Dr. Anita Parhar


Educational Director

Dr. Anita Parhar

Dr. Anita Parhar is the Educational Director of the Adult ADHD Centre.

She is a graduate of the Department of Educational Studies, Faculty of Education, UBC, where she was an instructor for over 15 years, teaching in the programs of Teacher Education and Masters of Educational Administration. Her interests included exploring how Canadian educational practices of families, communities, and schools influence, and are influenced by, social issues — diversity, multiculturalism, and racism — and historical, socio-economic, and political factors.

Dr. Anita Parhar was also an honorary lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine where her teaching and research interests involved examining critical issues in health care for marginalized populations, from a social justice and health equity perspective.  She also served on the Social Responsibility and Accountability Working Group for the MD Undergraduate Program.

Additionally, Dr. Anita Parhar was the co-host of “Pearls for Success,” a weekly television program which targeted the well-being of new Canadians, specifically in the areas of health, education, finance, and law.

Dr. Anita Parhar frequently provides presentations to future health care providers and educators on the issues of social justice and professionalism.

Dr. Gurdeep Parhar


Medical Director

Dr. Gurdeep Parhar

Dr. Parhar has been in family practice for over 30 years and his clinical practice has focused on the health of patients with severe disabilities and ADHD. His teaching in undergraduate and post graduate programs includes professionalism, equity, cultural safety, psychosocial aspects of healthcare, and medical disability.

Academic Excellence and Leadership

Dr. Gurdeep Parhar, a Clinical Professor at the University of BC (UBC) Faculty of Medicine, where he previously served as Associate Dean and Executive Associate Dean. He has also formerly held the positions of Associate Head and Acting Co-Head of the UBC Department of Family Practice.

Dr. Parhar is the Medical Director of the Adult ADHD Centre, which he co-founded with Dr. Anita Parhar nearly a decade ago in British Columbia, the first Adult ADHD Centre in Canada that pioneered an innovative approach to Adult ADHD assessment accessibility. Dr. Parhar’s commitment to contributing valuable insights to the medical community in pursuit of advancements in patient care and treatment strategies is evident in his published research on the Real-World Efficacy and Safety of Two ADHD Treatments, published in 2023.

International Presenter  

As a thought leader, Dr. Parhar has used the speaker platform to share his Adult ADHD expertise and experience at renowned ADHD conferences such as the International ADHD Conference 2023 and the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada 2023 sharing valuable information and education to reduce the stigma surrounding ADHD and neurodiversity.  

Dr. Parhar’s commitment to education is further exemplified by his numerous ADHD talks presented to groups such as family physicians, allied healthcare professionals, ADHD coaches, counsellors, employer groups, and the public. His presentations cover diverse topics on ADHD such as ADHD in the workplace, relationships, coexisting conditions, sleep, post-secondary challenges, and the unique impact on women.

Dr. Parhar presented at the TedTalk, TEDxStanleyPark series on “Fixing Racism” (2016), underscoring his dedication to addressing broader societal issues.