2022 – 2024

Guo, Michael

Michael Guo is a proud Vancouverite, who completed his medical school training at the University of British Columbia before returning for residency. He is a current General Surgery resident who is pursuing a Master’s in Health Science at UBC in conjunction with his residency under the Clinician Investigator Program. He hopes to lead a career as a surgeon-scientist investigating surgical outcomes in immigrants and those of lower socioeconomic status, and how to best facilitate their access to healthcare. His research interests include surgical epidemiology, database-driven health outcomes research, and health economics. When not scrubbed in, he can be found playing a variety of intramural sports around the city, grooving to pop music, or floating on a body of water near you.




Lagacé, Micheline

Micheline completed a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science with a major in Physical Therapy NP at McGill University. Afterward, she pursued medical school at Université de Montréal. The West Coast charms convinced her to complete her residency in Pediatric Neurology at the University of British Columbia. Focusing on her passion for Neonatal neurology, Micheline will be using the support from CIP to complete a fellowship in Neonatal neurology at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. This fellowship will allow her to pursue research focusing on the interactions of neonatal encephalopathy with glycemia and their impacts on cortical visual processing. For this project, she will be working with Dr. Tam and the NOGIN research study team in the context of a Master of Science at the Institute of Medical Sciences.





Naik, Hiten

Hiten completed medical school at the University of Toronto and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of British Columbia. As part of the Clinician Investigator Program, he is pursuing research related to long COVID through the recently established Post COVID-19 Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Network under the supervision of Dr. Adeera Levin and Dr. Karen Tran. He is concurrently completing a Master of Science in Epidemiology from Harvard University.







Spoyalo, Karina

Karina is a General Surgery Resident who completed her medical training at the University of British Columbia. Motivated by the large amount of waste in the operating room and a desire to improve healthcare processes, she decided to pursue a Masters in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and the University of Toronto. Her project focuses on improving peri-operative patient warming with the use of a clinically effective and environmentally sustainable patient warming pathway. She is also undertaking the Advanced Professional Certificate in Behavrioual Insights through the Sauder School of Business at UBC, studying human decision making and how behavioural science tools can be effectively applied to drive these choices. Outside of her research, she enjoys undertaking crafting projects, cuddling with her two fluffy kitties and spending time with her friends and family outdoors.





Roston, Alexandra

Alexandra Roston ​completed her medical training at the University of Alberta, before returning to Vancouver to pursue residency training in Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia. She holds a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Whitman College) and a Masters in Science Writing (Johns Hopkins University). While enrolled in the Clinician Investigator Program, she aims to learn more about British Columbia and Yukon patients who are undergoing genetic testing for ovarian cancer. When she is not working, she loves spending time with her family and enjoying the beautiful BC outdoors!