Dr. Stephanie Taylor

After completing a bachelor of arts in world and comparative history at the University of Victoria and a medical degree at Queen’s University, Dr. Taylor studied anaesthesia at UBC.  She then spent several years working in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, and was chief of anaesthesia at Qikiqtani

General Hospital from 2008 to 2010.  She joined MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders) in 2010 and has done more than 20 missions since, including to Haiti, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Papua New Guinea, South Sudan, Syria, Libya, Gaza, Yemen, and Iraq, among others.  She spent a year with the MSF Emergency Pool (a rapid response team) based in

Paris, and has training and first-hand experience in war surgery, chemical weapons, mass casualty incidents, and responding to epidemics (including Ebola virus).  Dr. Taylor started working at VGH and UBC hospitals as a clinical associate in critical care in 2015, and contributes to educational activities both at UBC and overseas, as part of a Francophone MSF team teaching intensive care skills in developing countries.  She also has an interest in wilderness medicine, having provided medical services on expeditions to Antarctica and the Everest Base Camp area in Nepal.  In her spare time, she is a professional artist working in oil paints with gallery representation.

University or Institution Degree Subject Area Dates
University of Victoria BA World and Comparative History 2001
Queen’s University MD Medicine 2006
University of British Columbia – St. Paul’s Hospital Rotating Internship 2007

Continuing Education or Training

University or Institution Rank or Title Dates

University of British Columbia

Royal College Residency in Anesthesiology earned FPA designation 2006-2008
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden ECMO course Oct 2019

Continuing Medical Education

University or Institution Type Detail Dates

University of British Columbia

Canadian Critical Care Conference Yearly attendance 2018, 2019

University of British Columbia

Trauma Rounds Attended on average once per month 2016-2019

University of British Columbia

Medicine Rounds Attended on average once per month 2016-2019
4 Epicentre, Paris, France Responding to Epidemics 2 week course 2015
5 International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland


International War Surgery Seminar and Ballistics Workshop 1 week course 2011

Professional Qualifications

1 Certification in the College of Family Physicians with Family Practice Anesthesiology (CCFP-FPA) by exam challenge 2013
2 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – update 2018
3  Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS) – instructor
4 Advanced Labour and Delivery Management (ALARM) – 2010
5 Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) – 2015
6 College of the Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia – 2008 to present

(a)   Areas of special interest and accomplishments

1 Lead ICU rounds with interdisciplinary team caring for patients with multi-system critical illness
2 Teaching of airway skills including endotracheal intubation, central line insertion including dialysis catheters, arterial line insertion, jugular bulb insertion, lumbar punctures, thoracostomy, basic cardiac echo, bedside teaching around clinical cases.


Scheduled Teaching (without course number)

Description Duration Year Number of Students / Trainees Student / Trainee level Total Hours
Fundamentals of Critical Care 8h per year 2016-2019 30 R1s 32
Interpretation of ECG Workshops 1h per year 2006-2008 10 1st year medical students 3

Unscheduled Teaching

Description Duration Year Number of Students / Trainees Student / Trainee level Total Hours
Informal ICU training (case based, subject based, technical skills) 4h per week approx 2016-present various Medical student to R3 500+
Morning ICU Rounds (approx. 6 per year) 1h 2016-2019 10 Medical students to R3 24
Airway skills and approach to shock 1h per year 2006-2008 10 Year 3 and 4 Medical students 3