The St. Paul’s Hospital Thrombosis Clinic consists of four specialist physicians, the thrombosis nurse, research coordinators and administration staff.
Our physicians have advanced training in thrombosis and extensive experience in treating patients with venous thromboembolism. They are members of the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia with active roles in teaching medical students and medical residents.
Our research coordinators are part of the Centre of Health Evaluation & Outcome Science (CHEOS) and they work closely with patients who are interested in participating in the latest clinical trials in the treatment of thromboembolic diseases.
Anna Rahmani, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Anna Rahmani is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UBC. She completed her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology (2001) followed by her MD degree (2005) at UBC before moving to Montreal to complete her General Internal Medicine residency and Thrombosis Fellowship at McGill University.
Dr. Rahmani is actively involved with the inpatient General Internal Medicine Clinical Teaching Unit at St. Paul’s Hospital and enjoys teaching Internal Medicine trainees. Her main interest, however, is Thrombosis Medicine. Dr. Rahmani has an outpatient General Internal Medicine and Thrombosis Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital.
Dr. Rahmani’s special interests include perioperative anticoagulation and management of venous thromboembolic disease. She is a member of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, and has won multiple teaching awards. In her free time, she enjoys painting and making pottery with her two daughters.
Tony Wan, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Tony Wan completed his MD undergraduate training and core internal medicine residency at UBC. Dr. Wan went to Ottawa for one year to complete a clinical fellowship in thrombosis. He is an active member of The Canadian Venous Thromboembolism Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research (CanVECTOR) Network and Thrombosis Canada. Dr. Wan is the co-director of the St. Paul's Hospital Thrombosis Clinic.
Alejandro Dau, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Dr. Dau completed his MD undergraduate degree and core internal medicine residency at UBC. As part of his general internal medicine fellowship, he completed one year of training in thrombosis medicine at UBC and the University of Ottawa. He works full time at St. Paul’s Hospital as General Internist and Thrombosis Specialist. He has a particular interest in medical education. He is current education lead at the SPH Thrombosis Clinic and will be acting Program Director of the UBC Thrombosis Medicine fellowship program estimated to start in July 2024. He has a particular interest in anticoagulant management of pregnant women with mechanical heart valves.
Taylor Drury, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Dr. Taylor Drury completed his undergraduate medical degree at Queen’s University, and subsequently his internal medicine residency and general internal medicine fellowship at UBC. Prior to medical school he completed a Masters in Experimental Medicine at UBC focusing on cardiovascular physiology of high performing athletes for which he was awarded the UBC Governor General’s Gold Medal. During his GIM fellowship he completed an adult clinical thrombosis fellowship split between UBC and the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Drury is currently a Clinical Instructor at UBC working primarily at St Paul’s Hospital. His time is divided between the internal medicine clinical teaching units and the SPH thrombosis clinic/consultation service.
Reshmi Singh is a Registered Nurse on the St. Paul’s Thrombosis clinic team. She completed her Nursing degree at Kwantlen University College in 2006. She has been with St Paul’s Hospital since the beginning of her career and has previous experience working in medicine, psychiatry, respiratory, and outpatient stroke clinic.
Reshmi’s professional interests include helping patients manage their warfarin dosing, INR monitoring and injection teaching. She also maintains her current practice with up-to-date research and education materials.