Valerie Nicholls

Valerie Nicholls, MD is completing a residency in Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. She has an interest in rural and remote medicine, psychotherapy, and concurrent disorders throughout the lifespan. Her interest in the fellowship is to gain a depth and breadth of understanding in the collaborative treatment of

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Patricia Caddy

Patricia Caddy, MD, CCFP is a graduate of the UBC Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Caddy has an interest in reducing barriers to medical care for people who use drugs, as well as the relationship between poverty, trauma, and addiction. Throughout her fellowship, she hopes to gain new insights into

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Kelsey Roden

Kelsey Roden, MD, CCFP is a recent Family Medicine graduate from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Roden has particular interest in opioid agonist treatment, integration of primary care and addiction care, and advocacy for change at a systems level. Throughout the fellowship she hopes to further develop expertise in

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Abhinav Joshi

Abhinav (AJ) Joshi, MD, CCFP is a Family Physician in Victoria, BC. His clinical interests involve medical innovation, Aboriginal health and medical education. Through the fellowship, he hopes to gain better understanding of pathophysiology and treatment modalities of addictions to better support patients and clinicians. In the future he plans

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Jitender Gill

Jitender Gill, MD is a Psychiatry Resident at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Gill has interests in harm reduction, addiction peer support groups and drug policies. Through the Fellowship, he hopes to better understand the factors that lead to successfully abstaining from drugs and alcohol and exploring the barriers

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Misha Bawa

Misha Bawa MD PhD is a General Internal Medicine resident at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Bawa has an interest in alcohol use disorder and liver disease in the Indo-Canadian population and the use of OAT for treatment of OUD in immigrant youth. He plans to work and continue

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Patrick McDonald

Patrick McDonald, MD, MSc is a Psychiatry Resident at the University of British Columbia. His aim is to gain expertise in the management and treatment of substance use disorders, and harm reduction. He is also interested in how substance use disorders contribute to the manifestation and natural history of concurrent

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Lingsa Jia

Lingsa Jia, MD is a PGY-4 Psychiatry Resident at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Jia has clinical and research experience in perinatal substance use, concurrent disorders, and behavioural addictions. Through the fellowship, she hopes to deepen her knowledge of the evidence-based treatments for chronic pain and addiction through an

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Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith, MD, CCFP has interests in perinatal addictions medicine, the complex interplay between addictions medicine and chronic disease as well as systems for health care delivery for those that cannot access care effectively due to their substance use disorder. Dr Smith hopes to gain a better understanding in-patient addictions

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Allison Marmel

Allison Marmel, MD, CCFP is a graduate of the McMaster Family Medicine Residency Program in Hamilton, Ontario. She is passionate about patient advocacy for vulnerable populations, particularly in the context of addictions. Through the fellowship, she hopes to further her skills in supporting patients through the recovery process. In the

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