Department of Medicine

Current Trainees

Mark Chandy

Mark Chandy 

Education: MD/PhD, Pennsylvania State University; Hon. B.Sc. Human Biology, University of Toronto

Division: Cardiology

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Mansoor Husain

Title of Research: The Role of c-Myb in microRNA-143/145 Gene Expression in Vascular Smooth Muscle

Michael Fralick CSTP

Michael Fralick

Education: BScH, Queen’s University; MD, University of Toronto), FRCPC (University of Toronto)

Division: Internal Medicine

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Donald Redelmeier

Title of Research: Predicting the Risk Of Medication Side-effects in the Elderly (PROMiSE)

Chris Kandel CSTP

Christopher Kandel

Education: MD, University of Toronto

Division: Infectious Diseases

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Allison McGeer

Title of Research: Measuring the Preventable Burden of Pneumonal Infection in Nursing Home Residents 

Lauren Lapointe-Shaw

Lauren Lapointe-Shaw 

Education: MDCM, McGill University; BSc (Hons), Biology, McGill University

Division: General Internal Medicine

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Chaim Bell

Title of Research: Transition Back to Primary Care Provider After Hospital Discharge

Aleksandra Leligdowicz

Aleksandra Leligdowicz 

Education: MDCM, McGill University; DPhil (Clinical Medicine), University of Oxford; BSc, University of Manitoba

Division: Critical Care

Supervisors' Names: Drs. Kevin Kain and Michael Matthey

Title of Research: The Mechanism of Tissue Injury Resulting from Systemic Infection that Leads to Septic Shock and Acute Lung Injury 

Derek MacFadden

Derek MacFadden

Education: MD (Hons), University of Toronto; BSc, Queen's University

Division: Infectious Diseases

Supervisors' Names: Drs. David Fisman and Marc Lipsitch

Title of Research: Understanding the Spread of Antimicrobial Resistance: Developing A Database of Regional Antimicrobial Resistance

Paraish Misra CSTP

Paraish Misra

Education: M.D.C.M. Program, MED-P Stream, McGill University (Dean's Honour List)

Division: Nephrology

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Cristina Nostro (Physiology)

Title of Research: The effect of hPSC-derived beta-like cells on diabetic nephropathy

Kieran Quinn CSTP

Kieran Quinn

Education: MD, Queen's University 

Division: General Internal Medicine

Supervisors' Names: Drs. Chaim Bell & Allan Detsky

Title of Research: Redefining care for the patient with advanced non-cancerous disease – identifying quality indicators near the end of life

Nathan Stall CSTP

Nathan Stall

Education: MD, University of Western Ontario; BSc (Physiology), McGill University

Division: Geriatric Medicine

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Paula Rochon 

Title of Research: Caregiving for dementia: determining the physical, mental health, and ecominc consequences using administrative data

Dr. Maneesh Sud

Maneesh Sud

Education: MD, University of Manitoba; BSc (Hons) Pathobiology, University of Toronto

Division: Cardiology

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Dennis Ko

Title of Research: Using Big Data to Develop Models to Predict Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Jennifer Watt CSTP

Jennifer Watt

Education: BSc (Hon) Biomedical Science, University of Ottawa; MD, University of Ottawa

Division: Geriatric Medicine

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Sharon Straus

Title of Research: Safety and Efficacy of Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Treatments for the Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

Alanna Weisman

Alanna Weisman

Education: BHSc, McMaster University; MD, Queen's University

Division: Endocrinology and Metabolism

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Gillian Hawker

Title of Research: Association between allopurinol and cardiovascular and renal outcomes in diabetes

Julie Wright CSTP

Julie Wright

Education: MD, University of Toronto; MSc (Physiology), Univeristy of Toronto

Division: Infectious Diseases

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Kevin Kain

Title of Research: Reducing adverse pregnancy outcomes with L-arginine


Jonathan Zipursky

Education: MD, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth;  BSc (Biochemistry), Queen's University

Division: Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology 

Supervisor's Name: Dr. David Juurlink

Title of Research: Perinatal drug safety and toxicology:
Exploring risk factors for maternal self-harm and the safety of postpartum opioids using administrative data