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  • 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: Carol Begin
    Phone: Ext: 79916
    Email: cabegin@toh.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
  • Melanie Chin MD, FRCPC

    Physician Bio

    Dr. Chin obtained her Bachelors of Medical Laboratory Science and Doctor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Her Internal Medicine training was completed at the University of Calgary and her Respirology fellowship at the University of Ottawa. Subsequently Dr. Chin began a fellowship in Cystic Fibrosis at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane Australia, and completed it at St Michael’s Hospital at the University of Toronto. She is currently completing the Master of Science in Healthcare Quality at Queens University.

    Dr. Chin is a lecturer in the Division of Respirology at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa with a particular clinical interest in patients with Cystic Fibrosis.

    Physician Contact
    Title: Respirologist
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  • 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
  • Grace Christou MD, MSc, FRCPC

    Physician Bio

    Dr. Christou is a malignant hematologist, member of the Leukemia Program at The Ottawa Hospital. She is a graduate of Queen’s University School of Medicine (2010) and holds a Master of Science Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa (2004).  She completed residency training in Internal Medicine and Hematology at the University of Ottawa followed by a sub-specialty fellowship in Leukemia and Stem Cell Transplant. She is currently completing a Master of Science Degree in Epidemiology and Public Health. Dr. Christou’s research interests are in methods for engaging patients and clinicians in research priority setting, knowledge synthesis and translation in the field of hematologic malignancies.

    Physician Contact
    Title: Hematologist
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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Leah Shaw
    Phone: Ext: 71284
    Email: lshaw@toh.ca
  • Heather Clark MDCM FRCPC MSc FACP

    Physician Bio

    Faculty Career Path: Clinician Teacher

    A McGill graduate in Medicine, Dr. Clark is currently Program Director for the General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program. She has an extensive administrative profile and an epidemiology background. She was one of our Clinical Scholars in Epidemiology and remains an affiliate investigator with OHRI. She is an Examiner for the RCP Fellowship Examinations. Her major clinical interest is Obstetrical Medicine. She is Associate Professor and her career track is as a Clinician-investigator with the Faculty of Medicine.

    Physician Contact
    Title: Physician, General Internal Medicine
    Phone: 613 761 5164
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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Pauline Denault
    Phone: 613 761 5164
    Fax: 613 761 4036
    Email: pdenault@toh.on.ca
    Mailing Address: Ottawa Hospital –Civic Campus, D105A 1053 Carling Avenue Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4E9