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Respiratory Medicine

We offer respiratory consultation as well as a pulmonary laboratory with exercise testing, and flexible bronchoscopy and polysomnography services.
The Respiratory Medicine Service comprises 

  • the general Respiratory Outpatient clinic
  • the inpatient consultation service
  • the Pulmonary Function Laboratory
  • the Sleep Laboratory
  • flexible bronchoscopy and polysomnography services. 
Lung disease in children is the most common reason for admission to hospital and lung problems complicate many other illnesses in children. 

There are over 2500 visits to the outpatient clinic each year. 

The Pulmonary Function Laboratory is accredited as a category 3A lab by the BC Diagnostic Accreditation Program and performs detailed pulmonary function and exercise testing on children with respiratory symptoms. 

The Sleep Laboratory performs diagnostic overnight sleep studies on children, particularly those with suspected sleep disordered breathing after they are seen in the Sleep Clinic.

Flexible bronchoscopies are performed on inpatients and as day care procedures. 


Our team


Dr. Sharon Dell, BEng, MD, FRCPC, ATSF
Division Head

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, Training Program Director

Dr. Jonathan Rayment, MDCM MSc FRCPC
Pediatric Respirologist

Dr. Marie Wright, MB, MRCPCH
Pediatric Respirologist


Respiratory Therapists

Opninder Dosanjh RRT
Jasneet Dhillon RRT
Elyse Yaremco RRT

Administrative Staff

Samantha Minato
Samreen Alam
Ekyjot Dhillion



Michael Seear, MB ChB. FRCPC

David Wensley, MB BS, FRCPC

Amy Hoepker, Clinical Fellow

Pulmonary Function Technologists

Kendall Brooks RRT

Barbara Hornsby RRT

Clerical Staff

Hanh Huynh

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