CIP Committee

The CIP is administered by a committee composed of faculty and CIP trainees. Faculty are chosen among the clinical departments and graduate units that contribute to the CIP. The Committee has the following terms of reference:

The CIP Committee assists the CIP director in the planning, organization and supervision of the RCPSC accredited program.

Membership includes representatives and/or CIP Directors from Departments and Academic Units and CIP Resident representatives.


  • Selection of CIP residents with specific adjudication of research projects, research environment, and relationship to clinical training;
  • Approval of supervisors; for trainees in the postdoctoral stream (non-graduate degree) review of research advisory committees and additional mentors;
  • Ensuring that CIP policies, and procedures, are in compliance with the standards from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada;
  • Coordination between the CIP and Departments and Academic Units related to the implementation of the CIP;
  • Ensuring that records of all research Residents enrolled in the CIP including interim and final evaluations are in order;
  • Advising the CIP Director regarding any issues related to student progress;
  • Verification of satisfactory completion by the resident of the research component of the program based on RCPSC standards;
  • Review and implementation of the CIP curriculum.

The composition of the CIP Committee is as follows:

Dr. Norman Rosenblum
Professor, Department of Paediatrics
Director , U of T Clinician Investigator Program

Faculty Members:

Dr. Robert EW Chen
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Clinician-Scientist Program

Dr. Andrea Doria
Associate Professor, Medical Imaging
Director of Research Education – Diagnostic Imaging

Dr. Robert Fowler
Associate Professor, Clinical Epidemiology & Health Care Research
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

Dr. Benjamin Goldstein
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Clinician Scientist Program

Dr. Eva Grunfeld
Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine
Giblon Professor and Director, Research Program

Dr. Meredith Irwin
Professor, Department of Paediatrics
Member, Institute of Medical Science

Dr. Nicola Jones
Professor, Department of Paediatrics
Clinician Scientist

Dr. Andrea McCart
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Associate Member, Institute of Medical Science

Dr. Barry Pakes
Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Clinical Public Health Division

Dr. Vasundara Venkateswaran
Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator (Surgery)
Institute of Medical Science

Dr. Nikki Woods
Professor, Surgery (Wilson Centre Representative)
Director, Education Evaluation, Department of Surgery

Dr. Mark Yudin
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Resident Representatives

Dr. Kathleen Armstrong 
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery resident in the Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation graduate unit

Dr. Karineh Kazazian
General Surgery resident in the Institute of Medical Science graduate unit

Dr. Dmitry Rozenberg
Medicine (Respirology) resident in the Institute of Medical Science graduate unit

Dr. Raphael Schneider
Medicine (Neurology) resident in the Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology graduate unit

Dr. Helen Cheung
Diagnostic Radiology resident in the Institute of Medical Science graduate unit

Dr. Rebecca Rich
Obstetrics & Gynaecology resident in the Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation graduate unit

Ex officio Member:
Dr. Sal Spadafora
Vice-Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education

CIP Program Coordinator:
Julie Amato
Phone: (416) 978-7189
Fax: (416) 971-2132