Position:
Clinical Instructor
Division:
Geriatric Medicine
Research Interests:

I am interested in falls and fracture prevention. I am actively involved in implementing models of care, such as fracture liaison services, to improve health care outcomes for frail seniors.

Education:
University of British Columbia, 2005, BSc (Computer Science)
University of British Columbia, 2012, MD
Affiliations
VGH Falls and Fracture Prevention Clinic
SPH Metabolic Bone Clinic
Richmond Geriatrics Services
Recent Publications:

• Lai L, Lee PE, Chan P, Fok MC, Hsiung GYR, Sepehry AA. Prevalence of delusions in drug-naïve Alzheimer disease patients: a meta-analysis. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2017 Oct 11.
• Lai L, Wong RYM. Leading best practice: acute care for elders (ACE) units – evidence and keys to successful operation. CGS Journal of CME. 2017;7(1).
• Lai L, Fok M. Drug-related problems and deprescribing in older adults. BC Medical Journal. April 2017;59(3):178-84.
• Ingledew P, Thau E, Lee A, Lai L, Hamilton S. Learning interdisciplinary care in the context of a novel oncology clerkship elective. Medical education. 2013; 47(1):93.
• Lee A, Lai L, Hamilton S, Ingledew P. Learning oncology from an integrated interdisciplinary perspective. J Investig Med. 2012;60(1):235.
• Philpott CM, Thamboo A, Lai L, Zheng G, Badri AV, Akhbari A, Clark A, Javer AR. Olfactory dysfunction in allergic fungal rhinosinusitis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Jul;137(7):694-7.
• Lai L, Ingledew P. Development of an integrated interdisciplinary oncology elective. J Investig Med. 2011 Jan;59(1):183.
• Philpott CM, Thamboo A, Lai L, Park J, Javer AR. Endoscopic frontal sinusotomy – preventing recurrence or a route to revision? Laryngoscope. 2010 Aug;120(8):1682-6.

Awards & Recognition:
  • UBC honour roll for clinical teaching excellence- 2019
  • UBC Sloan Foundation Award – recognition for completing Osteoporosis fellowship and developing a Fracture Liaison Service -2017
  • UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund co-investigator (2014/15) – The development of online oncology modules and virtual patients to support interdisciplinary oncology instruction- 2014-15
  • UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund co-investigator (2013/14) – The development of online oncology modules and virtual patients to support interdisciplinary oncology instruction -2013-14
  • MEDD 421 Clinical Skills Integration Sessions
  • MEDD 422 Geriatric Clinical Skills