Introducing the Current AAP BC President and Vice-President
Dr. Laura Sauvé
AAP BC Chapter President
Dr. Laura Sauvé is a pediatric infectious diseases specialist whose research focuses on public health surveillance including for perinatal HIV infection. She leads the Canadian Perinatal HIV Surveillance Program and cares for HIV infected children & youth and HIV exposed uninfected infants. She also goes general pediatric infectious diseases care and infection prevention and control.
Prior to coming to Vancouver, she worked with the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, providing pediatric HIV care and helping establish a pediatric HIV/AIDS clinic in Burkina Faso (West Africa). She was the pediatrics residency program director at the University of British Columbia from 2010 – 2017, and is the education lead for the Center for International Child Health at BC Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Mumtaz Virji
AAP BC Chapter Vice President
Dr. Mumtaz Virji is a General Pediatrician, who graduated from Medicine in Pakistan and completed her Postgraduate training in New York. She has Masters in Health Administration from UBC and has also completed Physician Leadership Course through Sauder School of Business. She works in General Pediatrics Clinic at BC Children’s Hospital and also on Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU).
Dr. Virji was the Undergraduate Program Director for Pediatrics. Currently she is the resident continuity clinic director, General Pediatrics Clinic director and Medical Director for Ambulatory Care at BC Children’s Hospital.