Awards & Achievements

2014 – Dr. Kam Shojania

2014 Howard B. Stein Award

Howard Stein, the long-time head of Rheumatology at St. Paul’s Hospital, was UBC’s most venerated clinical rheumatologist.  Dr. Paul Man, Head of Medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital, has announced that Kam Shojania has been chosen as the Howard B. Stein award recipient.

2013 – Dr. John Esdaile

2012 Jonas Salk Award

Dr. John Esdaile was awarded the 2012 Jonas Salk Award by the March of Dimes Canada. This is a lifetime achievement award presented annually to a Canadian scientist, physician or researcher who has made a new and outstanding contribution in science or medicine to prevent, alleviate or eliminate a physical disability.

2013 – Dr. Maziar Badii

President Northwest Rheumatism Society

Dr. Maziar Badii of Artus Health Centre in Vancouver was elected as the President of the Northwest Rheumatism Society at the recent annual general meeting of the NWRS in Vancouver in April. The NWRS is a collaborative group of rheumatologists from Oregon, Washington State and British Columbia that meet annually to discuss and review advances in the management of rheumatologic diseases.

2013 – Dr. Kam Shojania

Canadian Rheumatology Association Teacher-Educator Award

The award recognizes a “rheumatologist who has made an outstanding contribution to excellence in rheumatology teaching and/or education. They must have demonstrated passion, commitment and skill in delivering clear and relevant, evidence based information in a variety of settings, and being a positive role model as a teacher”.

2013 – Dr. Diane Lacaille

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Dr. Lacaille is an Associate Professor at UBC and holds the Mary Pack/Arthritis Society Chair in Rheumatology. She is a Senior Research Scientist at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada and has research interests in  studying the impact of arthritis on employment and preventing work disability as well as evaluating the quality of health care services received by people with rheumatoid arthritis, using a population-based cohort of RA for the province of BC.

2012 – Dr. John Esdaile

Master of the American College of Rheumatology

Recognition as a Master of the American College of Rheumatology is one of the highest honors the College bestows. The designation of Master is conferred on ACR members who have made outstanding contributions to the  field of rheumatology through scholarly achievement and/or service to their patients, students, and profession.