Credentials

 

POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION

 

University of British Columbia BSc Cell Biology 1972

University of British Columbia MD Medicine 1975

University of British Columbia MHSc Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1990-92

 

SPECIAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto – Rotating Internship 1975-76

College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. – License #7836 1976

St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, B.C. – Resident 1976-77

St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto – Resident 1977-79

St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, B.C. – Chief Resident & Teaching Fellow 1979-80

FRCPC – Certificate #3914 1980

ABIM – Certificate #100741 1984

FACP – American College of Physicians 1986

FAED- Academy of Eating Disorders Fellow 2007

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISED

 

Wanfang Su Doctoral

Thesis, Family & Nutritional Sciences, UBC

1991-1993 P. Jones,  C.L. Birmingham

 

Dan Legoff Doctoral

Thesis Psychology, SFU

1992-1993 C. Davis, C.L. Birmingham

 

Charitini Orphanidou

Masters Thesis, Family & Nutritional Sciences, UBC

1992-1994 L. McCargar, C.L. Birmingham

 

Jenny Muller Masters Thesis, Family & Nutritional Sciences, UBC

1995 1997 C.L. Birmingham

 

Scott Lear Masters Thesis, Heart Program, U.B.C.

1996-1998 J. Frohlich, C.L. Birmingham

 

Scott Lear Doctoral Thesis – MRC Scholar, Heart Program,U.B.C

1999-2001 J. Frohlich, C.L. Birmingham

 

Nadia Aleem Postgraduate Trainee

2001 C.L. Birmingham

 

Dr W.Abumelha Head of Family Practice Saudi Arabia

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Eating Disorders

2001-2002 C.L. Birmingham

 

Samantha Kelleher Post Doctoral Fellowship in Eating Disorders

2001-2002 C.L. Birmingham, Michael Myers

 

Naresh Mondraty PhD in Medicine (Psychiatry) University of Sydney

2001-2002 P Beumont, C.L. Birmingham

 

Tanya Hechler PhD (psychology) University of Sydney

2001-2002 P Beumont, C.L. Birmingham

 

Paul Gallant PhD (kinesiology) University of BC

2005-7 Crocker C.L. Birmingham

 

Julia Raudzus Research in Psychiatry Fellowship

2006-2007 C.L. Birmingham

 

Zubin Amarsi MHA – HCEC 590 Research Project.

2006-2007 Aslam Anis, C.L. Birmingham

 

Scott Garrison Master Experimental Medicine UBC

2007-2008 C.L. Birmingham, B Koehler

 

Scott Garrison PhD Experimental Medicine UBC

2008 Karim Khan, C.L. Birmingham

 

 

VISITING PROFESSOR

 

Maudsley Hospital Eating Disorder Unit, May 1999

University of Sydney, August 1999

Cairo, Egypt, 2001

Laval University, June 2001

University of Sydney, July 2001

Universities of Sydney & Melbourne, November 2002

Oslo and Bergen, Norway, 2004

Oslo and Bergen Norway, 2006

University of Sydney, Australia 2012

Medicine Hat College, Alberta 2012

 

Research or equivalent grants/contracts  

 

U.B.C. Weight Cycling

$2,400 1983

C.L. B. Parrot, Laval

UBC Student Grant

 

Research Plateaus in Weight Loss

$3,500 1983

BCMSF

 

British Columbia Health Care Research Foundation

Weight Loss Plateaus

$31,489 1985

R. Tonkin, C.L. Birmingham

BCMSF

 

Lilly Multicenter C

$100,053 1988-1990

Pharmaceuticals Fluoxetine in the Treatment of Non-insulin-dependent Diabetes Mellitus

Lilly Pharmaceuticals

 

Effect of Dietary Fat in Obesity

$48,738 1988-1990

P. Jones, C.L. Birmingham

BCMSF

 

Zinc in anorexia

$29,569 1988-1991

C.L. Birmingham, E. Goldner

BCMSF

 

Weight Cycling

$21,136 1988-1991

C.L. Birmingham, Linda McCargar

BCMSF

 

Beef Board of Canada

Zinc and Iron Intake

NC $10,000 1990

C.L. Birmingham, E.M. Goldner

Beef Board of Canada

 

Chronic Ambulatory Patients with Anorexia Nervosa

$2,000 1991

E Goldner, C.L. Birmingham

St. Paul’s Foundation

 

Mechanism of Weight Loss of Ileogastrostomy

$31,750 1991-1994

P. Jones, C.L. Birmingham

BCMSF

 

Measurement of body fat by BIA

$29,580 1991-1994

C.L.Birmingham, EM Goldner

BCMSF

 

Weight cycling

$24,053 1992

C.L. Birmingham, Linda McCargar

BCMSF

 

Weight gain in anorexia nervosa

$23,600 1993-1994

E.M. Goldner, C.L. Birmingham

BCMSF

 

Recovery in Anorexia Nervosa

$2,000 1994 Grant in aid.

C.L. Birmingham, EM Goldner

SPH

 

Metabolic cart

$50,000 1994

C.L. Birmingham, E Goldner

1/2 Saint Paul’s Foundation Equipment Grant

1/2Woodward Foundation Grant

 

Body Fat vs. Body Weight Measurement

$25,000 1995

C.L. Birmingham, E.M Goldner

BCMSF

 

JanssenPharmaceutic

Cisapride

NC $5,000 1996

C.L.Birmingham

 

Predictors of weight loss

Hoffman LaRoche

$2,000 1997

 

Predicting Caloric requirements for weight gain in AN

$17,800 1997

C.L. Birmingham

BCMSF

 

Leptin and Anorexia Nervosa

$3,500 1997

C.L. Birmingham

BCMSF

 

Exercise in Anorexia Nervosa

$1700  1997

R. Pauly, C.L. Birmingham

St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation

 

The Cost of Obesity in Canada

NC $72,000 1997

C.L. Birmingham, A. Anis, A. Palepu, J. Spinelli, V. Thien

Hoffman La Roche

 

Anorexia nervosa and the heart

$3,500 1999

C.L. Birmingham

PMAC

 

Anorexia nervosa and the heart

$17,400 1999

C.L. Birmingham, Scott Lear, Jennifer Kenyon

Vancouver Foundation

 

Identifying the prevalence of atherosclerosis in females with anorexia nervosa

$15,240 1999

C.L. Birmingham, Scott Lear

BCMSF

 

Manual for the prevention of eating disorders

$70,000 1999 2001

C.L. Birmingham

Ministry of Children and Families

Development Grant

 

Development of an Algorithm for the Treatment of Obesity

NC $5,000 2000

C.L. Birmingham

Hoffman LaRoche

 

Epidemiology of eating disorders in BC

$80,000 2000

C.L. Birmingham

BC Government Grant

 

Development of obesity teaching resource in BC

$10,000 2000

C. L. Birmingham

Hoffman La Roche

 

Creation of a Centre for Innovation in Nutrition Research in BC

C $2,253,662  2000

S. Innis, C.L. Birmingham and others at the Children and Families Research Foundation Nutrition Focus

Government of Canada Infrastructure Grant

 

Epidemiology of eating disorders in BC

$80,000 2001

C.L. Birmingham

BC Government Grant

 

Epidemiology of eating disorders in BC

$80,000 2002

C.L. Birmingham

BC Government Grant

 

The PET scan in Anorexia Nervosa

Up to 100 doses or radioactive glucose

($150k) 2001 -2002

CL Birmingham, Al Belzberg

 

TRIUMPH UBC

A quantitative analysis of the influence of malnutrition on lung structure and function

C $27,600 2001 -2002

H Coxson, C.L. Birmingham, JR Mayo

BC Lung Foundation

 

A treatment program for shoplifting in patients with eating disorders

$2,500 2001

B Russell, C.L. Birmingham

Chris Spencer Foundation

 

Research assistant funding assistant for Dr. Birmingham

$90,000 2003-2005

C.L. Birmingham

PHSA

 

A Comparison of the Differential Distribution of Body Fat In Four Ethnic Populations

$137,317 2003-2006

C.S. Lear, C.L. Birmingham,  A. Chockalingam, JJ Fohlich , Humphries

CIHR

 

Infrastructure funding

$150,000 2004

S. Innis, C.L .Birmingham and Michel Smith Foundation

 

Dysrhythmia in anorexia nervosa

$3500 2004

C.L. Birmingham, Marla Keiss

CIHR

 

Prevention program for eating disorders

$30,000 2005

O’Hagan, C.L. Birmingham

Vancouver Foundation

 

Exercise and energy use in anorexia nervosa

$3,500 2005

C.L. Birmingham

UBC Student Grant

 

Research assistant funding assistant for Dr. Birmingham

$90,000 2005-2007

C.L. Birmingham

PHSA

 

Research assistant for Dr. Birmingham

10,000.00 2005

Looking Glass Foundation

 

Magnesium & Nocturnal Leg Cramps

C 30,000.00 2006-8

Scott Garrison, C.L. Birmingham

Vancouver Foundation

 

Cost of obesity in Canada

250,000 2007

Aslam Anis, C.L. Birmingham

Sanofi Research grant

 

 

SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY

 

University of British Columbia – Faculty of Medicine

1986 Member, Review Committee of Therapeutics 453

1986 Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Objectives Committee

1987-88 Member, Curriculum Evaluation Committee

1987-90 Member, Faculty Residency Committee

1987-90 Member, Executive Committee of the Faculty Residency Committee

1989-90 Member, Medical Manpower Committee

University of British Columbia – Department of Medicine

1980-86 Member, Undergraduate Education Committee

1987-90 Director, Postgraduate Education Program, Department of Medicine

1987-90 Chairman, Postgraduate Education Committee, Department of Medicine

1991 Member of the Committee to Study the Final Year of the Internal Medicine Residency Program

1993-99 Head, General Internal Medicine

1993-99 Executive Committee, Department of Medicine

 

University of British Columbia – Department of Psychiatry

2000- 2003 Associate Member

2003-Member

2003- 2008 Professor and Director, Eating Disorders Program, Division of Behavioural Science

2003-2008 Member, Executive Committee

 

University of British Columbia –Department of Health Care and Epidemiology

1992- Associate member, Clinical Trials Division

 

University of British Columbia – Faculty of Agriculture – Dept of Family & Nutritional Sciences

1990 -2007 Adjunct Research Professor

University of British Columbia – Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

1999 – 2006 Clinical Instructor

 

Department of Medicine, St. Paul’s Hospital

1980- Department of Medicine – St. Paul’s Hospital

1980-86 Director, Undergraduate Teaching for the Department of Medicine

1980- 2008 Member, Department of Medicine

1983-98 Director, Division of Internal Medicine

1985-95 Chairman, Clinical Teaching Units Directors Committee

1985-96 Director, 7A Clinical Teaching Unit

1985- 90 Member, Continuing Medical Education Course Planning Committee

1986-87 Director, Residency Training in Internal Medicine

1986-93 Acting Chief of Medicine during Chief of Medicine’s absences

1986-95 Member, Executive Committee, Department of Medicine

1990-91 Member, Clinical Advisory Committee to Renal Studies

1993-95 Associate Head, Department of Medicine

 

Department of Psychiatry – St. Paul’s Hospital

1989-90 Co-Director, Eating Disorder Unit (C2B)

1989- 2008 Member, Department of Psychiatry

1994- 2008 Director, In-Patient Eating Disorder Program

 

Mentor Function

Met with most residents who do the Royal College exams to both examine them and advise them on methods of passing the Royal College exams, as a previous member of the Examining Board for Canada.

2008- Mentor to physician at the request of the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons

 

St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC

1999 – 2008 BC Provincial Director for Eating Disorders

1999 – 2001 Manager, BC Eating Disorder Resource Centre

St. Paul’s Hospital

1981-86 Chairman, Medical Records Committee

1981-86 Member, Medical Audit Committee

1985-92 Member, Hospital Computer Advisory Committee Task Force

1985-95 Chairman, Credentials Committee

1985-95 Member, Medical Advisory Committee

1986-87 Member, Medical Education Committee

1986-89 Director, Eating Disorders Clinic

1986-93 Chairman, Eating Disorders Committee

1987 Member, Search and Selection Committee for Head, Department of          Psychiatry

1989- 1999 Co-Director, Eating Disorders Clinic

1999-2008 Medical Director Eating Disorders Program

 

Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre

1994-2003 Consultant Staff, Division of Internal Medicine

 

 

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

 

1980- Member, British Columbia Medical Association

1980- Member, Canadian Medical Association

1980- Member, College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia

1980- Member, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

1980- Member, American College of Physicians

1984- Member, Canadian Society of Internal Medicine

1984- Member, British Columbia Society of Internal Medicine

1994- 1997 Editor, Newsletter, Canadian Society of Internal Medicine

1998 – Member, Academy for Eating Disorders

1999 – Member, Eating Disorder Research Society

2001- 2007 Chairman, Neuroimaging Special Interest Group, Academy of Eating Disorders

2005- Senior Associate Clinician Scientist, Children & Family Research Institute, British Columbia Children’s Hospital

2006 Inaugural Fellow, BC Institute of Mental Health

2007 – 2008 Scientist, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, British Columbia

2007 –Investigator, Brain Research Institute, British Columbia

 

Memberships on other societies, including offices held and dates

1989- 93 Member, Keith Journal Club

 

Memberships on scholarly committees, including offices held and dates

1984-86 Member, Executive Committee, British Columbia Society of Internal Medicine

1984-86 Member, Executive Committee and Signatory for the re-establishment of the Canadian

Society of Internal Medicine

1991-94 Member of the Council of the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine

2000 Member, Canadian Advisory Committee, D B Brown Chair on Obesity Research

 

Editorships

1983  Guest Editor, British Columbia Medical Association. 25(7).

1995 – 1998 Co-Editor, Canadian Society of Internal Medicine Newsletter

2000 – 2001 Chief Editorial Advisor for Internal Medicine and Family Practice, Doody Publishing

2004-Associate Editor European Journal of Obesity & Eating Disorders

2008-Academic Associate Editor BMC Psychiatry

2008- Editor Board Member, Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention

 

Reviewer

1988- Reviewer, Canadian Medical Association Journal

1989-90 Member, Editorial Advisory Board, The Canadian Medical Educator’s Bulletin

1994- Reviewer, Scientific Presentations, Annual Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Meeting

1996- Reviewer, International Journal of Eating Disorders

1996- 2000 Reviewer, Journal SOGC

1996- Reviewer, The Lancet

1997- Reviewer, Psychiatric Foundation of Canada

1998 – Reviewer, Canadian Psychiatric Foundation

1999 – Reviewer, Medical Research Council of Canada

1999 – 2007 Reviewer, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul’s Hospital

2000 – Reviewer, International Journal of Obesity

2002 – Reviewer, Canadian Institute of Health Research

2002- Reviewer, International Journal of Psychoneuroendocrinology.

2002- Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Member National Review Committee on Nutrition

2002- Reviewer, European Journal of Obesity & Eating Disorders

2004- Reviewer, Primary Psychiatry

2005 Reviewer, Health Statistics Division of Statistics Canada

2006 Reviewer, Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science

2006 Reviewer, Journal of Medical Economics

2007- Reviewer, Clinical Nutrition

2007- Reviewer, Archives of General Psychiatry

2007 – Reviewer, Stress and Health

2008 – Nutrition Research

 

External examiner

1985-90 Member of the Board of Examiners for Internal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

1987 Local Coordinator, Oral Examinations (Internal Medicine), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

1989 Local Coordinator, Oral Examinations (Internal Medicine), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

 

Consultant

1980- Medical Consultant to the Drug and Poison Information Centre of British Columbia

1981-85 Executive Medical Director, McGavin’s Food Limited (Canada)

1984- Member, British Columbia Medical Association, Nutrition Committee

1985-86 Member, British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Eating Disorders Research Group

1985-96 Medical Consultant to the Drug Usage Review Board of British Columbia

1985- 98 Member, Medical Advisory Committee, British Columbia Medical Services Foundation

1986 – 98 Chairman, Eating Disorders Task Force, Subcommittee of the B.C. Medical Association Nutrition Committee

1987-90 Member, Canadian Internal Medicine Program Directors’ Committee

1990 Corresponding Member, Test Committee for Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

1991- Member, Provincial Steering Committee on Eating Disorders

1991- Member, Professional Advisory Committee ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Related Disorders), B.C.

1992- Chairman, Evaluation Committee of the Eating Disorder Resource Centre of British Columbia

1992- Chairman, Medical Review Board, B.C. Drug and Poison Information Centre

1994-95 Member, Medical Advisory Committee, B.C. Health Research Foundation

1996 Member, Medical Review Panel, Drug Usage Review Program

1999 – Consultant, New South Wales Mental Health, regarding eating disorders treatment strategy

2000 – Expert Witness, Montreux Hearing, Victoria, B.C. April 22, 1999

 

Other service to the community

1984-88 Sidesman, St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, West Vancouver, B.C.

1985-88 Member, Church Committee and Finance Committee, St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, WestVancouver, B.C.

1985-93 Assistant Coach, West Vancouver Minor Soccer Association

1985-97 Coach/Assistant Coach, West Vancouver Minor Hockey Association

1986-87 Rector’s Warden and Delegate to Synod, St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, West Vancouver, B.C.

1986-87 Instructor, Olympics of the Mind

1992- 98 Assistant Coach, West Vancouver Little League

1993-94 Physician, First-Aid Ski Patrol (FASP), Grouse Mountain

1994-98 Coach, West Vancouver Minor Hockey Association

1999-2001 Trainer, West Vancouver Minor Hockey Association