The

Vancouver Thoracic Surgery Group

At Vancouver General Hospital & Coastal Health

Vancouver Thoracic Surgeons //

Dr. John Yee | MD, FRCS(C)

 

​Associate Professor UBC, UBC Head of Thoracic Surgery

Director of BC Lung Transplantation Program

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Dr. Anna L. McGuire | MD, FRCS(C), MSc

Education:

M.D., University of Toronto (2006)

F.R.C.S.C., General Surgery, Queens University (2011)

F.R.C.S.C., Thoracic Surgery, University of Ottawa (2013)

Certificate, Advanced Thoracic Surgery Fellowship, University of Ottawa (2014)

M.Sc., Clinical Epidemiology, University of London, UK (2017)

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Clinical Appointments:

Active Staff Thoracic and Foregut Surgeon, Vancouver General Hospital

Director and Founder, Esophageal Function Lab, Vancouver General Hospital 

Academic Appointments:

Clinical Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

Clinician Scientist, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Director, Thoracic Surgery Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME), University of British Columbia

Director and Founder, Thoracic Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Fellowship at Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia

Research Projects:

1. Plasma ctDNA (Liquid Biopsy) for Early Stage Lung Cancer, Principal Investigator 

2. Clinical Relevance of the Immune and Molecular Tumour Microenvironment in Early Stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, Principal Investigator 

3. Quality of Life and Adverse Events following Lung Surgery, Principal Investigator 

4. Nucleix Lung Epicheck Multicentre Prospective Case-Control Study, Site Principal Investigator 

5. Lung Biobank at Vancouver General Hospital, Principal Investigator 

6. VGH-BCCA Lung Cancer CT Screening Trial, Co-Investigator

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Dr. Alexander L. Lee | MD, MSc, SC, FRCS(C)

 

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Dr. Lee went to the University of Western Ontario for medical school, cardiac surgery, and thoracic surgery.

His interests are: minimally invasive thoracic & foregut surgery, lung transplant, ECMO, & EVLP.

Leadership Positions:
President, BC Chest Surgery Association
Program Director, Thoracic Surgery, UBC
Program Director, Surgical Foundations, UBC

Associate Clinical Professor, UBC

Administrative Assistant: Ms. Liana Polsinelli

Clinical Assistant: Ms. Rachel Cowie

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Dr. Leith Dewar | MD, FRCS(C)

 

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Dr. Dewar is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon.

His interests are: minimally invasive thoracic & foregut surgery, lung transplant, ECMO, & EVLP.

He is the Wellness Lead for the Thoracic Surgery Residency Program.

Clinical Assistant: Ms. Rachel Cowie

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Dr. Kyle Grant | MD, MHSc, FRCS(C)

 

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Dr. Grant is a thoracic surgeon in Vancouver and initially trained in Medicine and Surgery in Manitoba. He did his thoracic surgery training at UBC.

He is an expert in minimally invasive surgery and is the Thoracic Sarcoma Lead at VCH.

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