Associate Professor

Viola Antao



Women's College Hospital
77, Grenville St, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 1B2
Research Interests
Faculty Development and Leadership, Education Research
Not Accepting Students

Research Synopsis

Research Statement.
Family Medicine education is dependent on faculty performing dual roles as clinicians as well as teachers. Supporting teachers in their roles as preceptors is fundamental however often neglected due to demands inherent in clinical work. Examining the needs and gaps in faculty development and creating innovative and relevant resources to support teachers in medical education are key elements of my scholarly research. The focus of my research draws largely on my extensive experience and productivity related to faculty development.


Recent Publications

Stubbs B, Krueger P, White D, Meaney C, Kwonf J, Antao V. Mentorship perceptions and experiences among academic family medicine faculty. Findings from a quantitative, comprehensive work-life and leadership survey. Canadian Family Physician. 2016 Sept;62:e531-9. Coauthor or Collaborator.

White, D. Krueger, P. Meaney, C. Antao, V. Kim, F. Kwong, J. Identifying potential academic leaders: predictors of willingness to undertake leadership roles in an academic department of family medicine. Canadian Family Physician. 2016 Feb;62(2):102-109. Coauthor or Collaborator. 

Clavet D. Antao A. Koppula, S. Walsh A. Transform a teaching moment into your own learning moment: Fundamental Teaching Activities Framework. Canadian Family Physician. 2015 Oct. In Press. Coauthor or Collaborator. 

Antao V, Beber S, Telner D, Meaney C, Peranson J, Meuser J, Krueger P. Are nonphysician health care providers prepared and supported to teach in family medicine? Fam Med. 2015 Mar 1;47(3):187-93. Co-Principal Author. 
Beber S, Antao V, Telner D, Krueger P, Peranson J, Meaney C, Meindl M, Webster F. Examining the teaching roles and experiences of non-physician health care providers in family medicine education: a qualitative study. BMC Med Educ. 2015 Feb 13;15:15. Co-Principal Author. 

Lefebvre G, Pinsonneault O, Antao V, Black A, Burnett M, Feldman K, Lea R, Robert M, SOGC. Primary dysmenorrhea consensus guideline. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2005 Dec 1;27(12):1117-46. Coauthor or Collaborator. 


2011 Jul - 2012 Jun    Co-Principal Investigator. Optimizing Family Medicine Education: Exploring the Educational Training and Role of Academic Non-Physician Health Care Professionals. University of Toronto. Education Development Fund. PI: Dr. Viola Antao, Ms. Serena Beber. Collaborator(s): Dr. Jamie Meuser. 15,000 CAD. [Grants]

2005 Jul - 2006 Jun    Co-Principal Investigator. Development and Implementation of BASICS a Faculty Development Program for New Teachers. University of Toronto. Dean’s Excellence Fund for Innovation in Medical Education. PI: Viola Antao, Jamie Meuser. 17,500 CAD. [Grants]