Established Broadview Travel Medicine Clinic 1982 – merged with Riverside Travel Medicine Clinic 2013
Medical Officer with Lesotho Flying Doctor Service 1979-81
Medical Officer with UNHCR in Ogaden Region, Ethiopia 1985
Medical Advisor to CUSO, CARE, WUSC, MSF and Aga Khan Foundation of Canada various dates between 1975-2013
Dr. Alison Eyre was the Director of Postgraduate Education from 2011 - 2017. Her path to a career in medicine began at McGill University where she received her medical degree. She then went on to complete her residency at the University of Ottawa. Her clinical practice is at Centretown Community Health Centre.
Carol Geller received her medical degree from University of Toronto, and completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa. She has been practicing in the Ottawa area and is presently working at the Centretown Community Health Centre. Carol has a breath of experience and has held numerous roles both in the Undergrad and Postgrad programs. She presently holds two positions, one as the Director of Remediation in the Postgrad program and the other as Director of Pre-Clerkship in the Undergrad program.
Gillian Gibson attended medical school at McMaster University following a degree in International Relations at Mount Allison University and an MSc at the London School of Economics & Political Science. She completed her training in Family Medicine at UBC in the Rural Kelowna program. Most recently, she completed an enhanced year in Global Health at the University of Ottawa. During her enhanced year Gillian was actively involved in the Guyana Family Medicine Residency program, travelling to Guyana twice and working closely with the Guyanese residents and staff in resident teaching and program development.
Dr. Kay-Anne Haykal is the Assistant Dean, Student Affairs at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ottawa since July 2016. She is a family physician at the Montfort Academic Family Health Team and a hospitalist at the Montfort Hospital.
While early in her career, she has already demonstrated clear leadership skills and has already contributed significantly to undergraduate medical education. She has been a leader at the Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Family Medicine in undergraduate medical education. She acted as the Family Medicine clerkship director for both Francophone and Anglophone streams and became the director of Undergraduate Medical Education at the Department of Family Medicine in 2013. Dr. Haykal is also the president and lead physician of the Montfort Academic Family Health Team.
She is passionate about education, self-discovery and health promotion for students, residents and patients. She has been featured in the Ottawa Woman magazine as Women in Medicine and has been a guest speaker on health promotion and education on radio.
Dr. Johnston is a family physician and Clinician Investigator in the Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa. Dr. Johnston’s research focuses on primary health care services delivery research, particularly performance measurement and reporting, to understand and support what leads to better care and better outcomes. She has a strong interest in understanding the impact of performance reporting on patient outcomes, interdisciplinary teams, and quality of care. She has also worked closely with policy makers and community program implementers to pioneer innovation in chronic disease management reform. Her projects seek to improve performance measurement and reporting in primary healthcare practices, interdisciplinary primary health care teams, chronic disease management and patient self-management support within primary care. For over a decade she has also been researching and teaching about medical professionalism and the changing social contract between physicians and the society they serve.
Cleo has worked in academic family medicine first early in her career with McGill University, and since 2006 with University of Ottawa. She attended a Balint Intensive Training Conference in Seattle in 2011 given by the American Balint Society. She has been co-leader of the resident Balint Group for Bruyere and Primrose clinics from 2011 to June 2017. She has been co-leader with Dahna Berkhson and then with Dr Alan Ng. Cleo’s interest in Behavioural Medicine started in medical school and was nurtured at McGill in the Jewish General Hospital Herzl Family Medicine Center. There she had Yvonne Steinert Phd as a teacher and emphasis was provided on this topic throughout the whole curriculum. Cleo has found it one of the most enriching experiences of her career to facilitate resident Balint groups. Many residents have commented at the end of a Balint group how helpful it was to explore unresolved issues from a difficult encounter and feel closure. Exploring the “icebergs” of hidden feelings and expectations in a complex encounter can be very enlightening.
Deanna Mercer MD FRCPC psychiatry, graduated from UWO in 1987, completed Family Medicine in 1989, then Psychiatry at McMaster in 1996. She has worked in outpatient psychiatry in rural (Midland-Penetanguishene) and urban (Toronto- CAMH, Queen Street, Ottawa Hospital) centres. Dr Mercer has been working with people with BPD since graduation. She started training in and working with DBT in 1999 in order to improve the outcomes of her patients with BPD. She is an associate staff in the Urgent Care Clinic at the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, Assistant Professor department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa and Consultant Psychiatrist, CMHA-Ottawa DBT program.
Liz Muggah practices as the Bruyere FHT, she has been a member of the Department since 2011 and presently is the Faculty Lead for the FMRSP and the Director of Quality Improvement.
Alan Ng is an assistant professor with the Department of Family Medicine (DFM) at the University of Ottawa, He practices and teaches Family Medicine at the Primrose Family Medicine Centre. He is also the Lead Physician for Behavioral Medicine in the DFM and a clinician-educator at the College of Family Physicians of Canada within the Department of Assessment and Examinations
Alan graduated from the University of Dundee Medical School in Scotland and completed family medicine residency training in the UK. His primary interests include the use of the Humanities in Medical Education and promotion of the patient-centred clinical method in family medicine.
Dr Christine Rivet MD,CM,CCFP(EM),FCFP,MClSc,DPDerm is an associate professor in the Dept of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa and she has been teaching skin and women’s health procedures for several years. Since 2007, she has been running a biweekly procedure clinic with Dr Farhad Motamedi at the Melrose Family Health Team to teach residents about procedures.
In 2008, she obtained a Diploma in Practical Dermatology(DPD) and in 2013, she obtained a certificate in dermoscopy from Cardiff University in Wales. She has a weekly skin conditions clinic to teach residents about the diagnosis and management of common skin problems.
Le Dr Roy œuvre au sein du Bureau des affaires francophones de la Faculté de médecine de l’Université d’Ottawa. Il en a été le vice-doyen pendant seize ans et y œuvre maintenant en tant que directeur du Centre d’appui pédagogique en santé pour la francophonie qu’il a aussi créé. Il est aussi le directeur fondateur du programme Médecine et les humanités à la même faculté. Dr Jean Roy est aussi médecin de famille à l’Hôpital Montfort et professeur adjoint de médecine familiale au Département de médecine familiale de la Faculté de médecine de l’Université d’Ottawa. Il exerce la médecine familiale au sein de l’Équipe de santé familiale académique Montfort.
Le Dr Roy s’intéresse à la santé des francophones et à l’amélioration constante de la formation des professionnels de la santé et des médecins. Il œuvre à l’amélioration du cursus de premier cycle mais aussi du deuxième cycle, de la formation professionnelle et pédagogique ainsi que de la formation continue en français. Il contribue notamment par la recherche et le développement d’activités et d’outils d’autoapprentissage, par l’utilisation innovatrice des technologies éducatives et par la planification systématique des activités d’apprentissage. Il est très intéressé par l’application concrète de la médecine fondée sur les preuves et par l’apport des humanités et des sciences humaines et sociales dans la formation en santé.
Dr. Lindy Samson is the Chief of Staff and Chief Medical Officer at CHEO-OCTC. Appointed in April 2016, she is responsible for organizing the activities of the medical staff and for ensuring the quality of clinical care and patient safety. In addition, she is a staff physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases, she holds an academic appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine and is a Clinical investigator at the CHEO Research Institute. Her academic and research work is focused on pediatric HIV, the impact of social determinants on the health of children and youth and teaching/evaluating the Health Advocate and Leadership Roles across the continuum of learners. She recently co-chaired an interdisciplinary initiative regarding the future health needs of children and youth in our region.
Dr. Millaray Sanchez-Campos is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa. She has significantly contributed to the development and implementation of the longitudinal undergraduate mindfulness curriculum at the uOttawa, she is involved with the Humanities in Medicine Program and is a co-founder of the Academy of Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies with the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Institute. Dr. Sanchez-Campos is an investigator in several studies of mindfulness in medical education. She is experienced in the field of mindfulness and together with her colleagues at the University of Ottawa, she has given workshops in mindfulness for faculty development and has presented at national and international meetings on health care professional wellness and mindfulness curricula.
Dr. Lina Shoppoff is the Undergraduate Director at the Department of Family Medicine. Lina is a graduate of our program and has been active in the Undergraduate program as lead for the Community Service Learning and Interprofessionalism, co-director of the Social Accountability clinic and enthusiastic teacher of clinical clerks. Lina was recognized with the Health Advocate Award for Francophone teacher in 2015 and Leadership Award for Francophone teacher in 2012.
Chuck was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario. He completed his medical degree at the University of Western Ontario, and family medicine residency at Queens University. Currently, he is a full time emergency department physician at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital. Winchester is a small rural town 50 km south of Ottawa. He was the Chief of Emergency Medicine from 2007-2012.
In 2010, he became the Director of Distributed Medical Education for the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine. His role is to facilitate medical student and resident clinical rotations in surrounding Community hospitals, to give them a more well rounded medical educational experience. As a member of the Distinguished Teachers Program 2017, Chuck also spends many hours per week teaching undergraduate medical students. In 2017, he took over the Leadership Curriculum for UGME.
In his spare time, he enjoys travelling with his family, snowboarding, and playing hockey, tennis and basketball.
Having graduated from University of Toronto Medical School in 1977, Gary completed a Family Medicine Residency in Ottawa in 1980 and became a faculty member of the Department of Family Medicine (DFM) in 1983. After practicing until 2001 in a community-based office teaching practice including low-risk obstetrical and inpatient care, he moved into the Civic Family Medicine teaching unit as its Medical Director for almost five years and became an Associate Professor in 2005. In 2010, while on Academic leave he completed a M.Ed. at University of Ottawa and developed a research project that provided a focus for a two-year Academy for Innovation in Medical Education (AIME) Fellowship. Simultaneously, he was appointed Director of Evaluation for the DFM. The fellowship evolved to grant-supported research projects to connect clinical experiences to Family Medicine curriculum objectives. Collaborating with other educational leaders in Family Medicine, he has developed paper-based and more recently web-based approaches to formative feedback using Field notes and summative assessments using Benchmarks and Action-oriented evaluation scales. Over the past five years, he has presented at numerous national and many international conferences on medical education. In December 2016, the Faculty of Medicine gave him an Award of Educational Advancement and Innovation in Postgraduate Medical Education and at CCME in April he was honoured with a CAME Award of Merit.
Allyn Walsh MD CCFP FCFP is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University. She is currently President of the Canadian Association of Medical Education. Allyn also chairs the Faculty Development Education Committee for the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and was a member of the group that developed the College’s Triple C competency based curriculum.
She has held a number of educational portfolios at McMaster, including that of Family Medicine Postgraduate Program Director, Assistant Dean Program for Faculty Development in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Chair, Student Affairs, Undergraduate Medical Education. Nationally, Allyn chaired the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada’s Committee on Faculty Development from 2002 to 2006 and the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Accreditation Committee from 2003-2007. She is the immediate past chair of the World Organization of Family Doctor’s Working Party on Education.
Allyn is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the Ian McWhinney Family Medicine Education Award. She has published on a wide variety of topics on medical education and served on more committees both internal and external to the university than she could ever possibly remember.
Megan Williams practices primary care at Somerset West Community Health Centre, and is the Director of Global Health for the DFM. Ten years ago she spent her first year in practice working in Nunavut in the Baffin Island region. Her clinical, teaching and advocacy interests are centered on social determinants of health.