Speakers

Dean Chittock, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia

Dr. Dean Chittock is an associate professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia.  Dean graduated from the University of Western Ontario completing an undergraduate degree in Physiology and an MD (Honours) following which he completed a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology and Statistics at Harvard University. Included in Dean’s Special Professional Qualifications are a Respiratory Subspecialty Fellowship and a Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Chittock began his administrative experience in 1998 as the Medical Director of the UBC Hospital ICU as well as the Assistant Medical Director of the ICU at VGH. In 2003, he assumed the position of Chair of the Regional Critical Care Council followed by the appointment as the Regional Medical Director in 2005. In addition to these roles, Dean has functioned as the Division Head for Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine, UBC, and as the Medical Manager of the VGH ICU since 2006. He is currently the Regional Medical Director, Critical Care Medicine for Vancouver Coastal Health, Co-Chair of the Provincial Critical Care Working Group, and the Senior Medical Director, Vancouver Acute (VGH,UBCH, GFS).Dr Chittock is a practicing critical care physician at Vancouver General Hospital. Throughout his career Dr. Chittock has demonstrated a special interest and expertise in quality improvement, which was grounded through his time spent at the Institute for Health Care Improvement in Boston. His interest and expertise in this area have resulted in many quality care initiatives at VA in the past years that have improved care and access to our critical care patients.