Medical Practitioners

Dr. Edgar Jiménez, Medical Director and Pediatrician

Dr. Jiménez completed a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacology & Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia.  He then worked in drug research & development for two years before moving on to Medical School and completing a Residency in Pediatrics at the University of Manitoba.  He returned to BC to complete a two year sub-specialty residence training in Developmental Pediatrics at BC Children’s Hospital/Sunny Hill Health Centre. 

In addition to his role as Medical Director at the Asante Centre, Dr. Jiménez practices in White Rock with a focus on general, developmental and behavioural pediatrics.

Dr. Jiménez has a strong personal interest in FASD and in Child & Youth Mental Health.

In his free time, Dr. Jiménez is an avid soccer player and fanatic.

Dr. John Archer, Pediatrician

Dr. Archer, M.B., Ch.B., F.A.A.P., F.R.C.P.C., currently works as a community pediatrician in Maple Ridge, BC, as well as contributing to the Asante Centre's multidisciplinary team to complete assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder for children.


Dr. Neil Heard, General Practitioner

Dr. Heard is a physician working in Duncan, BC, who has recently joined the diagnostic team at Asante Centre. He has been seeing adults on Vancouver Island. Dr. Heard has had extensive experience with FASD, having graduated as a Paeditarician after residency in Cape Town South Africa, and serving on FASD diagnostic and intervention clinics in Northwestern Alberta as part of the NW Alberta FASD Network since 1999.


Dr. Heather Kee, Pediatrician

Dr. Kee, M.D., F.R.C.P. C., currently works as a community pediatrician in Burnaby, BC, as well as contributing to the Asante Centre's multidisciplinary team to complete assessments for FASD and other complex developmental disabilities for children, youth and adults.


Dr. Julie Milligan, Pediatrician

Dr. Milligan is a General Consulting Paediatrician in Surrey, BC and provides Paediatric on-call services to Peach Arch Hospital. 

She completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Simon Fraser University and her Medical Doctorate training at the University of British Columbia.  Dr. Milligan completed her University of British Columbia Paediatric residency at BC Childrens' Hospital.  

Dr. Milligan volunteers time at the Umbrella Multicultural Health Cooperative's Paediatric Consulting Clinic, which provides health services to refugees and other people who may have cultural or language-related barriers to healthcare.  

Dr. Milligan has an avid interest in Child and Youth Mental Health.  

When not working outside the home, Dr. Milligan is busy being a proud mother of two great kids.  


Dr. Hemendra B. Ramdhani, Pediatrician

Dr. Ramdhani, MBChB (Natal), FRCP(C), is currently working as a community pediatrician in Surrey, BC, and has received an appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia.  Hemendra has a background and interest in Genetics and Dysmorphology, having worked as a Pediatrician and sub-specialist in Medical Genetics in South Africa.  He has also been involved in the clinical assessments of FASD patients in research conducted by Professor Denis Viljoen in South Africa.