CIP Committee


The Clinician investigator program is comprised of clinician scientists from all major departments in the faculty of medicine which is a reflection of the content of residents in the CIP. The committee also includes representation from a resident in the CIP who is elected by his or her peers. The CIP committee meets 4 times per year and regular meeting minutes are kept.


1. The selection of residents into the CIP and the approval of their supervisors and training environment.
2. Overview and maintenance of standards in the operation of the research component of the program
3. Coordination of departmental/divisional components of the CIP, including interdisciplinary linkages
4. Assessment of progress of CIP residents is based upon a report filed by the supervisor and a progress report concerning presentations, publications and status of ongoing research progress provided by individual residents.
5. Verification of satisfactory completion by the residents of research component of the program based upon the educational objectives of the CIP.

The current Committee consists of:

Dr. Veronica Hirsch-Reinshagen Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Dr. Paul Yong, Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Sian Spacey, Clinical Associate Professor, General Neurology & Neurogenetics (Program Director)
Dr. Ran Goldman, Professor, Pediatrics, Director, Pediatric Resident Research Program
Dr. Eitan Prisman, Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery (ENT)
Dr. David Tang, Clinical Associate Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Anthony Chau, Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesia
Dr. Michael Cox, Associate Professor, Department of Urologic Sciences
Dr. Heather Stuart, Clinical Instructor, General Surgery
Dr. Joseph Leung, Clinical Assistant Professor, Endocrinology
Dr. Mieke Koehoorn, Professor, School of Population & Public Health

CIP resident representatives and Wellness Champions to the UBC Faculty of Medicine CIP Committee:

Dr. Hiten Naik, Internal Medicine
Dr. Akie Watanabe, General Surgery