Dr. Roger D. Shick was awarded a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by PainBC on September 18, 2013.
Roger D. Shick, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C) was the Physician Operations Leader of the St. Paul’s Hospital Complex Pain Centre until 2010. Dr. Shick started the Pain Program, alongside Dr. May Ong, in the mid 80s. He slowly built it up over the years, until it became a recognized program in BC. It was the first pain program available for BC residents.
Dr. Shick has been practicing psychiatry for over thirty years. He earned his medical degree from the University of Manitoba, during which time he also held a fellowship at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Dr. Shick became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in 1973.
Reflecting his interests in clinical education and supervision, Dr. Shick has held a variety of directorships and clinical educator appointments. He has given numerous invited lectures, and currently holds an Associate Clinical Professorship in Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. With a strong interest in treating chronic pain, Dr. Shick continues to be involved in providing professional stewardship and holds memberships in a range of professional bodies and institutional committees. He was appointed Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, UBC, in 2010.
In the past, Dr. Shick has conducted many workshops for healthcare-givers at St. Paul’s hospital as well as for corporations such as BC Hydro and the Vancouver Stock Exchange. He now enjoys using his cumulative experience to help outpatients and other individuals achieve their optimal performance levels.
Dr. Shick is admired by many in the Pain Program, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health Program. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Shick on this prestigious award.