Robert Petrella appointed Head, Department of Family Practice

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert Petrella as the incoming Head of the Department of Family Practice, effective October 15, 2019.  Rob is joining us from Western University.

The current heads are excited that Rob is taking on this role and they will be working with him on his transition into his new role as Head.

We would like to thank the search committee for their thoughtful engagement in the selection and Dr. Deborah Money for chairing the committee and sheparding the process.

The current heads will be continuing on in their roles supporting the Department of Family Practice as well as working on a leadership transition plan in preparation for Rob’s arrival in mid October.

We would like to congratulate Rob and thank all of you who have already sent your best wishes on his appointment.


Christie Newton, Morgan Price, and Ian Scott, Interim Co-Heads, Department of Family Practice, UBC

The Faculty of Medicine announcement can be read here: