Faculty

Campbell Craig Campbell MD, FRCPC
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Dr. Campbell is the Director for Continuing Professional Development at The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is a specialist in Internal Medicine and an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Campbell leads the national Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program, serves as Registrar for the Royal College, and has oversight for the development of the competency-based CPD development project within the Royal College’s Competence by Design strategic initiative. Dr. Campbell’s research interests include self-directed learning, practice based assessment and the role of ePortfolios in supporting learning in practice. He is a recipient of the Dave Davis Research in Continuing Medical Education Award, recognizing an individual or group of individuals who have made outstanding contributions to research in continuing medical education. Dr. Campbell is a Fellow of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education.

Ginsburg Shiphra Ginsburg MDCM, MEd, PhD, FRCPC


CampbellJanice Harvey, MD, CCFP (SEM), FCFP
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Dr. Janice Harvey is a Physician Advisor in Continuing Professional Development at the College of Family Physicians of Canada as well as an Assistant Clinical Professor for the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University.
Dr. Harvey is also the Assistant Director of the Standardized Patient Program at the McMaster University Centre for Simulation Based Learning and a primary care physician with a special interest in sport and exercise medicine. She. In the past, Dr. Harvey has been the Chair of the Ontario College of Family Physicians’ CME/CPD Committee and the President of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine.
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; the Richard and Elizabeth Currie Chair in Health Professions Education Research at the Wilson Centre and Executive-Vice President Education 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).

Hodgson Kate Hodgson, DVM, MHSc, CCMEP
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I am a veterinarian and graduated from Cornell University with a DVM in 1992. I practiced mixed animal medicine and then companion animal medicine for 10 years. (I describe companion animal medicine to my human health care provider colleagues as a mixture of the complexity of geriatric medicine in a pediatric non-speaking patient.) I received my MHSc in Family and Community Medicine from the University of Toronto in 2005- with a focus on continuing medical education. In May, 2008 I passed the National Commission’s international exam and became a Certified Continuing Medical Education Professional (CCMEP). I now work in both veterinary curriculum design and continuing professional development for physicians. I am a Medical Education Consultant for the Office of Continuing Professional Development at the Faculty of Medicine at U of T and a consultant to the Dean of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. I speak and publish internationally on One Health topics.
Litwin Sasha Litwin, MB BCh BAO, FRCPC, MDes (Candidate)

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Sasha Litwin is a staff physician in the Emergency Department at the Hospital for Sick Children. She is currently in the Master of Design for Health program at OCAD University. Her goal is to bring design thinking methodology into the hospitals by facilitating design workshops for healthcare professionals and collaborating on interdisciplinary, user-centered healthcare design projects.

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.
Meuser Jamie Meuser, MD, CCFP, FCFP
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Dr. Jamie Meuser is a family physician with a practice in home palliative care in Toronto. He was the Executive Director of Professional Development and Practice Support for the College of Family Physicians of Canada from 2011 to 2017. Prior to assuming this role, Dr. Meuser was Director of Professional Development at the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Medical Advisor to the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre. From 1995 to 2003, he was Chief of the Department of Family Practice at Toronto East General Hospital, and practiced comprehensive family medicine in east Toronto for over two decades. Dr. Meuser holds the academic rank of Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

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.
Outschoorn Amy Outschoorn, MEd, CTDP
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Amy Outschoorn is the Director, Continuing Professional Development at The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). She is responsible for providing strategic direction and oversight to the CFPC’s MAINPRO+® program, including the certification of CPD programs for Canadian family physicians. Amy manages the National Committee on Continuing Professional Development (NCCPD) and is the co-chair of the annual National Accreditation Conference, co-hosted by the CFPC and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Amy sits on the Board of Directors at the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation and at Food Allergy Canada. She is a member of the International Academy for CPD Accreditation and the Canadian Society for Association Executives. Amy earned her Master’s degree in Education from York University, Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Guelph and holds her Certified Training and Development Professional designation from the Institute for Performance and Learning.


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, 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. In addition to her Scientist role, Dr. Rowland is the Associate Director Research at the Centre for Interprofessional Education and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (Faculty of Medicine), both at University of Toronto.
Spadafora Salvatore M. Spadafora, MD, FRCPC, MHPE
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Dr. Salvatore (Sal) Spadafora is the Vice Dean, Post MD Education [Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) & Continuing Professional Development (CPD)] at the University of Toronto, a Professor in the Department of Anesthesia at the University of Toronto and an anesthesiologist at Mt. Sinai Hospital, in Toronto. He previously served as Vice Dean PGME at the University of Toronto and Associate Dean, PGME at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Spadafora received his MD from the University of Toronto, and also completed his Masters in Health Professions Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Spadafora has advocated effectively and tirelessly for medical education to benefit Canadian patient populations with respect to fiscal and human resources, education methodology and technology, and the social mission of medical education including developing strategies to integrate education in urban and small community sites. He has developed models of inter-professional education and assessment and integration of international medical graduates provincially.


Schneeweiss Suzan Schneeweiss, MD, MEd, FRCPC
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Dr. Schneeweiss is an Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and Associate Dean for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the Faculty of Medicine. She is a faculty member and Director of Education for the Division of Paediatric Emergency Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Schneeweiss has dedicated her career to advancing CPD and worked as the Academic Director for 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 Physician and Surgeons of Canada for 6 years where she worked to support the maintenance of certification program and lifelong learning, completing her term in 2016. She has been extensively involved in educational development and scholarship throughout her career and has acquired a broad range of experience in program development leading a variety of innovative local, national and international courses and conferences.
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 broadly. This includes studying the role and/or cognitive behaviours of the observer in the assessment process and how both work and simulation efforts may be optimized and/or integrated for formative, programmatic and/or summative assessment efforts. He is also interested in studying validity and critically examining assessment shifts from a theoretical and applied perspective. His area of focus in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) involves exploring factors affecting the success of intended educational strategies

Tipping Jane Tipping
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Jane Tipping is an adult education specialist with an expertise in continuing professional development. She has a background in faculty development, continuing professional education, instructional design, coaching and program evaluation. Currently Jane works as a freelance educational consultant, mostly in Canada. She recently moved to the Netherlands, ‘telecommutes” with Canada and is in the process of establishing new contacts within Europe.Jane has worked with several Canadian national associations including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Canadian Rheumatology Association, and the Canadian Anesthesiology Association. She has presented at many national and international educational meetings and is well known for her skills in educational design and facilitation.
Wiljer David 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.​