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Welcome, New Division Heads

The departments of emergency and critical care, surgery and medicine are pleased to welcome three new divisions heads:

Dr. Drew Digney is the new division head of emergency and critical care medicine for Geo 2. As an emergency physician, Dr. Digney has also served in a number of leadership roles including executive medical director and site chief throughout Nanaimo and Oceanside. Dr. Digney’s new role is effective March 1, 2019.

Dr Brian Mc Ardle is the new division head of internal medicine for Geo 4. Dr. Mc Ardle also serves as the internal medicine medical leader for Royal Jubilee Hospital and on the South Island Medical Staff Association working group. Dr. Mc Ardle’s new role is effective March 4, 2019.  

Dr. Kurt Alscher is the new division head of general surgery for Geo 1, 2 and 3. Dr. Alscher works at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital as a General Surgeon. In addition to his medical leadership role he is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of surgery at UBC.  He teaches medical students, family practice residents, and senior general surgery residents in addition to running a General Surgery and Endoscopy practice. Dr. Alscher’s new role is effective April 1, 2019.