Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice

Stefan Grzybowski - Open Chapter Physician Lead

Stefan Grzybowski – Open Chapter Physician Lead

Stefan Grzybowski is a health services researcher and professor in the University of British Columbia’s Department of Family Practice. He was a Michael Smith Health Research Foundation senior scholar and currently co-directs the Centre for Rural Health Research, part of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research institute. Stefan received an award as the College of Family Physicians of Canada Researcher of the Year in 2009. His current research is focused on systems study of the sustainability of rural maternity care, small rural surgical services, and transport of high acuity patients in rural Canada and Australia, with the goal of improving health services for rural populations. He also had a long-term commitment to building research capacity through strategies to support clinical investigators in family medicine. He directs the Rural Health Services Research Network of BC and is a member of the executive of the SRPC. 

Prior to moving to UBC, Stefan practiced as a family physician for 12 years on the Queen Charlotte Islands/Haida Gwaii. After moving to Vancouver in 1994, he worked at the Three Bridges Health Centre, an inner city clinic, until 2006. He currently provides part-time rural locum services in rural BC and the NT.