Dean Lising PT BSc BScPT MHSc (Health Admin)
Collaborative Practice, Strategy Lead, IPE Curriculum
The Centre for Interprofessional Education, University of Toronto
Lecturer (Status-Only), Department of Physical Therapy,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dean Lising is the Team-Based Practice and Education Lead at the Centre for IPE, University of Toronto (UT).

Dean leads professional and faculty development programs locally and internationally and is the co-creator and Director of the BOOST! (Building Optimal Outcomes from Successful Teamwork) program, advancing collaborative practice for teams and providers.

He is actively faculty for Ontario’s Improving and Driving Excellence Across Sectors (IDEAS) Foundation programs, PT Practice within the Canadian Health Care Context Course and previously taught in the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Certificate Course.

He also supports the UT IHI Student Chapter as a Faculty Advisor and Co-Curricular Record Validator. In previous leadership and management roles, Dean has led projects in professional practice, education, redevelopment and quality improvement in team rounding, falls prevention, electronic documentation, home first discharge and safe mobility.

As Co-Chair of Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) working groups, he has supported the advancement of interprofessional competency framework, team and organizational tools across TAHSN hospitals. He has co-authored published research in international quality and safety literature, exploring quality improvement and team dynamics with a previous secondment as a Research Officer for the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, UT.

Dean continues to work as a clinical physiotherapist with almost 20 years’ experience in surgery, medicine, critical care, emergency and ambulatory clinic settings.

Jobin Varughese MD, CCFP (COE), CMD
Site Director
McMaster Family Medicine Teaching Centre
William Osler Health System

Dr. Jobin Varughese is a comprehensive family physician with special interest in care of elderly. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University and Lecturer in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He is the residency director for the family medicine residents at the Brampton site for McMaster University. With his involvement with the Ontario Long Term Care Clinicians, he had been teaching the IDEAs to clinicians within the long-term care. He has been working with IDEAs on the virtual delivery of the program.