The Northern Alberta Vascular Centre is a hub of innovation and progress in the field of vascular surgery driven by its dedicated team. We have a core of highly skilled and innovative surgeons, backed by a specialized OR team and post-operative units.
From the surgeons in the operating room, to the occupational therapist on the wards, our team’s specialty is vascular patients and their care. We believe that care starts before a patient enters the hospital, and continues once a patient has returned home. Our interdisciplinary team will guide you during your journey through the NAVC.
Key Staff & Leadership
Dr. Robert Tomkiewciz MD
Dr. Robert Tomkiewciz, or Dr. ‘Tom’ as he is known on the unit, brings many years experience in managing patients with complex medical issues. Dr. Tomkiewciz has been with the IMCU since it opened in 2008 as the primary hospitalist. He routinely takes the time to speak with patients and their families about the plans of care during their stay and beyond.
Karen Schuster RN
Karen Schuster is one of the two managers of the Operating Room. Karen manages the OR theatres responsible for the majority of vascular surgery. Karen is renowned for always being on top of things, and she is an expert at keeping tabs on her patients and her surgeons!
Neill Young RN
Neill is the manager of the in-patient units 41 and the Intermediate Care Unit. Neill is always willing to speak with patients and families regarding concerns, course of care or commendations (especially those). Neill should be your first stop if you have any questions! Neill can be found either at the main desk or his office on the ward(4126).
Jackie Campbell RN
Jackie is the Service Resource Nurse for vascular surgery in the Operating Room. Jackie is dedicated to her role in the OR and is always willing to help her colleagues and patients. Patients may only get a brief glimpse of Jackie and the rest of the OR team, but they can rest assured they are in great hands.
Trevor Small RN, MHS
Trevor is the Senior Director Operations for Ambulatory Services, Rehabilitative Medicine, and Surgical Services at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital. Trevor oversees the Northern Alberta Vascular Centre and was a major part in providing the vision for the centre.
Stephanie Sit PScPharm, PharmD and Brandi Tran BScPharm are our two primary pharmacists on Unit 41 and the IMCU. Both are available to answer questions regarding medications. Stephanie and Brandi both share a passion for patient care and vascular patients in particular.