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Infectious Diseases

We provide innovative treatment, research, education and outreach to children and youth.

We provide services in these areas:

  • Infectious diseases: inpatient and outpatient consultation services
  • Immunology: inpatient and outpatient consultation services
  • HIV/AIDS providing care to women, pregnant women and children with HIV-AIDS (at Oak Tree Clinic at BC Women's Hospital)
  • Infection control service
  • Vaccine Evaluation Centre: an innovative immunization research cooperative at UBC. Investigators have completed more than 125 studies ranging from epidemiology of vaccine-preventable infections to evaluation of candidate vaccines to measurement of the impact of newly implemented immunization programs.

Our clinical activities continue to expand, given the increasing complexity of infectious complications in immuno-compromised children, the emergence of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs", the spread of infections within the hospital, and the risks of, and preparedness for, bioterrorism. 

We have developed quality-of-care indicators for infection control, hospital-acquired blood stream infections, and venous access devices.

Our team


Dr. Simon Dobson, Division Head
Dr. Ashley Roberts, Fellowship Program Director
Dr. Ariane Alimenti
Dr. Julie Bettinger
Dr. Soren Gantt
Dr. Tobias Kollman
Dr. Laura Sauvé
Dr. David Scheifele
Dr. David Speert

Clerical staff

Jennifer Vanderlei, Clinic Secretary
Carolyn Smith, Administrative Assistant
Myomi Chu, Education Program Administrator

Affiliations & partners

  • Vaccine Evaluation Centre
  • Centre for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases, CFRI
  • Centre for Microbial and Immunologic Diseases Research, UBC
  • IMPACT (Infectious Diseases Monitoring Program Active)
  • Canadian Pediatric AIDS Consortium
  • Canadian Pediatric Society, Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee
  • CAIRE (Canadian Association for Immunization Research and Evaluation)
  • Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF)
  • Jeffrey Modell Foundation

Other affiliations

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