University of TorontoTemerty Faculty
of Medicine
Awards
2020

C. I. Whiteside Education Achievement Keynote Address and Messages from the Education Deans

In 2014, the Education Vice Deans named the keynote address in honour of Dr. Catharine Whiteside for her distinguished leadership and profound commitment to, and support of, excellence in education, teaching, and leadership.

Dr. Dev is has been a Staff Intensivist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto since 2006, after completing her Internal Medicine residency and Critical Care Fellowship at The University of Toronto. She complemented her Critical Care training with a fellowship in Multimedia Education and Video Production at the New England Journal of Medicine in Boston.

Most recently, Dr. Dev has been invited widely to write and speak about Physician Burnout, Wellness and Medical Culture. These invitations have included featured interviews on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Radio One, as well as several national and international scientific meetings.

Dr. Dev is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and is the Director of Education in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at Sunnybrook, the Director of Wellness and Mentorship in the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto and the lead of Undergraduate Medical Mentorship at the Peters-Boyd Academy for Sunnybrook, North York General and Women’s College Hospitals

If asked, however, Dr. Dev counts her most significant achievement as continuing to convince 10-year-old Jack and 12-year-old Nathan that being kissed in public by your mother is the coolest thing you can do.

Dr. Patricia Houston
Vice Dean, Medical Education

We know that great doctors are not merely the sum of their training, but develop as a result of their experiences and environments. Thank you to your commitment to excellence in education, the experiences we provide, and the environments in which we learn – together.

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Patricia Houston

Dr. Glen Bandiera
Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education

The opportunity to educate and influence the next generation, to advance the knowledge and work of our peers, and support those who have gone before us and continue to work and learn alongside us is a gift.

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Glen Bandiera

Dr. Allan Kaplan
Vice Dean, Graduate and Academic Affairs

I want to especially recognize those award winners who teach in the Graduate Life Science Program. Your dedication to teaching and education is inspiring and certainly contributes to the great reputation the Faculty of Medicine continues to achieve locally, nationally and internationally.

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Allan Kaplan

Dr. Suzan Schneeweiss
Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development

These awards recognize the diverse and innovative programming and scholarly approach to CPD from our most talented faculty. Your efforts demonstrate a commitment to excellence in continuing professional development.

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Suzan Schneeweiss

MD Program Awards

Temerty Faculty of Medicine Awards 2020

Husam Abdel-Qadir

Health Science Research (HSR) Teaching Excellence Award

MD Program Awards

Husam Abdel-Qadir is a cardiologist at Women’s College Hospital and the University Health Network, and a scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, and…

Husam Abdel-Qadir

Fok-Han Leung

Miriam Rossi Award for Health Equity in Undergraduate Medical Education

MD Program Awards

Dr. Leung is an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a Family Physician practicing general family medicine and inner city health out…

Fok-Han Leung

Warren Chan

Norman Rosenblum Award for Excellence in Mentorship in the MD/PhD Program

MD Program Awards

Warren Chan

David K. Chan

W. T. Aikins Award for Excellence in Course/Program Development and Coordination

MD Program Awards

Dr. David Chan is a University of Toronto alumnus who received his MD degree in 1998 and finished his Adult Neurology residency training in 2005. He also completed the Department…

David K. Chan

Angela Punnett

W. T. Aikins Award for Excellence in Course/Program Development and Coordination

MD Program Awards

Dr. Angela Punnett is a clinician educator in the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at SickKids. She is Director of the Undergraduate Medical Education Program for Paediatrics and Associate Director of…

Angela Punnett

Glendon Tait

W. T. Aikins Award for Excellence in Development and Use of Educational Innovations

MD Program Awards

Dr. Glendon Tait is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Director of Student Assessment for the MD Program. Dr. Tait practices Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry with Sinai Health System,…

Glendon Tait

Edsel Ing

W. T. Aikins Award for Excellence in Individual Teaching Performance: Clerkship

MD Program Awards

Dr. Ing completed his medical school and ophthalmology residency at the University of Toronto, a Masters of Public Health and Global Scholars research program at Harvard, a certificate in medical…

Amar Uxa

W. T. Aikins Award for Excellence in Individual Teaching Performance: Clerkship

MD Program Awards

Dr. Amar Uxa completed medical school, internal medicine, and cardiology training in India. He then completed general cardiology training followed by a fellowship in interventional cardiology and heart failure from…

Amar Uxa

Laurence Biro

W. T. Aikins Award for Excellence in Individual Teaching Performance: Foundations

MD Program Awards

Dr. Laurence Biro is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Family and Community Medicine. He provides broad scope primary care in the rural community of Chesley and works as…

Laurence Biro

Community Based Teaching Awards

Temerty Faculty of Medicine Awards 2020

Established by the Faculty of Medicine in 2012 these awards recognize the significant contribution of an increasing number of University of Toronto community-based teachers to the learning of medical students and residents. The first award recognizes excellence in community-based clinical teaching in a community hospital, the second award recognizes excellence in community-based clinical teaching in a clinic or office setting, and the third award recognizes sustained excellence in community-based clinical teaching.

Rahim Abdulhussein

Excellence in Community-Based Teaching (Community Hospital)

Community Based Teaching Awards

Rahim Abdulhussein is a Family Physician practicing in Palliative Care. He practices inpatient Palliative Medicine at the Scarborough Health Network. In addition, he has a comprehensive Family Practice and is…

Rahim Abdulhussein

Alan Berzen

Excellence in Community-Based Teaching (Office/Clinic)

Community Based Teaching Awards

Dr. Alan Berzen is a General Pediatrician in practice in Thornhill, an ADHD Specialist and Neonatologist. For the past 22 years, he has been a consultant in General Pediatrics and…

Alan Berzen

Everton Nicholas

Sustained Excellence in Community‐Based Teaching

Community Based Teaching Awards

Dr. Everton Nicholas is currently an active staff in the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, at Toronto East Health Network, as well as a Lecturer at the Faculty of…

Everton Nicholas

Undergraduate Teaching Awards in Life Sciences

Temerty Faculty of Medicine Awards 2020

Graduate and Life Sciences Education (GLSE), in partnership with the Basic Sciences Departments and Institutes within the Faculty of Medicine, honour outstanding and sustained contributions by faculty members to undergraduate Arts and Science teaching, and the undergraduate experience in Life Sciences.

Denise Belsham

Excellence in Linking Undergraduate Teaching to Research in Life Sciences

Undergraduate Teaching Awards in Life Sciences

Denise is a Professor of Physiology, Medicine, and Ob/Gyn at the University of Toronto, Canada. She has served as Acting Chair and Vice Chair of the Department of Physiology. She…

Denise Belsham

Nohjin Kee

Excellence in Undergraduate Laboratory Teaching in Life Sciences

Undergraduate Teaching Awards in Life Sciences

Nohjin Kee is the course Director for human physiology courses (in‐class, laboratory, online and online‐hybrid). He earned BSc and MSc degrees from McGill University and his PhD degree at University…

Nohjin Kee

Douglas Tweed

Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in Life Sciences

Undergraduate Teaching Awards in Life Sciences

Dr. Douglas Tweed received an MD from the University of Manitoba and a Diploma of Honours Standing in Mathematics and a PhD in Physiology from Western University in London, Canada.…

Carin Wittnich

Sustained Excellence and Innovation in Life Sciences Education

Undergraduate Teaching Awards in Life Sciences

Carin Wittnich is a Professor in the Departments of Physiology and Surgery and Founding Director of the Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Specialization, an inter-Faculty and inter-departmental graduate training initiative. She has…

Carin Wittnich

Graduate Faculty Education Awards

Temerty Faculty of Medicine Awards 2020

The purpose of the Graduate Faculty teaching Awards is to honour and celebrate outstanding contributions to graduate education by faculty in the Faculty of Medicine who teach in doctoral stream or professional graduate programs. There are three categories: Early Career Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship, Mid- Career Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship, and Sustained Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship.

Kristin E. Musselman

Early Career Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship

Graduate Faculty Education Awards

Dr. Kristin Musselman is a Physical Therapist, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Institute, and Scientist at KITE-University Health Network. Dr. Musselman maintains an externally-funded…

Kristin E. Musselman

Alexander F. Palazzo

Mid-Career Excellence in Graduate Teaching & Mentorship

Graduate Faculty Education Awards

Alexander Francis Palazzo was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. As a graduate student in Gregg Gundersen’s laboratory at Columbia University, he discovered two major pathways that regulate cell polarity…

Alexander F. Palazzo

Yana Yunusova

Mid-Career Excellence in Graduate Teaching & Mentorship

Graduate Faculty Education Awards

Dr. Yana Yunusova received her PhD in Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005 and joined University of Toronto in 2007. She is currently a Professor in the…

Yana Yunusova

Susan Brenda Jaglal

Sustained Excellence in Graduate Teaching & Mentorship

Graduate Faculty Education Awards

Dr. Jaglal is the Interim Chair and Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto with cross appointments to the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute (RSI) and the…

Susan Brenda Jaglal

Postgraduate Medical Education Awards

Temerty Faculty of Medicine Awards 2020

Postgraduate Medical Education Awards recognize outstanding contributions of faculty members who teach medical residents and fellows; develop, organize and administer training programs; develop innovative approaches to teaching, research, and evaluation; or serve as mentors and advocates to postgraduate medical trainees.

Richard Reznick

Charles Mickle Fellowship

Postgraduate Medical Education Awards

Richard Reznick is married to Cheryl, and they have three children -- Joanna, Josh and Gabe. Born in Montreal, he received his undergraduate university education and medical degree from McGill…

Richard Reznick

Rafael Alonso-Gonzalez

Excellence in Postgraduate Medical Education Award: Development and Innovation

Postgraduate Medical Education Awards

Dr. Alonso-Gonzalez is a staff Cardiologist in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Unit at the Toronto General Hospital and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Medicine of University of…

Rafael Alonso-Gonzalez

Shirley Tse

Excellence in Postgraduate Medical Education Award: Development and Innovation

Postgraduate Medical Education Awards

Dr. Shirley Tse received her medical degree from the University of Toronto and completed her postgraduate training in pediatric medicine and pediatric rheumatology at the University of Toronto and The…

Shirley Tse

Ian Johnson

Excellence in Postgraduate Medical Education Award: Teaching Performance, Mentorship and Advocacy

Postgraduate Medical Education Awards

Dr. Johnson is a retired Public Health Physician who graduated from Dalhousie Medical School, completed a Masters Degree in Epidemiology at McMaster University, and completed specialty training in Public Health…

Ian Johnson

Scott Walsh

Excellence in Postgraduate Medical Education Award: Teaching Performance, Mentorship and Advocacy

Postgraduate Medical Education Awards

Dr. Walsh completed a PhD in microbiology and medical genetics and went on to pursue medical school and residency training in Dermatology at the University of Toronto. He is an…

Scott Walsh

Katherine Rouleau

Robert Sheppard Award in Postgraduate Medical Education

Postgraduate Medical Education Awards

Dr. Katherine Rouleau is a family physician at Unity Health-St-Michael’s Hospital. At the University of Toronto, she is associate professor, Vice-Chair of the Global Health and Social Accountability and director…

Katherine Rouleau

Sharon Straus

Sarita Verma Award for Advocacy and Mentorship in Postgraduate Medicine

Postgraduate Medical Education Awards

Sharon E. Straus is a geriatrician and clinical epidemiologist who trained at the University of Toronto and the University of Oxford. She is the Director of the Knowledge Translation Program…

Sharon Straus

Tony Barozzino

Social Responsibility Award in Postgraduate Medical Education

Postgraduate Medical Education Awards

Dr. Tony Barozzino is currently the Director of Community Outreach & Ambulatory Services in the Department of Pediatrics at St. Michael’s Hospital and formerly served as Chief of Pediatrics from…

Tony Barozzino

Alpna Munshi

Social Responsibility Award in Postgraduate Medical Education

Postgraduate Medical Education Awards

Dr. Alpna Munshi is an Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, and a staff psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She will soon be an Education Scholars Program…

Alpna Munshi

Continuing Professional Development Awards

Temerty Faculty of Medicine Awards 2020

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Awards recognize and celebrate the excellence, innovation and impact of the CPD community members through 8 different awards.

Rene Wong

Colin Woolf Award for Longterm Contributions to Continuing Education

Continuing Professional Development Awards

Rene Wong is husband and father of 3 who works as an endocrinologist at the University Health Network, assistant professor and clinician-educator at the Department of Medicine at the University…

Rene Wong

Mark Feldman

Colin Woolf Excellence in Program Development and Coordination Award

Continuing Professional Development Awards

Dr. Mark Feldman is the Director of Continuing Education for the Department of Paediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto. He is an Associate Professor…

Mark Feldman

Kenneth Fung

Colin Woolf Excellence in Teaching Award

Continuing Professional Development Awards

Dr. Kenneth Fung is Staff Psychiatrist and Clinical Director of the Asian Initiative in Mental Health Program at the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network and Associate Professor with the…

Kenneth Fung

Savithiri Ratnapalan

Dave Davis Research Award

Continuing Professional Development Awards

Dr. Savithiri Ratnapalan is a Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She is also a Staff Physician at…

Savithiri Ratnapalan

Anupam Thakur

Dave Davis Research Award

Continuing Professional Development Awards

Dr. Anupam Thakur is a staff psychiatrist in the Adult Neurodevelopmental Service at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto and Surrey Place, Toronto. He is an Assistant Professor in…

Anupam Thakur

Claire Acton

David Fear Fellowship

Continuing Professional Development Awards

Dr. Claire Acton is an Emergency Physician at the University Health Network and a Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at University of Toronto. She completed medical school at the…

Evelyn Dell

David Fear Fellowship

Continuing Professional Development Awards

Evelyn is a proud mother, wife, twin and farm child. She is a staff Emergency Physician and Trauma Team Leader at St. Michael's Hospital as well as one of the…

Kate Hayman

David Fear Fellowship

Continuing Professional Development Awards

Dr. Kate Hayman is an attending emergency physician at the University Health Network. She completed her emergency medicine training at the University of Western Ontario in 2015. During residency, she…

Kate Hayman

The EHPIC Program

Excellence in Interprofessional CPD Award

Continuing Professional Development Awards

The Centre for Interprofessional Education’s Educating Health Professionals for Interprofessional Care (ehpic™) program is an internationally renowned certificate program targeted at health professionals, educators, and leaders, and is focused on…

The EHPIC Program

Branka Agic

Ivan Silver Innovation Award

Continuing Professional Development Awards

Dr. Branka Agic is the Director of Knowledge Exchange, Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) and an Independent Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She is also…

Branka Agic

Center for Faculty Development Awards

Temerty Faculty of Medicine Awards 2020

Viola Antao

Sustained Excellence in Teaching as a Faculty Developer

Center for Faculty Development Awards

Dr. Antao received her medical degree at the University of Toronto in 1999. She completed her Family Medicine residency training at St. Michael's Hospital in 2001, and a Women's Health…

Viola Antao

Latika Nirula

Sustained Excellence in Teaching as a Faculty Developer

Center for Faculty Development Awards

Dr. Latika Nirula is the Director of the Centre of Faculty Development (effective July 1, 2020), after serving most recently as the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s (CAMH) Director…

Latika Nirula

Physician Assistant Program Awards

Temerty Faculty of Medicine Awards 2020

Anne Dang

PA Role Model Award (Outstanding Physician Assistant Involved in the BScPA Program)

Physician Assistant Program Awards

Anne is a Canadian certified Physician Assistant (CCPA) with over 8 years of experience in Orthopaedic Surgery both in a community and academic urban setting. She is former Vice President…

Anne Dang