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  • James Chan BSc MD FRCPC MEd

    Physician Bio

    Faculty Career Path: Clinician Educator

    Dr. Chan is a Toronto MD who completed a M.Ed in Ottawa whilst a Clinical Scholar at OISE. He continues research in the use of video technology for student/resident evaluation in OSCE settings. His current clinical interest centres on an innovative pre-operative assessment tool, which enables a link to the post-operative period for outcome measurement. Dr. Chan is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine. His career track is as a Clinician-educator with the Faculty of Medicine.

    Physician Contact
    Title: Physician, General Internal Medicine
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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Stacy Louwe-Bromley
    Phone: 613 737 8979
    Fax: 613 737 8688
    Email: slouwe@toh.on.ca
  • Raphael Chan MBChB FCP(SA) MPhil(Pall Med)

    Physician Bio

    Faculty Career Path – Clinician Teacher

    Dr. Raphael Chan is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Palliative Care at the University of Ottawa with a Clinician-Teacher academic career track.

    Dr. Chan is also a Palliative Care physician for the Palliative Care Unit and the Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultation Service at Bruyère Continuing Care; as well as, The Ottawa Hospital Palliative Care Consultation Service.

    Dr. Chan attended medical school at the University of British Columbia from 1994-1998. From 1998-2000, he continued his studies in the Rural Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of British Columbia with rotations in Vernon, Kelowna and Creston (British Columbia) and Inuvik (Northwest Territories). From 2000-2003, he worked in family practice in the remote city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Following three years of full service family practice, he decided to pursue fellowship training in the Palliative Medicine Residency Program at the University of Ottawa.

    In November 2004, Dr. Chan joined the Division of Palliative Care, University of Ottawa. His current work now concentrates on clinical responsibilities and teaching medical students, residents and clinical fellows in the University of Ottawa’s teaching hospitals.

    Physician Contact
    Title: Physician, Palliative Care
    Phone: 613 737 8940
    Email: rchan@ottawahospital.on.ca
    Office:

    The Ottawa Hospital

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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Linda McShane
    Phone: 613 737 8940
    Fax: 613 739 6182
    Email: lmcshane@toh.on.ca
    Mailing Address: The Ottawa Hospital General Campus 501 Smyth Road Ottawa ON K1H 8L2
  • Justine Chan MD FRCPC

    Physician Bio

    Dr. Justine Chan has been appointed to the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, effective January 2017.

    Dr. Chan obtained her Bachelor of Science at the University of Ottawa where she was silver medallist of her class in 2005.  She completed her undergraduate medical education at the University of Toronto in 2009.  She returned to Ottawa to complete her residency in General Internal Medicine in 2013.  After completing her residency, she worked as a part-time academic at the Ottawa Hospital and was involved in teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

    She joins the Division of General Internal Medicine this year as a full-time academic with plans to continue to be an active and passionate member of the Ottawa Hospital teaching community.  She is the Associate Clerkship Director for the Internal Medicine rotation at the Civic Campus.  She is also participating in the University of Ottawa Distinguished Teacher Program.

    Administrative Contact
    Name: Lara Bajar
    Phone: 613 7985555 ext 13056
    Fax: 613 7614186
    Email: lbajar@toh.ca
    Mailing Address: 1053 Carling Ave., CPC 4, Ottawa, ON, K1Y4E9
  • Avijit Chatterjee MD

    Physician Bio

    Dr. Chatterjee is an Interventional Gastroenterologist at The Ottawa Hospital (TOH). He obtained his medical degree from McGill University and went on to complete both his Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training at the University of Toronto. He completed a Fellowship in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy (ATE) at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto and pursued further training in Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) at the Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia. He started working at TOH in 2009 and has developed the GI EUS program as well as the ATE Fellowship program at TOH. Dr. Chatterjee has recently joined the Board of Directors for the Ontario Gastroenterology Association.

    Dr. Chatterjee’s clinical interests include management of pancreaticobiliary disorders and minimally invasive diagnostics and therapeutics. Finally, he is an Associate Scientist with the OHRI with an interest in translational research in GI Oncology, particularly pancreatic cancer.

     

    Physician Contact
    Title: Avijit
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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Jennifer Albert
    Phone: Ext: 18941
    Email: jalbert@toh.on.ca
  • Sharon Chih MBBS FRACP PhD

    Physician Bio

    Career Orientation: Clinician-Investigator

    Dr. Chih attended medical school at the University of Western Australia. After training in cardiology at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (Perth, Australia), she completed a PhD at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (Sydney, Australia) followed by a fellowship in advanced heart

    failure and transplantation at the University of Toronto. She returned to Perth as a Heart Failure-Transplant Cardiologist in 2012. Her areas of research interest include allosensitization, antibody mediated rejection and heart failure-transplant cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.

     

    Physician Contact
    Title: Sharon Chih
    Phone: 613-761-4816
    Email: schih@ottawaheart.ca
    Office:

    Heart Institute: H 1295A

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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Julie Canham
    Phone: 613-761-4816
    Fax: 613-761-4877
    Email: jcanham@ottawaheart.ca
    Mailing Address: 40 Ruskin Stree Ottawa, ON K1Y4W7
  • Michel ChrĂ©tien MD

    Physician Bio

    Faculty Career Path: Clinician Scientist

    Michel Chrétien received his medical degree from the University of Montréal in 1960. This was followed by his post-graduate studies at McGill and Harvard Universities (Peter Bent Brigham Hospital) at the University of California in Berkeley and UCSF. He spent a sabbatical year at the Salk Institute and at Cambridge University (UK). He returned to Canada in 1967 to the Clinical Research Institute of Montréal (IRCM). From 1984 to 1994, he was Scientific Director of the Institute. From January 1998 to April 2001, he was Scientific Director of the Loeb Health Research Institute at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. In 2005 he founded the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology.

    Michel Chrétien is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, of the Royal Society of Canada and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Michel Chrétien has received five Honoris Causa: in 1980 from the Université de Liège in Belgium; in 1992 from the Université René Descartes in Paris; in 1996 from the Laurentian University in Sudbury; in 1999 from the University of Guelph; and in May 2000 from Memorial University in Newfoundland.

    In 2004, PrĂ©sident Chirac named him Chevalier de la LĂ©gion d’Honneur de la RĂ©publique Française. He is Honorary Professor of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. He is Officer of the Order of Canada (1986) and of the l’Ordre national du QuĂ©bec (1994).

    In Canada, he received the Izaak-Walton-Killam Memorial Prize (1995), the Henry Friesen Award (1999) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Medal of Honour (1999) given by Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies, the ActualitĂ© MĂ©dicale Medal of Scientific Merit (2000) and the Archambault Medal (1978) from the Association canadienne française pour l’avancement des sciences (ACFAS). The Royal Society of Canada honoured him with its McLaughlin Medal (1993), the Canadian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (CSBMB) with its Boehringer-Mannheim Award (1993), and the Manning Foundation (Calgary) with its Award of Distinction (1995). In the United States, he was the Fuller Albright lecturer (1992) of the Peripatetic Club and the Metzger lecturer of the American Clinical and Climatological Association (1990). Throughout his distinguished career, he was member of many scientific societies, committees and boards including the UNESCO International Scientific Advisory Committee, the Medical Research Council of Canada and the Ontario Science and Innovation Council.

    Trained as a physician, Michel ChrĂ©tien made many of his scientific contributions in basic science. In 1967, he proposed the pro-hormone theory. In 1976, he discovered human ?-endorphin. In 1990, his group identified the proprotein convertases, enzymes that are involved in a number of debilitating conditions including: hypercholesterolemia, cancer, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s and viral disorders like SARS, influenza, HIV/AIDS and Chronic fatigue syndrome. His research is expected to produce novel approaches not only to diagnose and treat these illnesses but to prevent them. He has presented hundreds of lectures around the world. To date, he has published more than 575 scientific articles.

    Physician Contact
    Title: Senior Scientist
    Phone: 613 761 4614
    Email: mchretien@ohri.ca
    Office:

    M09, Civic Campus, Loeb Building

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    Administrative Contact
    Phone: 613 761 4614
    Fax: 613 761 4920
    Mailing Address: 725 Parkdale Avenue Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9