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 and her specialty training at McMaster University. She completed her fellowship in Community Pediatrics at the University of Toronto. She practices in a variety of capacities including the asthma clinic, cleft palate clinic, and the vascular anomalies clinic at BC Children's Hospital. She also works as part of the RICHER pediatric outreach team in Vancouver's downtown Eastside. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC. She is involved in the UBC mentorship program and enjoys teaching learners of all levels. Her clinical interests include pediatric dermatology, asthma, and early childhood development.
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.
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 LEEZA LOONED
Pediatric Neurologist (available late summer 2020)
Dr. Leeza Looned completed her medical degree at the University of British Columbia. She also completed her specialty training in Pediatric Neurology at the University of British Columbia. She practices community neurology and holds a keen interest in early childhood development, epilepsy, and headaches.
Dietitian (Covering for Elise Fairey)
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.
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).
Dietitian (on leave)
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. 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.
Melissa has a Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) degree from UBC and a Kinesiology degree from SFU. She has over 10 years of clinical experience in pediatrics at BC Children’s Hospital working with many different populations (developmental delay, oncology, orthopedic and neurological conditions, chronic lung disease, torticollis). She has worked in both acute and outpatient settings.
Melissa loves learning and has additional training in gross motor child development, standardized assessments, respiratory medicine and various chronic pediatric conditions. Melissa is a clinical instructor with UBC's MPT program. Her clinical research is focused on adherence to therapy in children with chronic conditions. As a physiotherapist, Melissa encourages kids to achieve their goals and optimize their movement. When she’s not working she can be found with coffee and a book, or walking the seawall. She always cheers for the Canucks.
Medical Office Assistant & Office manager
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 plans to go back to school to complete her Associates Degree and hopes to continue her education in a field with children. 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.
Medical Office Assistant
Aiko supports The Kids Clinic in her role as Medical Office Assistant. Aiko graduated with her Pre-Social Work Degree from Camosun College and her Psychology Degree from Capilano University. She then worked as a Youth Worker for traumatized kids and youth. Aiko worked closely with high risk youth, children on the autism spectrum, children with ADHD, and FAS. Aiko worked hard to help find the perfect home for these children. When Aiko is not at The Kids Clinic she is playing basketball, volleyball, or being a photographer. Aiko is passionate about helping others, especially children and families. She’s excited to create a happy and welcoming space for everyone visiting The Kids Clinic.