RESPIRATORY MEDICINE- CURRENT RESIDENTS IN OUR PROGRAM

DANICA BRISTER PGY-5

Dr. Danica BristerDanica was born in Calgary where she developed a love of skiing in the winter and camping in the summer. She then lived in the Swiss alps followed by Washington, DC. She completed her medical training in Ontario, before coming back to complete her internal medicine residency close to home. She’s a big science fiction fan, and loves board games!

BRIANNE PHILIPENKO PGY-5

Dr. Brianne Philipenko Brianne was born and raised in Saskatoon where she completed her MD and Internal Medicine training. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with friends and family, any outdoor activity and kickboxing.

CHRISTINA THORNTON PGY-5

Dr. Christina ThorntonChristina is a born and raised Calgarian. She completed the joint MD/PhD program at the University of Calgary followed by Internal Medicine Residency Training also at the University of Calgary. Her main academic interests including researching the respiratory microbiome and its role in disease progression. Outside of work, her main interests include taking advantage of the close proximity of the mountains to go hiking, swimming and travelling.

JAMIL JAVER PGY-4

Dr. Jamil JaverJamil was born and raised in British Columbia, where he completed medical school at UBC prior to moving to Calgary for internal medicine residency. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with friends and family, pretending to play basketball, and trying new food.

ERIKA KOECK PGY-4

Dr. Erika KoeckI am originally from a rural community in northern British Columbia, and my goal is to return to a community setting to practice Respirology once I am finished fellowship training. I completed a degree in biology at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, followed by a medical degree and internal medicine residency through the University of British Columbia. Outside of medicine, I enjoy getting outdoors to explore the beautiful country around Calgary.

MELISSA MORGUNOV PGY-4

Dr. Jamil JaverMelissa is a born and raised Calgarian, having completed medical school and Internal Medicine Residency Training at the University of Calgary. Outside of work, you can find her summiting mountains, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking with family and friends.