Dr. Chris Zappavigna

Dr. Chris Zappavigna
Dr. Chris Zappavigna


Doctor of Medicine


Bachelor of Science


Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. This indicates the certification of the doctor in a particular medical or surgical specialty.


Fellowship trained Board-Certified Specialist in General Family Practice and Emergency Medicine.
To be updated.
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Dr. Zappavigna received his Medical Doctorate (MD) in 2009 from the University of British Columbia. In 2014, he completed his residency in Urology with the Division of Urology at the University of Ottawa. During his residency, Dr. Zappavigna received both research and teaching awards.

Subsequent to his residency, Dr. Zappavigna completed one year of subspecialty fellowship training in the areas of reconstruction, neurourology, functional and female urology at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre at the University of Toronto. During this time at the largest trauma centre in Canada, he studied under the tutelage of Drs. Herschorn, Kodama and Carr. At the conclusion of his fellowship, Dr. Zappavigna received a research award from the Canadian Urologic Association. Dr. Zappavigna has authored, and been a co-author, on a number of urology-related publications and presentations.

Dr. Zappavigna was born and raised in East Vancouver and lives in the Lower Mainland with his wife and growing family. He enjoys spending time with extended family and close friends and is also interested in exercise, nutrition and following his beloved Vancouver Canucks and Oakland Raiders.


  • Consultation
  • Cystoscopy
  • Intravesical Botox, Therapy
  • Mid-Urethral Sling (TVT, TOT, TVTO)
  • Pubovaginal Sling
  • Urethral Bulking Agents


Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada
the college of physicians and surgeons of ontario
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Canadian Medical Association
Medical Council of Canada
  • Medical Council of Canada
Canadian Urological Association
  • Canadian Urological Association
American Urological Association
  • American Urological Association
  • Endourological Society


University of Toronto
  • Sub-specialty Fellowship University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario 2015
  • Urology Residency University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario 2014
University of British Columbia
  • Doctor of Medicine University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia 2009
University of British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Science Biochemistry & Genetics University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia 2004


  • Canadian Urological Association Best Moderated Poster Award
  • University of Ottawa, Department of Surgery Outstanding Resident Teacher Award
  • University of Ottawa, Department of Surgery Collins Day (Research Day) J.P. Collins Prize (best basic science project)
  • University of Ottawa, Division of Urology Research Day Award, First Place
  • Finalist for UBC Faculty of Medicine William A. Webber Scholarship in Medicine
  • UBC Faculty of Medicine Florence E. Heighway Award
  • Co-First Place Prize, MD Category Poster Session, UBC Medical Undergraduate Society Research Forum
  • UBC Faculty of Medicine Summer Student Internship Award
  • UBC Faculty of Medicine Florence E. Heighway Award
  • Honours Standing in Doctor, Patient and Society Course
  • Geraldo Donato Vertone Scholarship, Italian Cultural Centre Society
  • Graduate Entrance Fellowship, Simon Fraser University
  • Burnaby General Hospital Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Outstanding Student of the Year Award, UBC Alumni Association
  • Dean’s Honour List
  • Summer Studentship Award, UBC Faculty of Medicine
  • UBC Nestor Korchinsky Student Leader Scholarship
  • Dean of Science Scholarship
  • UBC ROTTOW Scholarship
  • Science Achievement Award for Leadership
  • Addressed graduating class at convocation ceremony (Chosen by the Dean of Science)
  • UBC Charles and Jane Banks Scholarship
  • Sergio Lovison Scholarship, Italian Cultural Centre Society
  • Italian-Canadian Business and Professional Association Scholarship


  • False Creek Healthcare Vancouver, British Columbia
vancouver general hospital
  • Vancouver General Hospital Vancouver Coastal Health


  • To be updated


My physical activities include weightlifting and fitness/exercise/nutrition.  I am committed to a regular weight training routine.  I am an enthusiast of international soccer, National Hockey League (Vancouver Canucks) and National Football League (Oakland Raiders).


Reviews updated via RateMDs on 11/30/1981. Average review is based on 19 reviews.
full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted Nov. 29, 2016

Dr. Zappavigna was extremely professional, caring and compassionate with me. I had multiple tests done, including cystoscopy (which I was terrified of) and he took his time with me. I’m not sure what people here are referring to as “rushed” because I didn’t experience any of that. Compassion and empathy is a trait that a lot of doctors lack, and this doctor exhibits those traits impeccably. I hope I never have to see him again (for my own health obviously) but if I do, it will be with the utmost confidence and comfort. Seriously, thank you.

full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted Nov. 17, 2016

This nice doctor recently operated on me. I had prostate surgery. I saw him twice in hospital after the same day before I was sent home the next day. He called me at home to see how I was doing one week later. Most doctors wouldn’t do that. My next appointment with him was made before I left the hospital! A nice guy too.

full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted Jun. 13, 2016

This nice doctor is quite busy but took the time to listen to my problems. He created a well-thought out treatment plan. I will be seeing him in 3 months to review how things are going. He is very easy to talk to and down to earth. No concerns, a nice guy!

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