Sean P. Spina

RPh, BSc(Pharm), ACPR, PharmD, FCSHP

Dr. Sean Spina graduated from the University of British Columbia Faculty Of Pharmaceutical Sciences with his BSc in Pharmacy in 2000 and his Doctor of Pharmacy in 2007. He is currently the Director of Special Projects at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC, Canada. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor with the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the University of Victoria Health Information Sciences Faculty. Sean is the Principal Investigator of Alternatives to Traditional Hospital Care Offered in Monitored Environments (AT-HOME). Since the beginning of his career, Dr. Spina has been interested in incorporating technology into clinical practice, and is committed to engaging patients, families, clinicians, and decision makers in the research process. He has authored several published articles on these topics and has received numerous local, provincial, and national awards for his work in formally evaluating the impact technology has on clinical practice and patient care. The Health Employers Association of British Columbia recognized Dr. Spina and his team for their work in 2017 by awarding them the Top Provincial Innovation Award in the “Excellence in BC Health Care” category. Website:

Articles by Sean P. Spina

There’s No Place Like (Healing At) Home

“There’s no place like home.” This famed Wizard of Oz adage rings true when talking about healing. Research shows that the best place for many patients to heal and receive care is at home. It allows patients to rest in their own bed, eat their own food, have everyday caretakers and loved ones…

Transforming the Experience

Hospital Secure Messaging: 7 Lessons Learned

Dr. Sean Spina is the pharmacy clinical coordinator at Island Health, BC, Canada.

As I was going through the metal detector at the airport, I tossed my pager in the bin. The security official looked at me and…

Saving Steps and Saving Time