Brief biography

I completed my Internal Medicine residency training in NYC in 1998 and then pursued a formal two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the  field of Infectious Diseases at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Clinical Interests and specializations include:

  • Internal Medicine: Outpatient and hospital based practice
  • Diabetes and related complications including vascular disease and infections
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Chronic Hepatitis: Management and treatment of chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C
  • Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine, HIV Disease,

I am board certified in Infectious Diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine and also am a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Past appointments and positions:

  • Lecturer, Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University NS
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Memorial University, NF
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, London Health Sciences Centre, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
  • Consultant Physician in Internal Medicine, Sound Inpatient Physicians, Tacoma, WA


  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine (1998)
  • Sub-specialty certification in Infectious Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine (2004)
  • Sub specialty re-certification in Infectious Diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine (October 2014)
  • Maintenance of Certification Program, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Preventive Medicine

Numerous publications and book chapters in peer reviewed books and journals, and more than 100 invited presentations at various national and international forums 

Favorite quote:

 The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered:  “Man…. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

Dr Anurag Markanday
Head, Department of Medicine
Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC