The start of the year saw Dr. David Malm appointed as the Interim Medical Director for the False Creek Healthcare Centre while a search for a new permanent medical director is underway. Dr. Malm has been an anesthetist since 1984 and is not new to False Creek, as he has worked with us since 2003. During that time he has served as Interim Medical Director on numerous occasions. Dr. Malm is very knowledgeable with regards to our processes and guidelines and has been a tremendous asset to False Creek Healthcare in this role. During the past few months he has been working closely with Dr. Godley to ensure the smoothest transition possible.
Dr. Malm is a very experienced doctor and has been on active teaching staff at the Vancouver General and UBC Hospital sites since 1985. His interests focus on ambulatory care and regional anesthesia. He holds several degrees from UBC (B.Sc., Physics and Chemistry, M.Sc., Physical Chemistry, and MD). Following an internship at Ottawa Civic Hospital he practiced as a family doctor in Quesnel, BC with a busy obstetric and GP anesthesia practice before starting his UBC anesthesia residency. Dr. Malm is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesia and holds an FRCP (Canada). He is a member of the Canadian and American Societies of Anesthesiology as well as the Society of Ambulatory Medicine (SAMBA). This diverse range of experience makes him a natural fit for the interim Medical Director role at False Creek Healthcare Centre.
In addition to his medical achievements, Dr. Malm is a year round cycle commuter who enjoys mountaineering, running, back-country skiing and multi-day walks in the Alps with his wife, Ethel, and his two grown daughters.
Dr. Malm believes that health care in Canada is evolving, giving its citizens more flexibility and independence in choosing the type of care that is best suited to their lifestyles. In his role as False Creek’s Interim Medical Director Dr. Malm will work to ensure that the health care team at False Creek Healthcare Centre continues to deliver the very best in patient focused care.
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