Messages from the Department Chair

Dr. Anita Palepu was appointed Head, Department of Medicine and Eric W. Hamber Chair on September 1st, 2019. She is the fifth Eric W. Hamber Chair.

Dr. Palepu is an outstanding clinician, educator, researcher, mentor and administrator who has been recognized for excellence in each of these areas and is highly regarded by everyone who knows her.  She has held a number of leadership and administrative roles and her record of professional service is exemplary. She is well known as an energetic and enthusiastic leader and is a tremendous asset to the Department, the Faculty, and the University as Head of the UBC Department of Medicine.



UBC Department of Medicine launches Strategic Planning Process
March 23, 2022The UBC Department of Medicine is embarking on the development of the 2023-2027 Strategic Plan to help shape our future direction for the next five years. Read More >


UBC Department of Medicine Year in Review: 2021
January 10, 2022January 9, 2022 Read More >


December 20, 2021: A Year End Message from the Department Chair
December 20, 2021December 20, 2021: A year-end message from Dr. Anita Palepu, Head, Department of Medicine, UBC Read More >


A Message from the Department Head and Associate Heads: Thank you!
June 4, 2021June 4, 2021: A message from Dr. Anita Palepu, Head, Department of Medicine, UBC Read More >


UBC Department of Medicine Year in Review: September 2019-December 2020
January 15, 2021Every day, faculty, staff and learners in the UBC Department of Medicine are working together, transforming health for everyone in communities at home and around the world. Read More >