• Arneja, Jugpal S.


    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia

    Degrees / Designations


    Primary Area of Research
    Evidence to Innovation
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Lab Phone
    Anastasia Mitzel
    Mailing Address

    BC Children's Hospital
    Room K3-131 ACB
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC, V6H 3V4

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    • Clinical Outcomes
    • Medical Education Research

    I endeavor to assess a variety of clinical outcomes-based research within the disciplines of cleft lip and palate, velopharyngeal insufficiency, hemangiomas and vascular malformations, and pigmented birthmarks.  Furthermore, advancing medical education research is an area of interest.

    Current Projects
    • Hemangiomas
    • Cleft Lip/Palate/VPI
    Selected Publications

    Hynes S.L., Narasimhan K., Arneja J.  Complicated Hemangiomas of the Lip: Outcomes of Early vs. Late Surgical Excision. Plast Recon Surg, 2013 Mar;131(3):373e-9e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31827c6fe2. PubMed PMID:23446587.

    Arneja, J.S.  Where have we arrived in the care of vascular anomalies a generation after Mulliken’s classification system? Can J Plast Surg 20:65, 2012.

    McInnes C.W., Courtemanche D.J., Verchere C.G., Bush K., Arneja J.S.  Reconstructive or Cosmetic Plastic Surgery: Factors Influencing the Type of Practice Established by Canadian Plastic Surgeons. Can J Plast Surg 20:163, 2012.

    Arneja, J.S.  Pharmacologic Therapies for Infantile Hemangioma: Is There a Rational Basis?  Plast Recon Surg 129:e724, 2012.  

    Gregory T.N., Liu T., Machuk A., Arneja J.S.  What is the Ultimate Fate of Presented Abstracts? The  Conversion Rates of Presentations to Publications over a 5-year Period from Three North American Plastic Surgery Meetings.  Can J Plast Surg 20:33, 2012.

    McInnes, C.W., Benson, A., Verchere, C., Ludemann, J., Arneja, J.S., Management of Congenital Midline Cervical Cleft.  J. Craniofac Surg  23:e36, 2012.

    Arneja, J.S. and Mulliken, J.B.  Resection of Amblyogenic Periocular Hemangiomas: Indications and   Outcomes.  Plast Recon Surg. 125: 274, 2010.

    Arneja, J.S., Narasimhan, K., Bouwman, D., Bridge, P.B.    Qualitative and Quantitative Outcomes of Audience Response Systems as an Educational Tool in a Plastic Surgery Residency Program.  Plast Recon Surg. 124: 2179, 2009.

    Arneja, J.S. and Gosain, A.K.  Giant congenital melanocytic nevi.  Plast Recon Surg. 124: 1e-13e, 2009.

    Gosain, A.K., Chim, H., and Arneja, J.S.  Application-specific selection of biomaterials for  pediatric craniofacial Reconstruction: Developing a rational approach to guide clinical use.  Plast Recon Surg.  123: 319-330, 2009.

    Honours & Awards

    CRANIO Fellowship (Awarded by American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS) 05-06)- 2005
    Centers Visited:
    07/2005: Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University
    01/2006: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania
    06/2006: Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University
    10/2006: Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard University
    Best Paper – Reconstruction/Burn, PSEF Senior Resident’s Conference Mar 18-20, 2004, Milwaukee, WI- 2004

    SiGPAC Research Award, University of Manitoba Students Union- 2003

    Marion Huyke Ferguson Award- Academics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba- 1999

    Natalie Riedle Award- Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba- 1998

    Research Group Members
    • Marija Bucevska
    • Cindy Verchere 
    • Doug Courtemanche 
    • Kevin Bush 
    • Julie Prendiville