Dr. Daryl Wile appointed Clinical Investigator

Dr. Daryl Wile has been appointed Clinical Investigator with the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (CCDPM) based at the Southern Medical Program (SMP). Dr. Wile is a Kelowna-based neurologist and Clinical Assistant Professor with the UBC Department of Medicine’s Division of Neurology. He most recently served as the Clinical Education Leader for Neurology for the SMP and affiliate investigator with the CCDPM.

Dr. Wile completed his medical degree and neurology residency training at the University of Calgary. He then completed a Clinical Movement Disorders Fellowship at the Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre in Vancouver. In 2015, Dr. Wile relocated to Kelowna to open the Okanagan Movement Disorders Clinic which focuses on providing clinical care and improved services for people with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders throughout the IH region. During his time with UBC, Dr. Wile has served as a provincial lecturer, FLEX course supervisor, OSCE examiner, and an excellent preceptor for students and residents training at Kelowna General Hospital.

Dr. Wile’s research interests focus on clinical trials in Parkinson’s disease and related disorders, the integration of information technology and telemedicine, and collaborative projects with UBC Okanagan scientists. He is also a Principal Investigator for ParkinSMART, a study of symptom monitoring and activity recording technology in Parkinson’s disease. In his new role as Clinical Investigator, Dr. Wile will work collaboratively with CCDPM scientists to develop and support patient/population-health research programs that focus on chronic disease prevention and management.