Current Trainees

Husam Abdel-Qadir

Husam Abdel-Qadir

Education: MD, University of Toronto, BSc (Hons), Human Biology, University of Toronto

Division: Cardiology

Supervisors' Names: Dr. Douglas Lee, Dr. Geoff Anderson

Title of Research: The Impact of Cardiovascular Disease Among Patients with Early Stage Breast Cancer

Mark Chandy

Mark Chandy 


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

Signy Chow CSTP

Signy Chow 

Education: MD, University of Alberta, BSc (Biochemistry with First Class Honours), University of Alberta

Division: Hematology

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Trevor Pugh

Title of Research: Next Generation Sequencing Applications in Multiple Myeloma

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 


Abhijat Kitchlu


Division: Nephrology

Supervisors' Names: Drs. Joesph Kim and Christopher Chan

Title of Research: Acute Kidney Injury in Patients with Cancer

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 School of Medicine

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

Dmitry Rozenberg, CSTP

Dmitry Rozenberg

Education: MD, University of Ottawa, BSc, Kinesiology and Health Science, York University

Division: Respirology

Supervisors' Names: Drs. Lianne Singer and Sunita Mathu

Title of Research: Frailty and Sarcopenia in Advanced Lung Disease

Raphael Schneider, CSTP

Raphael Schneider

Education: MD, University of Freiburg (Germany)

Division: Neurology

Supervisor's Names: Drs. Lorne Zinman and Janice Robertson

Title of Research: MicroRNA as Molecular Biomarkers in ALS

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

Alon Vaisman CSTP

Alon Vaisman

Education: HBSc, York University, MD, University of Toronto

Division: Infectious Diseases

Supervisors' Names: Dr. Nick Daneman, Dr. Lisa Winston (USCF) and Dr. George Rutheford (UCSF)

Title of Research: C. Difficile Acquisition in the Hospital Setting

Amol Verma CSTP

Amol Verma

Education: BSc (Hon), Dalhousie University, MD, University of Toronto, MPhil, Oxford University, FRCPC

Division: General Internal Medicine

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Muhammad Mamdani

Title of Research: Multimorbidity and Variations in Processes of Care, Outcomes, and Costs in Hospitalized General Internal Medicine Patients

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, CSTP

Alanna Weisman

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

Division: Endocrinology and Metabolism

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Gillian Hawker

Title of Research: Identify Potential Biomarkers Predictive of Diabetes Outcomes and Complications

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


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