SERIES 4 | EPISODE 4: The Role and Integration of a Psychologist in the NICU
Julie de Salaberry
Senior Director of Neonatal Programs
BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre
Julie de Salaberry is the Senior Director, Clinical Operations of BCW 70 Single Family Room Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) and the Neonatal Follow Up Program in Vancouver, BC. She began her career as a registered nurse in the NICU and obstetrics and has held a variety of clinical leadership roles with over 12 years of administrative leadership experience. Julie led a variety of large system redesign projects in preparation of the opening of the new Children’s and Women’s Hospital including the development and implementation of the combined care MotherBaby Care model of care, now recognized as a peer reviewed leading health care practice by the Health Standards Organization. She has collaborated and co-authored several publications and is curious about the ways models of care may shape the roles and relationships of health care professionals and parents and the influence on the health outcomes of infants, mothers and families.
Sandesh Shivananda, MD, FRCPC, M.Sc.
Medical Director, Neonatal Program
Associate Professor, Neonatology
Dr. Sandesh Shivananda is an Associate Professor at UBC and a Staff Neonatologist at BC Women’s Hospital, with the Division of Neonatology. Dr. Shivananda received his Medical Degree from the University of Mysore, 1998 and then was trained in Neonatology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, India (1997-2003) and at the University of Toronto, 2007. From there, Dr. Shivananda completed his Masters in Health Informatics at the University of Victoria, BC.
Dr. Shivananda’s interests lie in knowledge translation, integration of technology, and quality improvement. His focus has been in designing, implementing, and evaluating QI programs. He is also the site investigator for the Canadian Neonatal Network’s – Evidence based Practice for Improving Quality. He co-chairs the Neonatal Leadership and Quality and Safety Improvement committees. He also serves as the EPIQ workshop lead facilitator.