Dr. Gene Vitug is a family physician at the Copeman Healthcare Centre in Vancouver.
Dr. Vitug is an experienced clinician, healthcare leader and entrepreneur who finished his pre-medicine at the University of California, Irvine, and his medical degree at the University of Alberta. He completed his residency at the University of British Columbia (Victoria).
Dr. Vitug was recognized for his exemplary performance in healthcare leadership in 2016, when he was awarded the Canadian Certified Physician Executive (CCPE) designation (one of only nine in Canada). He has created remote healthcare programs including utilizing telemedicine to assist rural emergency departments in crisis. He has been involved in disaster medicine as a consultant for the Department of National Defence. As Co-Facility Director (Co-Chief of Staff) for NLRHC, and acting Surgical Services Chief, he was instrumental in the reorganizing of the surgery department and operating room theatre. He lead the evacuation of the Fort McMurray Hospital during the Wild Fires of 2016.
Dr Vitug’s interests include executive health, men’s health, testosterone deficiency syndrome, anti-aging medicine and preventative care.
Dr. Vitug has rich clinical experience in emergency medicine, hospital medicine and sports medicine. He is an associate of the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine (ACBOM), American Board of Certified Independent Medical Examiners (CIME), and obtained his certification in Sport and Exercise Medicine (CAESM). He has been a leader in Executive Health and consulted for a number of Oil & Energy companies. Dr. Vitug’s entrepreneurial experience includes his role as the co-founder and CEO of Integrated Health Logistics which provides integrated occupational, primary and emergency medical services in the oil and energy sector. This includes one of the largest Oil Sands projects built in a single phase in the world.
In his spare time, Dr. Vitug enjoys golf, hockey, fitness and spending time with his family.