Dr. Derry Dance works as a physiatrist in the acquired brain injury rehabilitation program at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, and was previously the medical manager of the same program. He is also the head of the division of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Vancouver Coastal Health and a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Dr. Dance completed his Doctor of Medicine at UBC in 2009, followed by a physical medicine and rehabilitation/physiatry residency at the University of Toronto and a Master of Public Health in quantitative methods at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2014. From 2014 to 2015, he worked at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute in neuro-rehabilitation, principally in traumatic brain injury. He has also previously received his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Science in pharmacology and therapeutic sciences from UBC.
His research interests span concussion, acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury (specifically autonomic dysfunction) and integration of clinical systems evaluation with quality improvement approaches to rehabilitation care. Clinically, Dr. Dance does inpatient and outpatient work in brain injury and stroke rehabilitation, with a particular interest in neurocognitive rehabilitation including aspects of behavioural management.