Message From the Department Head

Dr Roanne PrestonWelcome to The University of British Columbia Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics webpage. Our Department is an amalgamation of three important and inter-related areas of medicine: anesthesiology, pharmacology, and therapeutics. Our department extends across the Province of British Columbia and includes 210 clinical faculty, 25 pharmacology faculty, 55 anesthesiology residents and 35 pharmacology graduate students.

Brought together by common interests, we are challenging ourselves with creating opportunities to share each other’s expertise so that we can foster excellence in research, education and knowledge translation. We welcome your interest in our Department and seek to recruit outstanding anesthesiology residents, pharmacology graduate students, anesthesiology fellows, and pharmacology post-graduate students. Information on the residency program and post-graduate programs can be found on the appropriate link.

We encourage you to explore the many exciting areas within our Department from this webpage.


-Dr Roanne Preston
Department Head, Anesthesiology Pharmacology & Therapeutics