I am a palliative care physician and general practitioner in oncology working in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. I am an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of British Columbia and working on a clinical trial demonstrating the feasibility of delivering psilocybin therapy in a group set, setting and integration model with Roots to Thrive. I’m certified in psychedelic medicine through the California Institute of Integral Studies and I have also received training through Therapsil and Roots to Thrive.
I have been working in the psychedelic space since 2020 using psilocybin-assisted therapy for palliative patients, navigating the Section 56 Exemption and later, the Special Access Program to support patients with distress secondary to their serious cancer diagnosis. I have been supporting palliative patients with both independent and group psilocybin-assisted therapy.
I previously worked in the Yukon Territories for 10 years and then moved to Vancouver Island in 1998 to work as an emergency physician. I trained in palliative care in 2014.
I have three grown children and my partner and I own and work on a 10-acre farm to support sustainable food production.
I play the piano for myself and play viola in two community orchestras and my new hobby is Argentinian tango.