City View

OUR TEAM

DOCTORS

DR. FERGUS TO

MD, MSc, FRCPC

Clinical Assistant Professor

UBC Division of Rheumatology 
Mary Pack Arthritis Centre: Myositis Clinic

Born and raised in Vancouver, Dr. Fergus To completed his medical school, Internal Medicine Residency, and Rheumatology fellowship at UBC. He then completed training in inflammatory myopathies at the University of Manchester, UK. He is a faculty member at UBC and serves as a consultant rheumatologist at Vancouver General Hospital and Saint Paul's Hospital.  He also helped start and continues to run the Vancouver Coastal Health Myositis Clinic at Mary Pack Arthritis Centre for which he was awarded the BC Society of Rheumatology Award for Innovation.  

 

Professional Appointments & Memberships

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Rheumatology and Internal Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, UBC

Licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

Member of the BC Society of Rheumatology

Member of the Canadian Rheumatology Association

Member of International Myositis Assessment & Clinical Studies Group

DR. PERSIA POURSHAHNAZARI

MD, FRCPC

Clinical Instructor, UBC Department of Medicine

Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Saint Paul's Hospital

Born and raised in BC, Dr. Pourshahnazari completed her undergraduate degree in Cell Biology and Genetics as well as medical school training at UBC. She chose to stay in Vancouver, where she completed her Internal Medicine residency and Allergy and Clinical Immunology fellowship programs. She is fascinated by the interplay between the human immune system and the external environment. Her practice focuses on the diagnosis and management of allergic and immunologic diseases in adolescents and adults. 
Don't worry, nobody can pronounce her last name properly - just call her Dr. P.

Professional Appointments & Memberships

Royal College certified Allergist/Clinical Immunologist and Internist

Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine, UBC

Member of the Canadian and BC Medical Associations

Licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

Member of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Member of the BC Society of Allergy and Immunology

Member of the American Association of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

THE DOCTORS

DR. MOHAMMAD BARDI

MD, FRCPC, USSONAR MSK Ultrasound Fellow

Clinical Instructor, UBC Division of Rheumatology 

Mary Pack Arthritis Centre: Vasculitis Clinic - GCA Fast Track

Mary Pack Arthritis Centre: Combined Hand Clinic with Dr. Erin Brown  

VCH DTES Rheumatology Pender Clinic Lead

Dr. Bardi completed his Internal Medicine and Rheumatology training at the University of British Columbia. He was Chief of Internal Medicine in 2017. Additional training included a fellowship in musculoskeletal ultrasound through the American College of Rheumatology USSONAR program. Further, he trained internationally in the use of ultrasound to assess large vessel vasculitis from leading pioneers in Norway and the UK.

 

Dr. Bardi is a Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and active rheumatologist staff at Vancouver General and St. Paul's Hospital. He is part of the Vasculitis Clinic at Mary Pack Arthritis Center. He has helped create and operate the Giant Cell Arteritis Fast Track Clinic, for which he was awarded the BC Society of Rheumatology Award for Innovation in 2021.

His ongoing research is in the areas of ultrasound in assessing large-vessel vasculitis and the diagnostic role of musculoskeletal ultrasound in inflammatory and non-inflammatory joint diseases.

Professional Appointments & Memberships

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Rheumatology and Internal Medicine

Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine, UBC

Licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

Member of the BC Society of Rheumatology

Member of the Canadian Rheumatology Association

Fellow and Teaching Faculty with the Ultrasound Society of North American Rheumatologists (USSONAR)

NURSES

JEN PAWSON

MSN, RN

Originally from just outside of Boston, Massachusetts (USA), Jen went to school originally for mathematics, and changed course to become a nurse over a decade ago. Since then, she has enjoyed working in many outpatient clinics, including in family medicine and women’s health. She moved with her family to Vancouver a few years ago, and subsequently started work as a rheumatology nurse with Dr. Fergus To.

She speaks near fluent Spanish, and can read and write some French and German as well. When not at the clinic, you can often find her exploring local parks with her dog and family!

MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT

ALLERGY TECHNICIAN

TRAINEES

Our doctors are all UBC clinical faculty and take pride in teaching the future generation of BC's doctors. Medical students, residents, and clinical fellows may be involved in your care.