Justin Sichula, MD
Internal Medicine Resident
Dr. Justin Sichula believes in creating a comfortable and welcoming environment where patients from all different backgrounds can open up about their health concerns. As a physician who has worked, lived, and traveled in multiple countries, he values the unique experiences of each individual. He enjoys nurturing strong relationships with patients and providing holistic support that keeps people healthy.
Dr. Sichula was inspired to enter medicine after nearly dying of malaria as a teenager. His doctors in Zambia didn’t have the latest equipment or medicines, but their knowledge and attentive care gave him the confidence that he would be okay. Today, Dr. Sichula maintains a special interest in caring for patients in developing countries and underserved communities.
Dr. Sichula earned a bachelor of arts in biology and a bachelor of science in chemistry at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. He completed a doctor of medicine at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. He then returned to Zambia and worked in infectious disease at Kitwe Teaching Hospital. He also completed a medical internship in internal medicine with a focus on HIV treatment and prevention at Levi Mwanawasa Hospital. From there, he returned to the U.S. and worked as a molecular lab technologist at Vancouver Clinic.
Dr. Sichula, his wife, and their three kids settled in Vancouver to be close to family. The couple enjoys hiking, cooking traditional African meals, and supporting their kids’ athletic endeavors. In the future, Dr. Sichula hopes to volunteer with international medical organizations to bring better health care to developing countries.