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  • Cynthia Tsien MDCM, MPH, FRCPC

    Physician Bio

    Dr. cynthia Tsien is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and a Clinician- Investigator in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Ottawa.

    Dr. Tsien obtained her medical degree from McGill University, where she also completed residency training in Internal Medicine and GI. She did fellowships in Hepatology at the University of Toronto. She did a research fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in nutrition and liver disease. She has a Masters in Public Health from John Hopkins University.

    Dr. Tsien’s research interests include complications of end-stage liver disease, such as malnutrition and loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia), and clinical trials in decompensated cirrhosis

    Physician Contact
    Title: Gastroenterologist
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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Chris Thibault
    Phone: Ext: 77182
    Fax: 613 739 6868
    Email: chthibault@toh.ca
    Mailing Address: 501 Smyth Rd- Box 255 Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6
  • Michele Turek MD FRCPC

    Physician Bio

    Faculty Career Path: Clinician-Teacher

    Dr. Turek received her MDCM from McGill University in 1977 and has been a cardiologist since 1985. She was an Assistant Professor at McGill University and on staff at the Montreal General Hospital from 1985-1991. She has been in Ottawa since 1991 and is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Deputy Head of Cardiology at the Ottawa Hospital-General Campus and staff cardiologist at the Ottawa Hospital and Clinical Associate at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Her expertise is in clinical cardiology, echocardiography, pre-operative assessment, heart disease in women. She is a spokesperson and expert on women and heart disease for the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. She participates as a site investigator for multi-centre clinical trials in acute coronary syndromes, valvular heart disease, and secondary prevention of CVD. She has administrative responsibilities both within the Division of Cardiology and Department of Medicine. She has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Department of Medicine since 2005 and is currently serving as Vice Chair of Clinical Services.

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    Physician Contact
    Title: Cardiologist
    Phone: 613 737 8810
    Office:

    General Campus, Room CCW1680

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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Cheryl Dupuis
    Phone: 613 737 8810
    Fax: 613 739 6727
    Mailing Address: The Ottawa Hospital - General Campus 501 Smyth Road, Room CCW1680 Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6
  • Jeffery Turnbull MD FRCPC

    Physician Bio

    Faculty Career Path: Clinician Administrator

    Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull is a physician leader, previous Medical Department Head in Ottawa, currently Chief of Staff at the Ottawa Hospital as well as President of the Canadian Medical Association. His clinical interests are in International Health and provision of health care to the socially disadvantaged. Despite heavy administrative responsibilities he remains an active clinician for both the in-patient and out-patients in General Internal Medicine.

    Physician Contact
    Title: Chief of Staff
    Phone: 613 737 8459
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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Kelly Doxtater
    Phone: 613 737 8459
    Fax: 613 739 6808
    Email: kdoxtater@ottawahospital.on.ca
    Mailing Address: The Ottawa Hospital - General Campus 501 Smyth Road, Box 100 Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6
  • Guy Ungerechts MD PhD

    Physician Bio

    Career Orientation: Clinician-Scientist

    Dr. Guy Ungerechts, MD, PhD has been recently appointed to The Department of Medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology, effective April 2015.

    Dr. Ungerechts obtained his MSc in Molecular Biology in 1999 in Mainz, Germany and his PhD in Virology/Gene Therapy in 2003 in Hohenheim, Germany prior to completing his studies in undergraduate medical education at the University of Heidelberg, Germany in 2005. He is trained in the field of oncolytic viruses since he completed a 2-years postdoc fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA (Molecular Medicine Program) in 2007. Back in Heidelberg, Dr. Ungerechts has been an independent researcher since 2008.

    Between 2008 and 2013 he got his Internal Medicine training at the University Hospital in Heidelberg and received Board Certification for Internal Medicine and Hematology and Oncology in 2013. From 2014 to 2015 he was attending physician at the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT), Heidelberg in the Department of Medical Oncology, with particular interests in translational medicine and early clinical trials of immunovirotherapy for cancer patients.

    Recently, Dr. Ungerechts moved to Canada to take an Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) sponsored clinician scientist position in Ottawa, effective April 2015.

    His group recently demonstrated for the first time that an oncolytic measles virus can be armed with immunomodulatory transgenes encoding for cytokines and immune checkpoint blockade antibodies for enhanced immunovirotherapy.

     

    Physician Contact
    Title: Guy Ungerechts
    Phone: 613-737-8899 ext: 75201
    Email: gungerechts@ohri.ca
    Office:

    Ottawa hospital Research Institute
    Centre for Innovative Cancer Research
    501 Smyth Road,
    Ottawa, ON, K1H8L6

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    Administrative Contact
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  • Richard van der Jagt

    Physician Bio

    Faculty Career Path: Clinician Investigator

    No bio available at this time.

    Physician Contact
    Title: Clinical Hematologist
    Phone: 613 737 8804
    Office:

    The Ottawa Hospital
    General Campus
    Room 7208

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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Lynne Brown
    Phone: 613 737 8899 ext. 78804
    Fax: 613 739 6227
    Email: lynbrown@toh.on.ca
    Mailing Address: The Ottawa Hospital General Campus 501 Smyth Road, Box 136 Ottawa ON K1H 8L6
  • Michael Vickers MD FRCPC

    Physician Bio

    Faculty Career Path – Clinician Investigator

    Dr. Vickers is a Medical Oncologist at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre since 2014. He completed his Medical School at Memorial University in Newfoundland in 2004, followed by Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology Residencies at the University of Calgary. He also completed a Clinical/ResearchFellowship in Gastrointestinal Oncology at the University of Ottawa. From 2010 – 2014 he was a medical oncologist at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary.

    Physician Contact
    Title: Medical Oncologist, Associate Professor
    Phone: 613 737 7700 ext 70185
    Email: mvickers@ottawahospital.on.ca
    Office:

    C2323

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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Jessica Chamberlain
    Phone: 613 737 7700 ext 70185
    Fax: 613 247 3511
    Email: jchamberlain@ottawahospital.on.ca
    Mailing Address: 501 Smyth Road Box 911 Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6