Our dedicated and highly experienced team of healthcare professionals work diligently to create a safe, compassionate and healing environment for you and your child.
Aisa Danganan, MOA to Dr Chadha & Dr. Felton
Nancy Davies, MOA to Dr. Ludemann & Dr. Moxham
Philana Do, MOA to Dr. Kozak & Dr. Rahmanian
Michelle Poulsen, MOA to Dr. Ludemann & Dr. Moxham
Valerie Yeung RN, Pediatric Otolaryngology Clinical Nurse
Cheryl Atkins-Labelle RN, Sedation nurse
Clinical Fellows, Otolaryngology Residents, and medical students
Dr. Neil K Chadha, MBChB(Hons), MPHe, BSc(Hons), FRCS, (Department Head)
Dr. Neil Chadha joined the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Ear Nose and Throat Surgery) at BC Children’s Hospital in July 2010. He has been Division Head since September 2018. Dr. Chadha is also the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology Research at BC Children’s Hospital and an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia. Dr Chadha completed his Medical and Otolaryngology training in the United Kingdom and his Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
His practice is exclusively pediatric, with special interests in airway surgery including airway reconstruction, voice disorders, congenital head and neck lesions, thyroid surgery, salivary gland surgery, and endoscopic sinus surgery.
He has a Masters Degree in Public Health and Epidemiology and to date has published over 80 research articles and 5 book chapters. In his spare time, Dr. Chadha loves playing and coaching soccer, running half marathons and is a terrible and uncommitted guitar player.
Dr. Mark Felton, MBchB, Msc, MD, FCRS
Dr. Felton is a consultant Pediatric Otolaryngologist at BC Children’s Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of British Columbia.
Originally from the UK, he studied at the University of Leeds in England, graduating with an Honours degree in Anatomy before completing his medical degree. Dr. Felton carried out his specialist ENT training at the University of Manchester. Following this, he undertook a subspecialist pediatric ENT fellowship in Vancouver at BC Children’s Hospital in 2015/2016. After this he spent over 3 years at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, UK, as a consultant otolaryngologist with a subspecialist interest in children’s ear disorders. He rejoined the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology at BC Children’s Hospital as a consultant in 2019.
Dr Felton is active in medical teaching, having completed a Masters degree in Medical Education. He regularly enjoys teaching trainees, students and allied specialists. He is also active in research, having a postgraduate research degree, with numerous international presentations and peer reviewed publications. His research focuses on ear disorders and outcomes from implantable hearing aids.
Dr. Fred Kozak, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Jeffrey Ludemann, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Jeffrey Ludemann joined the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at BC Children’s Hospital in 1999. He is a Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology at UBC; and the Quality of Care Lead for the Division of Otolaryngology at BC Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Ludemann is the principle founder of https://dontchoke.ubc.ca (in 8 languages) - and the Be Smart, Don't Choke Facebook page (evidence-based injury prevention education). Dr. Ludemann was the Founder and former Chair of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology Pediatric Study Group. He conceptualized development of the Storz Vancouver Forceps, which have been used since 2006, by Pediatric Otolaryngologists around the world, for safer removal of small foreign bodies.
His hobbies include Kung Fu, playing guitar, hiking, farming, skiing and snowshoeing. He also enjoys biking, especially to fundraise money via the Vancouver Rotary Club, for hearing loss research. Dr. Ludemann is married, with 3 amazing children - and Scout, their Huskador puppy.
Dr. Paul Moxham, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Paul Moxham is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. He completed medical school at the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 1992, followed by an internship at Charles Camsell Hospital (1993), a residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the University of British Columbia 1998), and finally a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, with the University of Melbourne (1999).
In his downtime, Dr. Moxham enjoys running, particularly trail running for the last 10 years. When his oldest daughter is home from school, they run together in Pacific Spirit Park 4-5 days a week. He also enjoys cycling with his wife and younger daughter several days a week as well. During the winter, Dr. Moxham loves downhill skiing, trying new hills or his old favorites in BC and Alberta. Dr. Moxham was born in London, Ontario, and has lived all across Canada (Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver) as well as Melbourne, Australia. He has called Vancouver home for 26 of the last 27 years.
Dr. Ronak Rahmanian, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Ronak Rahmanian completed her undergraduate education in Microbiology and immunology at the University of British Columbia, during which time she worked at the British Columbia Center for Disease Control as well as the Protiva Biotherapeutic Company performing basic science research.
She then earned her medical degree and completed her residency at the University of British Columbia. She pursued a fellowship in Otology & Neurotology at the St. Paul’s Hospital Rotary Hearing Clinic & Vancouver Hospital Neurotology Services. She completed a second fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Rady Children’s Hospital and worked as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) – Rady Children’s Hospital as a full-time pediatric otolaryngologist prior to joining the pediatric otolaryngology team at BC Children’s Hospital.
Although she enjoys all aspects of clinical pediatric otolaryngology, she has a special interest in pediatric ear surgery and cochlear implants. Dr. Rahmanian was raised in Vancouver, Canada. During her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, playing tennis, skiing, learning to surf and spending time with her friends and family.