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 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.


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.

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 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.


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.