Business in Vancouver announces fresh crop of Forty Under 40 winners

published on December 11, 2012 in Business in Vancouver

When Dr. Evan Wood looks for addiction specialists like himself in BC, he sees a huge gap.

“We don’t train addictions doctors in British Columbia,” he said. “If you have chest pains or any other kind of medical condition, you’ll be seen in a hospital by an expert who has training in that area.” But those coming in with addiction problems don’t have an expert to see them, he said.

Wood, who is a professor of medicine at UBC, recently secured a $3 million donation from Vancouver-based mining company Goldcorp that will be used to train 20 doctors in addictions medicine.

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