ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS & STAFF
Dr. Kelly Luu
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.
Dr. Tram Nguyen
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.
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).
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!
Dr. Vickie Chow
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.
+ 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.
Dr. Karen Black
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.
Dr. Annie Lu
General Pediatrician + Pediatric Endocrinologist
In addition to being a general pediatrician, Dr. Annie Lu specializes in hormone-related issues in infants, children, and teens. She is interested in seeing patients with concerns about early or delayed puberty, short stature, thyroid abnormalities, irregular periods, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and other endocrine issues. She previously worked at a community pediatric office in Toronto where she was a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. She completed her medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh, her pediatric residency training at the University of Michigan, and subspecialty training in Pediatric Endocrinology at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.
Dr. Stephanie Erdle
Dr. Stephanie Erdle completed her medical degree at the University of British Columbia, followed by pediatric residency at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She then went on to complete fellowship training in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at BC Children’s Hospital. She is a clinical instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia and works part-time at BC Children’s Hospital as a pediatric allergist, where she is actively involved in teaching and food allergy research. Her clinical interests include food allergy, oral immunotherapy, venom allergy, drug allergy, seasonal allergies, and allergy treatment/prevention.
Dr. Meriem Latrous
General Pediatrician + Pediatric Allergy Fellow
Dr. Meriem Latrous is a fully licensed pediatrician and is currently completing fellowship training in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at BC Children’s Hospital (graduating in July 2022). Her clinical interests include food allergy, seasonal allergies, and allergy treatment/prevention. Dr. Latrous has held many advocacy and leadership roles including being on the board of directors for Resident Doctors of BC, a volunteer for Resident Doctors of Canada, and is currently Chief Resident for her fellowship program’s national distributed academic half-day. She completed her medical degree at the University of Ottawa, followed by pediatric residency at BC Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Jennifer Sibley
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+ Hemotology Specialist
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
Dr. Michelle Sherwood
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Dr. Andrea Zivot
ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
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.
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.
Speech Language Pathologist
Michelle is a Speech Language Pathologist. She earned her Master of Science from the University of British Columbia in 2020. She has been working in paediatrics since graduation and has completed training in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding. Michelle is passionate about the physiological and anatomical aspects of chewing and swallowing and the relationship between oral motor skills and the sensory system in children. Her focus is to make feeding therapy fun and functional in order for children to become efficient and effective eaters.
Maaya is a Behaviour Interventionist. She is currently in the last year of her Applied Behaviour Analysis Bachelor’s degree at Capilano University, and will be returning to McGill University for her Biomedical Life Sciences degree. Maaya’s experience as a Behaviour Interventionist is mostly with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Her interests in the field include Feeding, Sleeping, Toileting, and Organizational Behaviour Management.
Office Manager + MOA
Alina has worked in leadership positions with other health and wellness companies for over 4 years. She has a diploma in Child and Youth Counselling and has worked as a behavioural interventionist with children on the autism spectrum. Her passion is to work with children and their families to make life a little easier. She is completing her Associates Degree in Peace and Conflict studies and aspires to apply it within the community. A fun fact about Alina is that she speaks 3 languages including, Spanish and French. She hopes to bring a supportive and inclusive atmosphere to your visit at The Kids Clinic.
Allied Health Coordinator + MOA
Hope serves The Kids Clinic as Allied Health Coordinator and Medical Office Assistant. She spent three years as a volunteer team leader for youth programs and events in her community. She served proudly as a mentor to adolescent girls, and coordinator of fundraising events. She studied Health Sciences at Kwantlen University, and is a Red Cross certified lifeguard and child swim instructor. Hope loves to travel and has been to over 15 countries including New Zealand and Russia. In her spare time, Hope can be found outdoors doing anything from hiking to rock climbing.
Event Coordinator + MOA
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.
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 Fine Arts at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. She is interested in story illustration, film and tv animation, and video games. They also have passions for fashion, collections, and nature. Deanne wishes to contribute to creating safe places for youth to learn, grow and be themselves.
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.