Our Team



Dr.Wayne W. Lai


Dr. Wayne W. Lai


Dr. Wayne W. Lai is a Neurologist and a Sleep Specialist. He has practiced medicine in both in the United States and Canada since 2006. Dr. Lai completed his internal medicine training at Seton University in South Orange, New Jersey, USA and his Neurology and Sleep Medicine training at Case Western Reserve University - University Hospital of Cleveland, in Cleveland Ohio, USA. In 2010 he returned back to Canada and opened his practice in Kelowna, BC.

Dr Lai currently holds the following certifications and credentials:

  • Diplomat, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Board certified in Neurology in 2008 and Sleep Medicine in 2009.


  • Diplomat, CSCN (EMG).


  • Previous medical director of the Sleep Lab at White River Health System, Arkansas USA, from 2007 - 2010.


  • Previous medical director of the Kelowna General Hospital Sleep Lab in Kelowna, BC.


  • Current medical director of the Kootenay Sleep Center in Cranbrook, BC.


  • Current medical director of the Northern BC Sleep Center in Terrace, BC.

  • Current medical director of the Dawson Creek Sleep Center in Dawson Creek, BC.

  • Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at University of British Columbia.


  • Active member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the BC Medical Association.


Dr. Lai is also actively involved in medical school education at University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus where he frequently lectures to students regarding neurology and sleep medicine. 

Recent Recipient of Share Care Committee and Specialist Service Committee Physician Leadership Scholarship

 


Registered Polysomnographic Technologists™ (RPSGT)


Anurag and Ken are our Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT).



Kelowna Clinic Office


Heather is our office manager. She is responsible for patient bookings and form processing.

 


Kootenay Sleep Center - Cranbrook Office


Rylee is the medical office assistant for the Kootenay Sleep Center. She is responsible for patient bookings. Maiea is the sleep technologists for the Kootenay Sleep Center. She will greet you upon your arrival,  help you settle in, prepare you for your sleep study and monitor your sleep for the night.



Northern BC Sleep Center - Terrace Office



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Dawson Creek BC Sleep Center - Dawson Creek Office


Our medical office assistant for the Dawson Creek BC Sleep Center is responsible for patient bookings. Elza is the sleep technologists for the Dawson Creek Sleep Center. She will greet you upon your arrival,  help you settle in, prepare you for your sleep study and monitor your sleep for the night.