2019 Faculty: Week 1

Feldman Mark Feldman, MD, FRCPC
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Dr. Mark Feldman is the Director of Community Paediatrics and Continuing Education for the Department of Paediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children & University of Toronto. He is an associate professor and general consultant paediatrician at SickKids and St. Joseph’s Health Centre.

Dr. Feldman leads SickKids’ annual Paediatric Update, City Wide Paediatric Rounds and the Community Paediatrics Journal Club in Toronto. He initiated and leads the Community Paediatrics Fellowship and the SickKids’ Teaching Scholars Program. Over the years, Dr. Feldman has been Chief of Paediatrics at both Scarborough Grace Hospital and St. Joseph’s Health Centre.

He has served on the Canadian Paediatric Society Board of Directors, as Chair of the Community Paediatrics Committee, and has authored CPS position statements on fever, enuresis and ADHD. Dr. Feldman’s current clinical research focusses on ADHD and his educational research evaluates Test-Enhanced Learning Strategies in CPD and the outcomes of the Community Paediatrics Fellowship.

Hodges Brian Hodges, MD, PhD, FRCPC
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Brian D. Hodges, MD, PhD, FRCPC is Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto; Executive-Vice President Education and Chief Medical Officer at the University Health Network (Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret, Toronto Rehab Hospitals and the Michener Institute). He is a practicing psychiatrist and teacher. His research focuses on assessment, competence, compassion and the future of the health profession. His work has been recognized with the Association of American Medical Colleges Flexner Award (2015) and the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education (2016).

McLaney Elizabeth McLaney
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Elizabeth McLaney is the Director of Interprofessional Education (IPE) at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and an Associate Director at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Interprofessional Education (CIPE). Elizabeth’s work at Sunnybrook focuses on corporate IPE strategic planning, bringing collaborative learning into continuing education and faculty development, working with academic partners and internal leaders to support student education, and advancing education related infrastructure. Elizabeth’s work at the CIPE focuses on system level leadership and engagement. Elizabeth holds a status appointment as Lecturer with the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Elizabeth has published and presented on topics such as: creating organizational core competencies for interprofessional team collaboration, leveraging intentionality to advance IPE, game-based learning and IPE, and implementing cross-organization interprofessional learning opportunities for students.

Mistry Navaz Mistry
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Navaz Mistry is the Director of Advancement Communications at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. She is responsible for the department’s marketing strategy, including designing the customer journey through digital and print communications. She has a Master of Education from the University of Toronto and has worked with numerous organizations on creating customized training programs. Areas of focus include design thinking, innovation, problem-solving, strategy and leadership. She also facilitates sessions on design thinking and communications.

RowlandPaula Rowland, PhD
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Paula Rowland, PhD, is a Scientist with the Wilson Centre for Research in Education, as part of the Post MD program at the University of Toronto. Following a clinical career in the rehabilitation sciences, Dr. Rowland pursued graduate studies in the field of organizational development, completing two Master’s degrees (2007, 2011) and earning a PhD in Organizational Studies in 2013. Paula explores major organizational change initiatives as a way to understand workplace learning in context. To that end, she has two streams of research: (1) organizational change for patient safety and (2) patient engagement for quality improvement. Her work has been supported by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the AMS Phoenix Project, the Gold Foundation, and University of Toronto’s Education Development Fund. She has published in leading education and health journals, including Academic Medicine, Medical Education, Advances in Health Sciences Education, the Journal of Interprofessional Care, and Health.

Schneeweiss Suzan Schneeweiss, MD, MEd, FRCPC
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Dr. Schneeweiss is a Professor of Paediatrics and Associate Dean Continuing Professional Development (CPD), University of Toronto. As Associate Dean of CPD, she promotes the academic mission of the largest CPD office in Canada. She is a staff member and Director of Education for the Division of Paediatric Emergency Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Schneeweiss is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine and holds a Masters of Health Professional Education degree from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She has dedicated her career to advancing CPD and worked as the Academic Director for the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto CPD (2013-2015) and Director for Continuing Education for the Department of Paediatrics at SickKids (2004-2013). She served as a CPD educator for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for six years where she worked to support the maintenance of certification program and lifelong learning completing her term in 2016. As an academic program director and conference chair for a variety of CPD programs and conferences, she has acquired a broad range of experience in the complexities of program development and has been extensively involved in teaching. She continues to work with a variety of organizations at the local, national and international levels to support CPD and build capacity for the next generation of CPD leaders.

Silver Ivan L. Silver, MD, MEd, FRCP(C)
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Dr. Ivan Silver joined the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in December 2011 as its’ first Vice President of Education. Prior to this he was the inaugural director of the Centre for Faculty Development (2002-2009) and the Vice-Dean of CEPD (2005-2011) in the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Silver is a full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and a practicing psychiatrist at CAMH where his focus is geriatric psychiatry.

Dr. Silver has built a national reputation as a medical educator. Among his many awards and honors is the 3M Teaching Fellowship, a national award that recognizes outstanding contributions to university teaching across all faculties. In 2014, he was recognized by both the Royal College Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Canadian Association of Medical Education for his long standing contributions to medical education and related scholarship nationally.

As the Vice-President of Education at CAMH, Dr. Silver is responsible for creating a learning environment that will draw students and trainees to the hospital, and is dedicated to inter-professional collaboration, work-based learning including simulation and e-learning, linking education to clinical care outcomes, and enhancing education scholarship and innovation. He is continuing his education research and scholarship in the areas of feedback, professionalism, and continuing professional and faculty development.

Tassone Maria Tassone
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Maria Tassone is the Senior Director, Collaborative and Transformative Learning at the University Health Network (UHN), and the inaugural Director of the Centre for Interprofessional Education, a strategic partnership between the University of Toronto and UHN. Maria was the co-lead of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Leadership Collaborative, one of four international innovation collaboratives awarded by the Institute of Medicine in Washington. Her experiences in collaborative leadership for health system change contributed to the development, implementation and evaluation of the highly successful Collaborative Change Leadership™ program, for which Maria is currently the Co-Director. Over the course of her career, Maria has been recognized as a leader in innovation related to interprofessional education and care, with the 3M Team Innovation Award and the Ontario Hospital Ted Freeman Award for Education Innovation. She is also seen as a mentor for emerging leaders within and beyond her profession, and for this she was awarded the Canadian Physiotherapy Association National Mentorship Award. Maria holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from McGill University, a Master of Science from the University of Western Ontario, and she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Throughout her career, Maria has held a variety of clinical, education, research and leadership positions, both within physiotherapy and across a multitude of professions. She is most passionate about the interface between research, education, and practice and leading change in complex systems.

TavaresWalter Tavares
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Dr. Walter Tavares is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and an Education Scientist at the Wilson Centre and Post-MD Education. Dr. Tavares’ research examines ways of optimizing performance based assessments in work and simulation settings. This includes studying the role and/or cognitive behaviours of the observer, philosophies in assessment and validity. His area of focus in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) involves exploring factors affecting the success of intended educational strategies.

Jane Tipping MADEd
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Jane Tipping is an adult education specialist with expertise in continuing professional development. Her background includes faculty development, CPD, instructional design, coaching and program evaluation.

Jane has recently retired from her position with the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and now works on a contract basis with the University and other organizations. She has presented at many national and international educational meetings and conferences and is well known for her skills in educational design and facilitation.

She is responsible(with others) for the creation of an “Essential Skills’ course in CPD for the Association of Medical Educators of Europe and the “Foundations in CPD International Program” “Influencing Change and Leadership in CPD” at the University of Toronto which won a Royal College Innovation award.

WiljerDavid Wiljer, BA, MA, PhD
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Dr. David Wiljer is a member of the community providing groundbreaking perspectives and inspiring contributions to digital health policy, management, education and evaluation. He is the Executive Director of Education, Technology & Innovation at the University Health Network, and former Senior Director of Transformational Education and Academic Advancement at CAMH. David is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He is a former President of the American Association of Cancer Education, and was the founding Chair of a national working group, the Canadian Committee for Patient Accessible Electronic Health Records (CCPAEHR), dedicated to involving patients in their EH. He was also an inaugural Associate Director of the Centre for Health, Wellness and Cancer Survivorship at the Princess Margaret Cancer Program at the University Health Network.

His work focuses on patient and health professions education, specifically patient involvement, digitally enabled education and life-long learning. He has explored the development of large programs, infrastructure, communities, and research initiatives that involve health professionals, patients and families in new approaches to education and care delivery, including patient portals for providing patients with access to their health records and social networking approaches to promote self-management and self-care.

Wong Brian Wong, MD, FRCPC
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Dr. Wong is an Associate Professor and Director of Continuing Education and Quality Improvement in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and Associate Director for the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (C-QuIPS) at the University of Toronto. Clinically, he is a staff general internist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. His scholarly activities connect at the intersection between medical education, quality improvement and patient safety. He chaired the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada CanMEDS 2015 Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Expert Working Group and authored a report that informed the eventual integration of patient safety and quality improvement competencies into the CanMEDS 2015 physician competency framework; as a result, PSQI are now a required training standard for all subspecialty training programs in Canada. He also directs the Royal College ASPIRE train-the-trainer faculty development program, and spearheaded efforts to establish Patient Safety and Quality Improvement as an official Diploma Discipline in Canada.​