Dr. Lori Tucker

Dr. Lori Tucker

MD, FRCPC

Clinical Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Clinical Investigator at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute

Attending Rheumatologist at BC Children’s Hospital

Division Head of the Division of Rheumatology at BC Children’s Hospital

Dr. Tucker completed pediatric rheumatology training at The New England Medical Center- Floating Hospital for Children, Boston, MA, before moving to join the Division of Rheumatology at BCCH. She has been an integral part of developing Canadian multi-centre research in JIA, and was a principal investigator for the first large long term JIA cohort study, ReACCH-Out (Research on Arthritis on Canadian Children-Outcomes). She is a co-lead for the LEAP study, a Canadian study of physical activity in kids with JIA. She has founded a Systemic Autoinflammatory Disease Program at BCCH, aimed at providing diagnosis and care, with translational research. She is a founding Board member of the parent/patient organization, Cassie & Friends Society, and serves as the Medical Liaison to this now national organization.
 

Dr. David Cabral

Dr. David Cabral

MBBS, FRCPC

Clinical Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Attending Rheumatologist, BC Children’s Hospital

David Cabral is a Professor in Pediatrics, and holds the Ross Petty Chair in Pediatric Rheumatology, UBC. His medical training was at the University of Western Australia, with pediatric and rheumatology training in British Columbia Children’s Hospital (BCCH).  He was the Head of the Division of Rheumatology between 2004-2021, with the vision to integrate research with clinical care and teaching.  He cofounded the Young Adult Rheumatic Disease (YARD) clinic, the first chronic disease transition clinic, in 1992 that became a model for other pediatric rheumatology programs across the country.  His diverse research interests include the study of juvenile idiopathic arthritis and pediatric vasculitis, and he has participated in, or helped establish, national and international physician networks and patient registries for the study of children with rheumatic disease. His current primary research focus is in pediatric vasculitis, as the principal investigator for the international Pediatric Vasculitis Research network.
 

Dr. Jaime Guzman

Dr. Jaime Guzman

MD, MSc, FRCPC

Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Clinical Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute

Attending Rheumatologist, BC Children’s Hospital

Dr. Jaime Guzman is a physician and clinical epidemiologist educated in Mexico and Canada, with specialist training in pediatric rheumatology and in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Dr. Guzman’s research has been published in 101 peer-reviewed scientific articles that have been cited more than 13,000 times. Since 2011, his research focus is the course and prognosis of children with juvenile arthritis, including pivotal papers on the outcomes of juvenile idiopathic arthritis and how to predict them. He is a coauthor of the 2019 and 2021 American College of Rheumatology practice guidelines for juvenile arthritis.

Dr. Kimberly Morishita

Dr. Kimberly Morishita

MD, MHSc, FRCPC

Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Attending Rheumatologist, BC Children’s Hospital

Dr. Kimberly Morishita holds a Master of Health Sciences Degree and is a graduate of the Clinical Investigator Program at UBC.  Her research interests are in pediatric vasculitis, uveitis and translational medicine. She has a particular interest in outcomes research in ANCA associated vasculitis.

Dr. Kristin Houghton

Dr. Kristin Houghton

MD, MSc, FRCPC, Dip Sports Med

Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Attending Rheumatologist, BC Children’s Hospital

Kristin’s research focus is on physical activity and exercise in children, particularly in children with chronic disease. She is actively involved in the Exercise is Medicine Global Health initiative to make physical activity assessment and promotion a standard in clinical care. She is also interested in telemedicine and medical education research.

Dr. Mercedes Chan

Dr. Mercedes Chan

MBBS, MHPE, FRCPC

Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Attending Rheumatologist at BC Children’s Hospital

Program Director, UBC Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program

Dr. Mercedes Chan is a pediatric rheumatologist at BC Children’s Hospital and holds a Master’s of Health Professions Education degree. She is passionate about increasing access to care for children with rheumatic diseases through medical education around the world and was a coauthor of management guidelines for the care of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis in low resource settings. Her educational research is focused on the medical humanities, physician professional identity formation and transition to practice.
 

Dr. Andrea Human

Dr. Andrea Human

MD, MScHQ, FRCPC

Attending Rheumatologist, BC Children’s Hospital

Dr. Andrea Human completed her medical degree at the University of British Columbia, followed by pediatric residency and rheumatology subspecialty training at the University of Toronto. She has an interest in quality improvement and recently completed a Masters degree in Healthcare Quality from Queen's University.

Dr. Kelly Brown

Dr. Kelly Brown

PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar

Dr. Brown is the head of the Division’s research laboratory, which is located in the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and adjacent to the outpatient rheumatology clinic. Research in the lab aims to identify immunological drivers and subclinical markers of vasculitis and other rheumatic diseases with the eventual goal of using this knowledge to improve current clinical assessment and scoring tools.

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Rheumatology Nurses

Jenny Takano
Jayne Green
Glenda Avery
Dorothy Chow
Laura Musyj
Laura Lolacher (Maternity Leave)

Rheumatology Fellows

Amanda Marsden
Stephanie Wong
Dalal Mohammad

Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist

Iris Davidson
Jennifer Brown (Maternity Leave)
Sarah James

Research Trainees

Kristen Gibson
Iwona Niemetz
Liliana Jimenez
Sarah Bowers 
Sarah Ng

Research Staff

Else Bosman
Steffanie Fisher
Martha Sieres
Stephanie Hughes
Erica Won
Maddy Hutchinson

Clerical Staff

Jessie Shen
Janis Bui
Kristine Salva
Gladys Lai