Our Staff

Dr. Gerald Boey B. Sc.(Med), M.D., C.C.F.P.

Founder and medical director of the Arbutus Laser Center, Dr. Gerald Boey established the clinic in 1992 as a cutaneous laser surgeon. He has lectured on various aspects of laser medicine globally and has contributed to numerous publications in the laser field. Dr. Boey is actively involved in trials of new laser and related technology. He is recognised for his experience and his warmful honesty with patients. He is an active member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (www.aslms.org) and the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia (www.cpsbc.ca).

Dr. Donald Mintz, M.D., FRCSC, E.N.T.

As an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon, Dr. Mintz joined the ALC in 1994 initially treating snoring with laser devices. Since then, he has solidified his knowledge and expertise within the laser industry and is a key partner to the clinic. He currently works part time at the ALC and part time at his ENT practice. Dr. Mintz is known for his humourous and patient attitude. He is an active member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (www.aslms.org) and the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia (www.cpsbc.ca).

Dr. Patrick Yam B.Sc., M.D., C.C.F.P.

Dr. Yam joined the ALC in 2014 and has received training alongside Dr. Boey in various aspects of cosmetic medicine including lasers for tattoo removal and vascular lesions, as well as injectables (cosmetic botox and fillers). As part of Dr. Yam’s keen interest in non surgical cosmetic medicince, he regularly attends professional training seminars in topics such as facial aesthetics, anti-aging, platelet rich plasma (PRP), acne therapy, and advanced energy devices such as laser, ultrasound and radiofrequency. Dr. Yam received his certification in Family Practice from the College of Family Physicians of Canada and is a Clinical Instructor with the UBC Faculty of Medicine, teaching resident physicians.

Dr. Claire Rawson MBChB

Completing her medical training (2003) in Cape Town, South Africa, Claire moved to Canada in 2006 where she has practiced family medicine and pediatric oncology at BC Children’s. Throughout her practice, she recognized a large portion of her patient’s concerns were skin conditions. This need has steered her practice towards dermatology and cosmetic medicine. In the last 5 years, Claire has completed a medical diploma in practical dermatology and specialized courses on injections such as Botox™ and filler. Her expertise, knowledge and gentle touch is an asset to our clinic in maintaining quality of care. Claire is an active member of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia (www.cpsbc.ca).

Dr. Michael Martin M.D.

Joined the ALC in 2003, Dr. Martin is an Interventional Radiologist and performs the Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT TM) as a replacement for surgery in patients with large varicose veins. He also works full time at St. Paul’s Hospital.

Karen Thomson R.N.

Joined the ALC in 2000, Karen has a 30 year background in critical care and angiography. She has performed hundreds of EVLT’s with Dr. Michael Martin at our clinic and continues to work part time at UBC hospital. Karen holds extensive knowledge on not just leg veins, but veins though out the entire body. Her expertise on veins is widespread and unique.

Mimi Le R.N. BScN.

Joined the ALC in 2007. Mimi has an educational background in nursing, and aesthetics. She uses her wealth of knowledge in every component of the facility. Her meticulous hands-on skills have given her the ability to perform laser treatments and sclerotherapy. Her experiences and benefit of working side by side with the doctors and nurses in the clinic have provided her the knowledge to assess skin and treat spider veins.

Jen Wasilenchuk

Joined in 2003. Jennifer started at our front desk after having managed a large medical clinic but when Body Contouring came into being, she decided she would like to move into technical work. Jennifer has a long list of ‘firsts’ on her list of credentials. She also has made our facility a favourite clinical trial center for CoolSculpting and has been published for improving their results by 30%.

Miko Miller

Joined in 2003. With a background in the aesthetics and spa industry, Miko has had the advantage of growing along with the emerging aesthetic laser industry. She has a wealth of technical experience that is hard to match and a dedication to the beauty of skin which sees her playing a vital role in patient care and assessment.

Michelle Boey

Joined the ALC in 1992. Michelle was instrumental in the initial stages of the ALC. A busy full-time mom, Michelle currently manages to play a part in our administration and treatments.

Juli Johnson RE, CPE

Joined in 1997. Juli is a second generation Electrologist who has been instrumental in the implementation of Electrolysis accreditation across Canada. She has taught and lectured throughout her 25 year career. It is unlikely to find anyone else in the world with more hands on experience, or more satisfied customers.

Carrie England RE, CPE

Joined the ALC in 2006 as laser hair removal specialist. Combined with her electrolysis training, Carrie’s knowledge in hair removal is vast. Her witty no-nonsense approach and meticulous skill make for a speedy and thorough laser session.

Amy Kounalakis RE, CPE

Joined the ALC in 2014, Amy has been in the cosmetic industry since 1996. Her abilities range from esthetics to body contouring to electrolysis. Her expertise, experience and knowledge result in excellent technique and assessment skills.

Kristal Giesbrecht

Joined the ALC in 2003. Kristal is a valued member of our clinic. With her infectious patience and kind attitude at the reception desk, Kristal is able to answer all of your questions regarding products, patient bookings and more.

Kim Schultz

Joined the ALC in 2006. Kim has played an integral part to ensure patient satisfaction at the reception desk. Her organization and easy going manner keeps everyone in the clinic on time. As a long time employee, Kim is very knowledgeable with the procedures done in our clinic.

Joanie Manguino

Joined the ALC in 2015. Joanie’s calm and professional personality is the perfect fit in our clinic. Her memory and attention to detail make certain nothing gets missed in the clinic. She is always ready to greet patients with a friendly welcoming smile.