Celebrating and commemorating members’ achievements and service

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VMDAS members gathered online and in person on September 14 for the announcement of the 2020 VMDAS awards for achievement and long service milestones. The pandemic has shined a light on how important the services that we provide are and the evening, presided over by VMDAS President Dr. Eric Yoshida and Vice-President Dr. Alison Harris ,was a chance to pay tribute to the extraordinary contributions members make to patient care and wellbeing.

Special tributes were made to Dr. Patricia Daly, who received a Certificate of Merit for her work throughout the pandemic, as well as to Dr. Sheldon Howard, who is celebrating 50 years of service. (Dr. Howard was recently featured in a Vancouver Sun article.)

“Our Awards Night highlights the inescapable fact that we have exceptional and dedicated people working at VGH, UBC and GF Strong who deserve recognition for their service and their extraordinary accomplishments,” said Dr. Yoshida. “The brief remarks from the recipients, both the medical staff award recipients and the milestone year of service speakers, were poignant and indicate the true commitment that all have for this institution. In particular, it was truly an honour and a privilege to have Dr. Howard in attendance to receive his 50 Years of Service Award from the VMDAS, as well as his service pin and certificate from the hospital and to have his son Andrew, who received his 15 Years of Service pin and certificate, also in attendance. Let’s hope that Shelly can say a few words when he receives his 55 years of service award down the road!”

Check out photos from the evening here.

2020 Physicians Award recipients
• Bobby Miller Award for Excellence in Teaching Dr. Sarah Finlayson
• Bringing Clinical Renown to Vancouver Hospital Dr. Savvas Nicolaou
• Clinical Excellence Award Dr. Peter Kwan
• Excellence in Early Career Award Dr. Paul Yong
• The Larry Collins Award for Committee Service Dr. William Henderson
• Scientific Achievement Award Dr. Andrew Krahn
• Special Service Dr. Peter O’Brien

Learn more about the work of the 2020 Physician Award recipients here.

2020 Years of Service Award recipients

Celebrating 50 Years of Service:
• Sheldon Howard

Celebrating 45 Years of Service
• Alan Maberley
• Paul Leung
• Robert Meek

Celebrating 40 Years of Service:
• David Owen
• Walter Mail
• Robert Scott
• Gregory Tobert
• James Wright
• Ronald Slemko

Celebrating 35 Years of Service:
• Albert Mollica
• Bali Athwal
• Emilie Yeung
• Jeffrey Bell
• Jeffrey Coleman
• Jeremy Road
• John Dolman
• Martin Braverman
• Peter O’Brien
• Ross Kennedy
• William Ross
• Williard Johnston

Celebrating 30 Years of Service:
• Brian Kunimoto
• David Harrison
• Debra Millar
• Douglas Kibblewhite
• Heather Sutherland
• Henry Broekhuyse
• Janette Lindley
• Jay Slater
• John English
• Joseph Tsui
• Karen Goddard
• Kendall Ho
• Lancelot Patrick
• Lewei Zhang
• Margaret McGregor
• Michael Dobrogowski
• Monique McLaughlin
• Nancy Van Laeken
• Nick Carr
• Peter Dolman
• Peter Wong
• Simon Warner
• Sydney Thomson
• Sylvia Ducceschi

Celebrating 25 Years of Service:
• Albert Coil
• Andrew Ignaszewski
• Arvind Kang
• Cynthia Henderson
• Cynthia Toze
• Dale Steele
• Daniel Ezekiel
• David Zloty
• Edwin Tam
• Eric Yoshida
• Hamed Umedaly
• Jacqueline Purcell
• James Dunne
• Kathryn Bell
• Kay Young
• Margaret Cottle
• Mark Reichman
• Marna Nelson
• Rose-Marie Coschizza
• Sheila Turris

Celebrating 20 Years of Service:
• Andrew Macneily
• Angela Wong
• Anson Cheung
• Barbara McKillip
• Calvin Lee
• Carolyn Hall
• Charles Dong
• Conrad Rusnak
• David Koo
• Diane Lacaille
• Haseena Majeed
• Heather Robertson
• Helene Bruyere
• James Roberts
• Jan Bijlsma
• Jordan Leith
• Kenneth Blocka
• Manouchehr Javidan
• Marek Karolak
• Michael Copland
• Michael Nimmo
• Michael Poulin
• Michelle Belanger
• Mira Keyes
• Nasreen Khalil
• Nelson Greidanus
• Paul Beveridge
• Peter MacDonald
• Rainer Persaud
• Rhonda Willms
• Sandra Sirrs
• Scott Tyldesley
• Shao-Hua Lu
• Silvia Chang
• Tanya Petraszko
• Trevor Newton
• Youwen Zhou

Celebrating 15 Years of Service:
• Adam Meneghetti
• Alan So
• Alison Harris
• Andrew Howard
• Anthony McCullagh
• Cameron Bowman
• Christina Poon
• Cindy-Ann Lucky
• Clarissa Yap
• Dajiang Zhang
• David Collins
• David Evans
• Debbie Rosenbaum
• Eriko Aota
• Jamil Bashir
• Jennifer Beaveridge
• Judit Bakonyi
• Krishnan Ramanathan
• Leah Christoff
• Leslie Zypchen
• Mala Dave
• Margaret Pugh
• Neil Wells
• Oliver Applegarth
• Richard Cook
• Russell O’Connor
• Ryan Paterson
• Sayrin Lalji
• Sheila Shoja

Celebrating 10 Years of Service:
• Alan Beaumont
• Aman Nijjar
• Ana-Luiza Sayao
• Andrea Brovender
• Andrew McFadden
• Anibal Bohorquez
• Anna Lehman
• Arif Janjua
• Chandana Weerasinghe
• Christian Schutz
• Claire Talbot
• David Joyce
• David Ward
• Diane Villanyi
• Eliza Henshaw
• Erin Fukushima
• Eugene Agranovich
• Eve Aymong
• Hamid Masoudi
• Harpreet Gill
• Howard James
• Hugue Ouellette
• Jan Hajek
• Janice Garret
• Jesse Sidhu
• Judith Rodrigo
• Jyothi Jayaraman
• Kyle Burns
• Maria Hubinette
• Mark Pattison
• Matthew Bennett
• Michael Yamanaka
• Mohammad Bardi
• Mojgan Namazi
• Nicholas Rose
• Olwyn Johnston
• Paul Bui
• Penny Tam
• Raheem Kherani
• Robert Comey
• Roderick March
• Roy Mathews
• Scott Schumacher
• Shahin Jamal
• Sharmistha Das
• Silke Cresswell
• Sunil Kalia
• Titus Yeung

Celebrating 5 Years of Service:
• Laura Wilson
• Laurie Sehn
• Lenka Allan
• Luvdeep Malhi
• Maja Segedi
• Mark Cresswell
• Mark Hull
• Mary Lou Jackson
• Megan Hiltz
• Megan Ireland
• Michael Norbury
• Mollie Carruthers
• Mypinder Sekhon
• Nancy Gwadry
• Natasha Dehghan
• Natasha Press
• Nathaniel Winata
• Nawaaz Nathoo
• Neel Sinha
• Patrice Dunn
• Patricia Howitt
• Patrick Hecht
• Patrick Oxciano
• Paul Blackburn
• Paul Winston
• Peter Pommerville
• Pouya Rezazadeh-Azar
• Rachel Jen
• Rita Lung
• Robert Gooch
• Sammy Chu
• Sarah Barrett
• Shivjinder Grewal
• Simon Pimstone
• Sophia Wong
• Stefan Sereacki
• Stephanie Stacey
• Taiebeh Orujy Jukar
• Tamir Ailon
• Tetyana Martin
• Tiffany Winstone
• Tracy Tucker
• Trevor Hamilton
• Ulrike Dehaeck
• Victor Leung
• Warren Sun
• Zachary Laksman
• Zachary Schwartz

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