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ICORD is fortunate to include researchers who are faculty members and/or clinicians at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health, Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria and other national and international institutions.

Browse through the short profiles below and on the next pages, or click on researcher names below for their detailed profiles. For more information about becoming a member of ICORD, please contact us.

Principal Investigators
Primary research programs closely aligned with ICORD’s mission
Gary Birch John Kramer
Matt Ramer
Paul Bishop Andrei Krassioukov
Bonita Sawatzky
Jaimie Borisoff Brian Kwon
Carolyn Sparrey
Victoria Claydon Tania Lam
Miriam Spering
Peter Cripton Corree Laule John Steeves
Marcel Dvorak Kathleen Martin Ginis Lynn Stothers
Stacy Elliott William Miller John Street
Janice Eng Patricia Mills Wolfram Tetzlaff
Susan Forwell Wayne Moore Darren Warburton
Aziz Ghahary Ben Mortenson Cheryl Wellington
David Granville Mark Nigro Christopher West
Andy Hoffer Ipek Oruc David Whitehurst
Sandra Hundza Tom Oxland Stephanie Willerth
Reza Jalili
Catherine Pallen
David Wilson
Piotr Kozlowski Scott Paquette
Paul Zehr

Investigators
Primary research programs peripherally aligned with ICORD’s mission
Philip Ainslie Heather Gainforth Jane Roskams
Hugh Anton Tal Jarus William Sheel
Mark Carpenter Shannon Kolind Andrea Townson
Anita Delongis Tim O’Connor

Associate Members
Conducting research in collaboration with ICORD Principal Investigators and Investigators
Mike Boyd Mohammad Javan Michael Negraeff
Romeo Chua Andrew Laing Aaron Phillips
Jens Coorssen Nan Liu Paul Van Donkelaar
Kerry Delaney Freda Miller Rhonda Willms
Tim Inglis
 

Emeritus Members
ICORD Principal Investigators and Investigators who have retired from their faculty positions

Tom Grigliatti
Principal Investigator

B.Sc. [Occupational Therapy] (University of Alberta), M.Sc. [Rehabilitation Sciences] (University of British Columbia), Ph.D. [Rehabilitation Sciences] (University of British Columbia), Post-Doctoral Fellowships (University of Montreal & Simon Fraser University)
Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University

 

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Associate Member

M.D. (University of Saskatchewan), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists)
Chair, Board of Directors, Pain BC
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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Principal Investigator

Active Staff, Vancouver General Hospital
Consultant Staff, Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia
Consultant Staff, St. Paul’s Hospital
Consultant Staff, GF Strong Centre
Consultant Staff, Pearson Hospital
Director, Provincial Organ Retrieval Program
Surgical Director of Renal Transplant, Vancouver General Hospital
Co-Director, Vancouver Ejaculatory Dysfunction Clinic
Clinical Professor, Department of Urologic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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Dr. Tim O'Connor headshot
Investigator

B. Sc. (Univeristy of Toronto), Ph.D. (University of Toronto)
Professor, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, University of British Columbia
Associate Member, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of British Columbia

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B.Sc. (Boğaziçi University) [Computer Science], M.Sc. (Boğaziçi University) [Computer Science), Ph.D. (New York University) [Psychology, Cognition, and Perception]
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine,  University of British Columbia

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Associate Director

B.A.Sc. (University of Waterloo), M.A.Sc. (Yale University), M.Phil. (Yale University), Ph.D. (Yale University)
Canada Research Chair, Spine Biomechanics
Professor, Departments of Orthopaedics and Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia
Associate Head – Research, Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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Principal Investigator

Ph.D. [Medical Biochemistry] (University of Calgary)
Associate Member, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia
Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia

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Principal Investigator

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Active Staff, Vancouver General Hospital

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Associate Member

M.Sc. (Master of Health Science), Ph.D in Experimental Medicine (University of British Columbia), Postdoctoral Fellowship (ICORD), Postdoctoral Fellowship (Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health)
Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiac Sciences and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary

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Dr. Matt Ramer - headshot
Principal Investigator

B.Sc. (Queen’s University), Ph.D. (Queen’s University), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (King’s College London)
Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of British Columbia

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