2018 Senior Promotions: Full and Associate Professors

Jun 20, 2018

The following are faculty members from the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) who have been promoted to Full Professor and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. From the care of the elderly, to improving the lives of those living with HIV or at risk of HIV in Canada and overseas, to leadership in palliative care, to advances in education, and much more – our successful faculty members have all made exceptional contributions to DFCM and our University, to their patients and communities, and to the discipline of family medicine in Canada and around the world. Congrats to all.

Professor  

Professor Nicholas Pimlott

Dr. Nicholas Pimlott

Dr. Nick Pimlott is a family physician at Women's College Hospital.  
 From 1996 until 2009 Dr. Pimlott was a funded Research Scholar in the  
DFCM. His research was focused on the role that family physicians play
in the care of the elderly and in particular the role of family physicians
in providing care to people with dementia and their families
. In 2009, Dr. Pimlott became the Scientific Editor of  
Canadian Family Physician.  Throughout his academic family medicine career
, he has been in clinical practice providing comprehensive care to
his patients as well as teaching undergraduate medical students and family
medicine residents.

Associate Professors

 
Dr. Ann Burchell

Dr. Ann Burchell

 

Dr. Burchell’s research program aims to generate evidence for effective, efficient, and practical vaccination & screening strategies to prevent and control STIs and STI-related cancers in communities at higher risk, particularly among people living with HIV. It is funded by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Foundation award (2016-2022). In 2018, Dr. Burchell was awarded the CAHR - CANFAR (Canadian Association for HIV Research - Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research) Excellence in Research Award in the Epidemiology / Public Health track. This award highlights the contributions of Canadian researchers who have achieved a national track record of research excellence and demonstrated a commitment to improving the lives of those living with HIV or who are at risk for HIV.

Dr. Difat Jakubovicz

Dr. Difat Jakubovicz

Dr. Difat Jakubovicz has been a leader in family medicine education and has won teaching awards for excellence.  She has been practicing and teaching comprehensive family medicine for the past 24 years in both rural and remote Canada and in Toronto. Her practice has included emergency medicine, obstetrics, and palliative care.  Since 1999, she has been based in the St. Joseph’s Health Centre Urban Family Health Team.  She has had various academic administrative roles including site Residency Program co-Director, site Professional Development Lead,  Inaugural PGY3 Coordinator - Indigenous Health for the DFCM, and is currently one of the site Undergraduate Hospital Program co-directors.

Dr. Megan Landes

Dr. Megan Landes

Megan Landes specializes in operational research around the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, and is a Research Scientist with Dignitas International in Malawi. Additionally, her research interests include the delivery of emergency medicine services in low-resource settings and she is a founding member of the Global Health Emergency Medicine (GHEM) group at the University of Toronto. She is the co-director of the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration in Emergency Medicine (TAAAC-EM), which is working with Addis Ababa University to deliver Ethiopia’s first emergency medicine residency program.

Dr. Perelman

Dr. Vsevolod Perelman

Dr. Perelman is a family and emergency medicine academic physician. His major contribution to medical education centered around simulation-based teaching and learning. As a Medical Director of SimSinai Simulation Centre at Sinai Health Systems, Sev has developed a cadre of simulation specialists in education and research. He feels fortunate to be in a position to help developing simulation-based workshops and seminars for the undergraduate and post graduate  programs at U of T, including such prominent initiatives as SEME program, Geri-EM program and surgical residency boot camp. He has been teaching extensively internationally in the USA,  Israel, Russia, Ukraine, France, China  at almost every major simulation conference over the last decade and has held several positions at the international committees and organisations, including  being Director of Education for the World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography. He is one of the team physicians for MLSE, looking after Raptors 905 NBA G-league team which allows him to maintain his skills of a very busy but happy family doc.

Dr. Kirsten Wentlandt

Dr. Kirsten Wentlandt

Kirsten Wentlandt graduated with her PhD in Physiology and Neurosciences before finishing her MD at Queen’s University.  She then returned to the University of Toronto to complete her residency in Family Medicine, fellowship in Palliative Care and a Masters in Health Sciences (Health Administration).  She joined UHN after graduating in 2011 as a Palliative Care physician and as the Medical Affairs Lead in Physician Leadership and Development.  She currently divides her time between the provision of clinical services, teaching, research development and in her administrative roles for UHN’s Medical Affairs portfolio, Ontario Palliative Care Network and the Toronto Central LHIN’s Palliative Care Network.  Dr. Wentlandt’s research interests are varied, utilizing concepts and ideas that have come through her experiences in both her clinical and corporate teachings. Quality patient care, patient satisfaction, barriers to care, quality improvement targeting physicians and their leaders are all topics she has explored.

 

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