medicine; Investigator, UBC Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, Affiliate Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital; Affiliate Investigator, Interior Health

Research Areas: Physical activity and Congenital Heart Disease

Clinical Trainees

Eva Kapravelou

Eva Kapravelou

Research focus: Echocardiography

Francesca de la Cruz

Francesca de la Cruz

Research focus: Congenital heart disease

Sripadh Upadhya

Research focus: Systematic Review of the MAPCAS- Outcome and prognosis

Graduate Students

Bianca Fukakusa

Bianca Fukakusa

Experimental Medicine Master’s Student

Research focus: Testing the feasibility, acceptability, and sustainability of a physical activity counselling intervention for children with congenital heart disease

Nikol Grishin

Nikol Grishin

Kinesiology Master’s Student

Research focus: Exercise rehabilitation in pediatric solid organ transplant recipients and congenital heart disease

Undergraduate Students

Monika Jandu

Monika Jandu

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Pearl Waraich

Previous Staff

Dr. Walter Duncan

Dr. Walter Duncan

Pediatric Cardiologist, Clinical Professor, Program Director (Subspecialty Program in Pediatric Cardiology) and Investigator

Research Area: Clinical pediatric cardiology, echocardiography, and cardiac catheterization

Nicole Hemphill

Nicole Hemphill

Previous Trainees

Eimear McGovern

Eimear McGovern

Pediatric Cardiology Fellow

Research Area: Interventional pediatric cardiology  

Winner (Fellow category): 29th Annual National Pediatric Resident and Fellow Research Competition for work entitled “Optical coherence tomography for the early detection of cardiac allograft vasculopathy in cardiac transplant recipients: Findings from the International Pediatric OCT Registry” - 2017

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Nitin Arora

 

Mimi Kuan

Mimi Kuan

Caroline Illmann

Caroline Illmann

Saketh Vijayashankar

Saketh Vijayashankar

Pediatric Cardiology Fellow