Faculty

The ACPAC program is hosted by St. Michael’s Hospital (adult) and the Hospital for Sick Children (paediatric), and benefits from the expertise of the interprofessional faculty (n=90+) whom practise across a broad base of academic and community-based healthcare institutions in the Greater Toronto Area. Solid partnerships, both financial and in-kind, have been established for the ACPAC program. Included in and integral to this circle of support is the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care of Ontario, The Arthritis Society (Consumer Advocacy group), academia (CPD, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto), academic healthcare institutions (St. Michael’s Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children), and industry.

Program Directors

Dr. Rachel Shupak MD, FRCP(C)
ACPAC Program Medical Director-Adult Training Program
Clinician-Educator, Associate Professor,
Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine
St. Michael’s Hospital
University of Toronto
30 Bond Street
Room 3-057 Bond Wing
Toronto, ON M5B 1W8

Dr. Katie Lundon BSc (P.T.), MSc, PhD
ACPAC Program Director
Continuing Professional Development
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
500 University Avenue, Suite 650
Toronto, ON M5G 1V7

Dr. Rayfel Schneider MBBCh,FRCP(C)
ACPAC Program Medical Director-Pediatric Training Program
Associate Chair, Education
Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto,
Staff Rheumatologist,
Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue,
Room 8253A, Black Wing,
Toronto, ON M5G IX8

*ACPAC ERP Graduate

Dr. Henry Ahn, MD FRCP(C)
Department of Orthopaedics
St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Anne Agur, BScOT PhD
Division of Anatomy
Department of Surgery
University of Toronto

Marsha Alvares, MScPT, BScHonKin, ACPAC*
Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner
Manager of Strategic Planning – Hip and Knee Bundled Care
Toronto Western Hospital – Division of Orthopaedics
University Health Network

Dr. Joseph Barfett, MD, FRCP(C)
Nuclear Medicine
St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Dorcas Beaton, BScOT PhD
Mobility Program
Clinical Research Unit
St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Shree Bhalerao, MD FRCP(C)
Department of Psychiatry
St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Earl Bogoch, MD FRCP(C)
Department of Surgery University of Toronto
Medical Director, Mobility Program St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Bok Chan, MD FRCP(C) 
Department of Anaesthesia
St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Monique Christakis, MD FRCP(C) 
Department of Medical Imaging
Sunnybrook HSC

Kevin J. Curley, BScPhm, MSc
Clinical Pharmacist
Inpatient Mobility Program/MS Clinic
St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Tim Daniels, MD FRCP(C) 
Department of Orthopaedics
St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Dilan Dissanayake MD, PhD
Division of Rheumatology, The Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Tim Dowdell, MD FRCP(C) 
Department of Medical Imaging
St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Brian Feldman, MD FRCP(C)
Division of Rheumatology
The Hospital for Sick
Children

Dr. Jeremy Hall, MD FRCP(C)
Department of Orthopaedics
St. Michael’s Hospital

Christopher Hawke BSc PT ACPAC*
Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner
Arthritis Program
Toronto Western Hospital
University Health Network

Caroline Jones, BSc. MSc, ACPAC*
Advanced Practice Physiotherapist
St. Michael’s Hospital
Mobility Program
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Nick Lo
University of Toronto
Department of Anesthesia
St Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Vladimir Iakovlev, MD FRCP(C)
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology
St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Bindee Kuriya, MD MS FRCP(C)
Division of Rheumatology
The Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis and Autoimmunity
Mount Sinai Hospital
University of Toronto

Neely Lerman, MSW
Department of Social Work
The Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Walter Mak,MD FRPC(C)
Department of Medical Imaging
St. Michael’s Hospital

Inez Martincevic, MSc, RD
Clinical Dietitian
Division of Rheumatology
The Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Giovanni Marotta MD, FRCP(C)
Geriatric Medicine Division
Toronto Rehabilitation
Institute, UHN and
Sunnybrook HSC

Sasha Miles, MEd
Manager, Student Centre and RD Academic Affairs, Health Disciplines
St. Michael’s Hospital
La Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre

Dr. David G. Munoz MD FRCP(C)
Head, Division of Pathology,
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology
St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Melinda Musgrave, MD FRCP(C)
Division of Plastic Surgery
St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Unni G. Narayanan, MBBS MSc FRCS(C)
Divisions of Orthopaedic Surgery
& Child Health Evaluative Sciences
The Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Erin Norris, MD FRCP(C)
Division of Rheumatology
St. Michael’s Hospital

Christine O’Brien, OT Reg. (Ont.) MSc, ACPAC*
Practitioner in Rheumatology
Division of Rheumatology
The Hospital for Sick Children

Angelo Papachristos, BSc(Hon) BScPT MBA, ACPAC*
Advanced Practice Physiotherapist
St. Michael’s Hospital
Mobility Program/ Martin Family Arthritis Centre

Laura Passalent, BScPT MHSc, ACPAC*
Physiotherapist Practitioner
Musculoskeletal Health & Arthritis Program
Toronto Western Hospital

Dr. Dawn Pearce, MD FRCP(C)
Department of Medical Imaging
St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Jeffrey Perl, MD FRCP(C)
Department of Nephrology
St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Louise Perlin, MD FRCP(C)
Division of Rheumatology
St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Joel G Ray, MD FRCP(C)
Clinician Scientist
Departments of Medicine
Health Policy Management & Evaluation, &
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism
St. Michael’s Hospital
University of Toronto

Maureen Riley OT Reg (Ont.), ACPAC*
Occupational Therapist | Outpatient Mobility Program
St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto

Lee Rosen OT Reg. (Ont.), ACPAC*
Occupational Therapist | Outpatient Mobility Program
St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto

Dr. Joel Rubenstein, MD FRCP(C)
Department of Medical Imaging
Sunnybrook HSC
University of Toronto

Khalid Sabihuddin, MBA BSc
Chief of Staff/Business Manager
EMD Serono

Leslie Soever, BScPT MHSc, ACPAC*
Physiotherapy Practitioner Fellow in Orthopaedics,
Toronto Western Hospital, UHN, Toronto

Dr. Lynn Spiegel, MD FRCP(C)
Division of Rheumatology
Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Khalid Syed, MD FRCP(C)
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Arthritis Program, Toronto Western Hospital

Kevin Thorpe, MMath.
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Applied Health Research Centre,
St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Shirley Tse, MD FRCP(C)
Division of Rheumatology
The Hospital for Sick Children

Teresa Tsui, MSc ND
Network Coordinator,
IN-CAM Research
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy,
University of Toronto

Dr. Ophir Vinik, MD FRCP(C)
Division of Rheumatology,
St. Michael’s Hospital

Kristi Whitney-Mahoney MSc BScPT, ACPAC*
Practitioner in Rheumatology
Division of Rheumatology
The Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Stephen Aaron, MD FRCP(C)
Rheumatology,
Acting Director, Division of Rheumatology,
University of Alberta,
Edmonton, AB

Dr. Zareen Ahmad, MD FRCP(C)
Rheumatologist
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Henry Ahn, MD FRCP(C)
Department of Orthopaedics
St. Michael’s Hospital
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Bimpe Ayeni, MD FRCP(C)
Plastic Surgeon
Southlake Regional Health Centre
Newmarket, ON

Dr. Vandana Ahluwalia, MD FRCP(C)
Rheumatologist
Brampton, Ontario

Dr. Lori Albert, MD FRCP(C)
Rheumatologist
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Henry Averns, MD FRCP(C)
Rheumatologist
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario

Dr. David Backstein, MD FRCS(C)
Division Head, Orthopaedic Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital
Medical Driector, Musculoskeletal Centre of Excellence,
Mount Sinai Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery,
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

Dr. Sanjeeta Bajaj
Rheumatologist
Brampton, ON

Dr. Roberta Berard, MD FRCP(C)
Rheumatologist
London, Ontario

Dr. Ryan Bicknell, MD FRCP(C)
Department of Surgery
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Kingston General Hospital

Marg Bisch, BSc ACPAC
Practitioner in Rheumatology
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Ottawa, Ontario

Dr. Nicholas Blanchette, MD FRCP(C)
Rheumatologist
Credit Valley Hospital
Mississauga, Ontario

Dr. Bonnie Cameron, MD FRCP(C)
Division of Rheumatology
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Simon Carette, MD MPhil FRCP(C)
Director of Rheumatology, Toronto Western Hospital Site, UHN
Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Angela Cheung, MD FRCP(C) PhD
General Internal Medicine
Toronto General Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Andrew Chow, MD FRCP(C)
Rheumatologist
Mississauga, Ontario

Dr. Patricia Ciaschini, MD
General Internal Medicine
Group Health Centre
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Dr. Tim Daniels, MD FRCP(C)
Department of Orthopaedics
St. Michael’s Hospital
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Janet Ellsworth, MD FRCP(C)
Director, Division of Paediatric Rheumatology
University of Alberta / Stollery Childrens’ Hospital
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
Edmonton, AB

Dr. Brian Feldman, MD FRCP(C)
Department of Rheumatology
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. John Flannery, MD FRCP(C)
Associate Professor,
Department of Medicine,
Division of Physiatry
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Elizabeth Grigoriadis, MD FRCP(C)
Rheumatologist
Women’s College Hospital
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Sean Hamilton, MD FRCP(C)
Department of Rheumatology
St. Clares Mercy Hospital
St. John’s, NL

Dr. Jeremy Hall, MD FRCP(C)
Department of Orthopaedics
St. Michael’s Hospital
Toronto, Ontario

Chris Hawke, PT, ACPAC
Physiotherapist Practitioner
Musculoskeletal Health & Arthritis Program
Toronto Western Hospital

Dr. Joanne Homik, MD MSc FRCP(C)
Rheumatologist
Division of Rheumatology, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Dr. Larry Hunka, MD FRCS(C)
Chief of Orthopaedics, Misericordia Hospital
Edmonton, AB

Dr. Robert Inman, MD FRCP(C)
Division of Rheumatology
Toronto Western Site, UHN
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Dana Jerome, MD FRCP(C)
Rheumatologist
Women’s College Hospital
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Nicole Johnson, MD FRCP(C)
Paediatric Rheumatologist
Alberta Children’s Hospital
Calgary, AB

Dr. Allan Kagal, MD FRCP(C)
Rheumatologist
Maple, Ontario

Dr. Steven Katz, MD FRCP(C)
Rheumatologist
Division of Rheumatology, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Dr. Stephanie Keeling, MD MSc FRCP(C)
Divison of Rheumatology
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Dr. Ronald M. Laxer, MD FRCP(C)
The Hospital for Sick Children
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Sharon LeClercq, MD FRCP(C)
Rheumatologist
Calgary, AB

Dr. Stephanie Li, MD FRCP(C)
Endocrinologist
Assistant Clinical Professor,
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Dr. Dharani Mahendira MD, FRCP(C)
St. Michael’s Hospital
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. James Mahoney, MD FRCP(C)
Department of Plastic Surgery
St. Michael’s Hospital
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Walter Maksymowych, MD FRCP(C) FRCP(UK) FACP
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Dr. Vaselios Manolopoulos, MD FRCP(C)
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mississauga, Ontario

Dr. Anthony Marchie, MD FRCS(C)
Orthopaedic Surgeon,
Pinnacle Health Science Centre
Richmond Hill, Ontario

Dr. Liam Martin, MD FRCP(C)
Rheumatology
Calgary, AB

Dr. Diane Mosher, MD FRCP(C)
Rheumatologist
Calgary, Alberta

Dr. E. Ng, MD FRCP(C)
Rheumatology and Internal Medicine
Newmarket, Ontario

Laura Passalent, BScPT MHSc, ACPAC
Physiotherapist Practitioner
Musculoskeletal Health & Arthritis Program
Toronto Western Hospital

Dr. Proton Rahman MD, FRCP(C)
Rheumatologist
Eastern Health
St. John’s, NL

Dr. Raja Rampersaud MD, FRCS(C)
University Health Network
Toronto, ON

Dr. Michael Ramsden, MD FRCP(C)
Rheumatologist
Pacific Northwest Rheumatology Partners
New Westminster, BC

Dr. Sherry Rohekar, MD FRCP(C)
Rheumatologist
St. Joseph’s Health Care
London, Ontario

Dr. Laurence Rubin, MD FRCP(C) FACP
Division of Rheumatology
University of Toronto
St. Michael’s Hospital
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Emil Schemitsch, MD FRCP(C)
Department of Orthopaedic
St. Michael’s Hospital
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Rayfel Schneider, MBBCh FRCP(C)
Paediatric Training Program:
ACPAC Program Medical Director-Paediatric Training Program,
Division of Rheumatology
Department of Paediatrics
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Kam Shojania, MD FRCP(C)
Rheumatologist
Clinical Professor and Chief,
Rheumatology Postgraduate Program Director,
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Syndie Singer
Orthopedic Surgeon
Stevenson Memorial Hospital
Alliston, ON

Dr. Rachel Shupak, MD FRCP(C)
ACPAC Program Medical Director-Adult Training Program
Clinician-Educator, Associate Professor,
Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine
St. Michael’s Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Douglas Smith, MD FRCP(C)
Rheumatology
The Arthritis Centre
The Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa, Ontario

Dr. Elaine Soucy, MD FRCP(C)
Rheumatologist
Credit Valley Hospital
Mississauga, Ontario

Dr. Lynn Spiegel, MD FRCP(C)
Division of Rheumatology
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Amanda Steiman MD, MSc, FRCP(C)
Rheumatology
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON

Dr. Keith Stothers, MD MHSc FRCS(C)
Director, Undergraduate Education
Faculty of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedics
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Dr. C. Thorne, MD FRCP(C) FACP
Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
The Arthritis Program
Newmarket, Ontario

Dr. Shirley Tse, MD FRCP(C)
Division of Rheumatology
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Lori Tucker, MD FAAP
Division of Rheumatology
BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Christian Veillette, MD MSc FRCS(C)
Shoulder and Elbow Specialist
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Toronto Western Division, UHN
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Daniel Whelan, MD FRCP(C)
Department of Orthopaedics
St. Michael’s Hospital
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Brian Wirzba, MD FRCP(C) FACP
Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Dr. Joan Wither, MD PhD FRCP(C)
Rheumatology Toronto Western Hospital Division, UHN
Toronto, Ontario

Jenny Toulmin
Accreditation Assistant, CPD

David Bennet
Medical Media
AudioVisual Tech Support

Mark Berkovich
Digital Communication Strategist, CPD

Karl Bruckmueller
Bone Mineral Density Testing
St. Michael’s Hospital
Toronto, Ontario

Teresinha Costa
Graphics Coordinator, CPD

Trevor Cuddy, BCom, BA, MEd
Director, Continuing Professional Development Portfolio

Loreen Douglas
General Administrator
St. Michael’s Hospital

Colin Fleming
Senior Financial Officer, CPD

Renice Jones, MBA
Manager, Marketing and Communications, CPD

Oksana Kalinina
Administrative Coordinator
Division of Rheumatology,
Department of Paediatrics
The Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. David Lightfoot, BA MISt PhD
Information Specialist
Health Sciences Library
St. Michael’s Hospital

Carlos Menguel
Education Coordinator, St. Michael’s Hospital

Amanda Pullan, BA, MPhil, PhD
Project Manager, CPD

Dr. Robert Howard, MD FRCP(C)
President & CEO
St. Michael’s Hospital

Sonya Canzian
Executive Vice President
and Chief Nursing Executive
St. Michael’s Hospital

Bev Bulmer, BScPT ACPAC
Executive Vice President of Education
St. Michael’s Hospital

Faculty Disclosure

It is the policy of University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Continuing Professional Development to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its individually accredited or jointly accredited educational programs. Speakers and/or planning committee members, participating in University of Toronto accredited programs, are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. This pertains to relationships within the last FIVE (5) years with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic. The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation. It is merely intended that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of facts. It remains for the audience to determine whether the speaker’s outside interests may reflect a possible bias in either the exposition or the conclusions presented.