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.



December 31, 2020: A Year End Message from the Department Chair
December 31, 2020December 31, 2020: A year-end message from Dr. Anita Palepu, Head, Department of Medicine, UBC Read More >


September 4, 2020: Message from the Department Head
September 4, 2020September 4, 2020: A message from Dr. Anita Palepu, Head, Department of Medicine, UBC Read More >


June 5, 2020: Message from the Department Head
June 5, 2020June 5, 2020: A message from Dr. Anita Palepu, Head, Department of Medicine, UBC Read More >


Dr. Anita Palepu appointed as Head, UBC Department of Medicine effective September 1, 2019
August 22, 2019We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Anita Palepu as Head, Department of Medicine effective September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024. Read More >


The UBC Department of Medicine Invites you to a Presentation and Vision Statement by Dr. Anita Palepu – May 23, 2019
May 1, 2019Please join us for a Presentation and Vision Statement entitled “Leveraging Change: A Moonshot for the UBC Department of Medicine”. Read More >