Dr. Christy Sutherland

Dr. Christy Sutherland is the Education Physician Lead with the BCCSU and is a family doctor and diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine who works in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side providing care to Canada’s most vulnerable population.

Dr. Sutherland is is the Medical Director of the Portland Hotel Society where she leads a team of physicians and nurses who are embedded in low barrier, harm reduction projects, as well as a member of the St Paul’s Addiction Medicine Consult Service, and the lead physician for the Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise (RACE) line. She received her MD at Dalhousie University and completed her Family Medicine Residency at UBC in 2010. Dr. Sutherland was recently awarded the “Excellence in Clinical Teaching” Award from the GoldCorp Addiction Medicine Fellowship.