May 14, 2019

False Creek Healthcare Centre Welcomes New Medical Director

Meet Dr. Jugpal Arneja
False Creek Healthcare Centre’s New Medical Director

BSc, BSc(Med), MD, MBA, FAAP, FACS, FRCS(C). Plastic Surgeon & Medical Director, False Creek Healthcare Centre


Dr. Jugpal Arneja is a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, and is the Medical Director of False Creek Healthcare Centre. Dr. Arneja is an accomplished medical professional with more than 15 years of experience, having practiced in various parts of Canada and the United States.

Dr. Arneja received his Medical Degree and completed his Plastic Surgery Residency Training from the University of Manitoba, and received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.

He is currently a Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of British Columbia, and Attending Clinical Staff at British Columbia Children’s Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital/Vancouver Coastal Health. At Children’s & Women’s he is currently Vice-President of the Medical Staff Association and the Associate Chief of Surgery. He is also an Associate Member of the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Arneja currently sits on the Non-Hospital Committee and Incident Review Panel at the College of Physicians & Surgeons of BC, which regulates aspects of the practice of medicine in BC. He is also a member of the Executive Committee for the American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons/American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Plastic Surgery. He is actively involved in teaching and conducting research at UBC, as well as participating as an Editorial Board Member and Journal Reviewer for a variety of Plastic Surgical Journals.

He continues to actively contribute to the community, and is currently involved with the United Way.  He has also been a Medical Services Physician during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, as well as the 1999 Pan-American Games in Winnipeg.  In addition, he volunteers his time to participate with Smile Train, performing and teaching Plastic Surgery in low and middle income countries internationally.


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