Some of the news & events that happened during the year

Photos from our annual graduation ceremony 2018
Shelley Berkow
Residency Program Manager

What's New?

  • On May 15, 2018, the residency program administration moved to beautiful offices on the 10th floor, Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre. (Rooms 10125/10127). The new phone numbers are 604.875.4111 ext. 23125 (Program Manager) and 604.875.4111 ext. 23087 (Program Assistant).
  • The Ken Berry Reading Room & two admin offices also moved to the 10th floor, and they are located at 10144 near the Hematology reception area.
  • Sadly we said goodbye to our Program Finance/Admin assistant Dan Kim in July, as he left to pursue full time studies, and we wish him every success.
  • We are currently in the process of recruiting his replacement, and further info will follow.

Centre Stage

  • 1. VGH Pathology Residents and Staff Annual Photo Day
  • 2. Residents at USCAP2018 with Dr. Christopher Fletcher (USCAP past-president)
  • 3. “The A team” running the Vancouver Sun run for BC Cancer in honor of Ariel Liu
  • 4. Resident at Path Day 2018
Gallery (click to see full size image).

Residency Graduation

Our annual graduation ceremony was once again held at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club in Point Grey, June 4 on a gorgeous summer evening.

Congratulations to our graduates: From Anatomical Pathology, Yazeed Alwelaie, Tyler Hickey, Catalin Taraboanta and Noorah Almadani and Medical Microbiology resident, Sarah Cherian.

We wish you all the very best in your future careers.


Graduated in 2018

We wish you all the very best in your future careers.

Dr. Yazeed Alwelaie, MBBS
Anatomical Pathology
    Future Plans:
  • Head and Neck and Endocrine Pathology Fellowship, Yale
Dr.Tyler Hickey, PhD, BSc.H
Anatomical Pathology
    Future Plans:
  • Forensic Pathology Fellowship, UoToronto
Dr. Catalin Taraboanta, MSc, MD
Anatomical Pathology
    Future Plans:
  • To find a staff pathology position
Dr. Noorah Almadani, MBBS
Anatomical Pathology
    Future Plans:
  • Gynecological Pathology Fellowship UBC
Dr. Sarah Cherian
Medical Microbiology
    Future Plans:
  • Wedding



In July, we welcomed our new incoming PGY2 pathology residents, who have just completed their basic clinical year. We look forward to working with you over the next few years.

Lisa Borretta, PGY 2
Anatomical Pathology
Hussam Bukhari, PGY 2
Anatomical Pathology
Kimberly Hamilton, PGY 2
Anatomical Pathology
Julia Naso, PGY 2
Anatomical Pathology
Carl Ren, PGY 2
Anatomical Pathology
Ann Tran, PGY 1 (HemePath is a 4 year program)
Sam Chorlton, PGY 2
Medical Microbiology
Brad Chaharyn, PGY 2