timoberlander

Tim Oberlander

Biography

Dr. Tim Oberlander is a physician-scientist whose work bridges developmental neurosciences and community child health. As a clinician he manages complex pain in children and has a particular interest in managing pain in children/youth with developmental disabilities. As a researcher his research studies how prenatal maternal mood and antidepressant exposure shapes a child’s capacity to respond to stress/pain and behavioral outcomes during childhood. His work seeks to characterize variations in neurodevelopmental pathways that reflect risk, resiliency and adaptation. As a mentor and teacher, Dr. Oberlander seeks to engage and train a new generation of interdisciplinarians. Out of the office, Oberlander enjoys gardening, boating and napping. Most notably, Dr. Oberlander attempts at dabbling in some film acting led to the realization that it’s a good idea to keep his day job after all. Oberlander acknowledges that sometimes it can be extremely difficult to communicate concisely and that humor can be an asset within his practice of traditional Western medicine.

Discipline: Medicine

Centre: University of British Columbia

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