Our dedicated management team oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization. The team is focused on ensuring every clinic strives to meet the high level of care our patients, doctors and staff expect daily.
Dr. Tarek Khalil
Dr. Tarek Khalil recently joined Viva Care and is currently with the Port Coquitlam clinic. Dr. Khalil has a Masters Degree in Public Health (Health policy and management major) from the reputable Emory University, Atlanta GA. He has over 19 years of diverse clinical experience in acute care, primary health care, chronic disease management and quality improvement. He improved the management of clinics and the manner in which they provide health care delivery by using six sigma and various other innovative tools.
Dr. Khalil is an advocate of quality health care that adopts a patient centered approach to address all factors that potentially impacts patient's health and level of function.
Dr. Khalil has been the Medical Director of Viva Care since November 2015.
Dr. Garry Saran
Director of Business Development and Co-Founder
As Director of Business Development of Viva Care, Dr. Garry Saran is primarily responsible for introducing and implementing health care programs and practitioners into the clinic setting, as well as reviewing new sites for clinical expansion. Dr. Saran is the co-founder of Viva Care, which was established in 2009.
Prior to this role, Dr. Saran was in private practice for the past 10 years, in both Beverly Hills, California and Surrey, British Columbia.
He holds a Bachelor's Degree in General Science from the University of British Columbia and a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Southern California University of the Health Sciences.
Gary Prihar, CPA, CA
Director of Finance and Co-Founder
Gary Prihar is the Director of Finance and Co-Founder of Viva Care. Mr. Prihar is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with over 10 years of finance, audit and business consulting experience and has served as a Financial Controller for a TSX.V listed organization.
Gary began his career with Grant Thornton and Cinnamon Jang Willoughby as an audit practitioner working with clients in both Canada and the United States. Gary is responsible for operational change management, including improving and developing business processes and performance management through key performance indicators within the Company.
Gary holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.
Director of Operations
As Director of Operations of Viva Care, Aleem Teja is primarly resposible for overseeing the day to day clinic business operations. Aleem joined Viva Care in 2012 and has taking on more of a leadership role and eventually becoming the Director of Operations in December 2014.
Prior to this role, Aleem worked within the public health sector for 15 years with various government entities including Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Provicial Health Services Authority and BC Women's & Children's Hospital.
Aleem holds a Bachelor's Degree in Heath Information Science from the University of Victoria and a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Illinois.