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Liam R. Brunham

Associate Professor


Dr. Liam Brunham is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and a Canada Research Chair in Precision Cardiovascular Disease Prevention. He is a Principal Investigator at the UBC Centre for Heart and Lung Innovation where he leads a research team focused on cardiovascular genetics. He is the Medical Lead at the Health Heart Program Prevention clinic at St. Paul’s hospital, one of the largest specialty lipid clinics in Canada. He is also the Associate Director of the UBC MD/PhD program. In 2017 he was named as one of Canada Top 40 under 40.

Education & Training

  • BSc (with distinction) – University of Manitoba
  • MD, University of British Columbia
  • PhD, University of British Columbia
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Clinical Lipidology

Area of Interest

My research focuses on understanding how genetic variation contributes to abnormalities in lipid levels and risk for cardiovascular disease as well as response to medications. We use tools in human genetics, stem cells, animal models and clinical research to study how genetics can reveal biological insights about susceptibility to cardiometabolic diseases and optimize patient care.

Team Members

  • Effimia Christidi, PhD student
  • Margaret Huang, PhD student
  • Diana Vikulova, PhD student
  • Mark Trinder, MD/PhD student
  • Kate Huang, PhD student
  • Linda Jackson, Technician
  • Luka Bevanda, clinical research coordinator
  • Luba Cemakova, FH Registry coordinator