Editorial Board

Dr Caitlin Dunne

C. Dunne, MD

Dr Caitlin Dunne practises in Burnaby as an Ob/Gyn subspecialist in women’s reproductive health. She is a clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and co-director of the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine (PCRM). Dr Dunne is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in both obstetrics/gynecology and gynecologic reproductive endocrinology and infertility. After studying for a Bachelor of Science at McGill University, Dr Dunne obtained her MD from the University of Western Ontario and completed her residency and subspecialty training at UBC. Dr Dunne is also a registered sonographer for gynecologic ultrasound with the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.


Dr Dunne’s goal is to provide compassionate and patient-centred care based on a foundation of scientific evidence. She has participated in numerous clinical studies and published research on in vitro fertilization, gynecologic surgery, transgender health and ovarian disease. She is also active as a reviewer for the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada and Reproductive Biomedicine Online. Dr Dunne is a regular lecturer to the UBC medical students and medical residents of both the Family Practice and Obstetrics and Gynaecology Departments. She is a freelance contributor to many mainstream media publications such as the Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, Edmonton Journal, and Today’s Parent. In 2019, Dr Dunne was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. Dr. Dunne is the vice-president of Fertile Future, a Canadian not-for-profit organization dedicated to fertility preservation for young people affected by cancer. She also serves as chair of the Health Subcommittee for TELUS’s Vancouver community board.


Competing interests: Dr Dunne is a co-director at the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine.


Dr Terri Aldred

T. Aldred, MD

Dr Terri Aldred is Carrier from the Tl’Azt’En Nation located north of Fort St. James. Dr Aldred has a Bachelor of Health Science Degree and a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Alberta. In 2013 she completed her residency in the UBC Indigenous Family Medicine Program in Victoria. At present, Dr Aldred is medical director for primary care for BC’s First Nations Health Authority, site director for the Indigenous Family Medicine Program, a family physician for Carrier Sekani Family Services, and the Indigenous lead for the Rural Coordination Centre of BC. In 2018 she won the First Five Years in Practice Achievement award through the British Columbia College of Family Physicians, in 2021 she won the Resident Doctors of Canada Mikhael Award for Medical Education, and in 2022 was recognized with a Rising Star University of Alberta Alumni Award. She is passionate about Indigenous health, physician well-being, and medical education.


Competing interests: None declared.


Jeevyn Chahal

J.K. Chahal, MD

Dr Chahal was born in Kamloops, BC. She completed her BSc in pharmacology at Cariboo College and UBC and her MD and CCFP at the University of Saskatchewan. She then returned to BC where she has practised in Agassiz and Chilliwack and now home again in Kamloops. Dr Chahal has a solo family physician practice of over 2000 wonderful patients. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, weight training, taking pictures of everything, and staring into outer space. She had three Labradors, who all lived to the age of 14 and are greatly missed. She lives in the country and is mom to an 8-year-old daughter, a 48-year-old husband, 100 chickens, and 14 guinea hens. She is also in a service contract with a cat called Max.


Competing interests: None declared.


Dave Chapman

D.B. Chapman, MBChB

Dr Chapman is a full-service family physician in Langley, and a clinical instructor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Dr Chapman has privileges in general practice and obstetrics at Langley Memorial Hospital. He sits on the board of directors of the Langley Division of Family Practice.


Dr Chapman is interested in “cradle to grave” family medicine, obstetrics, and physicians' health. His extracurricular pursuits include reading, exercising, investing, traveling, and spending time with loved ones.


Competing interests: None declared.

D. Esler, MD

Dr Esler has practised in BC since 1986, and is a clinical assistant professor in the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine. His professional interests include patient safety, continuing professional development, and global emergency medicine. His spare time is devoted to honing his skills as a jazz musician.


Competing interests: None declared.


Sepehr Khorasani, MD MSc FRCSC

S. Khorasani, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Dr Khorasani is a subspecialist colorectal surgeon at Island Health in Victoria, BC. After completing his BSc, he also obtained his MD (2012) and specialty training in general surgery (2017) at the University of British Columbia. He subsequently completed his colorectal surgery fellowship training and MSc degree in clinical epidemiology and health care research at the University of Toronto in 2019. His practice mainly focuses on colorectal oncology and inflammatory bowel disease, and as an active researcher, he has published several studies and book chapters in these areas.


Dr Khorasani is the Vancouver Island colorectal oncology lead for the BC Surgical Tumor Group, and as an involved member of the Island Health Inflammatory Bowel Disease Group, he has been instrumental in enhancing the care of the IBD patient population on Vancouver Island. He is also a member of the executive team at the Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. As a clinical assistant professor at UBC, Dr Khorasani enjoys teaching and training students and residents in training.


Competing interests: None declared.


Dr Michael Schwandt

M. Schwandt, MD

Dr Schwandt is a medical health officer with Vancouver Coastal Health and a clinical assistant professor in the UBC School of Population and Public Health. He entered practice in 2013, after training at the University of Manitoba, University of Toronto, and Harvard School of Public Health. As a specialist in public health and preventive medicine, Dr Schwandt works to protect and promote health at the population level, providing leadership in areas including emergency preparedness, healthy environments, and climate change adaptation.


Committed to promoting health equity, Dr Schwandt works with partners including local governments and community-based organizations to identify and act on root causes of illness and wellness. Dr Schwandt regularly shares public health information through scientific journals and media conversations, and his interest in healthy public spaces extends to pastimes as an avid runner and fan of local music.


Competing interests: None declared.


Y. Sin, MD

Dr Sin is a family doctor who practises in the Lower Mainland. She completed her BSc (Pharm) and MD at UBC. She completed her family medicine residency training at the UBC Surrey South Fraser Program. Her interests include maternity care, elderly care, and chronic care management. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, trying new cuisines, and doing yoga.


Competing interests: None declared.