Conference Chair

Chris Hoag, BSc(Hon), MD, FRCSC

Active Staff, Lions Gate Hospital
BSc(Hon), Biomedical Sciences, University of Guelph
Medical Doctorate, University of Ottawa
Urology Residency, University of British Columbia
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada|
Fellowship in Advanced Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Hoag’s medical degree was obtained from the University of Ottawa in 2003. During medical school, he did an optional ‘Enrichment Year’ where he studied medicine in New Zealand, South Africa, and Nepal. He graduated from the Urology program at UBC, obtaining his fellowship (FRCSC) in 2008. Further sub-specialty training in Advanced Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery was completed in Melbourne, Australia in 2009 at Monash Medical Centre & the Royal Melbourne Hospital under Dr. Daniel Moon. Dr. Hoag joined the urology group in North Vancouver at Lions Gate Hospital in 2010. He also provides urologic services to Sechelt Hospital on the Sunshine Coast. Dr. Hoag’s practice has an emphasis in urologic oncology, including laparoscopic surgery for prostate cancer, kidney cancer, adrenal cancer, urothelial cancer and obstructive uropathy.

Dr. Hoag was elected as President of the BC Urological Society in September 2018.  He is a Clinical Instructor in the UBC Department of Urologic Sciences.  He teaches medical students, family practice residents, and urology residents.  He has been repeatedly recognized by his patients through multiple generous donations to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation and in 2017 was the recipient of the Lions Gate Hospital Health Care Hero award.

faculty

Dr. Hilary Brotherhood

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital
Trail, BC

Hilary was born and raised in Kamloops BC.  She earned her undergraduate degree from Simon Fraser University in Biomedical Physiology, and then went on to do her Medical School at UBC’s Island Medical Program.  She did her Urology residency training at UBC, and then has completed a fellowship in Reconstructive and Functional Urology through the University of Calgary.  She is now working at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail BC.

Dr. David Harriman

Assistant Professor
Department of Urologic Sciences
University of British Columbia

David Harriman was recently hired as an Assistant Professor in UBC’s Department of Urologic Sciences as a renal transplant surgeon-scientist. He completed an American Society of Transplant Surgeon accredited fellowship in Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Prior to his subspecialty training, Dr. Harriman completed his MD degree and Urology residency at UBC. Clinically, Dr. Harriman will provide pre-transplant, surgical care and post-transplant management of renal donors and recipients within a multidisciplinary, team environment. He is particularly interested in transplantation of kidneys from marginal donors and transplantation of medically and surgically high-risk recipients. His main research objectives, in collaboration with established basic scientists at the Vancouver Prostate Center, will be focused on elucidating molecular mechanism contributing to renal allograft dysfunction and understanding the human microbiome and how this relates to kidney health and disease. Dr. Harriman was born and raised in Surrey, BC, he is a past collegiate and minor league baseball player, as well as a husband and father to 4 young children.

Nathan Hoag, BSc, MD, FRCSC (Urology)

Clinical Instructor
Department of Urologic Sciences
University of British Columbia
Victoria, BC

Nathan Hoag completed his urology residency training at UBC in 2014. This was followed by a 2-year fellowship in voiding dysfunction and reconstructive urology in Melbourne, Australia. He now practices in Victoria, BC.

Dr. Soojin Kim

Pediatric Urology
BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Soojin recently completed her fellowship training in pediatric urology at Northwestern University in Chicago. Her fellowship training included a wide breadth of cases and conditions with an emphasis on multidisciplinary and patient-centered care.  Soojin also completed a graduate program in Health Services and Outcomes Research at Northwestern University with a focus on large databases and patient-centered outcomes. Prior to her subspecialty training in paediatric urology, Soojin completed her medical degree and urology residency at McMaster University.

Soojin joined the Division of Pediatric Urology at BC Children’s Hospital in August 2019, providing service to the pediatric population of BC along with Drs. Afshar, MacNeily and Masterson. As a new team member, Soojin will contribute her skills in endoscopic, laparoscopic, robotic, and reconstructive surgeries. She will also be actively involved in managing patients with complex urologic conditions, including renal transplant, neurogenic and congenital anomalies, in a multidisciplinary approach.

Soojin has an academic interest in patient-centered outcomes and quality improvement research. She will be continuing her studies towards a master’s degree in Health Services and Outcomes Research. She is interested in evaluating direct and indirect factors that affect patients’ health service experience. She will also be involved in medical education across various training levels.

Dr. Andrew E MacNeily, MD, FRCSC, FAAP

Professor and Head Division of Pediatric Urology
University of British Columbia
Department of Urologic Sciences

Dr MacNeily is a surgeon and an Educator with a clinical focus on Pediatric Urology. He is a graduate of Queen’s University faculty of Medicine. He completed his postgraduate Urological training at UBC followed by fellowship training in Pediatric and Reconstructive Urology at NorthWestern University Chicago Illinois, and The Institute of Urology, London UK. He began his practice in adult and pediatric Urology at Queen’s University in 1994, and assumed the role of Postgraduate Educational director in 1995. In 2000 Dr MacNeily was recruited to UBC in the dual positions of Head of Pediatric Urology at BC Children’s Hospital, and Postgraduate Educational Director. In 2010 he completed his tours of duty as Program director and served a six year term as chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Specialty Committee for Urology. He is the 2019-2020 President of the Canadian Urological Association. Dr MacNeily has received numerous awards for teaching and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts on postgraduate education and clinical pediatric urology.

Dr. Carol-anne Moulton

Associate Professor
Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

Dr. Carol-anne Moulton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto and Staff Surgeon with the Division of General Surgery, University Health Network. She is currently the Medical Director of the Operating Room at Toronto General Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital, and a Scientist in the Wilson Centre. Dr. Moulton’s research program focuses on understanding the complexity of surgical judgment, the development of surgical expertise, and underlying causes of surgeon error.

Dr. Arman Rahmim

Associate Professor of Radiology and Physics
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Vancouver, BC

Arman Rahmim is Associate Professor of Radiology and Physics at the University of British Columbia (UBC), as well as Senior Scientist and Provincial Medical Imaging Physicist at BC Cancer. He received his PhD in medical imaging physics at UBC, and was subsequently recruited by Johns Hopkins University (JHU) to lead a high-resolution PET imaging physics program and to pursue research at the JHU Department of Radiology. In 2018, he was recruited back to Vancouver, where he leads the provincial molecular imaging and therapy physics program, and his lab (rahmimlab.com) pursues research in tomographic imaging. He has published a book, over 120 journal articles and 250 conference proceeding papers/abstracts. He was president (2018-2019) of the Physics, Instrumentation and Data Sciences (PIDS) Council of the Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), and was awarded the John S. Laughlin Young Scientist Award by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) in 2016.

Dr. Himat Vaghadia

Clinical Professor in Anesthesiology (UBC) Active Staff (VGH) since 1989 Member of VPSA Community Building & Wellness Committee