Dr. David Malm is currently the Medical Director at False Creek Healthcare Centre and has been associated with the centre since 2003 as a practicing anesthesiologist. He 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.
Dr. Malm holds degrees from UBC (B.Sc., Chemistry and Physics, M.Sc., Physical Chemistry, and MD). Following general internship at Ottawa Civic Hospital he practiced in Quesnel, BC as a family doctor with a busy obstetric and GP anesthesia practice before starting his anesthesia residency at UBC. Dr. Malm holds an FRCP (Canada) and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is a member of the Canadian and American Societies of Anesthesiology as well as the Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA).
Dr. Malm was instrumental in bringing pulse oximetry to VGH, now a standard safety monitor used throughout clinical medicine, as well as introducing the first patient controlled analgesia (PCA) machines into British Columbia. More recently, he has championed the use of clinical monitors of brain electrical activity that help achieve the appropriate depth of anesthesia for surgery and sedation.
A sports enthusiast, David 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.
Health care in Canada is evolving to give its citizens more flexibility and independence in choosing the type of care that is best suited for their active lifestyles. In his role as False Creek’s Medical Director Dr. Malm ensures that the health care team at False Creek Healthcare Centre is able to deliver the best in patient focused care.