2023 – 2025

Arbiv, Omri

Omri completed his medical studies at the University of Toronto prior to embarking on residency in internal medicine and respirology at the University of British Columbia. During his medical training, he developed an interest in chronic lung infections including tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacteria. In his research training, he hopes to use large observational cohorts to identify better diagnostic and treatment modalities for patients with chronic lung infections.







Edgcumbe, Philip

Dr. Philip Edgcumbe (BASC, MD, PhD) is a UBC radiology resident. His area of research interest is augmented reality for navigation in surgery and interventional radiology procedures. His undergraduate degree was in Engineering Physics and his PhD was in biomedical engineering.

His previous experience includes inventing, patenting, and licensing an augmented-reality navigational aid for surgical navigations and co-founding two biomedical start-up companies. In 2017, he worked for the XPRIZE Foundation in Los Angeles where he led the development of the Alzheimer’s XPRIZE, a global, crowd-sourcing competition to end Alzheimer’s. In 2018-2019 he served as the Innovator-in-Residence for the Canadian Medical Association Innovation Lab.





Touraj Khosravi-Hafshejani

Touraj completed his undergraduate degree in pharmacology and medical school at the University of British Columbia. He is currently completing his dermatology residency at the University of British Columbia.

There has been a revolution in the management of inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis through the use of monoclonal antibodies and small molecule inhibitors. Yet, these inflammatory skin diseases eventually return, causing significant morbidity for patients. We are still very far from developing a cure. As part of the Clinician Investigator Program, Touraj is pursuing research that inhibits a specific aspect of the immune system involved in the recurrence of inflammatory skin disease, specifically skin lupus disease. He hopes to bring about long term remission and eventually cure for many inflammatory and autoimmune skin conditions.




Liu, Claire

Claire is currently a PGY-3 General Surgery resident at the University of British Columbia, where she previously completed medical school. She is pursuing a Master’s of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research interests include surgical oncology and breast cancer surgery outcomes. She is currently working with the Providence Breast Centre in reviewing oncologic, surgical, and patient reported outcomes after breast conversing surgery versus mastectomy in breast cancer patients.







Mullin, Monica

Monica is a fellow in the respirology program. She is originally from Ontario and completed her medical degree and core internal medicine training in Kingston, ON. Her research interests including a focus on quality improvement in Lung Cancer diagnosis and care. Currently, her focus is on further understanding lung cancer screening programs and their future role in our healthcare systems. She will be completing a Master’s of Public Health at University College London. This research pairs well with her clinical interests, as she is pursuing a career in interventional respirology.







Wells, John Connor

Connor is a medical oncologist who completed his medical school and Internal Medicine at Queen’s University followed by his medical oncology training at the University of British Columbia. He has an interest in kidney and bladder cancers, biomarkers, clinical trial design, and reducing barriers to clinical trial enrollment. He will be completing a genitourinary clinical trials fellowship at St. Bartholomew’s hospital in London, UK and a Masters in Clinical Trials through the University of Oxford.