Board of Directors

2017 - 2018

The Board of Directors is the governing body of Resident Doctors of BC. Directors are elected annually by the membership, and are subject to the provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws. They are responsible for Resident Doctors of BC initiatives, strategic plan, and communications. They ensure the association meets its purpose and mission statement.

The Board meets on a bi-monthly basis, interested members are welcome to attend as guests. To RSVP for an upcoming meeting or to contact the Board, please email the Board Secretary at


Dr. David Kim


David is an Emergency Medicine Resident originally from Nanaimo.  He pursued both undergraduate studies and medical school at UBC.  He is excited to serve as president of Resident Doctors of BC again this year and hopes to bring his experience to the table to advance the interests of the association and residents, and to advocate for better patient care.  In his free time, David enjoys golfing, trading stocks, and playing the drums.


Dr. Vishal Varshney

Immediate Past President

This is Vishal’s fifth year of Board involvement.  He completed three years of undergraduate education in biological sciences with a minor in economics at the University of Calgary, followed by his medical education at the University of Calgary.  He enjoys Indian music, learning to play the ukulele, and exploring BC.


Dr. Emily Stewart

Vice President

This is Emily’s second year on the board. Emily left the west coast of BC to complete her undergraduate degree in Economics & Environmental Science at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. After working overseas for a year, Emily completed medical school at the University of Toronto. She is excited to serve as Vice-President of Resident Doctors of BC. In her free time, Emily enjoys salsa dancing, traveling, and cooking.


Dr. Nicholas Monfries

Director of Finance

Nick is a second-year Emergency Medicine resident based in Vancouver, with a special clinical interest in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Originally from Edmonton, Nick studied at the University of Alberta prior to completing medical school at the University of Calgary. He was previously involved with the Resident Doctors of BC through the Council of Program Representatives and the Ministry of Health Joint Task Force, and looks forward to furthering his passion for advocacy and health policy by serving on the Board of Directors.


Dr. Geoff Frost

Director of Communications

Originally from Toronto, Geoff completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering at the University of Toronto. After a stint as an engineer and then an exciting time as a medical device entrepreneur, Geoff entered medical school at McMaster University. You can always catch Geoff tinkering with a new invention, playing volleyball, skiing, and enjoying a good board game.


Dr. Aleksandar Brezar


Aleks is a first year resident in the UBC Rural Okanagan Family Medicine program. Prior to moving to the west coast, he completed an undergraduate degree in biopharmaceutical sciences in Ottawa and worked as a risk communication specialist at Health Canada. Aleks is a proud advocate for rural health, an avid traveller and an amateur yogi.


Dr. Adam Humble


Adam was born and raised in Alberta. He completed a BSc Honors in Physiology and undergraduate MD at the University of Alberta. You can catch him mountain biking on the North Shore, playing volleyball in a local league, or enjoying a nice read on the beach. He is excited to work with RDBC and hopes to help increase resident awareness and engagement.


Dr. Marcella Jones


Marcella recently moved west from Ontario and is excited to be in Beautiful BC for residency. She brings an interest and commitment to health equity to the RDoBC Board. Marcella has a Masters in Public Health and broad experience with student leadership, research, political advocacy, and grassroots organizing on socioeconomic issues that affect health.


Dr. Odion Kalaci


Odion is a third year Pediatric resident originally from Southwestern Ontario. He enjoys traveling, languages, and a variety of sports. He is interested in improving interdisciplinary relations, and encourages anyone interested in connecting with the Pediatrics group to contact him.

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Dr. Jesse Kancir


Jesse is a second year resident in Public Health and Preventative Medicine focused on combining his three main interests: health policy and politics, public health, and leadership. He has spent the past few years completing policy studies at the University of Cambridge and working as a Policy Advisor for the current Minister of Health, and was previously President of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students.


Dr. Charlie Walsh


Originally from Kelowna, Charlie completed his undergraduate degree in Montreal at McGill before attending medical school in Vancouver.  Now in his third year of internal medicine residency, his interests in medicine include diagnostics, health literacy and the health of marginalized and low socio-economic status populations.  Charlie enjoys cycling, fitness and music.


Dr. James Wang


James is a second year resident in pediatrics. Having grown up not far from his current stomping grounds at BC Children’s Hospital, he travelled to New York to complete his undergraduate and medical degrees at Cornell University. He is thrilled to be serving BC’s resident physicians and brings with him experience in leading state-level organizations as well as an interest in law, ethics, and human rights in medicine.

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Harry Gray

Executive Director

Devon Mitchell

Mr. Devon Mitchell

Medical Undergraduate Society Representative

Dr. Fatima Allibhai

Official Observer

R5 Psychiatry

Dr. Alana Fleet

Official Observer

R1 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Kay Fung

Official Observer

R2 Family Medicine

Dr. Chantal McFetridge

Official Observer

R1 Emergency Medicine

Dr. Kate Mittermaier

Official Observer

R1 Anesthesiology

Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi

Official Observer

R5 Dermatology

Dr. Bez Toosi

Official Observer

R5 Dermatology

Dr. Pretty Verma

Official Observer

R2 Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Vincent Wong

Official Observer

R1 Family Medicine