Skip to Main Content
Follow us

Regional Advisory Committee 1 Members

British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories.

Member of Council

Dr. Marcia Clark

Marcia Clark, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Chair of Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) 1

Email: rac1chair@royalcollege.ca
Note: RAC Chair email inboxes are monitored by Royal College staff.

Marcia is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Calgary and the Chief of Surgery at the South Health Campus Hospital. Her academic interests are in Simulation Based Medical Education (SBME), National and Global Medical Education, and the intersection of Health and Technology. More

Members-at-large

Vincent Arockiasamy, MRCPI, FRCPC (Prince George, BC)

Vincent Arockiasamy, MRCPI, FRCPC (Prince George, BC)
Dr. Vincent Arockiasamy graduated from St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore University, India. He completed his training in pediatrics in Ireland and obtained membership in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. He completed his fellowship training in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the University of British Columbia. Currently he is a pediatrician and a Clinical Education Leader with the Northern Medical Program, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC He is engaged in leadership roles in pediatric undergraduate and post-graduate education.

Ravinder Dennis Bhui, MD, FRCSC (Surrey, BC)

Ravinder Dennis Bhui, MD, FRCSC (Surrey, BC)
Dr. Ravinder Dennis Bhui completed his medical degree at the University of Western Ontario. He also graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree “With Distinction” from the University of British Columbia. He completed Ophthalmology residency at The University of British Columbia Eye Care Centre and Vancouver General Hospital, where he received the Constance Eden Dingwall Scholarship in Ophthalmology. He also was awarded the Western Canada Vision Fellowship Award. Dr. Bhui was then selected for a fellowship in Vitreo-retinal Surgery at the University of Toronto where he was the recipient of the Lim Family Memorial Award for “superior surgical, clinical, and interpersonal skills.”

Dr. Bhui has served as the President of the Professional Association of Residents of British Columbia. He has also been on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Interns and Residents. He is an experienced Residency Surveyor with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is also involved in ocular research and ophthalmic teaching.

Dr, Bhui is a Retinal Surgeon and specializes in the areas of Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Retinal Detachment, and complex Macular Surgery. He is an instructor with the Retina Division of The University of British Columbia Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Dr. Bhui is the Head of the Department of Surgery at Burnaby Hospital in British Columbia.

Sylvia Cheng, MD, FRCPC, FAAP   (Vancouver, BC)

Sylvia Cheng, MD, FRCPC, FAAP (Vancouver, BC)
Dr. Sylvia Cheng received her medical degree at the University of British Columbia and completed her postgraduate training in Paediatrics and Paediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Toronto. She also completed a Masters of Science in Community Health in the Health Practitioner Teacher Education program from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, focusing on assessment in postgraduate medical education. She is currently a paediatric oncologist at BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia and an aspiring clinician educator working with the paediatric residency program in refining assessment for residents within a competence by design framework.

Maria Chuquer, MD, FRCPC

Maria Chuquer, MD, FRCPC (Lethbridge, AB)
Dr. Maria Chuquer obtained her medical degree in 2004 at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and did her Anesthesiology residency in 2010 at SANE, Brazil. She completed a General Anesthesia Fellowship in 2011 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto.

She is a staff Anesthesiologist at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, and has a staff appointment at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton. She has an Assistant Professor appointment with the University of Calgary since 2013. Dr. Chuquer has a special interest in Perioperative Medicine and is currently enrolled in a Perioperative Masters program at University College London, United Kingdom. In March 2019, Dr. Chuquer became the Alberta Health Services South Zone Perioperative Medicine Lead.

Picture of Felicia Huang

Felicia Huang, MD, FRCPC (Whitehorse, YT.)
Dr. Felicia Huang grew up in St. John's NL where her parents still live. She attended medical school in Ottawa and completed a general surgical residency at McGill. A year of locums after graduation help her to decide to follow the path of community general surgery, eventually leading to Yukon where Dr. Huang has practiced for the last ten years.

Dr. Huang still enjoys doing locums and volunteering in developing countries to keep stimulated and challenged as well as to give back to community.

Siavash Jafari, MD, MHSc, FRCPC (Vancouver, BC)

Siavash Jafari, MD, MHSc, FRCPC (Vancouver, BC)
Dr. Siavash Jafari graduated from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Iran in 1999. He immigrated to Canada in 2004 and completed his training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at UBC and obtained Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2013.

Siavash is a clinical faculty in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC He has interest in both qualitative and quantitative research and enjoys conducting systematic review and meta-analysis. Currently, Siavash is practicing in multiple mental health and addiction clinics of Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and is the physician lead for Managed Alcohol Program.

John Kortbeek, B.Med Sc., MD, FRCSC, FACs (Calgary, Alta.)

John Kortbeek, B.Med Sc., MD, FRCSC, FACs (Calgary, AB)
John B. Kortbeek, MD, FRCSC, is a graduate of the University of Alberta. He completed an internship at St. Thomas Hospital, Akron Ohio and a General Surgery residency at the University of Calgary. He trained as a Critical Care fellow at the University of Calgary and as a Trauma fellow at Carraway Methodist Medical Centre. He has held an appointment at the University of Calgary since 1991 and is currently a Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Critical Care.

Maryana Kravtsenyuk, MD, FRCPC  (Edmonton, AB)

Maryana Kravtsenyuk, MD, FRCPC (Edmonton, AB)
Maryana Kravtsenyuk, MD, FRCPC, received her postgraduate psychiatry training at the University of Alberta. She completed a forensic psychiatry fellowship at the University of Toronto. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and University of Alberta since 2017.

University Representative

Headshot of Christie Newton

Christie Newton, MD, CCFP, FCFP (Vancouver, BC)
Dr. Christie Newton completed her undergraduate and postgraduate training at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. She earned her Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP) in 1997 and Fellowship in the College of Family Physicians of Canada (FCFP) in 2011.

Dr. Newton started her career at the Queen’s Family Practice Teaching Unit in 1997. In 2001 she moved to the West Coast and joined the University of British Columbia (UBC)’s Family Practice Teaching Clinic in Vancouver. She became an academic faculty member in UBC’s Department of Family Practice in 2005.

Dr. Newton has held many positions within the Department including Director of Continuing Professional Development since 2010, Interim Co-Chair of the Department (2017-2019) and Medical Director of the UBC Health Clinic where she has a part-time teaching practice.

Dr. Newton is a Board Director of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and serves on many CFPC committees including Governance Advisory, Finance, and Patients Medical Home Steering Committees. Outside of these roles at the CFPC and UBC, she is a member of the Doctors of BC CPD Nucleus Committee, is co-chair of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada’s Interprofessional Education Network and serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative.

CPD Educator

Rod McFadyen, MD, FRCPC (Victoria, BC)

Rod McFadyen, MD, FRCPC (Victoria, BC)
rod.mcfadyen@viha.ca
Dr. Rod McFadyen received his MD degree from the University of Manitoba in 1978. He has practised emergency medicine at the Royal Jubilee and Victoria General Hospitals since 1989. He is a clinical professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia. More

Contact Your RAC
Marcia Clark, MD, MSc, FRCSC, Chair
rac1chair@royalcollege.ca
(RAC Chair email inboxes are monitored by Royal College staff)