Dr. Stefan Grzybowski is a family physician researcher and professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia. He is a Michael Smith Health Research Foundation Senior Scholar; the co-director of the Centre for Rural Health Research, part of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research institute; and co-principal investigator of the Rural Maternity Care New Emerging Team. He received an award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada as Researcher of the Year in 2009. His current research is focused on the study of rural maternity care and small rural surgical services in BC with the goal of improving health services for parturient rural women, their families, and their communities. He has also had a long-term commitment to building research capacity through strategies to support clinical investigators in family medicine.