Dr. Ezra Kwok
Dr. Ezra Kwok brings an exceptional multidisciplinary scientific background to his role as a Strategic Advisor to Promerita Group where he often leads the assessment and vetting process for business ventures that incorporate highly technical or healthcare-related technologies.
As an entrepreneur and practicing physician, he has founded several businesses that continue to operate successfully in health-related industries. In his former role as Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Dr. Kwok founded the graduate-level Biomedical Engineering Program at UBC where he also served as its inaugural Program Director from 2005 to 2010. After 23 years of teaching and research in Biomedical Engineering, he stepped down from his UBC tenured professorship in 2017 but maintains his academic activities as an Adjunct Professor. Dr. Kwok is also a Professional Engineer and serves as a Board Examiner in Biomedical Engineering for Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia. Outside of his academic and business interests, Dr. Kwok co-founded a medical and surgical practice group in Vancouver where he continues to practice as a primary care physician on a part-time basis, as well as being a medical advisor for WorkSafeBC.
Dr. Kwok’s professional background is complemented by extensive academic training from several of Canada’s leading universities. He graduated with distinction with a degree in Chemical Engineering and completed his PhD in Computer Process Control from the University of Alberta; he holds a MD degree from McMaster University and completed his residency in Family Medicine at UBC. In 2012, he was named Outstanding Canadian Biomedical Engineer by the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society. At the Silver Jubilee Western Canada Technical Excellence Conference in 2016, Dr. Kwok received the “Distinguished WesTEC Award – External Leader in Science and Technology” from Dow Chemical Canada in recognition of lifelong achievements in science and technology, and commitment to advance various aspects of science, education and research. In recognition of his commitment and contributions to his professions, Dr. Kwok was bestowed with the honor of Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2017 and Fellow of Engineers Canada in 2019.
Dr. Kwok’s research interests include diabetic modeling and control, advanced process control, osteoarthritic synovial fluid properties, indoor air quality control, medical management of diabetes mellitus and osteoarthritis, and medical engineering technology. He has published over 50 refereed scientific papers.
Outside of his professional pursuits and research interests, Dr. Kwok enjoys international travel with his wife and children. He also participates in overseas surgical mission work at least once a year.