Residents


Matthew Tenenbaum
PGY5

Tenenbaum

Education
BHSc, McMaster University, 2010
MD, McMaster University, 2013
CCFP, McMaster University, 2016
MPH, University of Toronto, 2017

Interests
Organization and delivery of health care
Health promotion and determinants of health
Health economics and health care financing
Health human resources
Advocacy and public engagement
Health care systems in medical education

Personal
In my spare time, I enjoy following politics and current events, especially when they pertain to changes in our health care system. I also love delving into a good book, as well as reading around non-medical areas of interest (history, economics, law, and the physical sciences). In the summer months, I also like to grab my bike and explore the city.

Emailmatthew.tenenbaum@medportal.ca


Ryan Van Meer
PGY5

Ryan Van Meer

Education
BASc, McMaster University, 2009
MD, McMaster University, 2012
MPH, McMaster University, 2017

Interests
Determinants of health and health equity
Communicable diseases
Public health ethics and law
Teaching and learning

Personal
Family and friends, books, music, film, backcountry camping, basketball.

Emailryan.vanmeer@medportal.ca


Deepika Delilah Lobo
PGY4
Chief Resident

Deep Lobo

Education
MBBS, Manipal University, India, 2004
MBA, McMaster University, 2013
MPH, McMaster University, 2017

Interests
Health services management
Healthy public policy
Health economics
Program evaluation
Leadership skills development

Personal
Life is fulfilling but busy, caring for my two growing boys. In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking, swimming, and meeting up with friends.

Emaildeepika.lobo@medportal.ca


Thomas Piggott
PGY4


photo - Thomas Piggott

Education
BScH, University of Guelph, 2011
MD, McMaster University, 2014
MSc, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2017

Awards
2016 PHPC Resident Leadership Award Recipient

Interests
Global public health
Public health policy-making
Disaster response and complex emergencies
Pandemic response
Climate change and environmental public health
Public health and health promotion theory
Integration of prevention and clinical public health into primary care

Personal
I am passionate about health - both the personal and public types. I enjoy running, climbing, swimming, biking, diving and skiing. I am most in my element under the sea or on a mountain above the clouds. I love travelling to meet new people and experience other cultures as well as hike and climb mountains. I also like to learn languages and pretend I was an artist through painting and photography. I have a thirst for knowledge that I quench by constantly reading and engaging in a variety of research.

Emailthomas.piggott@medportal.ca


Rabia Bana
PGY3

Rabia Bana

Education
HBSc, McMaster University, 2008
MPH, University of Alberta, 2011
MD, University of Alberta, 2015

Interests
Global health
Maternal and child health
Immigrant and refugee health
Program evaluation

Personal
I enjoy traveling, hiking, and live theater. I'm a foodie at heart, love to bake in my spare time, and am always up for exploring new cuisines.

Emailrabia.bana@medportal.ca


Mats Junek
PGY2
Resident Representative

Mats Junek

Education
HBSc, Queen's University, 2009
MD, University of Melbourne, 2014

Interests
Social determinants of health and non-communicable diseases
Organization and delivery of health care
Models of chronic disease prevention and management
Health economics

Personal
I love good food and wine, coffee, cycling, travel, photography, and podcasts. I am keenly interested in behavioural economics, psychology,and almost-useless knowledge.

Emailmats.junek@medportal.ca


Cindy Ochieng
PGY2

Cindy Ochieng

Education
BSc, Mount Allison University, 2011
MA, University of Toronto, 2012
MD, Dalhousie University, 2016

Interests
Social determinants of health
Anthropology
Healthcare organization and delivery
Service design in the public sector
Chronic disease and injury prevention
Teaching

Personal
I enjoy music, art, travelling, and reading, among many other activities. Through it all, I enjoy meeting, connecting and learning from new people, and will try (almost) anything once!

Emailcindy.ochieng@medportal.ca


Mehdi Aloosh
PGY1

Mehdi Aloosh

Education
MD, Tehran University Medical Sciences, 2004
MSc, McGill University, 2017

Awards
Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS) Master's Training Award 2016-2017

Interests
Global public health
Determinants of health, health equity and health policy
Simulation and competency based education
Reproductive and sexual health
Patient safety

Personal
I really enjoy art, philosophy and history, besides travelling and meeting people. I find these vital to understanding different cultures and ways of being, which is very meaningful to me. I am passionate to do yoga, anywhere and any time with family, friends and new friends!

Emailmehdi.aloosh@medportal.ca


Joanne Kearon
PGY1

Joanne Kearon

Education
BScH, Queen's University, 2012
MSc, Queen's University, 2014
MD, McMaster University, 2017

Interests
Health promotion and chronic disease prevention
Emergency preparedness
Health equity and social determinants of health
Education and leadership development

Personal
In my spare time, I love to cook good food for my friends and take long walks with my dog. I enjoy backyard campfires and hiking. Lastly, I believe that a good cup of tea is the first step in solving almost any problem!

Emailjoanne.kearon@medportal.ca