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Faculty & Staff Changes

Faculty Updates


Faculty Promotions
Andrew Don-Wauchope, Professor
Hamidreza Faraji, Associate Professor
Ronan Foley, Professor

New Faculty Members
Linda Kocovski - Forensic Pathology
Jian-Qiang Lu - Neuropathology
Anthony Rullo - Molecular Medicine
Angela Scott - Anatomy

Boleslaw Lach (Emeritus Professor)


Faculty Promotions
Darren Bridgewater, Associate Professor
Wali Khan, Professor
Margaret Nowaczyk, Professor
Murray Potter, Professor

New Faculty Members
Daria Grafodatskaya - Genetics
Martin Hyrcza - Anatomical Pathology
Hamid Kazerouni - Anatomical Pathology
Jane Turner - Forensic Pathology
Phillip Williams - Anatomical Pathology

Leela Elavathil
Jim Mahony (Emeritus Professor)
Mark McDermott (Emeritus Professor)


Faculty Promotions
Jon Draper, Associate Professor
Xueping Fang, Associate Professor
Liz McCready, Associate Professor
Vidhya Nair, Associate Professor

New Faculty Members
Michael Bonert - Anatomical Pathology
Radenka Bozanovic – Pediatric Pathology
Sarab Mohamed – Pediatric Pathology
Brenda Murphy - Genetics
Houman Nafisi - Anatomical Pathology
Stacey Ritz - Molecular Medicine
Amir Salehi - Anatomical Pathology

Lydia Vincic


Faculty Promotions
Ali Ashkar, Professor; Dawn Bowdish, Associate Professor (Tenure); Ihab El-Shinnawy, Associate Professor (CAWAR); Jan Jansen, Associate Professor (CAWAR); Gui Pare, Associate Professor (CAWAR)

New Faculty Members
Ashkar Naqvi, Assistant Professor, Anatomical Pathology; Miranda Schell, Assistant Professor, Anatomical Pathology


Faculty Promotions
Charu Kaushic, Professor; Christine Lee, Professor; Marek Smieja, Professor; Jorge Arredondo, Associate Professor (CAWAR); Dusan Lukic, Associate Professor (CAWAR)

Faculty Retirements

Larry Belbeck - Professor Emeritus

New Faculty Members
Alexandre Odashiro - Assistant Professor, Anatomical Pathology (SJH)


Faculty Promotions
Laurie Doering, Professor; Karen Mossman, Professor; Monalisa Sur, Professor; Yonghong Wan, Professor; Peter Kavsak, Associate Professor (CAWAR); Shangguo Tang, Associate Professor (CAWAR); Johannes Zeidler, Associate Professor (CAWAR)

New Faculty Members
Hamidreza Faraji, Assistant Professor, Anatomical Pathology (MUMC); Harkiran Kaur, Assistant Professor,
Anatomical Pathology (JHCC); Elizabeth McCready, Assistant Professor, Clinical Pathology/Genetics (MUMC); Bekim Sadikovic, Assistant Professor, Clinical Pathology/Genetics (MUMC); Kathryn Urankar, Assistant Professor, Anatomical Pathology/Forensic (General)

Faculty Retirements
Vicky Chen, Professor Emeritus; Vijay Grey, Professor Emeritus; Dean Daya, Professor Emeritus; Denis Snider, Professor Emeritus

Faculty Passings


2014 - Hallie Groves ... photo of Dr Groves
passed away quietly in her sleep at home in Ancaster, Ontario on April 30th, 2014. Hallie was the wife of department Emeritus Professor, David Groves. Hallie was born on July 31, 1943 in Penticton BC. After enrolling in UBC, she was trained as a Medical Laboratory Technologist at BCIT, working in the laboratories of St. Paul and the Vancouver General, in research laboratories at UBC, and as a teacher at BCIT. She completed her BSc at UBC. After working as a technologist in support of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at McMaster Health Sciences Center, she obtained her MSc and PhD in Biomedical Sciences at McMaster, researching animal models of cardiovascular disease. She retired in 2007 as Associate Professor after helping many local physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and nurses gain a better functional understanding of anatomy, wellness and disease. She was a strong believer in the McMaster model of active learning. In retirement she led an active life involving sailing, gardening, woodworking, embroidery and her grandchildren. In keeping with her love of teaching and anatomy, it was Hallie's wish that she continue to help students through bequeathal of her body to a University education program.


Dr Wynn-Williams2013 - Alun Wynn-Williams ... passed away peacefully, on Nov 3, 2013, in his 93rd year, in Dunedin, New Zealand. Dr Wynn-Williams, a native of New Zeland, was hired in 1970 as a Professor of Pathology and Director of the Clinical Teaching Unit at the Hamilton General Hospital. While Alun retired in 1985 as Professor Emeritus, he remained an honorary staff member with Hamilton Health Sciences until 1998.

2013 - Dr Dharam Singal
... passed away on July 17, 2013 at Joseph Brant Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Dr. Singal was born on December 5, 1934 in India and moved from India to the US. He obtained a BSc (Hons) University of Delhi, India (1952), MSc University of Delhi, India (1957), PhD (Zoology) University of Delhi, India (1962), and PhD (Genetics) Washington State University, USA. He received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and United Nations Development Programme in 1993. Dr Singal joined our department in 1970 as a lecturer in Pathology and Molecular Medicine and retired with Emeritus Professor in 1999. He was a scientist with HRLMP, and was the first to run the HLA lab looking after flow Cytometry and tissue typing.

2013 - Dr Gerard Simon ... passed away on Monday January 21st at the age of 82. Gerard came to Pathology in 1979 from the Banting Institute in Toronto to establish a strong clinical Electron Microscopy Facility for Laboratory Medicine. He was well respected as a leader and teacher. He became director of Anatomical Pathology during his time here. He retired as Professor Emeritus in 1995. Gerard was also the founding member of the Microscopical Society of Canada. That society currently offers two awards named in his honour. Gerard was also chair of a world congress in EM held in Toronto in 1978. When not engaging in his academic career, he enjoyed painting and sketching. Gerard is survived by his wife Suzanne and two children.

2011 - Erwin Regoeczi ... Dr Regoeczi, Professor Emeritus, past Director of the Cardiovascular Hemostasis and Thromboembolism Research Program and past Chair of the Health Sciences Graduate Programs died at the age of 81 on December 16, 2011.
Memorial donations are welcomed by the family to the Erwin Rogoeczi Prize in Pathology and Molecular Medicine by sending a cheque payable to McMaster University.


New Appointments

Dr Jack Gauldie (2017)
has been named new Vice President, Research Institute at St Joseph's HealthcareHamilton.

Dr Lori Burrows (March 2017)
... has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology

Dr Vidhya Nair (April 2017)
... has joined the FHS Competence Based Medical Education Professional Development sub-committee

Dr Gui Pare (January 2017)
... appointed Director of our Medical Biochemistry Postgraduate Education Program

Dr Liz McCready (January 2017)
... appointed Director of our Canadian College of Medical Genetics Fellowship Program

Dr Jonathan Bramson (September 2016)
... appointed one of four co-directors of the new Fraunhofer Project Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (BEAM) research facility

Dr Michelle Zeller (July 2016)
... appointed Transfusion Medicine Residency Program Director


External Appointments

Dr Cheryl Main (June 2016)
... appointed Chair of the Infectious Disease Subspecialty Committee for the Royal College

Dr Monalisa Sur (June 2016)
... renewed for another term as Nucleus Region 3 Voting member for Ontario with the Anatomical Pathology Specialty Committee and as Country Advisor for the International Committee of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK)

Dr Vina Alexopoulou (January 2016)
... appointed a membership position with the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare’s Accreditation Advisory Panel


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