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Respiratory Medicine

We offer respiratory consultation as well as a pulmonary laboratory, polysomnography and flexible bronchoscopy services.

Respiratory Medicine Outpatient Clinic Consultation Services:

  • Respiratory Consult Clinic (provide referral by fax and a clear reason for consultation)
  • Sleep Clinic (referral form)
  • Asthma Program (referral form, further information on the Asthma site)

Chronic Disease Management Clinics:

                        These clinics do not accept external referrals

  • Children's Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic
  • Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
  • Home Tracheostomy and Ventilation Clinic
  • Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Clinic
  • Severe Asthma Clinic

Diagnostic Services:


Our team
We are a group of health providers, care coordinators, researchers and trainees dedicated to improving the respiratory health of children and youth in British Columbia.



Dr. Sharon Dell, BEng, MD, FRCPC, ATSF
Division Head
Director of the Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Clinic

Dr. David Wensley, BSc, MBBS, FRCPC
Director of the Pulmonary Function and Polysomnography Laboratories

Dr. Mark Chilvers, MB ChB, MD MRCP, MRCPCH,
Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic 

Dr. Connie Yang, MSc, MD, FRCPC, FAAP
Director of the Asthma Clinic and the Children's Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic,  Pediatric Respirology Training Program Director

Dr. Jonathan Rayment, MDCM MSc FRCPC

Dr. Marie Wright, MB, MRCPCH
Director of the Home Tracheostomy and Ventilation Clinic

Dr. Lena Xiao, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Linda Colombini, MD, FRCPC


Respiratory Therapists

Jasneet Dhillon RRT 
Elyse Yaremco RRT
Tammy Bishop RRT

Administrative Secretary

Leslie Merluza

Our Mission and Vision


Better Breathing for Kids, for Life! 


We CARE for children and youth with breathing disorders by integrating all aspects of family-centered CARE into our work, including:

Clinical Practice - State-of-the-art pediatric respiratory diagnostics, and world-leading, specialized clinical care for children and youth with severe, complex, or rare breathing disorders.

Advocacy – Support for quality, accessible, equitable care. 

Research – Clinically impactful research that will improve the lives of people with breathing disorders worldwide. 

Education – Training and mentorship for the next generation of pediatric respiratory health specialists. We disseminate knowledge to health providers, researchers, caregivers, and patients.  

Affiliated University Programs

University of British Columbia, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Respiratory Medicine

Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) program description

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