Editorial Board

Dr Caitlin Dunne

C. Dunne, MD
Acting Editor


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 M.D. 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 nonprofit 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.

 

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.

Jeevyn Chahal

J.K. Chahal, MD


Dr Chahal completed her BSc in pharmacology at UBC and her MD and CCFP at the University of Saskatchewan. Following graduation she moved back to Kamloops to run a busy solo family practice. Dr Chahal shares her home with three dogs, one cat, a baby girl, and her husband. She enjoys spending time with her and her husband’s amazing families and wonderful friends, tending to her hobby farm—which includes chickens—pursuing photography, running, and hiking.

 

Competing interests: None declared.

 

Brian Day

B. Day, MB


Dr Day is an orthopaedic surgeon and honorary associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia (UBC/VGH). He served as president of the Canadian Medical Association from 2007 - 2008. 

 

Competing interests: Dr Day is the medical director of both the Cambie Surgery Centre (one of 49 shareholders), and the Specialist Referral Clinic (one of 18 shareholders).

 

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.

 

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.

 

Dr Cindy Verchere

C. Verchere, MD


Dr Verchere practises pediatric plastic surgery at BC Children’s Hospital, and is a clinical professor at the University of British Columbia. In addition to her affiliation with BC Children’s, Dr Verchere is a member of the consultative staff at Vancouver General Hospital (UBC).
Dr Verchere’s special medical interests include cleft lip and palate; brachial plexus injuries; pediatric burns; congenital hand, pediatric hand, and facial trauma; and pediatric microsurgery. In her free time Dr Verchere enjoys spending time with her family of boys, gardening, reading, stiltwalking, and sewing.

 

Competing interests: None declared.