Our Mission Statement

To provide the highest quality of care for patients suffering from sinus and skull-base diseases by establishing a strong and stable research centre.

To foster an environment where research and innovation thrive in pursuit of excellence in patient care. The evidence-based practices established at this centre will serve as a model of exemplary clinical and research training for national and international fellows, residents, medical and graduate students.

Introduction Video

Learn the responsibilities and unique research being conducted by the SPSC, in this award-acceptance video.

Our Team

Our expert team members are here to help. We have detailed profiles for both Dr. Amin Javer and Dr. Andrew Thamboo.

Doctors & Directors

Dr Amin Javer headshot

Dr. Amin Javer
Director, St Paul’s Sinus Centre

Dr. Amin Javer is the Director of St. Paul’s Sinus Centre, a Clinical Professor at UBC, and a Research Co-Director at UBC ENT. Dr. Javer has been awarded several awards and honours in research and in surgical teaching during his career. Was in the top three ENT doctors list for Vancouver, BC.

Dr Andrew Thamboo headshot

Dr. Andrew Thamboo
Research Director, Asst Clinical Professor

Dr. Andrew Thamboo is the Research Director of the St. Paul’s Sinus Centre. In collaboration with Respirologists, he has a lab associated with Heart and Lung Institute.

Clinical Support Staff


Dr Richmond Lim

Dr. Richmond Lim

Clinical Fellow

Dr Juan Carlos Hernaiz Leonardo

Dr. Juan Carlos Hernaiz Leonardo

Research Fellow

Research Team

Sara Derikvand (Research Coordinator)

Michael Guo

Al-Rahim Habib

William Mak

Jamil Manji

Christopher Okpaleke

Devon Webb

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