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Dr. Arun Garg 

Medical Director, South Asian Health Institute

Dr. Garg is the Program Medical Director of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Fraser Health and Cooperation and Engagement office in the Department of Pathology Medicine of the University of British Columbia. He is also the Medical Director of Fraser Health’s South Asian Health Institute and Special Advisor to the Dean of Health Sciences of British Columbia Institute of Technology on India.

Throughout his career, Dr. Garg has found time to volunteer in several capacities serving to build stronger ties with India. In 2006, the Government of BC appointed him as chair of India Marketing Advisory Group under Asia Pacific Trade Council, an advisory Committee to the Premier of British Columbia. A report was released in January 2007 and the recommendations supported the province’s blueprint for trade policy with India. He also co-chaired the Simon Fraser University President’s Advisory Committee on India (2006-2010). To further promote stronger links between Canada and India, Arun conceptualized and co-chaired the Canada India Network Initiative (CINI2010) on Cardiovascular Health and founded the Canada India Network Society (www.thecins.org) to build strong economic, trade, educational and cultural links between Canada and India. He is also a founding member of the Canadian Physicians with Interest in South Asia (PISA) of BC (1986) and Canadian Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage (2007).

Dr. Garg has received many awards for his work including in 2011 the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC honoured him with their award of excellence; in the BC Medical Association bestowed on Dr. Garg its inaugural Dr. Don Rix Leadership award, their highest recognition and award; and in June 2014, the Canadian Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage honoured Dr. Garg with a lifetime-achievement award.