Silvia Guillemi

Silvia Guillemi, MD

Assistant Medical Director,
John Ruedy Immunodeficiency Clinic, St. Paul’s Hospital
Director of Clinical Education,
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Clinical Professor, Department of Family Practice, UBC

Dates of Visit: October 23 – 27, 2017

Purpose of Visit

During this visit to CHES, Dr. Guillemi will be meeting with individual members of the CHES community with related research interests in education scholarship.


Dr. Guillemi received her medical degree from La Plata University, Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1979. She was trained in Respiratory Medicine in Buenos Aires University and moved to Vancouver in 1984 to do respiratory research at St. Paul’s Hospital. After completing a rotating internship, a clinical fellowship in HIV/AIDS, and one year Internal Medicine at UBC, she received her medical license from the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1993. Since then, she has been working as a family physician with a subspecialty in HIV and AIDS. She has been working with individuals living with HIV most of her life, feels very close to her patients and is passionate about the work they do together.

Currently, Dr. Silvia Guillemi is the Director of the Clinical Education and Training program at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. She is also the Assistant Medical Director in the John Ruedy Immunodeficiency Clinic (IDC), a collaboration between the BC Centre for Excellence and Providence Health Care. Her academic interest is framed around the processes by which new knowledge is best taken up by practitioners in the field. Her focus is structured around issues of continuing professional development and the diffusion of new knowledge and practices in the health professional community, particularly as it relates to HIV/AIDS care.