In Memory of Dr. Madeline Chung

Dr. Madeline Huang Chung, the first female Chinese Obstetrician in Canada, passed away peacefully at her home in Vancouver at the age of 96 on August 22nd, 2021. Dr. Chung was born in Shanghai China in 1925 and graduated from Yale in China in 1948. She received a 4 year residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and moved to Vancouver to practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Vancouver General Hospital and the old Grace Hospital. She was popular among medical students and residents because of her dedication to teaching, in spite of initially being denied an academic appointment. Over a long career from 1956-1992 she delivered 7,226 babies.

Anti-Asian Racism: A Call to Action

The linked file below is an anti-Asian racism statement that was recently sent out by Fiona Dalton (CEO of PHC) and Victor Leung (President of Medical Staff Association). In the statement, there are some useful links about educating others about racism, as well as links to donate to organizations to fight anti-Asian racism. It may be a useful statement to post on the website as well.

President's Message

Dear Colleagues,

The COVID-19 pandemic was hard for everyone in 2020. We still remembered how our

members were actively donating their savings and PPEs to the medical frontline of Wuhan China

fighting against Coronavirus in the beginning of 2020; then we had our first wave of COVID-19

pandemic crisis across Canada starting in March 2020. We faced lockdowns and a vast majority

of our group activities were canceled, including our traditional Gala dinner and Chinese New

Year celebration events. Some of us may have experienced difficulties in our clinic practices. We

are still struggling with the second wave of hardship and the uncertainty of virus variants. The

COVID-19 pandemic is the most serious public health crisis we have ever experienced.

With such an unprecedented change in the way we live and work, we were pushed to be more

Remembering Dr. Francis Ho

Dr Francis Chung Wai Ho, one of our CCMSBC Honorary Members, passed away peacefully in his home on February 5, 2021. Dr. Ho is a well-known physician, pioneer, leader, educator, and fund-raiser in our community. For 56 years, Dr.Ho practiced as a family physician in Vancouver office , and both Saint Paul's and Mount St Joseph Hospitals.  In addition to the care of his patients, he was passionate about his community, volunteering at every level. He participated in, directed and hosted many health forums, both in person and through radio and television, educating audiences beyond his patients. 

Dr. Ho’s passing is a huge loss for our Chinese Medical Community, but his professionalism, dedication and love will be remembered. 

Dr. Charles Jiang

CCMSBC President

Please read Dr. Kendal Ho's letter below (Faculty of Medicine, UBC)