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MEET US

OUR DOCTORS,

ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS & STAFF

PEDIATRICIANS

OWNERS

OWNERS

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Dr. Kelly Luu

General Pediatrician
Clinic Co-Director

As a parent of young boys,  Dr. Luu understands all the worries that comes with being a mom. She believes in your strength as a parent and is here to help ensure your children thrive.  Her clinical interests include childhood development, underserved children, chronic illness.  She is a lifelong learner and is passionate about medical education, narrative medicine, and coaching.  Follow her @drkellyluu. 
 
After Dr. Luu completed her medical degree at McMaster University and her Pediatric training at University of British Columbia, she started her own practice in Richmond BC.  She worked at BC Children’s Hospital’s respiratory clinic for 7 years.  She is part of the BCCH’s pediatric outreach team in the Downtown Eastside.  She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC. 

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Dr. Tram Nguyen

General Pediatrician
Clinic Co-Director

Dr. Nguyen completed her medical degree at the University of British Columbia, her specialty training at McMaster University, and finally her fellowship in Community Pediatrics at the University of Toronto. She has worked in a variety of capacities at BC Children's Hospital including the cleft palate program, asthma clinic, and outreach clinics in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. She is currently the pediatric lead of the vascular anomalies program at BCCH.

 

She is the mother of twin girls and understands all too well, the challenges of parenthood. She loves working with new parents and their children to help navigate them through these early years. 

 

She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC and she enjoys teaching learners of all levels. Her clinical interests include pediatric dermatology, asthma, and early childhood development.

Dr. Vickie Chow

General Pediatrician
 

Dr. Vickie Chow is a pediatrician who completed her medical degree and specialty training in Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia.  She practices community general pediatrics in Vancouver and New Westminster. Dr. Chow also works as a Clinical Associate in the NICU at Surrey Memorial Hospital.  She is a clinical instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia. Her interests include neonatal medicine, early childhood development, and medical education.

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Dr. Juliana
(Yuwei) Wu

General Pediatrician
+ Adolescent Medicine Specialist

Dr. Juliana Wu completed her medical degree at McMaster University, followed by pediatric residency at the University of British Columbia. She then went on to complete fellowship training in Adolescent Medicine at BC Children's Hospital. She has experience caring for adolescents with eating disorders, various mental health challenges, family conflict, and vulnerable youth. In her fellowship, she has worked with children and youth in Vancouver as part of the RICHER initiative, at the provincial eating disorders program, and facilitated groups for children and youth at BC Children's Hospital with anxiety and somatic symptoms. She is also interested in mindfulness for teens. Dr. Wu cares for both children and youth, and believes in a strength based approach to children and families.

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ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
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Dr. Karen Black

General Pediatrician

Dr Black completed her medical training at the University of British Columbia and her Pediatric specialty training at Dalhousie University.  She has a subspecialty qualification in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and worked for many years in the IWK Children’s Emergency Department in Halifax and since 2013 at BC Children’s Hospital. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at UBC. She holds a Master’s degree in Community Health and Epidemiology and has participated as an investigator in clinical trials and qualitative research. Dr Black has volunteered with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for many years, helping to shape the Sub-specialty of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. She has recently begun to work in Community Pediatrics after 20 years in the Emergency Department.  Her clinical interests include early childhood development, constipation and childhood injury.

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Dr. Michelle Sherwood

General Pediatrician 

Dr. Sherwood is a mother of three children, 2 cats and most recently a lovable Berner named “Ozzy”. She has an interest in all stages of childhood including acute newborn care and adolescent health. She practices acute care at BC Women’s Hospital's NICU, as well as at Surrey Memorial Hospital. She was an Occupational Therapist and went on to study medicine when she became a mother. She completed her medical degree and specialty training at University of British Columbia. Dr. Sherwood enjoys the outdoors and can be found hiking or reading a good book on the North Shore on her limited days off (she very much enjoys her work!). She is inspired by many of her patients and learns from them all, and is grateful to be part of their healthcare journey. She believes health is multifactorial and involves not only the physical body, but our minds and spirit. Prescriptions are not one-size fits all, and she will work to find the best fit for your child to achieve optimum wellness.

Dr. Andrea Zivot

General Pediatrician + Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist

Andrea Zivot heralds from Alberta but completed her medical training in Australia and post graduate training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology in the US.  She is thrilled to be back on Canadian soil and specifically back on the west coast. Dr Zivot is also a mother of 2 young children and shares many of the same worries and fears as her patients. She believes we are all doing the best we can with the resources that we have. Special interests include Hematology and early childhood development

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Dr. Jennifer Sibley 

General Pediatrician

Dr. Sibley completed her medical degree and specialty training in Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia. She is also a Clinical Associate Pediatrician in the
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at BC Women’s Hospital and practices in Community Pediatrics at Richmond Hospital. She is a clinical instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia. As a physician, her interests include neonatology, early childhood development, child protection, global health, pediatric dermatology and procedural medicine. She is also the mother of 3 wonderful young kids and as a family they love to laugh, have fun and travel the world.

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Dr. Kelly Wilson

General Pediatrician 

Dr. Wilson completed her medical degree at McMaster and then moved west for her specialty training in Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia. She is also a Clinical Associate in the Neonatal ICU at BC Women’s and Children's Hospital where she provides premature and term infant care, including neonatal resuscitation and transport.  She is also a locum pediatrician at Lions Gate Hospital, a clinical instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at UBC and an instructor of Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Protocol (NRP).  Her interests include neonatology, early childhood development, asthma and simulation in medical education.

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Dr. Rouzbeh Ghadiry-Tavi

General Pediatrician 

Special Interest in Cardiology

Dr. Tavi completed his medical degree at the University of British Columbia and his Pediatric specialty training at the University of Calgary. He subsequently completed two years of sub-specialty fellowship training in Pediatric Cardiology at the BC Children’s hospital. His clinical interests include complex and chronic Pediatric medical conditions, congenital and acquired heart disease, infants with history of prematurity, and providing care for immigrants and newcomers to Canada. He is passionate about medical education and continues to be involved in teaching UBC medical students and residents.

Dr. Mandeep Mahal 

Developmental Pediatrician 

Mandeep Mahal Developmental Pediatrician Dr. Mandeep Mahal completed her medical degree and general paediatric training at the University of Manitoba. She practiced as a General Paediatrician in a variety of capacities in BC for five years before going back to complete a fellowship in Developmental Paediatrics at Sunny Hill Health Centre at BC Childrens Hospital. In addition to her work at The Kids Clinic, she practices as a Developmental Paediatrician at Sunny Hill. Her special interests include children with ADHD, behavioural challenges and school difficulties. She is passionate about providing culturally and linguistically appropriate care and has additional training and experience in trauma informed care. In her free time, she enjoys exploring beautiful BC with her husband and fur baby (Olive) and spending time with friends and family.

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Dr. James Wang

Adolescent Medicine Specialist

Dr. James Wang Adolescent Medicine Specialist Dr. James Wang is a pediatrician and Adolescent Medicine specialist who grew up in the heart of East Vancouver. He lived in New York while completing his undergraduate and medical degrees at Cornell University, then returned to Canada for his residency and fellowship at the University of British Columbia. At present, he is also a specialist at BC Children's Hospital and the Foundry youth hub. He takes a holistic approach to caring for children and teens, recognizing the importance of seeing each individual for their strengths and potential. His clinical interest is in helping patients navigate the transition from childhood to adolescence to young adulthood, whether they are struggling with mental health, substance use, neurodiversity in learning, sexual health questions, living with chronic health conditions, or puberty in general. Outside of his clinical work, he is a husband, published poet, musician, video gamer, backcountry hiker, and language enthusiast.

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ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Lauren Hershfield

Occupational Therapist
Picky Eating Vancouver Co-Founder

Lauren received her Masters of Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto. Lauren has experience working with children in the hospital, clinic, and school setting. Lauren also practices at BC Children's Hospital and The Children's Foundation. Lauren's areas of clinical expertise and special interest include: sensory processing, feeding and swallowing, developmental concerns including fine and gross motor delay, self regulation and executive functioning. Lauren uses a client- and family-centred approach and is passionate about promoting healthy development and opportunities for all children to thrive. She continues to build her knowledge and expertise through ongoing professional development and education, including completing courses in Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding, sensory integration and self-regulation programs (Zones of Regulation, Alert Program).

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Elise Fairey

Registered Dietitian
Picky Eating Vancouver Co-Founder

Elise is a Registered Dietitian with over 10 years experience working with kids and their families. Elise earned her Bachelors of Science from the University of British Columbia and obtained further certification as a Nutrition Support Clinician and education in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding. Elise splits her professional time between private practice and BC Children’s Hospital. Elise works with families to develop realistic plans to address introducing solids, picky eating, stressful mealtimes and other nutrition concerns. She is passionate about establishing good feeding practices in childhood so kids can grow up feeling good about food and their bodies!

Alyssa Ramazin

Registered Dietitian

Alyssa is a Registered Dietitian. She earned her Bachelors of Science from the University of British Columbia and has been working as a Pediatric Dietitian at BC Children’s Hospital since 2018. She is looking forward to expanding her career by supporting families and children in a community setting. Alyssa is keen to share her nutrition knowledge and assist families to develop manageable goals. She is passionate about working to make enjoyable mealtimes a reality for families.

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Allie Saks

Occupational Therapist

Allie is passionate about supporting your family and child to reach all your family goals, especially around developing healthy and enjoyable relationships with food. As a mom, she understands every parent's desire for their children to function at the highest level possible. Allie has worked extensively to help children return to school and daily activities post concussion injuries. She completed her Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto and has further training in Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding.  When she's not working Allie enjoys staying active outdoors and spending time with her family. 

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OFFICE STAFF

Alexandra Hill

Speech and Language Pathologist

Alexandra is a registered speech and language pathologist, and is also in the process of becoming a certified lactation consultant (IBCLC).  She has worked in both the acute care and rehabilitation settings for Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care. She has also worked with the paediatric population as a consultant for Columbia Speech and Language Services Inc. Alexandra is completing RASP certification.

She is passionate about her work as a speech pathologist, and has a special interest in the paediatric population, specifically in newborns and infants with feeding and swallowing difficulties. In 2019, she completed the Douglas College Breastfeeding Course for Healthcare Professionals, and recently completed the Infant Eating, Feeding and Swallowing course by U of A.

Alexandra is a graduate of the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences under the Faculty of Medicine at UBC, graduating with a Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology.

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Alessia Vaz

Registered Dietitian 

Alessia earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia in 2021 and has since been working in pediatrics with children and their families at BC Children’s Hospital. She enjoys supporting families by working together to achieve their nutrition and feeding goals and is passionate about fostering a healthy and positive relationship with food and eating along the way.

OFFICE STAFF

Vaneesha Singhawachna

Office Manager + Medical Office Assistant 

An aspiring child and adolescent therapist, Vaneesha is passionate about providing a safe space for children through compassion, empathy, and warmth. She spends her time volunteering as a mentor to at-risk youth and finding opportunities that cater to her strong desire to help others. Vaneesha obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from The University of British Columbia. Having moved to Vancouver from Thailand, she is thankful to modern-day technology for allowing her to keep in touch with her loved ones. Other than that, She loves to travel, learn new languages, play board games, and explore must-eats in Vancouver.

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Mehak Vaid 

 Medical Office Assistant 

Mehak has previously worked and volunteered at a non-profit organization, caring for children as young as the age of 5. Working at TKC has opened up a whole new view of child care for her. As an aspiring teacher, she hopes to contribute to the education system by providing a safe and comfortable environment for every child. Mehak is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in English studies. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking vegetarian/vegan meals, going for walks with her dog, and watching sitcoms.

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Deanne Emery

Virtual Medical Office Assistant + Billing Director

Providing to the Kids Clinic means providing to local youth and families. Growing up around diverse arts and cultures, she has developed a passion for helping the world around them though creating. Deanne studies Animation at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. She is passionate in story, illustration, film and tv animation, for youth audiences. Deanne wishes to contribute to creating safe places for youth to learn, grow and be themselves.

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Joshua Liu

On Call Medical Office Assistant 

Joshua was once a patient at The Kids Clinic. As a child who was sick often, he understands and empathizes with your child's healthcare experience. He is passionate about supporting adolescent mental health. Joshua is currently studying Pharmacology and Data Science at the University of British Columbia. Inspired by the providers the Kids Clinic, he intends to study medicine and dreams of one day joining the TKC team as a physician.

Sophia Lacuna

Medical Office Assistant 

As an aspiring physician with a passion for working with children, Sophia hopes to protect the health and wellbeing of children and families impacted by illness. Sophia obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioural Neuroscience at UBC, during which she investigated infant sleep as a Research Assistant for the UBC Infant Studies Centre. She also volunteers at the BC Children’s Hospital, where she works with children undergoing renal dialysis. Sophia spends the rest of her time exploring new foods, watching movies and TV shows, and being with her family and friends.

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