I study birth defects, their causes, the natural history of the disorders, and how to prevent them. Based on clinical studies and practice experience I develop guidelines for practice management for treatment and prevention of birth defects and multiple congenital anomaly disorders (also called syndromes).


Current projects
I am evaluating the impact of folic acid food fortification and tablet supplementation on the prevention of neural tube defects in BC and, in collaboration with others, in Canada.

I am collaborating with my colleagues providing clinical patient material for molecular and cytogenetic studies.

Honours & Awards

Fulbright Scholar, Council of International Exchange of Scholars, USA –1995-96