Dr. Sobey completed his medical training at the University of Alberta in 1986, and a fellowship in Addictions at University of Cleveland Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University in 1989. He received Board Certification from the American Board of Addiction Medicine in 2010 and became a certificate of the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine in 2012, and is a Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Practice.
Dr. Sobey was formerly the Regional Divisional Lead for Addictions in Fraser Health Authority from April 2011 to May 2013. He was on the Member Advisory Committee on Opiate Dependence – College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) from 2002 to 2013 and was Chair of the committee from 2011 until 2013. He is also the former chair of CPSBC Methadone Maintenance Committee.
Dr. Sobey is a full-time addiction medicine physician and is currently the lead physician and an addiction medicine consultant for the Royal Columbian Hospital Addiction Medicine Service in New Westminster, BC. He also acts as an Occupational Addiction Medicine consultant to both public and private organizations. He has an active methadone practice in New Westminster and also works in abstinence-based care.