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Our Team

The Vancouver Infectious Diseases team consists of DoctorsNurses, Research and Administrative staff who work together in the clinic and within the community to achieve our goals.

We have also partnered up with various organizations to extend the reach and efficiency of our work. 

Reach out if you want to partner with us, or if you want to learn more about our work. 

Our Doctors

Dr. Brian Conway - MD FRCPC

Medical President,

Infectious Diseases Specialist

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About me


Dr. Brian Conway’s passion and dedication to the medical profession has led him to significantly change the cascade of care for British Columbians. He has effectively ameliorated healthcare for Francophone and HIV/ HCV affected communities in British Columbia. To serve his lifelong commitment to healthcare, he has not only been a physician, but also a conscientious researcher in the field of HCV and HIV. His leadership at VIDC has led to monumental steps in bridging the gap between academic and scientific advancements in the medical field and the needs of patient communities. Through partnerships with pharmaceutical companies and national research institutions, he has created a centre that provides novel treatments and a welcoming space where vulnerable individuals can find care. His work has evolved over the years to match the ever-changing landscapes of infectious diseases – from a focus on clinical retrovirology at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, to his current efforts in reaching the vulnerable and marginalized populations affected by HIV and HCV in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side (DTES) through weekly VIDC’s Community Pop-Up Clinics. Through these clinics, thousands of people have been tested and approximately one-third of them have been identified with HCV and/or HIV. Subsequently, these individuals have been successfully engaged into care through Dr. Conway’s innovative EnTEnTE program, which stands for: Engage, Test, Engage, Treat, Engage. Dr. Conway’s efforts in the advancement of healthcare have been awarded with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal of Recognition for significant contribution to the field of HIV/AIDS and vulnerable populations in Canada. He has been recognized extensively in communities, research fields and various political platforms.





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Dr. David Truong - MD FRCPC

Infectious Diseases Specialist

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Dr. David Truong is an Infectious Disease Specialist who joined Vancouver Infectious Diseases Centre (VIDC) in August 2016. At VIDC Dr. Truong is a sub-investigator for multiple clinical trials involving novel therapies for HIV, Hepatitis B and C. Dr. Truong is actively involved as an on-site physician at VIDC's Community Pop-Up Clinics (CPCs), which is held weekly in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES) neighborhood. His research projects focus on vulnerable patient populations of the DTES, including developing models of engagement for people who use drugs, continue the standard of care and maintaining to follow up with the patients who have undergone treatment for their Hepatitis C infection. Dr. Truong enjoys his engagements with the DTES population, finding it both challenging and rewarding and intends to continue his active efforts with the VIDC team.





 
 

Our Nurses

Diana Dayao

Clinical Nurse 

Shawn Sharma

Clinical / Outreach Nurse 

Leo Yamamoto

Clinical Research Nurse 

Our Research Staff

Stella Chan

Research Associate 

Agathe Girard

Clinical Research Coordinator

Rukhsana Omer

Phlebotomist 

Kelli Wuerth

Research Associate 

Celine Yan

Clinical Research

Coordinator 

 

Our Administrative Staff

Erin Biddiscombe

Medical Office Assistant 

Kitty Poon

Medical Office Assistant 

Sandy Chan

Communications Coordinator 

Rossitta Yung

General Manager 

 

Our Partners

VIDC is not working alone. We are a part of a much larger community, made up of pharmaceutical companies, other medical providers and non-profit organizations. Together, we make greater strides towards the goal of developing better systems of care to vulnerable populations.