Faculty Leaders

 

A medical school is only as good as its students and faculty. We have a large team of people who have taken on leadership roles within the MD Program.

In addition to close to 1000 instructors who teach students in all four years of the undergraduate program, we have a team of Assistant Deans, Directors, Course & Clerkship Coordinators, and Thread Leads who have responsibility for making our program one of the best in the country.

 

This organizational chart, outlines the positions in the MD Program.

MD Program Organizational Chart >

 

Deans | Directors | Course Coordinators | Clerkship Coordinators | Thread Leads


 


ASSOCIATE DEAN

David Rayner

Associate Dean, MD Program - Oversees all aspects of the MD program, including strategic planning, curriculum development, accreditation, collaboration with other team leaders within the MD program and across the faculty, as well as the day-to-day operations of the Undergraduate Medical Education office.




ASSISTANT DEANS

Dr. Sita Gourishankar

Assistant Dean, Admissions - Leads all aspects of the admissions process, promotes diversity in the recruitment and admissions process, chairs the Admissions Committee, and ensures that all admissions policies and procedures are followed.


Dr. Tammy McNab

Assistant Dean, Academics - Provides support for students experiencing academic difficulties and upholds the academic integrity of the program through chairing the academic standing committees (Years 1 to 4) and managing student academic appeals.

 

Dr. Daniel Livy

Assistant Dean, Program Evaluation - Leads the program evaluation practices for the MD Program, chairs the Program Evaluation Committee, and ensures all aspects of our program evaluation processes align with the policies, procedures and accreditation standards.

 

Dr. Vijay Daniels

Assistant Dean, Assessment - Leads the assessment practices for the MD Program, chairs the Assessment Committee, and ensures that all policies and procedures related to assessment in the MD Program are followed.

 

Dr. Hollis Lai

Assistant Dean, Education Quality & Accreditation - Oversees the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry's commitment to educational quality improvement, as well as the accreditation process for programs in the Faculty, with an emphasis on the MD program.

 




DIRECTORS

Dr. Lana Bistritz

Director, Pre-Clerkship Program - Provide leadership for and oversight of all of the systems-based pre-clerkship courses - collaborating with 10 course coordinators and hundreds of instructors to ensure the operation of the pre-clerkship curriculum. They also collaborate with the UME team to oversee the pre-clerkship absence policy.


Dr. Pamela Brett-MacLean

Director, Arts & Humanities in Health & Medicine (AHHM) - Is responsible for the Arts & Humanities in Health & Medicine program, which promotes the arts and humanities in all aspects of medicine.


Dr. Vijay Daniels

Director, Clinical Assessment & Physical Exam Lead - Oversees the first and second year physical examination course and is responsible for clinical assessment in the MD program through OSCEs and workplace based assessment.


Dr. Pamela Brett-MacLean

Director, Arts & Humanities in Health & Medicine (AHHM)- Is responsible for the Arts & Humanities in Health & Medicine program, which promotes the arts and humanities in all aspects of medicine.


Dr. Peggy Sagle

Director, Clerkship Program - Provides leadership for and oversight of all of the clerkships - collaborating with more than 10 clerkship coordinators who are responsible for the third and fourth year undergraduate curriculum.


Dr. Helly Goez

Director, Physicianship & Longitudinal Themes - Oversees the four-year physicianship course and supports almost 25 thread leads who implement the physicianship curriculum.


Dr. Pamela Brett-MacLean

Director, Arts & Humanities in Health & Medicine (AHHM)- Is responsible for the Arts & Humanities in Health & Medicine program, which promotes the arts and humanities in all aspects of medicine.


Dr. Hollis Lai

Director, Data Science - Oversees all aspects of assessment and evaluation for the MD program, including student assessments, course evaluations, and program evaluation, as well the systems that are in place to run these aspects of the program.


(Vacant)

Director, Electives - Oversees and approves all the electives for the four years of the MD program.


Dr. Tim Winton

Director, Discovery Learning - Supports the Discovery Learning (DL) components of the MD program curriculum by leading DL groups, recruiting and training DL facilitators and supporting staff and students in Discovery Learning as required.


Dr. Lillian Au

Director, Learning Strategies - Supports the Discovery Learning (DL) components of the MD program curriculum by leading DL groups, recruiting and training DL facilitators and supporting staff and students in Discovery Learning as required.



In addition to this group, there is a large list of dedicated coordinators and thread leads who support instructors and students at the course and clerkship levels.




PRE-CLERKSHIP (YEARS 1 & 2)

Pre-Clerkship Course Course Coordinator
DMED 511: Foundations of Medicine & Dentistry Dr. Tim Winton
DMED 513: Endocrine System Dr. Elizabeth Rosolowsky
DMED 514: Cardiology Dr. Brian Sonnenberg
DMED 514: Pulmonary Dr. Ron Damant
DMED 514: Renal Dr. Alan McMahon
INTD 403: Interprofessional Health Team Development Dr. Joanne Davies
DMED 521: Gastroenterology & Nutrition Dr. Rabin Persad
MED 522: Reproductive Medicine & Urology Dr. Momoe Hyakutake
MED 523: Musculoskeletal System Dr. Jaime Yu &
Dr. Matthew Menon
MED 529: Psychiatry Dr. Ron Oswald
MED 524: Neurosciences & Organs of Special Senses Dr. Jennifer McCombe
MED 525: Oncology Dr. Andrew Scarfe
Anatomy Dr. Dan Livy





CLERKSHIP (YEARS 3 & 4)

Clerkship Course Course Coordinator
MED 543: Integrated Community Clerkship Dr. Darren Nichols
MED 546: Medicine Dr. Steven Caldwell
OBGY 546: Obstetrics & Gynecology Dr. Peggy Sagle
PAED 546: Pediatrics Dr. Karen Forbes
PSYCI 546: Psychiatry Dr. Alberto Choy
FMED 546: Family Medicine Dr. David Moores
Dr. Jill Konkin
SURG 546: General Surgery Dr. Ioana Bratu
MED 555: Geriatrics Dr. Martin Moran
MED 556: Internal Medicine Dr. Adrianna Lazarescu
MED 558: Emergency Medicine Dr. Boyd Edgecumbe
SURG 556: Speciality Surgery Dr. Peter Kwan





PHYSICIANSHIP (YEARS 1, 2, 3 & 4)

Physicianship Thread Thread Lead
1st Year Coordinator Dr. Sarah Burton MacLeod
2nd Year Coordinator Dr. Helly Goez
3rd & 4th Year Coordinator Dr. Helly Goez (interim)
Communications Dr. Jackie Lee
Dr. Roshan Abraham
Consolidation Dr. Jackie Lee
Physical Exam Dr. Vijay Daniels
Integrated Cases (Year 1) Dr. Sarah Burton MacLeod
Patient Immersion Dr. Sarah Burton MacLeod
Dr. Pam Brett-MacLean
Physicianship Discussion Groups (PDG) Dr. Sarah Burton MacLeod
Medical Humanities Dr. Pamela Brett-MacLean
Integrated Cases (Year 2) Dr. Helly Goez
Cultural Competency/Safety & Health Equity Dr. Helly Goez
Academic Service Learning Dr. Helly Goez
Ethics & Law
Professionalism Dr. Sita Gourishankar
Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) Dr. Sebastian Straube
Health Systems Dr. David Moores
Patient Safety Dr. Tamizan Kherani
Public Health
Student Physician Wellness Dr. Cheryl Goldstein
Longitudinal Clinical Experiences in Family Medicine Thread (LCE) Dr. David Pickle
Clinical Reasoning Dr. Karen Forbes
Career Dr. Lisa Steblecki
Nutrition Dr. Lana Bistritz
Indigenous Health Curriculum Dr. Helly Goez
Jennifer Ward
Tibetha Kimble
Library Resource Support Maria Tan