Episodes: Masonry

19. Public Health Infectious Disease – Dr. Troy Grennan

“Infectious diseases is… detective work… Really trying to figure out undifferentiated problems… [People] don’t come in with a bug stuck on their face–you don’t know exactly what is going on, so you do have to do a lot of figuring it out. Dr Troy Grennan pitching infectious disease subspecialty Overview Profile: Positions: Physician Lead (provincial...

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18. Rural Family Practice Anesthesia – Dr. Kirk McCarroll

“It’s not all about going to the OR and working as an anesthetist every day, it’s using those skills to support your family practice, support your ED, and support your community with the ability to provide symptom management, palliative care, critical care. It brings all those skills into a small community.” -Dr. McCarroll on the...

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17. Academic Pediatric Hematology-Oncology – Dr. Ewurabena Simpson

“If you like acute care, which I do, and you also like continuity of care, you strike the perfect balance in hematology-oncology.” Dr. Simpson on why peds heme-onc is the best specialty Overview Profile: Director Sickle Cell Program (Ottawa), Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Director (Ottawa), Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario), Assistant Professor (University of Ottawa);...

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16. Provincial Forensic Pathology – Dr. Andrew Williams

“We are consulted only when everybody else doesn’t seem to have an answer.” Dr. Andrew Williams on the role of forensic pathologists Overview Profile: Positions: Forensic Pathologist (Ontario Forensic Pathology Service’s Provincial Forensic Pathology Unit, Toronto); Assistant Professor in the Department of Laboratory and Pathobiology (University of Toronto) Training: Forensic Pathology Fellowship (Toronto); Anatomical Pathology...

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15. Community Adolescent & Child Sports Psychiatry – Dr. Carla Edwards

“…I wish more people would hear those stories, to really understand the powerful aspect of mental health. Under the surface you can’t see it, but man it’ll kill you if you don’t pay attention to it.“ -Dr. Carla Edwards on the underappreciated but important role of mental health Profile: Positions: Adolescent and Child Sport Psychiatrist...

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14. Academic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – Dr. Kirsty Boyd

“You really get to work with everyone, and we fix all their mistakes… ‘We’re in trouble; we can’t get this wound closed, call Plastics. We’ve got this exposed great vessel we need to cover, call Plastics. Multi-trauma – there’s a broken face, call Plastics. Neurosurgery – I need to get to a tumour then I...

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13. Community Emergency Medicine – Dr. James Beecroft

Dr. Beecroft is an Emergency Medicine physician practicing in the Niagara region in Ontario. Prior to beginning medical school, he received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph and worked as a veterinarian for 7 years. He completed medical school, Family Medicine residency and post-graduate year...

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12. Academic Urogynecology – Dr. May Sanaee

Dr. May Sanaee is a urogynecologist in Edmonton, Alberta. She was a member of the inaugural McMaster University Medical School’s Niagara Regional Campus class and completed Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at McMaster University. She then completed a fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia and earned...

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11. Military Physician – Dr. Ajiri Ikede

Lieutenant Commander Dr. Ikede is a Military Physician currently working in Ottawa, Ontario. Prior to medical school, Dr. Ikede was a Naval Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces. He completed medical school and family medicine residency at Dalhousie University followed by residency in aerospace medicine at the US Air Force School of Medicine. He holds...

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10. Community Dermatology – Dr. Sonya Abdulla

Dr. Abdulla has a blended medical and aesthetic dermatology practice at Dermatology on Bloor in Toronto. She earned her medical degree from the University of Ottawa where she was recognized with the Dr. André Peloquin Award for excellence in patient care. She went on to complete her dermatology residency and a fellowship in Dermatologic Laser...

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9. Community Complex Family Medicine – Dr. Marcus Greatheart

Dr. Greatheart is a Family Physician providing team-based care to the 5% most complex patients in Vancouver, and a clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia. He completed medical school at McMaster University and Family Medicine residency at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, with the University of British Columbia. Prior to this, Dr. Greatheart...

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8. Academic Palliative Care – Dr. Denise Marshall

Dr. Marshall is a McMaster Family Medicine based Palliative Care Physician entering her 31st year of practice. After completing undergraduate, graduate and palliative care training at McMaster, Dr. Marshall joined the Faculty of Health Sciences there in 1990, and has held a number of academic leadership roles, including Undergraduate Director for Family Medicine, and Assistant...

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