Dr. Richard Smith, BA, MA, PhD
Dr. Richard Smith is a professor at the School of Communication at SFU and also served as Director of SFU’s Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology (CPROST).
Dr. Richard Reznik
Since his first faculty appointment at the University of Toronto in 1987, Dr. Reznick has been active in both colorectal surgery and research in medical education.
Dr. Savvas Nicolaou, M.D.
Dr. Nicolaou is a Professor of Radiology, Vice-Chair of the Undergraduate Education and Continuing Professional Development for the UBC Department of Radiology, Head of the General Division of the Department of Radiology and the Director of Emergency/Trauma Radiology at Vancouver General Hospital.
Dr. Carlos Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI
Dr. Pellegrini is the Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Washington. He is a world-renowned surgeon in esophageal diseases.
Mr. Nudelman is a successful serial entrepreneur currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Ventures include Maple Bear Schools Latin America, Acecla Technology, and more.
Dr. Amitai Ziv, MD, MHA
Prof. Amitai Ziv MD, MHA, is Director of the Rehabilitation Hospital at the Sheba Medical Center, Israel and Founder and Director of MSR - the Israel Center for Medical Simulation. He is a Full Clinical Professor in Medical Education and serves as the Associate Dean for Medical Education at Sheba Medical Center.
Dr. Andrew Padmos BA, MD, FRCPC, FACP
Dr. Padmos served as the CEO of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as well as Associate Dean for cancer programs in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University and Vice-President of research, academic affairs and quality for Capital District Health Authority.
Jon Festinger, Q.C. is a Vancouver, British Columbia based counsel and educator. He is a Professor of Professional Practice at Simon Fraser University and a faculty member of the Centre for Digital Media.
Medical Expert Council
Dr. Suzanne Campbell, PhD, RN, IBCLC
Dr. Suzanne Campbell, PhD, Nursing is an Associate Professor, School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Christine Korol, PhD, R.Psych
Dr. Korol is a psychologist and CEO for Caera Technologies, Inc where she is developing an innovative platform that will allow people to access therapy services from their own home.
Dr. Luis J Rosado-Lopez, MD
Dr. Rosado-Lopez is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Tucson, AZ with over 42 years of medical experience. He is affiliated with Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital & Health Center and Diamond Children’s Medical Center.
Dr. Kamal Rungta, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Rungta served as a Co-Director of the UBC Psychiatry Residency Program and was promoted to Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. He was appointed Clinical Professor Emeritus in 2017.
Dr. Sadia Raheez Qamar, MD
Dr. Sadia Raheez Qamar did her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Armed Forces Postgraduate Medical Institute and afterward completed a clinical fellowship in Emergency and Trauma Radiology at Vancouver General Hospital.
Dr. Narmin Kassam, MD
Dr. Kassam is a Professor and Chair of the Department of and Divison of General Internal Meidicne Medicine at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Michael Janusz, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Janusz is the Director of Thoracic Aortic Surgery Service and is a Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Joanne Jia, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Dr. Jia received residency training from both Albany Medical Centre in New York and BC Children’s Hospital in British Columbia. In addition, she is an assistant clinical professor at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Ryan F. Paterson, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Paterson has part-time appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Urologic Sciences at Vancouver Hospital and Providence Health Care.
Dr. Jaap N. Hamburger, MD, PhD
Dr. Hamburger is a Dutch-Canadian Interventional Cardiologist. He obtained his PhD at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and was appointed Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Kevin Shi, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP
Dr. Kevin Shi, is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at Delta Hospital. He was also Simulation Lead for both the Vancouver Fraser Medical Program in the MD Undergraduate Program and the St. Paul’s Family Practice Residency Program at UBC.
Dr. Mina Wesa, MD
Dr. Wesa completed her medical education at the University of British Columbia completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the University of Ottawa. She is an active member of the OBGYN department at Royal Columbian Hospital.
Dr. George Pachev, PhD
Dr. Pachev is the Director of Educational Support and Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia.
Dr. Neely Panton, MB, BS, FRCSC, FACS
Dr. Panton is a Clinical Professor and Head of the University of British Columbia Division of General Surgery and University of British Columbia hospitals and Governor of the American College of Surgeons, British Columbia.
Dr. Susan Brien, MD, MEd, CSPQ, FRCSC, CPE
Dr. Brien is the Vice President of Medical, Academic, and Research Affairs for Horizon Health Network and served as an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Adam Meneghetti, MHSc, FRCSC
Dr. Meneghetti is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Surgery. He is the Associate Division Head of General Surgery and the Program Director for the UBC Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship.
Dr. Arielle Elkrief, MD FRCPC
Dr. Arielle Elkriefis a medical oncologist who received her Doctorate of Medicine from Sherbrooke University and a Research Fellow at Marc Ladanyi Lab with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr. Hugue Ouellette MD, FRCPC, ABR
Dr. Ouellette an internationally recognized Musculoskeletal Radiologist working at Vancouver General Hospital where he is the Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship Director.
International Medical Experts
Dr. Georgiou Evangelos, MD, PhD
Evangelos Georgiou MD., Ph.D., is the Director of Simulation Center, Athens University Medical School, and President of the International Educational Committee of American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Abdulaziz Alkanhal, MD, MSc.
Dr. AlKanhal is a faculty member in General Surgery at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is a founding member of CanHealth International, and also a member of the scientific committee of Saudi Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
Professor Laysan Mukharyamova
Professor Laysan Mukharyamova is a well-known Russian researcher in the field of social, political sciences and sociology of healthcare and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Sociology and Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of Kazan State Medical University.
Dr. Rukhsana Zuberi, MBBS, FCPS-MED, MHPE
Dr. Zuberi is the Noor Mohammad E. Mewawalla Endowed Professor of Family Medicine at Aga Khan University and has dedicated years with leading academic bodies such as the Higher Education Commission, the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and the College of Physicians.
Dr. Derejie Weldiesielasie, MD.
Lecturer at Haramaya University Ethiopia , President of Eastern Ethiopia. Medical Association, Project Manager of Haramaya and Queen University collaboration.
Dr. Alberto R Ferreres, MD, PhD, JD, MPH, FACS (Hon.)
Alberto R Ferreres is the Professor of Surgery at the University of Buenos Aires and Chair Department of General Surgery at the Dr. Carlos A Bocalandro Hospital.
Dr. Asmatullah Naebkhil, MD
Dr. Naebkhil is the Professor of Internal Medicine at Kateb University in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is also the Founder and Former President of Kabul Medical University’s Heart Institute for 10 years- the first ever heart center in Afghanistan.
Dr. Mohamed Ezz, MD.
Dr. Ezz is the Director of Clinical Skills & Simulation Administration for the King Abdullah Medical City in Makkah, Saudi Arabia and currently Leadership Training in Simulation for Health Education Fellowship at Vancouver General Hospital.
Dr. Saeedreza Ganjizadeh-Zavareh
Dr. Saeedreza Ganjizadeh-Zavareh is an Internal Medicine Specialist at Langley Memorial Hospital, Ridge Meadows Hospital, UBC Health Sciences Centre Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital, and VGH - Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre.