Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program

Current Residents


Zarak Aslam

Hometown: Hamilton, ON

Undergraduate Degree/School: Honours Life Sciences, McMaster University, Class of 2015

Medical School: McMaster University, Class of 2018

Hobbies/Interests: Working out, Sports (Basketball, Football), Memory Training, Reading, LeBron James, Self-improvement, Social Service, Entrepreneurship

Interesting fact: Have lived in Japan, Pakistan, Florida, North Carolina and Ontario 
Zarak Aslam

Matthew Berardocco

Hometown: Hamilton

Medical School: McMaster University

Hobbies: In my free time I enjoy watching sports, playing fantasy football and fantasy hockey, playing tennis, skiing, and travelling.

Matthew Berardocco

Ronelle Calver

Hometown: Saskatoon, SK

Medical School: University of Saskatchewan

Hobbies and Interests: I enjoy running, cycling, spending time at the lake, cats, the Bee Gees, Canadian rock & roll, and cheering on the Roughriders! 

Ronelle Calver

Allison Chan

Hometown: Markham, ON

Medical School: McMaster University

Hobbies: Going to concerts, hiking, biking, powerlifting, fantasy basketball!

Allison Chan

Beverley Chow

Hometown: Toronto

Medical School: McMaster

Hobbies: I enjoy field hockey, racquet sports, working out & running. I also like watching sports, travelling and trying new restaurants.

Beverley Chow

Ali Fateh

Hometown: Thornhill

Undergraduate Degree: HBSc, Life Sciences, McMaster University

Medical School: Medical University of the Americas

Academic Interests: MSK & Sports Medicine, EMG, Image Guided Interventional Pain Management

Hobbies: Skiing, Football, Cooking, Travelling & Outdoors

Favorite Medical Themed TV show: Code Black

Ali Fateh

Jamie Fleet

Hometown: London, On

Undergraduate Degree/School: BHSc Western University

Medical School: Waterloo Campus of McMaster University

Academic Interests: Neuromuscular, P&O, SCI

Hobbies: Sports (football, baseball, hockey), cooking, travelling

Jamie Fleet

Celina Lin

Hometown: Komoka, ON

Medical School: McMaster, Kitchener-Waterloo Campus

Academic Interests: Medical Education, ABI, MSK, Sports Medicine, Aging Athletes

Hobbies: Cooking, Reading, Working Out, Cross Country Skiing, Hiking, Crafting

Celina Lin

Eugene Maida, Fellow

Hometown: Ancaster, Ontario

Medical School: University College Dublin, Ireland

Research Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

Academic Interests: Interventional Sports and Spine

Research Interests: Regenerative medicine, Interventional MSK/peripheral nerve ultrasound, Fluoroscopic guided axial spine interventions

Hobbies: Sports (Soccer, Hockey, Football and Golf)

Most Interesting Place You've Visited: Maldives

Favourite Medical Themed TV Show: House

Eugene Maida

Emily Jayne Milko

Hometown: Grimsby, Ontario

Medical School: Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University

Interests: I enjoy running, cycling, globe trotting, farm animals, attempting to grow a vegetable garden, and watching the Raptors.

Emily Jayne Milko

Ramona Neferu

Hometown: Kincardine, Ontario

Undergraduate Degree: Engineering Chemistry, Queen's University, 2014

Medical School: Western University, 2018

Hobbies and Interests: running, yoga, hiking, racquet sports, and travelling
Ramona Neferu

Adrian Opala, Fellow

Med School: Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

Career Interests: Neuromuscular medicine, EMG, Spasticity management, MSK, Spinal Cord injury and Stroke Rehabilitation

Hobbies: I enjoy working out and watching sports, including: Soccer, NFL, NHL. Also, I recently picked up cycling which I find very enjoyable. Furthermore, I like to go out to try a new restaurants or just lean back on sushi.

Adrian Opala

Garry Palak, Fellow

Career Interests: Interventional Physiatry

 

Manisha Sachdeva

Hometown: Ottawa

Med School: National University of Ireland, Galway

Interests: Social justice initiatives, global health, technology in health and rehabilitation, yoga, hiking

Manisha Sachdeva

Ahmed Saidahmed

Medical School: Tanta University, Egypt

Academic Interests: Interventional Spine, Spinal Cord Injury, EMG, Neuromuscular Medicine

Hobbies: Squash, watching sports, travelling

 

Ahmed Saidahmed

Akil Siva

Hometown: Scarborough

Undergraduate Degree/School: Biochemistry Spc Biotechnology & Genetic Eng, McMaster University

Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine

Academic Interests: Interventional Spine, MSK Ultrasound

Hobbies: Basketball, Raptors, working out, travelling and spending time with family and friends

Most interesting places you’ve visited? Snorkeling in the water caves of Xcaret Mexico, Jet skiing near humpback whales in the Pacific islands of Costa Rica, ATVing through St. Maarten, Hiking through the Swiss Alps

Favourite medical themed TV show? Scrubs!

Akil Siva

Derek Thong

Hometown: Vancouver, Canada

Undergraduate Degree/School: BASc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto

Medical School: MB BCh BAO, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Research Interests: Medical technology & medical devices

Hobbies: Cars and motorsports, fabrication, mountain biking, travelling, food

Favourite cartoon character? Rick from Rick & Morty

Favourite medical themed TV show? Scrubs

Derek Thong

L. Woodrow

Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Medical School: McMaster University

Interests: Volleyball, hiking, tea, wine, baking, going to concerts, 80s music and culture, Duran Duran, and all things Winnipeg!

L. Woodrow

Kate Wortley

Medical School: McMaster University

Undergraduate School: University of Guelph, Human Kinetics

Interesting Facts: I enjoy travelling, reading, visiting friends and family, all types of exercise, sports (especially skiing), and brunch
Kate Wortley

Tim Xu

Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario

Undergraduate: Queen's University Life Sciences

Medical School: McMaster University

Interests/Hobbies: Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Swimming/Water Polo, Reading, Spirituality

Tim Xu