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The People of CRISP
Director of CRISPAssistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Staff Physician, Mount Sinai Hospital
Academic Educator, Centre for Faculty Development, University of Toronto
General Member, The Wilson Centre, University of Toronto
Ken works as a general internist at Mount Sinai Hospital. He completed his MD at U of T in 1994 and his Internal Medicine residency in Toronto in 1998. He has practised at Mount Sinai ever since, becoming a full time faculty member in 2002, and an Assistant Professor in 2008. Ken completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology in 2006, and the Education Scholars Program of the Centre for Faculty Development in 2008. Ken’s interests in Medical Education are in the fields of curriculum development and program evaluation.
Ken took over the Directorship of the CRISP program in 2003. In addition to directing the overall course structure and its relationship with the other curriculum requirements of the Core Program, he currently coordinates the Medical-Legal, Ethics, Procedures, and Communications modules, and oversees the Web deployment of the CRISP materials.
Educational Coordinator for Scholar Theme
Staff, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, St. Michael's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Associate Member, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto
Investigator, Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital
Catherine works as an endocrinologist at St. Michael’s Hospital. She completed her MD at U of T in 2002, her Internal Medicine residency in Toronto in 2005, and her Endocrinology subspecialty training in Toronto in 2007. She also completed her Master’s degree in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, with a focus on continuing education of health professionals and chronic disease management. She is practising at St. Michael’s Hospital, becoming full time staff and an Assistant Professor in 2008. Her clinical interests lie in general endocrinology, diabetes, bone and lipid health. Her research and education interests are in the role of continuing medical education and behaviour change in knowledge translation, particularly in diabetes care.
Her other educational interests are in the use of innovative educational tools in undergraduate, post-graduate and continuing professional development. Her role in the CRISP program is to share this passion for life-long learning and share practical tips on learning, teaching and improving in one’s clinical practice.
Educational Coordinator for Patient Safety ThemeLecturer, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Clinical Associate, Division of General Internal Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Brian completed his Internal Medicine training at the University of Toronto, and was the Chief Medical Resident at Sunnybrook in 2006-2007. He is currently enrolled in the Education Scholars Program of the Centre for Faculty Development, University of Toronto.
His current interests include medical education and patient safety, and the intersection between the two. He has focused his patient safety activities on those that have the potential to improve resident work life, including the implementation of an alphanumeric paging system at Sunnybrook. He is also currently involved in developing and introducing a patient safety curriculum for postgraduate trainees at the University of Toronto.
Educational Coordinator for Medical Legal Theme
Academic Physician Risk Manager, Canadian Medical Protective Association
Dr. Danoff has served in a number of senior administrative positions. These include Director, Office of Education of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education and Student Affairs, McGill University as well as Assistant and then Associate Vice President in the Division of Medical Education, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Dr. Danoff joined the CMPA in 2008 as Academic Physician Risk Manager. In her work across the continuum of medical education she has consistently advanced education, assessment and scholarly activities to advance humanistic quality health care.
Educational Coordinator for Manager Theme
Mark is PGY-4 trainee in the Internal Medicine Program. He completed his MD at the University of Toronto and a B.Sc. in Neuroscience at Carleton University. He is involved with the Undergraduate Medical Education Curriculum of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, where he lectures (Brain and Behaviour) and tutors Clerkship students in the Arts of Science of Clinical Medicine (ASCM1 & 2) and during selected Problem Based Learning (PBL) sessions with the Fitzgerald Academy.
A personal interest in the development of the CanMEDS non-Medical Expert roles sparked a collaborative research project with the Department of Postgraduate Medicine to develop a curriculum that exposes Internal Medicine trainees to the CanMEDS role of physician as Manager.
Speaker at CRISPDr. Pearlman is a family physician and Chartered Financial Analyst. She has a broad-based medical practice located in midtown Toronto. Concurrent with her medical practice, she has accumulated over eight years of experience as a global healthcare investment analyst in both public and private equity. Because of her dual professional training, Dr. Pearlman has a unique insight into and has written and lectured extensively on the topic of industry interaction with medicine.
Dr. Pearlman graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 2001 with honours and subsequently completed a residency in Family Medicine, also at the University of Toronto. She earned her Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2004. Dr. Pearlman has studied financial analysis, accounting and economics at institutions including the Columbia Business School, Queen’s School of Business, Schulich's Executive Program, the Kellogg School of Management and the University of Toronto. She is a member of Mount Sinai Hospital’s Board of Governors and the Leadership Sinai division of the hospital Foundation.
Speaker at CRISP
James Downar is a resident in Critical Care and Palliative Care Medicine at the University of Toronto. He graduated from McGill Medical School in 2002, and finished a residency in Internal Medicine in 2005. He is a former Chief Medical Resident and is currently enrolled in a Master’s Program in Bioethics at the University of Toronto. His research interests include End-of-life Communication and Decision-Making.
Speaker at CRISPDr. Hershl Berman is a Specialist in Internal Medicine and Palliative Care. He trained in Kingston, London, and Toronto before coming on staff at the University Health Network in 2003. In 2008, he was awarded the Associated Medical Services Fellowship in End of Life Care Education.
Session Coordinator for CRISP Dr. Randy Wax was awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Toronto in 1994. He completed residency training in Core Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto in 1998, which included an appointment as Chief Medical Resident at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto in 1998. Dr. Wax went to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for additional training in Critical Care Medicine. He was awarded a Charles M. Schertz Research Fellowship in 1999, and completed his clinical and research training in 2000. He served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Wax returned to Toronto for an appointment as a staff intensivist at Mount Sinai Hospital in 2000, where he currently practices. He is also appointed as an Assistant Professor and Clinician-Educator at the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. Dr. Wax completed a Master of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in 2005.
Dr. Wax is the Chair of the Acute Resuscitation Committee at Mount Sinai Hospital, coordinating in-hospital resuscitation services. He is the Medical Director of the Program for Resuscitation Education and Patient Safety (PREPS) at Mount Sinai Hospital, and also serves as Medical Director for PREPS Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Airway Management training. Dr. Wax was appointed to the ACLS Provincial Advisory Board for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario in 2007. He actively participates in the resuscitation of patients outside of the walls of the ICU through educational leadership in the provincial Critical Care Response Team program, and outside of hospital walls as a Transport Physician with Ornge Transport Medicine (formerly Ontario Air Ambulance). He has published numerous papers and book chapters related to resuscitation, and has also received multiple teaching and research awards throughout his career. Special interests include curriculum development and evaluation for resuscitation in unusual circumstances, such as biohazard environments, pregnancy, during transport, and during hypertbaric therapy.
Speaker at CRISPOriginally from Montréal, Dr. Jacques Guilbert received his medical degree from the Université de Montréal in 1965 and his training in general surgery from McGill University. From 1971 to 1981, he practiced general surgery in Leamington, Ontario and served as Chief of Surgery.
In 1982, he helped establish the Department of Surgery at the Centre hospitalier de Gatineau, western Québec, where he was Chief of General Surgery until 1998. At that time, he joined the CMPA as a medical officer, becoming Physician Risk Manager in the Risk Management Services in November 2001. He is known widely throughout Canada as a presenter on medicolegal issues.
Educational Coordinator for Information LiteracyAni works as an Information Specialist at the University Health Network (UHN), Toronto, where she provides Clinical Librarian services and training on evidence-based literature searching. Ani's client focus is in Family and Community Medicine, General Internal Medicine and Transplantation. Ani is also the hospital's Archivist. Ani has been involved with the CRISP program since 2005 and has been coordinating the Information Triage: Advanced Literature Search sessions since 2006.
Ani has a Master of Information Studies degree from UofT and has a keen interest in strategies for finding the best available evidence at the point-of-care. Ani was the recipient of a Wightman-Berris Academy Individual Teaching Award in 2007.
Speaker at CRISP
Amir Ginzburg completed his Core Internal Medicine and GIM fellowship training at the University of Toronto. He is currently working as a community internist-hospitalist at the Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga, where he has set up a physician leadership position in advancing quality and patient safety. He remains actively involved in PGME through CRISP and as a member of the GIM Fellowship Program Committee. Amir's other professional interests include medical billing, hospital medicine metrics, and administrative medicine. He is currently developing a survival guide for parents of ‘spirited’ children.
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