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  • Peter Munene MDCM FRCPC

    Physician Bio

    Dr. Peter Munene has been recently appointed to The Department of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, effective November 1, 2017.

    Dr. Munene obtained his B. com with a specialization in Organizational Behavior prior to completing his studies in undergraduate medical education at McGill University. He went on to pursue a residency in internal medicine at the University of Toronto prior to returning to Ottawa where he completed a two year fellowship in General Internal Medicine.

    During his fellowship, Dr. Munene completed a Master’s degree in Healthcare Quality from Queen’s University. His research interests lie in patient safety and quality improvement in end of life care. Dr. Munene is also heavily involved in medical education, particularly developing a Quality and Patient Safety curriculum for trainees at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

    Administrative Contact
    Name: Rachel Raude
    Phone: Ext. 75354
    Fax: 613 737 8688
    Email: rraude@toh.ca
    Mailing Address: The Ottawa Hospital General Campus Box 209
  • Camille Munro BSc MD CCFP

    Physician Bio

    Faculty Career Path: Clinician Teacher Lecturer

    Dr. Camille Munro is an Assistant Professor and a Clinician-Teacher with the Division of Palliative Care at the University of Ottawa, effective August 1, 2012.

    A native of Chester, Nova Scotia, Dr. Munro received her medical degree from Dalhousie University in 1991 following the completion of her undergraduate degree in Chemistry. She did a rotating internship at the Royal Columbian Hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. She then moved to Ottawa and worked as a Clinical Assistant in Geriatrics followed by Family Practice for 16 years while raising her children.

    Dr. Munro’s long-time interest in Palliative Care led her to return to the academic setting in 2010 to work as a General Practitioner in Oncology and then in Palliative Care. During this time, she pursued the alternate route of certification for the College of Family Practice certification as well as further supervised clinical training in Palliative Care.

    Dr. Munro’s current interest is to pursue excellence in patient care by assessing quality improvement measures to improve the clinical delivery of palliative care.

    Physician Contact
    Email: camunro@toh.on.ca
    Office:

    The Ottawa Hospital
    General Campus

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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Stephanie Rochette
    Phone: 613 737 8899 ext. 77220
    Email: srochette@toh.ca
  • Sanjay Murthy MD, FRCPC

    Physician Bio

    Dr. Sanjay Murthy is Assistant Professor of Medicine and a Clinician-Investigator in the Division of Gastroenterology. He is a member of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) Centre at the General Campus and Director of the Home Parenteral Nutrition Program for The Ottawa Hospital. He completed his M.D. at the University of Ottawa, Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Manitoba and Gastroenterology Residency at the University of Toronto. He subsequently completed fellowships in IBD (Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto), advanced endoscopy (University of Mainz, Germany) and clinical nutrition (Toronto General Hospital). He further completed a M.Sc. in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, during which he conducted a thesis project using Ontario health administrative data at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

    Dr. Murthy’s clinical areas of focus include IBD and clinical nutrition. His research program focuses on the application of clinical epidemiologic methods to study health care questions pertaining to IBD and colorectal cancer (CRC) prevention, particularly with respect to the clinical and cost-effectiveness of current paradigms of care and ways to improve the efficiency and quality of delivery of health care services.

    Physician Contact
    Title: Sanjay Murthy
    Office:

    TOH General Campus, IBD Centre of Excellence

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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Norma Orphanos
    Fax: 613-737-8715
    Email: norphanos@toh.ca
    Mailing Address: 501 Smyth Rd, Box 191 Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6
  • Steven Nadler MD FRCP (Internal Medicine, Nephrology)

    Physician Bio

    Faculty Career Path: Clinician Teacher

    Medical Director, Ottawa-Carleton and CornwallDialysis Clinics, Associate Professor

    Dr. Nadler is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at The Ottawa Hospital and the Universityof Ottawa. His major clinical interest is in hemodialysis , and he is medical director of the two Independent Health Facilities delivering dialysis services under the medical care of members of the Division, i.e. the Cornwall Dialysis Clinic and the Ottawa-Carleton Dialysis Clinic.Dr. Nadler received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and M.D.C.M. from McGill University, where he also completed Internal Medicine and Nephrology Residency. He spent four years as a research fellow at Harvard University, and then joined the Department of Medicine in Ottawa in 1986.He spent 10 years as a basic scientist, with an interest in regulation of renal collecting duct salt and water transport, supported by the Medical Research Council of Canada and the Kidney Foundation of Canada.He has developed expertise in Medical Education, developed new undergraduate nephrology curricula, won awards for teaching, and chaired the Canadian Society of Nephrology Education Committee for 8 years. Other professional activities have included prior membership on the Department of Medicine Finance Committee and on the executive of the Ontario Association of Nephrologists (Ontario Medical Association Section of Nephrology).Clinical InterestsHemodialysis and related kinetics • Progressive renal insufficiency • Disorders of water balance  • Clinical database use in hemodialysisResearch InterestsPrevious work utilized isolated perfused tubule techniques to study cell mechanisms involved in regulation of water transport in collecting duct. Clinical research has been done as part of multicentre collaborative projects in hemodialysis.Educational InterestsLocal involvement with undergraduate and post-graduate nephrology teaching.

    Physician Contact
    Title: Nephrologist
    Phone: 613-738-8400 x 82568
    Email: snadler@toh.on.ca
    Office:

    Ottawa Hospital -Riverside Campus, 5th floor

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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Lori Recoskie
    Phone: 613-738-8400 x 82568
    Fax: 613-738-8337
    Email: lrecoskie@toh.on.ca
    Mailing Address: Ottawa Hospital -Riverside Campus, 1967 Riverside Dr., 5th floor, Ottawa, ON K1H 7W9
  • Jim Nishikawa MD BA SC FRCPC

    Physician Bio

    Faculty Career Path: Clinician Teacher

    Dr. Jim Nishikawa is a General Internal Medicine specialist and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa.

    Dr. Nishikawa was born in the Ottawa hospital. He received his MD and Internal Medicine training at McMaster University. His initial appointments were in the Departments of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Medicine at McMaster. He was Director of the Clinical Teaching Unit at the Hamilton General Hospital from 1992-1998 and Head of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Hamilton Civic Hospitals from 1997 to 2000. In 1997, he won the PAIRO Excellence in clinical teaching award for McMaster. He moved to Ottawa in 2000, joining the Division of General Internal Medicine. He currently attends on the medical clinical teaching and consultation services at the Ottawa hospital. His academic/clinical interests include teaching and practicing the principles of Evidence-based medicine, clinical skills, teaching and evaluation.

    Positions and accomplishments since being in Ottawa include:

    • Chair of the English Internal Medicine Oral Examination Board of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (2001-2003), currently on the Examination Board, Examination Committee and responsible for the New Examiner Orientation (2005-present) and Examiner Feedback and Development programs (2002-present)
    • Member (2005-2010) and Chair (2008-2009) of the Evidence-based medicine Task Force of the Society of General Internal Medicine (U.S.)
    • Associate editor, American College of Physicians Journal Club (1990-present)
    • Osler Award winner (Excellence in General Internal Medicine), Canadian Society of Internal Medicine, 2008
    • Associate Program Director Internal Medicine Residency program (2008-present)
    • Teaching Attainment Award with Merit, Faculty of Medicine, 2009
    • Councilor, Canadian Society of Internal Medicine (CSIM, current)
    • Observer representing the CSIM on the Internal Medicine Specialty Committee, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (current)
    • Fellowship, American College of Physicians, 2010
    • Tutored/delivered workshops in Evidence-based medicine and education nationally and internationally
    Administrative Contact
    Name: Michelle Donovan
    Phone: 613-761-4473
    Fax: 613 761 5164
    Email: mdonovan@toh.ca
  • Joel Niznick MD FRCPC

    Physician Bio

    Faculty Career Path: Clinician Teacher

    Dr. Niznick practiced as a community cardiologist at the Riverside Hospital of Ottawa from 1986 until its closure and now has active hospital privileges at the Ottawa Hospital General & Riverside Sites and has Associate of Staff privileges at the Ottawa Heart Institute for cardiac catheterization.

    He is Managing Partner of the Ottawa Cardiovascular Centre which offers cardiovascular care to a registered patient population of over 180,000 patients with approximately 35,000 active patients. Originally founded in 1987 by Drs. Joel Niznick and Brendan Quinn, OCC has grown to a 9 cardiologist group. As well OCC has integrated a Pediatric Cardiologist, 7 Internists and 2 Endocrinologists into the practice to deal with the broader aspects of cardiovascular risk reduction and comprehensive cardiovascular disease management. OCC provides cardiology consultation, cardiovascular risk assessment, long term cardiovascular followup and on site cardiovascular non-invasive testing at two sites. OCC’s catchment area extends from Alexandria to Deep River and the Quebec border to the St Lawrence River. Annually OCC provides upwards of 25,000 patient interactions within the broad spectrum of cardiovascular disease. Additionally OCC provides more than 15,000 diagnostic cardiac tests per year, half of which derive from external referral sources.

    Dr. Niznick’s main areas of clinical interest include cardiovascular risk reduction, cardiac physical examination education and clinical evidence dissemination and implementation. He has designed and developed the Continuing Medical Implementation website www.cvtoolbox.com which has received over 225,000 visitors and provided over a million downloads of cardiovascular risk reduction information in the last year.

    Dr. Niznick has participated in the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Consensus Conference Panels on Heart Failure (Primary Panel), Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly (Primary Panel) where he authored the chapter on Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly, Fitness for Flying and Driving (Secondary Panel) and Refractory Angina Guidelines.

    He is a member of the Executive of the Ontario Association of Cardiologists.

     

    Physician Contact
    Title: Cardiologist
    Phone: 613 738 1589
    Office:

    1355 Bank Street, Suite 502
    Ottawa ON K1H 8K7

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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Laurie Poulsen
    Phone: 613 738 1589
    Fax: 613 738 9097
    Mailing Address: Ottawa Cardiovascular Centre 1355 Bank Street, Suite 502 Ottawa ON K1H 8K7