Our Staff

The Copeman Healthcare Centre is staffed with distinguished physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, kinesiologists (exercise specialists), registered dietitians, psychologists and support staff to deliver the most advanced programs of health management and disease prevention available in the world today.
Dr. Mark E. Gelfer
Corporate Medical Director & Family Physician

Dr. Mark Gelfer is the corporate medical director as well as a family physician at the Copeman Healthcare Centre in Vancouver.

Dr. Gelfer has over 30 years of medical experience. He completed his medical degree at the University of Toronto and Family Medicine residency at the University of Ottawa. He has served as President of the College of Family Physicians of British Columbia and is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Family Practice. Dr. Gelfer’s commitment to lifelong learning earned him a Fellowship from the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 1987.

Dr. Gelfer’s clinical practice is focussed on executive health with a strong emphasis on prevention. He has expertise in the diagnosis and management of hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors. Prior to joining Copeman, Dr. Gelfer was the Founder and Medical Director of VSM MedTech Ltd., and developed the BpTRU™, an instrument for monitoring hypertension in the clinical setting. He is currently the co-chair of the BP Measurement and Diagnosis subcommittee of the Hypertension Canadian guideline group (CHEP).

Dr. Gelfer is also a Founder and Chairman of GenXys Health Care Systems Inc., a UBC digital health company in pharmacogenomics and prescribing software-as-a-service.

When not at work Dr. Gelfer loves to spend time with his family, skiing, cycling and travelling.

Dr. Mark Gelfer is supported by Clinical Care Coordinator, Sapphire Ferguson