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March 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Med Staff Quarterly – St. Paul’s, PHC 7-Year Plan

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Mon. March 4, 5:30 – 7:00pm 

(Food starts at 5:00)



What’s in store for physicians at Providence?

  • St. Paul’s Redevelopment.
    It’s happening!  What’s next for physicians and patient care?
  • Providence 7-year Plan.
    How are physician priorities shaping PHC’s roadmap to 2026?
  • PHC Physician Voice.
    How is physician facility engagement influencing PHC plans?
  • Medical staff leadership.
    Elections: who should represent your voice?

Agenda March 4 MSA  (PDF Download)>


  • ST PAUL’S: Cullen Family Lecture Theatre, Providence Level 1  (Food starts at 5:00)
  • MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH: Harvest Room A&B, via video conference (Food starts at 5:00)
  • DIAL IN: 1-844-521-0666 – code 30301#  (Support during the conference: pass@providencehealth.bc.ca)



  • The candidates below have been nominated for election to the Medical Staff Executive for a two-year term.
  • Additional nominations from the floor will also be accepted at the March 4 MSA meeting.
  • Only Active Medical Staff present at the meeting are entitled to vote.
  • There are two vacancies and the election outcomes shall be determined by the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes.
Click here to see Medical Staff Nominees – March 2019

Dr. Bobby Lee, Anesthesia – Nominated by: Dr. Tracy Scott

I graduated from Queen’s Medicine in 1997 after which I started my anesthesia residency at UBC. During my residency, I took a year away to work as a GP/anesthetist in Yellowknife, NT. After completing my residency, I completed a cardiac anesthesia fellowship in Toronto and then joined the Department of Anesthesiology at St. Paul’s in 2006. Currently, I serve as the Head of UBC Cardiac Anesthesia in addition to being the lead for Cardiac Anesthesia at SPH. With these roles, I have considered it essential to build bridges of communication between various groups in order to reach long term outcomes to which people feel they have contributed. Given the imminent changes of CST coming online as well as the strategic planning for the anticipated re-development, I hope to represent the importance and scope of the physician perspective.

Dr. Victor Leung, Infectious Disease & Medical Microbiologist – Nominated by Dr. Darra Murphy

Victor Leung has worked at PHC since 2011 as an Infectious Diseases consultant and Medical Microbiologist. He established the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in 2013 and became the Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control in 2015. From 2014-2017, he was a member of the Medical Staff Executive Committee. This valuable learning experience provided the opportunity for him to help advance the physician Facility Engagement initiative at PHC. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the PHC Physicians and Surgeons Association.

Having experienced the great potential of collaborative influence among diversely talented physicians at PHC, he would like to continue this work through leadership in the MSA. His goal is to further work on activities and strategies to advocate for the PHC medical staff community. He will focus on issues relevant to all medical staff.

Dr. Sarvee Moosavi, Gastroenterology – Nominated by Dr. Nora Cummins

Dr Sarvee Moosavi is a PHC gastroenterologist with specialized training in motility and functional GI disorders, after completing her degree at various universities, including UBC, McGill University, University of Calgary and Cedars- Sinai in LA. She is currently working to set up the GI motility lab in the

Vancouver lower mainland at St. Paul’s hospital that would serve nearly 3 million patients, as the only motility centre in this area.

She has been involved in various teaching opportunities to medical students and residents. She has participated as a faculty presenter in accredited programs, including the annual BC Gastroenterology forum and the grand rounds on testing modalities in the evaluation of GI motility disorders. She is the only gastroenterologist at MSJ, providing GI consults, acute GI bleed support, diagnostic work up, and rapid access GI clinic. Given her role in both MSJ and SPH GI programs, she would be an asset to be involved in further discussions of MSJ as part of Providence.

Dr. Julia Raudzus, Psychiatry – Nominated by Dr. Jani Laramee

Dr. Julia Raudzus is a psychiatrist and she has been on staff at St. Paul’s Hospital since 2009. Julia has been the medical director of the Provincial Adult Eating Disorder Program since 2010 and the physician lead for the psychiatry consult liaison service since 2016. More recently Julia has also taken on the role of adult division head for the Department of Psychiatry. Julia is a clinical assistant professor with UBC.

Julia is a graduate of the Sauder Physician Leadership course and she is member of the SPH Governance Subcommittee. Julia has a strong interest in improving health care team communication and she was recently awarded a physician engagement grant to work on this topic.

Dr. Amin Sajan, Emergency Medicine – Nominated by Dr. Nora Cummins

I have been a member of the medical staff at Providence Healthcare since graduating from medical school in 1995; first as a resident and then as a staff physician in the Emergency Department. This stretch was broken only by two stints working abroad: once in Saudi Arabia and most recently in the UAE. Having just returned to Vancouver a few months ago, I have noticed how much more engaged physicians are within our organization and the increasing influence physicians have on strategy undertaken by senior leadership towards fulfilling our shared desired outcomes. In my last role, I experienced my first exposure to management as the Operations Lead for the Emergency Department. One of our key achievements during this time was to significantly expand the department from 60 to 103 beds and decrease the rate of less than 48 hour admissions by 47%. This new role demanded a skill set that I quickly realized was not within my comfort zone, prompting a return to the classroom to obtain an MBA. I hope to apply these skills with enthusiasm while pursuing greater involvement within our organization at a time when the culture of physician engagement is so robust.

Questions: PASS@providencehealth.bc.ca