Members of the UBC Division of Infectious Diseases provide consultative services to patients throughout British Columbia and the Yukon territory and treat a range of infections. Division members have clinical expertise in multiple areas including HIV, urban health and infectious complications of injection drug use, Clostridium difficile infection, transplant infectious diseases, viral hepatitis, infections in pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, complex bone and joint infections, tuberculosis, antimicrobial stewardship, and tropical medicine and travelers’ health.
UBC Infectious Diseases Division members provide hospital and community-based care throughout the province including Prince George, Kelowna, Kamloops, Abbottsford, New Westminster, Surrey, Richmond, Burnaby, Victoria, Nanaimo, North Vancouver, and in Vancouver at St. Paul’s hospital, Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital, and GF Strong Hospital.
Transplant Infectious Diseases
The Transplant Infectious Diseases service at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) was started in 2016 by Dr. Alissa Wright and provides both inpatient and outpatient consultative services for solid organ transplant and leukemia and bone marrow transplant services at VGH. The service also provides outpatient consultation for solid organ transplant recipients at St. Paul’s Hospital. Solid organ transplant at our centers include lung, heart, renal, liver and pancreas transplants with 480 solid organ transplants performed in 2019.
Currently there are three consulting physicians on the transplant ID service: Drs. Alissa Wright, Allison Mah and Sara Belga. In addition to direct patient care, the service is involved administratively with BC Transplant, enrolls patients in clinical trials, and leads quality improvement projects focusing on improving the care of the patients we see every day.
Tropical Medicine Diseases
The Tropical Medicine Clinic is dedicated to the diagnosis and management of illness in returned travellers, immigrants and refugees as well as parasitic infections in those who have not travelled.
The clinic is supported by the Parasitology Laboratory and the Zoonotic and Emerging Pathogens Program at the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).
For consultation, please fax a physician referral note to: Fax: 604.875.4013
UBC Tropical Medicine Webpage:
Vancouver General Hospital (VGH)
Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
3rd Floor, Desk 5
2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9