Dr. Sauvé is a pediatric infectious diseases specialist whose research focuses on pediatric HIV, including optimizing the care of HIV-exposed but uninfected infants and public health surveillance including for perinatal HIV infection. She is the co-PI for the Canadian Perinatal HIV Surveillance Program. Her clinical work includes care for HIV-infected children & youth and HIV-exposed uninfected infants and general pediatric infectious diseases care.
She is the medical co-lead for Infection Prevention and Control at BC Children’s and Women’s Hospitals, and since March 2020 has lead the COVID-19 response for infection control. She’s also the pediatric representative to the Clinical Research Group at BCCDC which leads review of all provincial COVID-19 guidelines, and the chair of the Canadian Pediatric Society’s Committee on Infectious Diseases and Immunization.
She completed medical school and pediatric residency at the University of Calgary, ID fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto), Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Lima, Peru) and her Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (Baltimore).
Prior to coming to Vancouver, she worked with the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, providing pediatric HIV care and helping establish a pediatric HIV/AIDS treatment program in Burkina Faso (West Africa). She was the pediatrics residency program director at the University of British Columbia from 2010 – 2017, and is the education lead for the Center for International Child Health at BC Children’s Hospital.