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Fahad Abuguyan

Fahad Abuguyan

Hometown: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Medical school: King Saud University
Hobbies: STUDYING DAY AND NIGHT FOR ENDLESS HOURS
Academic interests: Administration and Trauma
Favourite cartoon character? Eric Cartman
Favourite medical themed TV show? Scrubs


Cherie Adams

Hometown: Clifton Royal, NB
Undergraduate degree/school: BSc(Hon) Biochemistry, University of New Brunswick
Graduate degree/school: MSc Molecular Genetics, Dalhousie University
Medical school: Dalhousie University
Hobbies: Surfing, Bouldering, Snowboarding, Music (violin, viola, a bit of guitar)
Academic interests: Education, Critical care
Research interests: Too early to tell, but likely something Critical Care-ish
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine: Teaching ESL
Favourite cartoon character: Scooby-Doo
Most interesting place you’ve visited: Duncan Village, EC, South Africa
Favourite medical themed TV show: St Elsewhere…yeah, old school. Denzel rocks!



Anas Althenayan

Anas Althenayan

Hometown: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Medical School: King Saud University
Hobbies: Travelling, Playing and watching Soccer, SCUBA Diving
Academic interests: Critical Care Medicine & ED Ultrasound
Research interests: TBA
Most interesting place you’ve visited? Marbella, Spain
Favourite cartoon character? Johnny Bravo
Favourite medical themed TV show? Scrubs
Nickname/Alias? AT



Saeed Al Qahtani

Hometown: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Medical School: King Saud University
Hobbies: Travelling, sand riding, soccer, camping
Academic interests: Critical care, medical education, clinical epidemiology
Research interests: TBA
Most interesting place you’ve visited? "Window of the World", Shenzhen, China
Favourite cartoon character? Po, kung fu panda
Favourite medical themed TV show? Scrubs


Damon Atrie

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Undergraduate degree/school: BHSc, McMaster University
Medical school: McMaster University
Hobbies: Indie Rock, Film, Food, Fitness
Academic interests: Medical Education, Clinical Epidemiology, Trauma
Research interests: Medical Education, Procedural Sedation and Analgesia, Knowledge Transfer
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine? Baseball umpire
Favourite cartoon character? Remy (the mouse from Ratatouille)
Most interesting place you’ve visited? Sackville, NB
Favourite medical themed TV show? Ultimate Fighting Championship


Bandar Baw

Hometown: Riyadh
Medical school: King AbdulAziz University
Hobbies: Swimming, Reading, jogging, Traveling, Hiking
Academic interests: Research, Teaching
Research interests: Decisions (CPGs)
Favourite cartoon character: Grandiser


Ian Buchanan

Ian Buchanan

Hometown: Victoria, BC
Undergraduate degree/school: Anatomy & Cell Biology; Business, McGill University
Medical school: Brown University
Hobbies: cooking/baking/canning, eating & drinking, gardening, cycling, moustaches
Academic interests: trauma/critical care, QI
Research interests: continuity of care
Favourite cartoon character? George W. Bush
Most interesting place you’ve visited? “Edge of the World”, Saudi Arabia
Favourite medical themed TV show? Scrubs


Kyla Caners

Kyla Caners

Hometown: Winnipeg
Undergraduate degree/school: BSc, University of Manitoba
Medical school: University of Manitoba
Hobbies: Travel, running, reading (especially cheesy chick lit), coffee consumption
Academic interests: Medical education, critical care, trauma, simulation
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine? I worked at a cemetery selling grave plots, booking funerals, and recording data in big, old books.
Most interesting place you’ve visited? Most of Spain.
Favourite medical themed TV show? Scrubs!! It’s the closest TV has ever come to showing what life in medicine is really like.


Teresa Chan

Hometown: Niagara Falls, ON
Undergraduate degree/school: University of Toronto (HBSc, Immunology) – University of Toronto (BEd, Intermediate/Senior Bio/Chem)
Medical school: University of Western Ontario
Hobbies: Cooking, Knitting, Composing Music, Singing Opera
Academic & Research interests: Medical Education
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine:  I worked on Clifton Hill (Niagara Falls) where I:
a) sold that cheap gold plated jewelry
b) ran the digital adventure photography department
Favourite cartoon character: “Boo” The little girl from Monster’s Inc.
Most interesting place you’ve visited: Middle-of-Nowhere-China
Favourite medical themed TV show: Scrubs (it’s the reason I applied to Medical school.)


Peter Channan

Hometown: Hamilton, Ontario
Undergraduate degree/school: Biochemistry, McMaster
Medical school: University of Alberta
Hobbies: soccer, basketball, golf, working out, my family
Academic interests: trauma, medical education, ED ultrasound, EMS, sports medicine
Research interests: ED overcrowding
Most interesting place you’ve visited: Belize
Favourite medical themed TV show: ER


Jacqueline Chu

Hometown: Toronto , ON
Undergraduate degree/school: BSc Physiology & Psychology, University of Western Ontario
Medical school: McMaster University
Hobbies: fitness, travelling
Academic interests: EMS
Research interests: Compliance with Outpatient Exercise Stress Tests, Analysis of Low-Acuity Visits to the ED

Alex Chorley

Alex Chorley

Hometown: Barrie, ON
Medical School: BSc., University of Western Ontario
Undergraduate degree/school: McMaster University
Hobbies: Traveling, Snowboarding, Surfing
Academic interests: Medical Education
Research interests: TBA
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine? Lifeguarding at the beach in Barrie. Best summer job ever
Most interesting place you’ve visited? Siem Reap, Cambodia. Spent three days wandering around the temples featured in "Tomb Raider", such a cool experience


Hamish Cowan

Hometown: Calgary
Undergraduate degree/school: H.B.Sc Natural Science, University of Calgary; AB Government, Dartmouth College
Medical school: University of Calgary
Hobbies: Reading, walking, spending time with friends and family
Academic interests: Education, Disaster Medicine
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine? Bank Manager
Favourite cartoon character? Mr. Burns
Most interesting place you’ve visited? Moscow, Russia


Arash Gharajeh

Hometown: Richmond Hill, ON
Undergraduate degree/school: BSc, University of Guelph
Medical school: Queen’s University
Hobbies: Various team sports, travelling, SCUBA diving
Academic interests: teaching, curriculum enhancement, Medical school recruitment
Research interests: oncology and surgical science
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine: Lifeguard at Canada’s Wonderland
Most interesting place you’ve visited: Russia
Favourite medical themed TV show: House


Melissa Hayward

Hometown: Stirling, Ontario
Undergraduate degree/school: HBSc Life Sciences, Queen's University
Medical school: University of Toronto
Hobbies: Enjoying the outdoors, road biking, running, spinning, amateur adventure racing, reading, trying to keep my plants alive, experiencing new/weird things
Academic interests: ED Ultrasound, Wilderness Medicine
Most interesting job you've done outside of medicine? Provincial park maintenance - hey, I got to drive around a beat-up Parks truck all day
Most interesting place you’ve visited:
Bastimentos, Panama


Andrew Healey

Hometown: Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
Undergraduate degree/school: BSc Hons Biochem, Mount Allison University
Medical school: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Hobbies: Teaching, Swimming, Spending time with my wife
Academic interests: Evidence-based Resuscitation, Critical Care, Education, Airway Management, Procedural Sedation and Analgesia
Research interests: Sedation, Return visits to the ED, Sepsis
Most interesting place you’ve visited: Bolton Abbey Monastery, County Moone, Ireland
Favourite medical themed TV show: ER


Noura Labib

Hometown: Montreal
Undergraduate degree/school: B.Sc Biochemistry, McGill University
Graduate degree/school: M.Sc Human Genetics for 2 yrs, thesis incomplete (so doesn’t really count), McGill University
Medical school: McGill University
Hobbies: Cooking, reading, knitting, swimming, fishing, spending time with my 2 kittens. I am sure I’ll love diving if I’m given a chance.
Academic interests: Critical Care, Trauma and Education
Research interests: Same as above
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine: Sales representative, enjoyed reading the script and hearing the phone hung up
Favourite cartoon character: Timon in Timon and Pumba  (Hakuna Matata)
Most interesting place you’ve visited: Gaspé, Quebec
Favourite medical themed TV show: House


Ian Laidley

Hometown: St. John’s, NL
Undergraduate degree/school:
B.Sc. Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland
BN Nursing, Centre for Nursing Studies
Graduate degree/school: MS Hyperbaric Medicine, Saba University School of Medicine
Medical school: Saba University School of Medicine
Hobbies: St. John Ambulance, Movies
Academic interests: EMS, Disaster Preparedness
Favourite cartoon character? Garfield
Most interesting place you’ve visited? Saba, Netherlands-Antilles
Favourite medical themed TV show? House


Caillin Langmann

Hometown: Aldergrove, BC
Undergraduate degree/school: B.Sc. Economics/Biochemistry
Graduate degree/school: Ph.D. Molecular Biology Simon Fraser U.
Medical school: M.D. Queens U.
Hobbies: sailing, diving, mountaineering/hiking, programming, weightlifting, econ
Academic interests: toxicology, critical care
Research interests: toxicology, air guitar
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine:  Teachin’
Favourite cartoon character: Roger Rabbit’s Wife (Jessica Rabbit)
Most interesting place you’ve visited: Sailing Gulf Islands, Cascades
Favourite medical themed TV show: Casualty 1907


Brian Levy

Hometown: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Undergraduate degree/school: B.Ba., (Hons) University of Georgia
Graduate degree/school: Hard Knocks
Medical school: McMaster University
Hobbies: CATS (we have 7), SCUBA diving, travel
Academic interests: ED Ultrasound, primary & secondary prevention of vascular disease
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine? Designing toys & electronic gadgets; blasting 5 million miles around the earth in aluminum tubes
Most interesting place you’ve visited? Taipei; Reykjavik, Iceland
Favourite medical themed TV show? ER, of course!


Michelle Liebregts

Hometown: Whitby
Undergraduate degree/school: HBSc Biological Sciences/Neurosciences, University of Guelph
Graduate degree/school: MSc Neurosciences, MSc Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Western Ontario
Medical school: University of Ottawa
Hobbies: Equestrian sports, spoiling my 2 cats, cooking (eating!)
Academic & Research interests: Geriatric emergency medicine, health systems/policy, global health
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine? Speech-language pathologist
Favourite cartoon character? Bobby Hill
Most interesting place you’ve visited? Nzulezu, Ghana; Lake Titicaca, Peru; Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica…ok that’s more than one, but it is hard to pick!


Jay R. MacDonald

Hometown: Windsor, Ontario
Undergraduate degree/school: University of Windsor (Human Kinetics)
Graduate degree/school: McMaster University (MSc., PhD.)
Stanford University (Post-Doctoral Fellow)
McMaster University (Post-Doctoral Fellow)
Medical school: University of Toronto
Hobbies: Sailing, Photography (wildlife), Running
Research interests: Anything, except epidemiology
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine: Stunt Double for Tom Cruise
Favourite cartoon character: Road Runner (he can say so much, with just “Beep Beep”)
Most interesting place you’ve visited: Hell (L&D)
Favourite medical themed TV show: Scrubs


Geordi Montgomery

Hometown: Winnipeg/Ottawa
Undergraduate degree/school: BSc, College universitaire de Saint-Boniface (University of Manitoba)
Medical school: University of Ottawa
Hobbies: cycling, fixing bikes, running, skiing, music, guitar, sleeping, beer sampling (not necessarily in that order)
Academic interests: EMS/Prehospital
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine: Paramedic (wait...guess that's kinda mediciney), bike shop employee extraordinaire
Most interesting place you’ve visited: Salvador Dali's house (Figueres, Spain)
Favourite medical themed TV show: Trauma - Life in the ER


Julian Owen

Hometown: Uxbridge, Ontario
Undergraduate degree/school: BHSc, McMaster University
Medical school: McMaster University
Hobbies: Hockey (Go Habs!), rock-climbing, snowboarding
Academic interests: ED Ultrasound, Trauma & Critical Care
Research interests: Education, EBM
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine: Beanbag chair salesman in a flea market over the Christmas holidays
Favourite cartoon character: Stewie Griffin
Most interesting place you’ve visited: Northern India
Favourite medical themed TV show: Scrubs

Laura Morrison

Laura Morrison

Hometown: Fort McMurray
Medical School: University of Alberta
Undergraduate degree/school: University of Alberta
Academic interests: Trauma, toxicology, medical education...a little bit of everything to be honest.
Research interests: To be honest, I've got a few too many interests to have this one narrowed down yet...I'll have to defer until later.
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine? I drove a forklift one summer...
Most interesting place you’ve visited? Edinburgh. I can't really explain why, I just loved it.
Favourite cartoon character? I keep wanting to write Batman for some reason.  He might not technically be a cartoon character, but I'm going to go with it anyway.
Favourite medical themed TV show? I'm afraid when I get to the end of the day now, I watch anything but medically themed television.


Donika Orlich

Donika Orlich

Hometown: North York, Toronto, Ontario
Undergraduate degree/school: Bsc. in Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University
Medical School: McMaster University
Hobbies: Painting, traveling, hiking with my two dogs Chopin and Bella
Academic interests: Medical Education
Research interests: TBD
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine? In order of most to least embarrassing....runway model, bartender at a bowling alley and beer garden server at the Molson Indy
Most interesting place you’ve visited? Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Favourite medical themed TV show? Grey’s Anatomy

Alim Pardhan

Hometown: Hamilton, ON
Undergraduate degree/school: B.Sc. Physics, McMaster University
Medical school: University of Manitoba
Academic interests: Disaster Medicine
Favourite cartoon character: Filmore


Hannah Park

Hometown: Seoul, Korea & Calgary, Alberta
Undergraduate degree/school: BSc in Zoology, University of Calgary
Medical school: University of Toronto
Hobbies: Eating, watching TV/movie/stand up comedy/basketball/soccer…, Playing cello, fitness
Academic interests: Trauma, Toxicology, and others TBD
Most interesting place you’ve visited? Bohol, Philippines, Marrakesh, Morocco
Favourite medical themed TV show? Scrubs all the way


Julien Payrastre

Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Undergraduate degree/school: B.A. Psychology, UBC
Medical school: U of Ottawa
Hobbies: Skiing, Golf, Tennis, Soccer, Guitar…
Academic interests: Trauma and anesthetic nerve blocks
Research interests: SAH
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine: Cannes Film Festival
Favourite cartoon character: He-Man
Most interesting place you’ve visited: Machu Pitchu
Favourite medical themed TV show: Scrubs


Ira Price

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Undergraduate degree/school: Specialized Honors Kinesiology Health Science, York University
Medical school: McMaster University
Hobbies: Martial Arts, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Baseball, Rugby, Cycling, Golf, Movies
Academic interests: Bio-ethics, sports medicine
Research interests: Bio-ethics, advanced directives
Favourite cartoon character: Spider Man, but he can’t fly!
Most interesting place you’ve visited: Amsterdam
Favourite medical themed TV show: Grey’s Anatomy


David Quinlan

Hometown: Brantford, ON
Undergraduate degree/school: HBSc (Kinesiology), University of Waterloo
Graduate degree/school: MSc (Human Physiology), University of Waterloo
Medical school: University of Toronto
Hobbies: Basketball, Cycling, Waterskiing/Wakeboarding, Flyfishing
Academic interests: Trauma, Critical Care
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine? Welding/Sheet Metal Fabrication……and I still have all my digits. Or, bar tending in Surfer’s Paradise, Australia.
Most interesting place you’ve visited? Turangi, New Zealand “Trout Fishing Capital of the World”


Krystyna Samoraj

Krystyna Samoraj

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Undergraduate degree/school: University of Toronto
Medical school: Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow, Poland
Hobbies: Scuba Diving, Salsa/Ballroom Dancing, Travel, Opera/Ballet/Theatre, Kickboxing, Flying Cessna 150, Argentine Tango
Academic interests: ICU, Trauma, Space Medicine, International Medicine
Research interests: Space Medicine, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine? Baking bread at a bakery
Most interesting place you’ve visited? Thailand, Serbia, Bosnia, El Salvador
Favourite medical themed TV show? Trauma: Life in the E.R.


Simpepreet Sandhanwalia

Simerpreet Sandhanwalia

Hometown: Brampton
Undergraduate school: York University
Medical school: Ross University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Traveling, Snorkeling
Academic interests: Forensics
Favourite cartoon character? Angelica from the show Rugrats
Favourite medical themed TV show? ER


Karen Schiff

Hometown: Dundas, Ontario
Undergraduate degree/school: H.B.Sc Psychology, University of Western Ontario
Medical school: University of Ottawa
Hobbies: Traveling, Cycling, Playing with Lexie
Academic interests: Education, Prehospital Care
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine: Ambulance Medic in the Middle East
Most interesting place you’ve visited: Israel and Actun Tunikal Mikanal, Belize
Favourite medical themed TV show: Scrubs


Serena Sennik

Name: Serena Sennik
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
Undergraduate degree/school: HBSc Human Biology and International Relations, University of Toronto
Graduate degree/school: MA Communications, University of Leeds, England
Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Dublin, Ireland
Hobbies: Travel, Soccer, Golf, Piano
Research interests: ED flow, health policy, international health
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine? Intern at ‘Health Matters’, Global TV
Most interesting place you’ve visited? Galapagos Islands
Favourite medical themed TV show? Scrubs


Sameer Shaiky

Sameer Shaikh

Hometown: Markham, Ontario
Medical School: McMaster University
Undergraduate degree/school: BHSc, McMaster University
Hobbies: Travel, working out (or at least trying to), watching all types of sports, reading
Academic interests: Trauma, Critical care, medical education, global health
Research interests: Disaster medicine, health policy
Most interesting place you’ve visited? Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Favourite cartoon character? Freddie Flinstone


Steven Skitch

Steven Skitch

Hometown: Calgary, AB
Medical School: University of British Columbia
Undergraduate degree/school: B.Sc. Psychology, University of Calgary
Hobbies: Hiking, running, snowboarding, soccer, cycling, hanging out with my wife, and sampling microbrews
Academic interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Medical Education
Research interests: Intersection between psychology and medicine
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine? Bicycle courier in Winnipeg
Most interesting place you’ve visited? India
Favourite cartoon character? Brian Griffin
Favourite medical themed TV show? Reruns of ER are tough to beat
Nickname/Alias? Skitch


Audra Smallfield

Audra Smallfield

Hometown: Missisauga, Ontario
Undergraduate degree/school: Medical Science, University of Western Ontario
Medical school: University of Western Ontario
Hobbies: dancing, skiing, going to the cottage, playing with my cat (in a non-crazy cat lady kind of way)
Academic interests: Trauma, Forensics, Critical care
Favourite cartoon character? Puss (in boots)
Most interesting place you’ve visited? Orphanage and Haitian batey (village) in central Dominican Republic
Favourite medical themed TV show? ER until Noah Wyle left


Jonathan Smith

Hometown: Thunder Bay
Undergraduate degree/school: Honour’s Bachelor of Kinesiology from Lakehead University
Medical school: University of Ottawa
Hobbies: Sports, video games, physical activity
Academic interests: Pediatrics, Critical Care
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine? Building birch bark canoes at Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay
Favourite cartoon character? Scooby Doo of course
Most interesting place you’ve visited? Thunder Bay (it’s the best)
Favourite medical themed TV show? House


Patrick Tang

Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
Undergraduate degree/school: BASc Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
Medical school: McMaster University
Hobbies: Squash, Badminton
Favourite cartoon character: Peter Griffin from Family Guy
Most interesting place you’ve visited: Oulu, Finland
Favourite medical themed TV show: ER


Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson

Hometown: The Hammer
Undergraduate degree/school: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, McMaster University
Medical school: McMaster University
Hobbies: Running, Mountain Biking, Reading Rosen's, keeping my plants alive & tending to my husband Phil.
Academic interests: Sports Medicine, Inner City Health, Disaster Medicine
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine? Bartender, Umpire, ER Nurse
Favourite cartoon character? Shrek
Favourite medical themed TV show? ER….. but Combat Hospital and Boston Med are definitely in the running.


Brendon Trotter

Brendon Trotter

Hometown: Calgary
Undergraduate degree/school: Biochem, UBC
Graduate degree/school: ½ a Masters in Immunology. Does that count?
Medical school: University of Calgary
Hobbies: Long walks on Hamilton’s beautiful beaches, candle-lit dinners, DJing, embarrassing myself on a climbing wall
Academic interests: Trauma, Critical Care
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine? Pretending to teach English in Japan, and somehow getting away with it.
Favourite cartoon character? It was Stewie Griffin, until Julian stole it. Now I have none. Maybe Brian.
Most interesting place you’ve visited? Vietnam circa 2004
Favourite medical themed TV show? Whatever the exact opposite of ‘House’ would be


Connie Tung

Connie Tung

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Medical School: University of Western Ontario
Undergraduate degree/school: University of Toronto
Hobbies: running and road races, street photography, dragonboat, traveling, sleeping, eating, oh did I mention SLEEPING?
Academic interests: critical care, toxicology
Research interests: TBA
Most interesting place you’ve visited? Galapagos
Favourite cartoon character? Mighty Mouse! It's also the pet name I have acquired over the years.

Darren Usher

Hometown: Amherstburg, Ontario
Undergraduate degree/school: Bachelor of Human Kinetics, Honours Movement Science, University of Windsor
Medical school: McMaster University
Hobbies: Windsurfing, Snowboarding, Hockey, Golf
Academic interests: Sports Medicine, ED Ultrasound
Research interests: Intraarticular anesthesia for shoulder dislocation reduction
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine: Shopper’s Drug Mart Delivery Driver
Favourite cartoon character: Dora the explora!


Kenneth Van Dewark

Kenneth Van Dewark

Hometown: Barrie, Ontario
Medical School: University of Toronto
Undergraduate degree/school: BMSc in Physiology, University of Western Ontario
Hobbies: Hiking, skiing, golfing, traveling, writing historical
fiction, and cooking
Academic interests: Trauma, pre-hospital care, medical education and health policy
Research interests: Ever evolving but medical education related
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine? Valet parking attendant at a golf course
Most interesting place you’ve visited? Traveling around the Himalayas from Tibet into Nepal
Favourite medical themed TV show? Nothing comes close to Scrub


Kelly Van Diepen

Kelly van Diepen

Hometown: St. Andrews West
Undergraduate degree/school: Biology, Phys Ed, Queens
Graduate degree/school: Physiotherapy, Queens
Medical school: McMaster University
Hobbies: Travel, Running, Cycling
Academic interests: Education
Favourite cartoon character? Calvin from Calvin & Hobbes
Most interesting place you’ve visited? Blantyre, Malaui
Favourite medical themed TV show? Cliche ...ER


Dean Vlahaki

Dean Vlahaki

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Medical School: The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia
Undergraduate degree/school: Queen's University
Hobbies: Canoe Tripping, Nordic Skiing, CrossFit, Ice Hockey, Surfing
Academic interests: Trauma, Wilderness EM and Environmental Medicine
Research interests: I like all flavours
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine? Canoe Long-Trip Leader
Most interesting place you’ve visited? New Zealand


Barbara Waines

Hometown: Fort Erie, ON
Undergraduate degree/school: Hon. BSc in Bio-Medical Sciences at University of Guelph
Graduate degree/school: Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
Medical school: McMaster University
Hobbies: Cooking, food and drink, hiking, snowboarding
Academic interests: Education
Research interests: Critical Care
Most interesting job you’ve done outside of medicine? Too many years at my family’s veterinary hospital performing various roles, from cleaning up after animals and wrestling aggressive dogs, to helping out in the OR
Favourite cartoon character? SpongeBob SquarePants
Most interesting place you’ve visited? Tuscany
Favourite medical themed TV show? Scrubs


Amna Zaki

Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Medical school: Aga Khan University Medical College
Hobbies: Walking, Watching TV, Cooking
Academic interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Most interesting place you’ve visited: Kalabagh Air Base Camp (Pakistan)
Favourite medical themed TV show: ER