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Our Pediatricians

DR. STEPHEN TSAI

Dr. Stephen Tsai is a Royal College certified general pediatrician. He is excited to join the practice as a locum, providing care for patients from the newborn period to adolescence. 

 

Dr. Tsai grew up in Surrey, BC, and pursued his studies in Psychology at McGill University, and subsequently returned to UBC for medical school. He completed his Pediatric Residency through UBC at the BC Children's Hospital. In addition to his work at VPAC, Dr. Tsai also maintains a practice in South Surrey, and provides locum services to Langley Memorial Hospital Pediatrics. As a pediatrician, Dr. Tsai is committed to serving patients and their families, providing patient centered care that is family focused. He has a keen interest in mental health, child behavior, and development. In his spare time, he enjoys fitness, racquet sports, and exploring the city with his wife.

 

Dr. Tsai is also fluent in Mandarin.

 

*Note: As a locum physician, Dr. Tsai will not be accepting his own direct referrals.

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS & MEMBERSHIPS

General Pediatrician (locum), Langley Memorial Hospital

Certified in Neonatal Resuscitation

Member of the Canadian Pediatric and BC Pediatric Societies

Member of the Canadian and BC Medical Associations

 

 

 

 

 

DR. SARAH FREEDMAN

Dr. Sarah Freedman is excited to be joining the team at the Vancouver Paediatric and Allergy Centre. Dr. Freedman attended the University of Manitoba for her medical degree and then completed her paediatric training at UBC.  She also has a Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts & Science and Political Science from McMaster University and a Masters of Environmental Studies from York University with a focus on Environmental Determinants of Health.

 

Dr. Freedman loves working in a shared care model with family physicians, nurse practitioners and midwives in a consultant role.  She enjoys being involved of the care of children from birth until adolescence.  She is a Clinical Instructor with the Department of Paediatrics at UBC and has also taught within the Family Medicine Residency Program at the UBC Family Medicine Clinic.  She has locum privileges at BC Women's and Children's Hospital and Lions Gate Hospital in the nursery and on the post partum units and also admits to the Paediatric ward at Lions Gate Hospital.  

 

Dr. Freedman grew up in a small town and recognizes the importance of providing local care for small communities.  In addition to her practice in Vancouver, she also maintains outreach clinics in Sechelt and Powell River.

 

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children, coaching soccer and volunteering for a nonprofit organization.

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS & MEMBERSHIPS

Clinical Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia

General Pediatrician (locum), Newborn Care at BC Children's/Women's Hospital

General Pediatrician (locum), Lions Gate Hospital

General Pediatrician (consulting), Powell River Hospital

General Pediatrician (consulting), Sechelt Hospital

Member of Canadian and BC Medical Associations

Member of the Canadian Pediatric and the BC Paediatric Societies

Member of the Advocacy Committee, BC Paediatric Society

Certified in Neonatal Resuscitation

 

Dr. Sharon Yong

MD, FRCPC

MD, FRCPC

Dr. Cristina Bigg

Dr. Sarah Freedman

MD, FRCPC

Dr. Stephen Tsai

MD, FRCPC

DR. MEGAN BURKE

Dr. Burke was born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry Nutrition and Psychology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She went on to complete medical school and pediatrics residency at Memorial University of Newfoundland before moving to Vancouver in 2018 for additional training at BC Children’s Hospital. She is a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certified pediatrician.

 

As a general pediatrician, Dr. Burke enjoys working with children of all ages. She has a special interest and thoroughly enjoys working with adolescent patients in the province. Her clinical areas of interest include, mental health, eating disorders, caring for vulnerable and marginalized populations, and transitioning to adult care.  She also will be working at BC Children’s Hospital alongside the Adolescent Medicine specialists. Dr. Burke strives to provide compassionate, comprehensive, and family-centred care to her patients.

 

When she is not working, Dr. Burke enjoys spending time with her family, friends and golden retriever, Nina. She also enjoys running with her run club and going on coastal hikes.

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS & MEMBERSHIPS

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) Resident Doctors of BC
Canadian Pediatrics Society (CPS)

CPS Adolescent Health Section Member
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Member (SAHM) American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

Member of the Canadian and BC Medical Associations

 

 

 

 

 

MD, FRCPC

Dr. Megan Burke

DR. SHARON YONG

Dr. Sharon Yong is a Royal College certified general pediatrician who accepts referrals from all over British Columbia. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, she completed her undergraduate medical degree at the University of Alberta and specialty training in Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia.

As a parent, she adores children of all ages. Child health and wellness is her first priority and she is dedicated to delivering supportive, respectful and comprehensive care. She aims to advocate and empower her patients and families.

 

She provides consultation for all aspects of infant, child and adolescent health and development, but has special interest in newborn care and childhood neurologic illness. She is a general pediatrician at the BC Women's and Children's Hospital in the nursery and on the post partum units. She is also a Clinical Instructor with the UBC Department of Pediatrics. She is actively involved with the Pediatric Residency Training program and enjoys teaching trainees both in the hospital and in the office. She has experience working alongside the Pediatric Neurologists of BC Children's hospital, and was previously a Clinical Associate.

 

In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, artistic endeavors and spending time with her husband and 2 young sons.

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS & MEMBERSHIPS

Clinical Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia
General Pediatrician, Newborn Care at BC Children's and Women's Hospital

UBC Pediatric Residents Competency Committee, Board Member
Member of the Canadian and BC Medical Associations
Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Member of the Canadian Pediatric Society

Certified in Neonatal Resuscitation

 

Previous Appointments Include: Pediatric Residency Training Program, OSCE Co-Chair, Department of Pediatrics, UBC. Postpartum Committee, Physician Representative, BC Children's/Women's Hospital. General Pediatrician, Locum tenens, Richmond Hospital

DR. CRISTINA BIGG

Dr. Bigg is excited to open her practice at Vancouver Pediatric and Allergy Centre. She looks forward to seeing returning patients as well as new referrals. Dr Bigg is committed to improving the health  and wellness of children in Vancouver.  She enjoys taking the time to get to know her patients and their families and helping them navigate the health care system.  She considers it a privilege to  support her patients and their families. 

 

Dr Bigg grew up in Richmond and completed both her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and her Medical degree at the University of British Columbia. She remained in Vancouver for her Pediatric Residency at the BC Children’s Hospital.  Dr Bigg loves working in the clinic seeing children from birth to adolescence.   She also spends time at BC Children’s Hospital working on the Clinical Teaching Unit and at BC Women’s Health Centre in the nursery and in the post partum wards.  She is a clinical instructor with the University of British Columbia and is involved in teaching pediatric and family practice residents. 

 

When not at work Dr Bigg is probably at the park chasing after one of her three young children. 

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS & MEMBERSHIPS

Clinical Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia
General Pediatrician, Newborn Care at BC Children's/Women's Hospital
General Pediatrician, Clinical Teaching Unit at BC Children's Hospital
Member of Canadian and BC Medical Associations
Certified in Neonatal Resuscitation