Posture Airway Integrated Research & Education

A collaboration between community based  healthcare clinicians for clinical research to empower front line clinicians to directly improve clinical outcomes in breathing, posture and sleep medicine

Who we are

Dr. Enoch Ng

Dr. Enoch Ng was born and raised in St. Albert, Alberta. He completed his Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. He then proceeded to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery. After graduation, he completed a General Practice Residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center before returning to Canada where he practices full time at Enjoy Dental in Edmonton.

Dr. Ng is the first dentist to have obtained his Graduate Certificate in Pain Management from the University of Alberta Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. He is also currently pursuing graduate studies at the University of Alberta with his thesis focused on dental sleep medicine.

Dr. Laura Chan

Dr. Laura Chan was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences and Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of Alberta. She then proceeded to New England School of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts, where she obtained both her Doctor of Optometry and her Masters in Vision Science. Upon graduation, Dr. Chan returned home to Edmonton.

Dr. Chan currently practices as both an Optometrist and a Registered Nurse with specific focuses in health improvements with integrated interdisciplinary teamwork. She is particularly interested in promoting healthy childhood development. In her spare time, she enjoys an active social life, travelling, and spending time with her dog Mickey.

Karen Pollock

Karen Pollock has been a registered Speech-Language Pathologist in Alberta since 1999. She started her career working in healthcare with adults in hospital as well as children in school. A few short years into her career Karen had the pleasure of becoming the Speech-Language Pathologist In Charge, heading up the Speech and Language Department for the health region.

After making the transition to private practice in 2007, Karen has been working closely with clients; exploring her special interest in orofacial myology; mentoring colleagues; teaching at the University of Alberta; and collaborating with several Fetal Alcohol Networks in Alberta to provide diagnostic services. More recently, Karen has actively sought to collaborate with local dental professionals to develop a well rounded community of service for orofacial myofunctional patients and to contribute to research in this ever growing area of knowledge.

Kristin Weaver

Bio Incoming

Dr. Sachin Shah

Dr. Sachin Shah was raised in Aurora, Colorado. He completed his Bachelors in Science in Biomedical Engineering and Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering at Washington University. He then proceeded to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities where he obtained both his Doctor of Medicine and Masters in Biomedical Engineering with an emphasis in medical device design. Upon graduation, Dr. Shah did his residency at the Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago Illinois.

Dr. Shah has a particular interest in research, sleep medicine, and medical device design. He currently works as a nocturnist at Indiana University at IU Health University Hospital and is the Co-Director for the Clinical Care Innovation Accelerator. 

What we do

For clinicians

For clinicians seeking multidisciplinary support, we can help with referral networking or second opinions within appropriate scopes of practice.

For clinicians interested in research, we provide mentoring and direction in developing ideas into research projects, connections with interdisciplinary collaborating clinicians, and advice on preparing research manuscripts for publication.

If you are interested in, but new to research, we offer the opportunity to connect with and help others with their own research projects to help build your own interdisciplinary network.

For patients

For patients seeking community clinic based multidisciplinary collaborative care within our fields of expertise, we can place you in contact with collaborative clinics for information and care.

For patients who want to learn more about or participate in a specific project, we can put you in touch with the appropriate clinical research team. Some projects and researchers are able to access grant funding to help offset the costs of treatment for patients with financial constraints.

If you are interested in hosting a community education event related to airway posture and breathing we may be able to provide guest speakers for your event.