Dr. Charles Zwirewich

Dr. Charles Zwirewich
Dr. Charles Zwirewich

M.D. University of Western Ontario, 1985

Rotating Internship, University of Ottawa, 1985-1986

Radiology Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, University of British Columbia, 1986-1990

FRCPC Certification

Thoracic Imaging Fellowship, University of British Columbia, 1990-1991


Clinical Professor, Department of Radiology, UBC

Associate, Department of Urologic Sciences, UBC

Active Staff, VGH and UBC

Active Staff, Cariboo Memorial Hospital

Dr. Zwirewich believes an interdisciplinary team approach between urology and radiology provides optimal patient care in the management of complex urinary stone disease. He has over 20 years experience in cross-sectional genitourinary imaging and interventional radiology, including Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy access and renal/ureteric ESWL.

Originally from Ottawa Ontario, he obtained his medical degree form the University of Western Ontario in 1985, and completed radiology training at the University of British Columbia in 1990. Since that time he has practiced at Vancouver General Hospital/UBC Hospital. Dr. Zwirewich specializes in abdominal imaging and non-vascular intervention. His special interest and expertise are in Genitourinary tract imaging and intervention and management of urinary tract stone disease.

His research interest is in the application of ultra-low dose computed tomography (CT) in urinary tract stone disease, with the goal of using advanced imaging techniques to reduce patient radiation dose in the diagnosis, management and follow-up of stone disease. He has 35 peer-reviewed publications and multiple awards including UBC Department of Radiology Teacher of the Year Award (1992-93, 1995-96, 1999-2000, 2001-02), Scientific Exhibit Cum Laude Award from the European Congress of Radiology (2011) and UBC Department of Radiology Best Subspecialty Teacher Award (2012).