Our Doctors

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Dr Naaz Parmar

Dr. Parmar is a Geriatrician practicing at Vancouver General Hospital.  She completed Medical School, Internal Medicine Residency and a Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at UBC.  She has an inpatient practice including work as an attending on the Internal Medicine Training Service (CTU) as well as Geriatric Medicine Consult Service.  Her outpatient clinics include Falls Prevention Clinic, Osteoporosis Clinic, Pre-operative Geriatrics Clinic,  VGH Rapid Access Clinic and General Geriatrics Clinic.  She enjoys a wide range of interests including: Neurocognitive Disorders, Mobility and Polypharmacy.  Active in teaching as a Clinical Instructor at UBC she is the Co-Chair for “Dementia Week” for UBC Undergraduate Medicine and is also an attending for the UBC Geriatric Medicine Longitudinal Fellows Clinic.   She Co-Founded Pacific Geriatricians Group (PGG) due to her desire to   expand access to Geriatric Medicine  in Vancouver and throughout the Lower Mainland.  

Dr Larry Dian

 Dr. Dian is a Geriatrician practicing at Vancouver General Hospital. He completed medical school in Johannesburg, South Africa and Internal Medicine Residency at the University of British Columbia.  He completed a Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at UBC and UCLA in Los Angeles, California. He has been a Clinical Professor at UBC since 2010. He is past Division Head of Geriatric Medicine at Vancouver General Hospital and UBC. He is currently Clinical Head of the Falls and Fractures Prevention Clinic at VGH. He has research interests in Osteoporosis as well as Falls Prevention. His outpatient clinics include Falls Prevention, Dementia and related disorders and General Geriatrics.   

Dr Amanda Hill

Dr Hill graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand. She got her Specialty in Internal Medicine at McMaster University and in Geriatrics at the University of British Columbia.  She has run a general geriatrics practice with work in acute care and in the community.  She is the current Head of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Providence Health Care and is active in educating trainees from all disciplines. At St Pauls she runs a general geriatric clinic and clinics in perioperative assessment. She collaborates with the Nephrology program, the TAVI program and the Immunodeficiency clinic in assessment of frailty and its impact on care and decision-making.  She has a special interest in Frailty and peri operative assessment and in dementia and its impact on families.  She is interested in the MAID process and is willing to provide MAID assessmen

Dr Sarah Sy

Dr. Sy is currently acting as a Locum for Pacific Geriatricians Group until October 2019 and will be returning as staff in 2020, following a further fellowship in geriatric diabetes.   

Dr. Maria Chung

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Dr. Rishi Bhalla

Dr. Bhalla is a clinical neuropsychologist. He completed his doctorate training in clinical psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology, followed by a one-year clinical residency in the Neuropsychology Track at Brown University. He subsequently completed two neuropsychology based postdoctoral fellowships (in dementia from Brown University and in geriatric psychiatry from the University of Pittsburgh).  Dr. Bhalla has been working as a clinical neuropsychologist on a specialty geriatrics unit at Vancouver General Hospital since 2008 . He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. He also served as the Director of Scholarly Activities for the Geriatric Psychiatry subspecialty residency program at UBC. Dr. Bhalla’s clinical interests include the neuropsychological assessment of neurodegenerative disorders and late-life psychiatric disorders. 

Dr. Lawrence Lo

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Dr. Leo Lai

 Dr. Lai completed medical school, Internal Medicine Residency, and Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at the University of British Columbia.  He currently works for Richmond Home and Community Care seeing elderly patients at home and within the Primary Care Network.  In Vancouver, he splits time between acute care and osteoporosis clinics.  He is a Clinical Instructor at UBC.  His interests are in osteoporosis and dementia care