Visiting Scholar

Dr. Stan Bardal

Dr. Stan Bardal

Assistant Teaching Professor
Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria
Island Medical Program, University of British Columbia

Dates: March 10 – 12, 2014

Purpose of Visit

With a focus on pharmacogenomics and its applications in improving patients’ therapeutic outcomes, Dr. Bardal and his research lab are working to decipher the complex relationship between genetics, patient factors and drug dosing. With pharmacogenomics being a relatively new area of medicine, much of his work is generating new ways of thinking about how we treat disease.

While at CHES, Dr. Bardal hopes to pursue his educational interest in studying the process by which such new ideas are introduced into a profession and the challenges involved.


Dr. Bardal is an Assistant Teaching Professor within the Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria (UVic), and the Island Medical Program (IMP), UBC. He is also an affiliate Instructor with the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, UBC. He has degrees in the Humanities (BA, History), Business (MBA) and Pharmacy, and a PhD in Pharmacology. He also practiced as a pharmacist for seven years before entering academia. In the Teaching Professor track, his primary responsibility is teaching in the MD undergraduate program at UBC as well as for undergraduate/graduate programs at UVic. He has won numerous teaching awards awarded by students, peers and on a national level, and has authored a pharmacology textbook, published by Elsevier in 2011. His pharmacology research interests include examining ways to enhance prescribing effectiveness through education and personalized medicine, and he has worked with the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) since 2003.