Current Trainees

Thomas Bodley

Thomas Bodley

Education: BSc Chemical Engineering, Queen’s University; MD, University of Toronto, FRCPC

Division: Critical Care

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Andre Amaral

Title of Research: Barriers and facilitators to the use of evidence-based practices in mechanically ventilated patients

David Croitoru

David Croitoru

Education: BA (Cum Laude, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry), Middlebury College; MSc (candidate, Applied Immunology), University of Toronto; MD, University of Toronto

Division: Dermatology

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Vincent Piguet

Title of Research: Microbiome of Epithelial Reservoirs in Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Cohort Screening and Establishing a Biobank  

Robert Grant CSTP

Robert Grant

Education: BA (Hons) Economics, University of Western Ontario; MA (Doctoral Stream) Economics, University of Toronto; MD, University of Toronto, FRCPC

Division: Medical Oncology

Supervisor's Name: Drs. Steven Gallinger and Marzyeh Ghassemi

Title of Research: Predicting Outcomes in Pancreatic Cancer based on Clinical and Genomic Features using Machine Learning

Chris Kandel CSTP

Christopher Kandel

Education: MD, University of Toronto

Division: Infectious Diseases

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Allison McGeer

Title of Research: Measuring the Preventable Burden of Pneumonal Infection in Nursing Home Residents 

Calvin Ke CSTP

Calvin Ke

Education: HBSc (Human Behavioural Biology Specialist), University of Toronto; MD, University of Toronto

Division: Endocrinology and Metabolism

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Baiju Shah

Title of Research: Outcomes of Young-Onset Type 2 Diabetes in Asian Populations

Lauren King

Lauren King

Education: BS in Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame; MSc in Kinesiology, Western University; MBBS (honours and University Medal) University of Sydney

Division: Rheumatology 

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Gillian Hawker

Title of Research: Osteoarthritis in People with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Determining the Impact on Mobility and Physical Activity, and Opportunities to Improve Diabetes Outcomes

Aleksandra Leligdowicz

Aleksandra Leligdowicz 

Education: MDCM, McGill University; DPhil (Clinical Medicine), University of Oxford; BSc, University of Manitoba

Division: Critical Care

Supervisors' Names: Drs. Kevin Kain and Michael Matthey

Title of Research: The Mechanism of Tissue Injury Resulting from Systemic Infection that Leads to Septic Shock and Acute Lung Injury 

Paraish Misra CSTP

Paraish Misra

Education: M.D.C.M. Program, MED-P Stream, McGill University (Dean's Honour List)

Division: Nephrology

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Cristina Nostro (Physiology)

Title of Research: The effect of hPSC-derived beta-like cells on diabetic nephropathy

Kieran Quinn CSTP

Kieran Quinn

Education: MD, Queen's University 

Division: General Internal Medicine

Supervisors' Names: Drs. Chaim Bell & Allan Detsky

Title of Research: Redefining care for the patient with advanced non-cancerous disease – identifying quality indicators near the end of life

Christina Reppas-Rindlisbacher

Christina Reppas-Rindlisbacher 

Education: MD, University of Toronto; HBSc (Life Sciences) Queen's University

Division: Geriatric Medicine

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Paula Rochon

Title of Research: Investigating the cognitive trajectories of patients with delirium after hospital discharge

Vikas Sridhar

Vikas Sridhar

Education: BHSc – McMaster University, MD – McMaster University

Division: Nephrology

Supervisor's Name: Dr. David Cherney 

Title of Research: Efficacy, mechanisms and safety of SGLT2 inhibitors in kidney transplant recipients

Nathan Stall CSTP

Nathan Stall

Education: MD, University of Western Ontario; BSc (Physiology), McGill University

Division: Geriatric Medicine

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Paula Rochon 

Title of Research: Caregiving for dementia: determining the physical, mental health, and economic consequences using administrative data

Dr. Maneesh Sud

Maneesh Sud

Education: MD, University of Manitoba; BSc (Hons) Pathobiology, University of Toronto

Division: Cardiology

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Dennis Ko

Title of Research: Using Big Data to Develop Models to Predict Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Parul Tandon

Parul Tandon

Education: BSc (Hons) Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University; DO, Michigan State University; FRCPC

Division: Gastroenterology

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Geoffrey Nguyen and Dr. Vivian Huang

Title of Research: Risk of Adverse Pregnancy-Related Outcomes in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Bijan Teja

Bijan Teja

Education: BSc in Physics (McGill University); MD/MBA (Dartmouth College)

Division: Critical Care Medicine

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Hannah Wunsch

Title of Research: Optimizing vasopressor dosing and administration for patients in shock

Shirine Usmani

Shirine Usmani

Education: Honours Bachelor of Medical Science in Physiology and Pharmacology (BMSc), Western University; Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology (PhD), Western University; Doctor of Medicine (MD), Western University; Internal Medicine (FRCPC), University of Toronto; Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Toronto 

Division: Endocrinology and Metabolism

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Minna Woo

Title of Research: The role of JAK2 in musculoskeletal disease and metabolism

Abirami Vijenthira_CSTP

Abirami Vijenthira

Education: BHSc, McMaster University; MD, University of Ottawa

Division: Hematology

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Matthew Cheung

Title of Research: Application of the Generalizable Frailty Index using Population-Based Health Administrative Data in Older Patients with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Eric Wong CSTP

Eric Wong

Education: B.Sc. (Toronto), M.D. (McMaster University), PhD Candidate (CEHCR, IHPME, Toronto)

Division: Geriatric Medicine

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Sharon Straus

Title of Research: Cost-effectiveness of the geriatrician-led comprehensive geriatric assessment: an economic evaluation in using public health care payer perspective

Julie Wright CSTP

Julie Wright

Education: MD, University of Toronto; MSc (Physiology), University of Toronto

Division: Infectious Diseases

Supervisor's Name: Dr. Kevin Kain

Title of Research: Reducing adverse pregnancy outcomes with L-arginine

Christopher Yarnell _ CSTP

Christopher Yarnell

Education: AB in Mathematics (Princeton University); MD, University of Toronto

Division: Critical Care

Supervisor's Name: Drs. Robert Fowler & George Tomlinson

Title of Research: Advanced Trial Designs in Critical Care Medicine

Zipursky_CSTP

Jonathan Zipursky

Education: MD, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth;  BSc (Biochemistry), Queen's University

Division: Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology 

Supervisor's Name: Dr. David Juurlink

Title of Research: Perinatal drug safety and toxicology: Exploring risk factors for maternal self-harm and the safety of postpartum opioids using administrative data