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  • Tadeu Fantaneanu FRCPC

    Physician Bio

    Dr. Tadeu A. Fantaneanu, also known as Dr. Tad to his patients, is an Assistant Professor with the University of Ottawa and a Clinician Teacher and Associate Neurologist within the Department of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate medical education at McGill University (2009) and adult neurology residency at the University of Ottawa (2014). He subsequently completed fellowships in Clinical neurophysiology (2015) and Advanced Epilepsy (2016) at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. During this time, he also completed the Program in Clinical Effectiveness through the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Tad is working  to establish a comprehensive epilepsy program in Ottawa, Ontario.

    His areas of interest include transitional care in epilepsy, critical care EEG monitoring, pharmacoresistant and surgical epilepsy, women’s health in epilepsy as well as medical education.

    Administrative Contact
    Name: Michelina D'Angelo
    Phone: 613 737 8899 Ext: 17932
    Email: midangelo@toh.on.ca
  • Carolyn Faught MD FRCPC

    Physician Bio

    Faculty Career Path: Clinician Investigator

    No bio available at this time

    Physician Contact
    Title: Clinical Hematologist
    Office:

    The Ottawa Hospital
    General Campus
    Room 7209

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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Alana Lafontaine
    Phone: ext: 78303
    Fax: 613 737 8861
    Email: allafontaine@toh.ca
    Mailing Address: The Ottawa Hospital General Campus 501 Smyth Road, Box 704, Room 7209 Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6
  • Lisa Fischer MD, FRCPC

    Physician Bio

    Career Orientation: Clinician-Teacher

    Dr. Lisa Fischer received her Bachelor of Sciences from McGill University in Microbiology and Immunology and in International Development. After working for a short while as a teacher in Northern Quebec, she returned home to Ottawa to complete her doctorate in medicine at the University of Ottawa. In 2014, she graduated from the Royal College Emergency Medicine program from the University of Ottawa while simultaneously completing a one year fellowship program in Palliative Care. She divides her time between working as an attending in the Emergency Department and with Palliative Care. Her research interests lie in advance care planning, pre-hospital palliative care, and the use of point-of-care ultrasound in palliative care.

    Physician Contact
    Phone: 613 737 8940
    Email: lifischer@toh.on.ca
    Office:

    IGFCC

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    Administrative Contact
    Name: No admin
  • Edward James Fitzgibbon MBBCh BaO DCH MSc(Epi) MRCGP MICGP CCFP(PC)

    Physician Bio

    Faculty Career Path – Clinician Administrator

    Dr. Edward Fitzgibbon is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Palliative Care at the University of Ottawa and a Clinician-Investigator with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.

    In 1982, Dr. Fitzgibbon graduated from medical school in University College Cork, Ireland. He subsequently completed a 12-month internship and 3-year residency in General Practice based at Cork University Hospital. In 1986, Dr. Fitzgibbon moved to Newfoundland and practiced there in Family and Emergency Medicine until successfully applying for the Fellowship program in Palliative Medicine in Ottawa in 1999.

    Dr. Fitzgibbon joined the Division of Palliative Care at the University of Ottawa in 2001, and in 2004 completed his Master’s in Clinical Epidemiology. In 2004, he was appointed to his current position as Medical Director of the Palliative Care Program at The Ottawa Hospital. He also serves as a clinician at The Ottawa Hospital Complex Cancer Pain clinic.

    Dr. Fitzgibbon’s primary research interests are in the management of cancer pain syndromes and in developing and assessing clinical quality improvement initiatives to improve the delivery of palliative care. At present, my career path is divided between being a Clinician-Administrator and Clinician-Investigator.

    Physician Contact
    Title: Physician, Palliative Care
    Phone: 613 737 6320
    Email: efitzgibbon@ottawahospital.on.ca
    Office:

    General Campus

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    Administrative Contact
    Name: No admin
  • Melissa Forgie MD FRCPC MSc

    Physician Bio

    Melissa Forgie MD FRCPC MSc

    Dr. Melissa Forgie is a graduate of the University of Ottawa’s medical school and has fellowships in each of the specialty areas of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Thromboembolic Disorders. She has a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology. She is a clinician investigator with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and was the Program Director for the University of Ottawa’s Hematology Training Program for five years. She was appointed Vice-Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education at the Faculty of Medicine in May 2011, and was the Assistant Dean, Student Affairs from 2009-2011.

    Dr. Forgie has received several teaching awards, including two Faculty awards of excellence in 2010 for exceptional compassion for patients and for promotion of the well-being of her colleagues and students. Fully bilingual, she teaches in both the Anglophone and Francophone streams of the undergraduate medical education program. She has also received numerous patient care awards. She is a 2009 recipient of the Ottawa Hospital Physician Clinician Recognition Award. Her clinical practice specializes in thromboembolic diseases, hemoglobinopathies and transfusional iron overload.

     

    Physician Contact
    Title: Hematologist, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education, University of Ottawa
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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Kristy Scarfone
    Phone: (613) 737-8899 x 71056
    Email: kscarfone@toh.ca
    Mailing Address: The Ottawa Hospital General Campus 501 Smyth Road, Box 704 Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6
  • Alan Forster MD FRCPC MSc

    Physician Bio

    Dr. Alan J. Forster is a general internist and the Vice Chair of Quality & Clinical Services within the Department of Medicine. He is also the Chief Quality and Performance Officer at The Ottawa Hospital. He is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and Senior Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.

    His research focuses on patient safety and quality improvement. He has performed seminal work evaluating the incidence of adverse events following discharge from hospital. This work has lead to the development of strategies to improve care during the transition home from hospital. He is also leading in the development of a hospital data warehouse, which will serve as a supporting infrastructure for a research program in patient safety and quality of care. He has over 135 publications in peer review journals.

    He has received several prestigious awards recognizing his work within the field of health services research, including a Career Scientist Award with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and an Early Research Award and Ontario Research Fund grant from the Ontario Government’s Ministry of Research and Innovation.

    In addition to his significant contributions to a quality and safety program at the Ottawa Hospital, he provides ongoing scientific advice regarding the measurement of quality of care to national and international organizations, such as the Canadian Institute for Health Information and the World Health Organization.

     

     

    Physician Contact
    Title: Vice Chair, Quality & Clinical Services, Scientific Director, Performance Measurement, Internist
    Phone: 613 798 5555 ext 12777
    Email: aforster@ohri.ca
    Office:

    Civic Campus, Administrative Building, 1st floor

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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Nadea Saikaley
    Phone: 613 798 5555 ext 17688
    Fax: 613 761 5492
    Email: nsaikaley@ohri.ca
    Mailing Address: The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus 1053 Carling Ave, Box 684 Administrative Services Building, 1st Floor Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9