Dr. Bill East received his B. Sc. in Anatomy from the University of Saskatchewan, followed by his Doctorate of Medicine, graduating with Distinction in 1977. A two year residency in Family Medicine at the Plains Health Centre and the Regina General Hospital completed his basic medical training.
From 1979-1985, Dr East enjoyed a successful Family Practice in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. In 1985, he returned to the University of Saskatchewan where he completed residency training in Anaesthesia. After successfully completing his specialty exams, he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1988.
Dr East spent 1988-1993 at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, as an Associate Professor of Anaesthesia. His clinical expertise in anaesthesia was well recognized by colleagues and graduate students, and earned him a Faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia in 1993. Also in 1993, Dr East was invited to China where he taught methods of cardiac anaesthesia at the First Teaching Hospital in Beijing. In 1994, Dr. East joined the medical staff of the Kelowna General Hospital as a member of the Department of Anaesthesia. He was elected Chief of Anaesthesia in 2000, and served in this capacity until he chose to focus his practice on the challenges of outpatient anaesthesia.
Dr East has been the primary Anaesthetist for the Okanagan Plastic Surgery Centre since 2002. His love of comprehensive anaesthesia care, his extensive knowledge and clinical skills, and his devotion to excellence make Dr. East a welcome and very valuable member of our medical staff at the Okanagan Plastic Surgery Centre. Dr East is a member in good standing of the British Columbia Medical Society. the Canadian Anesthesiology Society, the American Anesthesiology Society, the Society of Ambulatory Anaesthesia as well as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeon of Canada.