Dr. Kendall Ho

Dr. Kendall Ho is an emergency medical specialist at the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, BC, Canada, a professor in the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine, and a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is the Academic Director of the UBC Community Health and Wellbeing Cloud Innovation Centre. He leads the Digital Emergency Medicine Unit, and his research focuses on sensors and wearables, health apps, data analytics, virtual health to support care access, and raising digital health literacy for health professionals and patients. He conducts his research in Canada and internationally with partners in Asia, Europe, and Australasia. He was elected as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He is a member of the Canadian Government Health Canada Scientific Advisory Committee on Digital Health Technologies, the National Research Council Medical Devices Research Centre Advisory Board, the Canada Virtual Health Task Force Education Working Group, and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.  He is a member of the BC Ministry of Health Virtual Health Strategy Health Advisory Counsel, and a Board member of the Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital Foundation. He has received multiple awards for his research and education work in digital health.