For the third year in a row, a record number of new physicians has been recruited to the Sudbury and Health Sciences North. A total of 27 family physicians and specialists established practices in 2012. That bests the previous records of 23 physicians in 2011, and 22 physicians in 2010. Following is a brief profile of the city’s new docs:
Dr. Ravi Singh, General Practitioner/Palliative Care
Ravi Singh is a Sudburian who attended the University of Ottawa where he obtained his M.D. in 2009. He completed a residency in family medicine at Queen’s University in early 2012. In March, Ravi joined HSN’s Hospitalist Program and also provides oncology patients with palliative care.
Dr. Brad Long, General Practitioner
Dr. Long attended the SABA School of Medicine in the Netherlands Antilles where he obtained his M.D. in 2008. He subsequently completed his residency in family medicine in 2011at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine. Most recently, he worked as an emergency room physician in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Dr. Long joined HSN’s Hospitalist Program in May 2012.
Dr. Jeff Middaugh, Emergency Medicine Physician
Dr. Middaugh attended the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) where he obtained his M.D. in 2009. He then completed his residency in family medicine in 2011 by combining his training at the University of British Columbia and NOSM. He then completed additional residency training in Emergency Medicine with NOSM in 2012. Dr. Middaugh joined HSN’s Emergency Department in July 2012.
Drs. Simon Côté, Yannick Charette and Christopher Nizzero, of Sudbury, joined forces September 17th and are offering area residents access to primary care at their office on Long Lake Rd.
Dr. Kristin Hepting, General Practitioner
Dr. Hepting is a Sudburian who obtained her M.D. at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Sudbury Campus, in 2010. She subsequently completed her residency in family medicine in 2012. Dr. Hepting joined HSN’s Hospitalist Program In July.
Dr. Samuel Stone, Emergency Medicine Physician
Dr. Stone obtained his M.D. at McMaster University in 2005. He completed his family medicine residency and CCFP/EM Fellowship at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Thunder Bay in June 2012. He is an Assistant Professor at NOSM and a Master Instructor with the Canadian Emergency Ultrasound Society. Dr. Stone joined HSN’s Emergency Department in July 2012.
Dr. Alex Anawati, Emergency Physician
Dr. Anawati is originally from Sturgeon Falls and was part of NOSM’s charter class where he obtained his M.D. in 2009. He then completed his residency in rural family medicine at the University of British Colombia where he worked in the western Arctic. He returned to Sudbury for a third year in Emergency Medicine training in 2011. Dr. Anawati joined HSN’s Emergency Department in July 2012.
Dr. Christian Laniel, Emergency Medicine Physician
Dr. Laniel attended the University of Ottawa where he obtained his M.D. in 2009 and completed his residency in family medicine in 2011. He followed that by completing additional residency training in emergency medicine with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in 2012. Prior to studying medicine, Dr. Laniel worked as legal counsel for the Department of Justice in Ottawa from 1998 – 2005. Dr. Laniel joined HSN’s Emergency Department in August 2012.
Dr. Christine Pun, General Practitioner
Dr. Pun obtained her M.D. at the University of Toronto. She then completed her residency in family medicine at Dalhousie University in Cape Breton. Dr. Pun has nearly 10 years of family medicine experience, having practised in Elliot Lake since 2003. Dr. Pun joined the Emergency Department in September 2012 and is working towards her Certification of Special Competence in Emergency Medicine. She will also be working with the hospitalist team and providing other services at HSN, in the community and with NOSM.
Dr. Rosie Yesovitch, General Practitioner
Dr. Yesovitch obtained her M.D. at McGill University in 2006 followed by a family residency at Queen’s University. Since 2008, she has provided primary care to residents in various communities from Nunavut to Hamilton, as well as in northwestern Ontario. In September, she joined her husband, Dr. Sam Stone, in Sudbury.
Dr. James Chau, Care of the Elderly Physician
Dr. Chau obtained his M.D. from Queen’s University in Kingston. He then completed a family medicine residency through the Northeastern Ontario Family Medicine (NOFM) Program in Sudbury, followed by a Care of the Elderly Fellowship through the University of Ottawa. Dr. Chau has worked as a family physician and care of the elderly consultant in Elliot Lake, ON since 2003. Dr. Chau has joined Dr. Jo-Anne Clarke’s team and is based at the North East Specialized Geriatric Services. Dr. Chau will also be working in association with Dr. Janet McElhaney on the inhospital geriatric consultation service.
Dr. Emily Notman, General Practitioner
Emily Notman grew up in Kingston, Ontario and completed a BSc. in Biomedical Science at the University of Guelph in 2006. She then received her M.D. from the University of Toronto in 2010 before completing her residency in family medicine at Queen’s University in 2012. Dr. Notman joined Drs. Olivier and Mailloux in September.
Dr. Stephanie Giroux General Practitioner
Stephanie Giroux attended the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Thunder Bay Campus, where she obtained her M.D. in 2009. She subsequently completed her residency in family medicine in Sudbury in 2012. Dr. Giroux joined Drs. Thakrar and Baldisera in November 1, 2012.
Dr. Ashima Bansal, General Practitioner
Dr. Bansal is a Sudburian who did her undergrad studies at Laurentian University in Sudbury. She then completed her M.D. at St. Matthews University in the Cayman Islands. Dr. Bansal completed her residency training with NOSM, West Campus, and is back in Sudbury with the goal of starting a family practice in the new year.
Dr. Bineet Moudgil, General Practitioner,
Dr. Moudgil is a Sudburian who received his BSc in chemistry and environmental science from the University of Western. He completed his M.D. from Medical University of the Americas in Belize, Central America with his clinical training in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Moudgil completed his residency training with NOSM, West Campus, and is back in Sudbury with the goal of starting a family practice in the new year.
Dr. Abderrahim Khomani, Medical Oncologist
Dr. Khomani earned his M.D. from St. Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy in Russia, and completed specialty residency training in Internal Medicine at Boston University/Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence Rhode Island. After working at the Georgetown University/ Lombardi Cancer Center in Washington, he completed sub-specialty training as a clinical fellow in medical oncology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia in 2009. He practised at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care in Maine where he served as the lead thoracic medical oncologist prior to coming to Sudbury. Dr. Khomani is fluent in Arabic, French, Russian, and English and joined the medical oncology team in March.
Dr. Nicole Jacobi, Medical Oncologist
Dr. Jacobi earned her M.D. from Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, in Germany and completed specialty residency training in Internal Medicine in Wisconsin, followed by fellowship training in Haematology/Oncology at the University of Minnesota. She also holds a Masters in Clinical Research from the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota and is completing a Masters in Education from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Dr. Jacobi worked in the Department of Haematology/Oncology at the University Clinic of Luebeck, Germany prior to coming to Sudbury. Dr. Jacobi is fluent in German, English and French, and joined the medical oncology team in June 1.
Dr. Jeremie Stewart, Anaesthetist
Dr. Stewart is a Sudburian who received his M.D. from Ottawa Universirty in 2006 and then went on to anesthesia residency training in Ottawa and Sudbury. He subsequently completed fellowship training in cardiac anesthesiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in June of 2012. Dr. Stewart joined HSN’s Anaesthesia Department in July 2012.
Dr. Kim Wong, Anaesthetist
Dr. Wong obtained her M.D. at the University of Ottawa in 2006 and then completed an anaesthesia residency at McMaster University in Hamilton in 2011. She then went on to complete a one-year fellowship in regional anaesthesia and acute pain medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Wong joined the Anaesthesia Department at Health Sciences North in August 2012.
Dr. Karen Splinter OB/Gyn
Dr. Splinter completed her M.D. at the University of Ottawa in 2007. She then pursued an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Memorial University in Newfoundland, which she completed in 2012. Dr. Splinter has been accepting new consults in all areas of obstetrics and gynecology since August 13, 2012. She has a special interest in minimally invasive gynecology and urogynecology procedures.
Dr. Janet McElhaney, Geriatrician
Dr. McElhaney obtained her M.D. and completed internal medicine and geriatric medicine residency training at the University of Alberta in 1991. Dr. McElhaney has been on the faculty of academic health centres in both Canada and the United States including the University of Alberta, Eastern Virginia Medical School, University of Connecticut Health Center and, most recently, University of British Columbia. Dr. McElhaney is recognized for her innovations in the care of seniors mainly in the hospital setting, through the establishment of interdisciplinary teams to support care in this vulnerable population.
Dr. Salil Gupta, Neurologist
Dr. Gupta received his early medical training from Rajasthan University in India, followed by residency training in neurology at the University of Bombay in 1989. He brings with him a wealth of experience from across the globe, including experience as a consultant neurologist in Saudi Arabia and India. Dr. Gupta recently completed an adult neurology residency at the University of Toronto. Dr. Gupta will be joining the Medicine Department on November 5, 2012 and will be participating in HSN’s weekly Stroke Prevention Clinics.
Dr. Kristina Sutherland, Psychiatrist
Dr. Sutherland obtained her M.D. in 2006 from McMaster University in Hamilton. She then trained in family medicine before completing her Psychiatry training in 2012 through the Northern Stream Program at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Sutherland joined HSN’s Mental Health & Addiction Program in November 2012.
Dr. Elendu Okoronkwo, Psychiatrist
Dr. Okoronkwo received his M.D. in 2002 from the University of Nigeria after which he participated in the Mater/University College Dublin Postgraduate Psychiatric Program in Ireland and became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, in the United Kingdom. Most recently, Dr. Okoronkwo has been working as a consultant in general adult psychiatry at St. Ita’s Hospital in Portrane, Ireland. Dr. Okoronkwo is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. Dr. Okoronkwo joined the Mental Health & Addictions Program in November 2012.
Dr. Peter Ajueze, Psychiatrist
Dr. Ajueze received his M.D. in 2003 from the University of Benin in Nigeria. His residency led him to Ireland where he completed his training in clinical psychiatry (2007) as well as health economics (2009). His most recent experience has been in South London and Maudsley Trust, England where he was practicing child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Ajueze joined the Mental Health & Addictions Program in November 2012.