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Dr. Gurdeep Parhar

Medical Director                  linkedin-icon

Dr. Parhar is Medical Director of CORE Occupational Health Centre providing Independent Medical Examinations (IME) in the field of Disability Medicine, Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) and Cost of Future Care (CFC) assessments. He provides consultation services to assist in the rehabilitation of injured or ill workers. In this capacity, he serves as the Medical Director of numerous corporations in British Columbia.

Biography

Meet our Staff

Dr. Parhar was a Medical Advisor to WorkSafeBC for 5 years, and he was the first Medical Coordinator for the BC Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT) for 9 years – retiring from this position in February 2014.

Dr. Parhar teaches extensively in the areas of impairment, disability, occupational medicine and the management of motor vehicle collision injuries at the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. He also created and teaches a course on Physical Aspects of Medical Disability at Simon Fraser University in a diploma program for case managers and disability managers. At the University of British Columbia, he created and taught a course entitled “Medical Aspects of Disability”, a mandatory course in the Masters of Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Program.

He was the Occupational Physician for the City of Vancouver where he was responsible for reviewing the health of injured and ill workers in the various departments of the City of Vancouver including the City of Vancouver Fire Department, Parks and Recreation, and Engineering Department.

Dr. Parhar has served as the Occupational Physician for the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Program at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Parhar had previously been the Chairperson of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Medical Review Board.

He is a Marine Medical Examiner certified by Transport Canada and determined fitness to work for all seafarers who work in the marine industry.

Dr. Parhar is the Executive Associate Dean, Clinical Partnerships and Professionalism for UBC’s Faculty of Medicine. This role combines two portfolios in the Faculty of Medicine for which he had previously been responsible: Executive Associate Dean –Clinical Affairs and Associate Dean –Equity and Professionalism.

From January 2013 until March 2015, Dr. Parhar was appointed as the Acting Associate Vice President –Equity and Inclusion for the University of British Columbia.

Previously, Dr. Parhar served as Co-Acting Head and Associate Head of the UBC Department of Family Practice.

With all of his commitments, he co-hosts a weekly television program entitled “Pearls for Success”, targeting the well-being of new Canadians.

In 2010, Dr. Parhar was awarded the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia (TLABC) President’s Award and the BC College of Family Physicians’ Teacher of the Year Award. In 2011, Dr. Parhar was awarded a UBC Killam Teaching Prize and the University of Calgary’s, Faculty of Medicine Alumnus of Distinction Award. In 2012, Dr. Parhar made the key note address to the Medical University of Vienna entitled “Diversity – Recruiting, Supporting and Promoting Excellence”. In July 2013, Dr. Parhar was invited as a visiting professor to teach Professionalism in Saigon Medical School Vietnam.

Meet Our Staff

ERIC LEE

Kinesiologist

Eric came to Canada from South Korea in 2001. He studied criminology at Carleton University in Ottawa before moving to Calgary where he received his Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Calgary.

Eric's hobbies
  • Computer music
  • Travelling
  • Watching sports

EKE ESONU CHUKWU

Consultant

Eke practised as a family physician in Nigeria for 10 years prior to arriving in Canada. He completed the primary fellowship exam of the West African College of Physicians (Paediatrics). He possesses the Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Paediatric Advanced Life Support certifications from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. He is currently doing clinical training for residency in British Columbia.

Eke's hobbies
  • Meeting people
  • Soccer
  • Reading
  • Watching the news

FAIRLETH MCCUAIG

Nurse Practitioner

Fairleth is a Nurse Practitioner with eight years of medical/surgical nursing experience, ten years of family NP practice and 28 years of teaching experience. She received her Post-Master Certificate (Family Nurse Practitioner) from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington.

Fairleth is assisting with occupational health assessments including Driver’s Medical Examinations.

MICHAEL SUNG

Certified Exercise Physiologist and Functional Capacity Evaluator

Michael is a Certified Exercise Physiologist who received his Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree at the University of British Columbia.

He has completed the Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluation Certification Program and specializes in conducting Functional Capacity Evaluations at Core Medical Centre. He is also registered with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology as a Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP).

Michael's hobbies
  • Running
  • Hockey
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JO-ANN LEOBRERA

Medical Office Assistant

Jo-Ann is doing administrative duties and pre-employment medical examinations.

She emigrated from the Philippines 8 years ago, where she was a Registered Medical technologist.

Jo-Ann's hobbies
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Dancing
  • Singing
  • Spending time with family

ROSALINA LINGAD

Medical Office Assistant

Rosalina (Rosie) is doing administrative duties and pre-employment medical examinations.

She emigrated from the Philippines, where she was a Doctor of Medicine specializing in pulmonary.

Rosalina's hobbies
  • Planning and hosting events
  • Decorating
  • Working with people

STEPHIA JO

Administration Assistant, Medical Office Assistant

Stephia joined as a Medical Office Assistant in early 2013, and is doing administrative duties.

She graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnic University with an applied psychology degree, and studied to be a Medical Office Assistant at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. She wishes to pursue a career in pharmacy.

Stephia's hobbies
  • Travelling
  • Reading books
  • Enjoying the outdoors

SUNNY SUN

Operations Manager

Sunny primarily works with billings, payroll, managing supplies and payments. She graduated from Accounting and Payroll from the CDI College in Vancouver, and has worked at CORE Medical Centre for eight years.

Sunny emigrated from China, and is bilingual.

Sunny's hobbies
  • Playing with children
  • Caring for seniors

TINA ATHANASOPOULOS

Kinesiologist and Functional Capacity Evaluator

Tina is a kinesiologist and Matheson trained Functional Capacity Evaluator. She studied Kinesiology at Brock University, and went on to complete a post-graduate program at Niagara College called Exercise Science for Health and Performance. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Society with Exercise Physiology.

Tina is primarily performing functional capacity evaluations, pre-employment physical assessments, preparing cost of future care reports. She also provides opinions on work accommodations, work limitations, and work restrictions.

Tina's hobbies
  • Yoga
  • Snowboarding
  • Travelling
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