Current Trainees

New TrainEES 2019  
Al-Taha, Mona

Al-TAHA, Mona

Mona is a current resident of the University of Toronto’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery program. She is completing a Master's of Applied Science (MASc) through the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME). Her research interests include pediatric craniofacial reconstruction, surgical education, and innovation in medical technology.

Baribeau, Danielle

BARIBEAU, Danielle

Danielle completed her clinical residency in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and is currently working on her PhD in Clinical Epidemiology through the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Her current research involves understanding clinical predictors and potential biomarkers of mental health and developmental trajectories in children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder.

Eng, Lawson

ENG, Lawson

Lawson is a current Medical Oncology Fellow at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. He completed his undergraduate studies in Pathobiology, medical school, internal medicine residency and medical oncology residency at the University of Toronto and he is concurrent pursuing a Master's degree in Clinical Epidemiology. His research interests are in cancer survivorship, supportive care, tobacco control and health services research.

Grant, Robert

GRANT, Robert

Robert is a medical oncology resident and PhD student under the co-supervision of Marzyeh Ghassemi and Steven Gallinger. He will apply machine learning to clinical, histopathological, and genomic data to develop predictive and prognostic models for patients with pancreatic cancer.


Guidolin, Keegan


Keegan is a resident in the University of Toronto's General Surgery program. His research interests centre around surgical oncology and include the development of new translatable surgical technologies.

Hoit, Graeme

HOIT, Graeme

Graeme is an Orthopaedic Surgery resident at UofT, currently pursuing a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the Institute of Health Policy, Measurement and Evaluation. His research interests are examining clinical outcomes and improving treatments for patients with young adult hip disorders.

Jacob-Brassard, Jean


Jean completed medical school at Université de Montréal, QC. He is currently a PGY-3 in Vascular Surgery and completing as Masters Degree at the Institute of Medical Sciences. Current research is the field of clinical epidemiology, looking at long-term outcomes of revascularization for peripheral arterial disease in Ontario administrative databases.

King, Lauren

KING, Lauren

Lauren King is a trainee in the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology. She is a PhD student in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research, supervised by Dr. Gillian Hawker, with a specific interest in osteoarthritis and its impact in people with multimorbidity. 

Ku, Jerry

KU, Jerry

Jerry is a neurosurgery resident who is interested in minimally invasive endovascular approaches to pathologies such as cerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations. His research focuses on developing novel medical devices and treatment methods.

Lapinsky, Stephanie

LAPINSKY, Stephanie

Stephanie is a resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto.  She will be joining the Clinical Epidemiology Master's Program, with a research interest in birth experience and maternal mental health outcomes. 

Mazine, Amine


Amine is a cardiac surgery resident with an interest in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. His Ph.D. project involves the generation of cardiac valves from human pluripotent stem cells

Moghaddamjou, Ali


Ali is a neurosurgery resident and has a developed an interest in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. He has been awarded the Warren Ho Memorial Scholarship award and the Sopman humanitarian award in recognition for his clinical service. Under the supervision of Dr. Michael Fehlings, his overall research goal is to address clinical knowledge gaps in the care of SCI patients. Using his skills in coding and mathematics, he plans a large database analysis to identify factors that are influential in predicting recovery and improved quality of life in SCI patients. These findings could then be analyzed prospectively to establish quality improvement strategies in the care of SCI patients and to develop improved clinical prediction tools.

Noel, Christopher

NOEL, Christopher

Chris completed his medical degree at the University of Toronto in 2016 and is currently a third year resident in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is completing a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research through the the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. His interests are in head and neck surgical oncology, outcomes research, health-administrative data and machine learning.

Peel, John

PEEL, John

John completed his BHSc (Honours) at McMaster and his MD at UBC. He is currently completing residency in Anesthesiology at UofT, with a clinical interest in thoracic, cardiac, and critical care anesthesia. His CIP research is conducted through the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation in the Health Services Research program. Under the supervision of Dr. Murray Krahn and Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, John is studying the cost-effectiveness of Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion for lung transplant.

Piggott, Katrina

PIGGOTT, Katrina

Katrina Piggott is a General Internist and Geriatrician. She is a Clinical Associate at the University Health Network, based at Mt. Sinai Hospital. She is completing her MSc in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Her work aims to improve the care for older adults across a continuum of healthcare settings, with a particular interest in de-prescribing, antibiotic stewardship, and reducing harm associated with medications. In her spare time Katrina enjoys cycling, climbing and hiking with her family.

Raju, Sneha

RAJU, Sneha

Sneha is a Vascular Surgery resident. Her research interests are in determining the role of endothelial activation on microRNA communication within atherosclerotic plaque: Towards the identification of a novel therapeutic target in carotid disease. 

Sasikumar, Sanskriti

SASIKUMAR, Sanskriti

Sanskriti is an Adult Neurology resident with an interest in Movement Disorders. Her research focuses on rehabilitation of freezing of gait and balance in Parkinson’s Disease.

Scott, Ori


Ori Scott is a Clinical Immunology and Allergy Fellow at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto. She is currently pursuing a PhD with her main area of interest revolving around disorders of immune dysregulation as they pertain to the interferon system and JAK/STAT signaling.

Van Ommeren, Randy


Randy is a pathology resident pursuing graduate studies in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Taylor. Research interests include neuro-oncology, molecular biology, and bioinformatics.

Voisin, Mathew

VOISIN, Mathew

Mathew is a neurosurgery resident interested in neuro-oncology and skull base surgery. He is pursuing a PhD in the molecular characterization of CNS tumours and molecular regulators of tumour metabolism.

Wee, Wallace

WEE, Wallace

Wallace is a Pediatric Respirology Fellow with an interest in Rare Lung Diseases. He has a background in Electrical and Clinical Engineering and diverse interests ranging from rock climbing to squash.

Weissman, Cory


Cory is completing his residency in psychiatry while beginning a Master's in pharmacology. His research interests are in the exploration of brain stimulation and psychedelic substances as treatments for psychiatric disorders.

Xie, Irene

XIE, Irene

Irene is a resident in Anatomical Pathology and will be pursuing a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Steve Gallinger. Her research ares of interest are pancreatic cancer, transcriptomics and oncogenesis. 

Yarnell, Christopher

YARNELL, Christopher

Christopher is an internist and intensivist with a background in mathematics conducting research with the aim of improving the efficacy and applicability of clinical trials through adaptive methods. He is a clinical associate staff physician at Mount Sinai Hospital and a PhD student at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation in the University of Toronto.

Young, Ann


Ann completedh her PhD in clinical epidemiology and health services research from Western University in 2010. Her post-doctoral research fellowship will align her clinical and research interests in chronic kidney disease (CKD), focusing on care patterns, quality of care and evaluation of novel approaches for the sustainable delivery of CKD care.

Zuckerman, Jesse


Jesse is a resident in General Surgery at the University of Toronto. He is pursuing a graduate degree in clinical epidemiology, and his current research interests are in health services outcomes-based research using population-level health data for oncology patients.