Cycle Four Scholar Profiles
Ahmad Elnahas, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FASMBS
Dr. Elnahas (ICES Western) is a surgeon at London Health Sciences Centre specializing in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. His research interests include health policy evaluation, surgical process efficiency and innovation. His scholar research explores characteristics and outcomes associated with bariatric surgery reoperation.
Maria Matthews, PhD
Dr. Matthews (ICES Western) is a professor at Western University in the Department of Family Medicine. Her research interests are in the physician workforce, primary health care, access to care, and health care in rural communities. Her scholar research focuses on the effect of physician retention rate on continuity of care in rural areas.
Eva Pila, PhD
Dr. Pila (ICES Western) is an assistant professor at Western University in the School of Kinesiology. Her research interests center on exercise and food psychology, particularly as it relates to and impacts women’s health.
Jacques Raphael, MD, MSc
Dr. Raphael (ICES Western) is a medical oncologist at London Health Sciences Centre. His research interests include early phase drug trials and biomarker studies. His scholar research explores the uptake of immunotherapy treatment and characteristics associated with its use in patients with advanced cancer.
Eric Frechette, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Frechette (ICES Western) is a thoracic surgeon formerly at London Health Sciences Centre. His scholar work investigated the impact of delaying diagnosis and treatment of achalasia on long-term outcomes and risk in esophageal cancer.
Joy MacDermid, PhD, MSc
Dr. MacDermid (ICES Western) is a professor at Western University’s School of Physical Therapy. Her scholar work explored characteristics associated with incident and non-incident upper-extremity fractures.
Claudia Malic, MD MRCS, MD FRCS
Dr. Malic (ICES Ottawa) is a paediatric plastic surgeon at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Her scholar work explored links between cleft lip and palate pathology and psychiatric morbidity and mortality in children.
Jacquelyn Marsh, PhD, MSc
Dr. Marsh (ICES Western) is an assistant professor at Western University with the School of Physical Therapy. Her scholar research examined the rate of unnecessary procedures relating to osteoarthritis of the knee, with a special focus on its related burden on health care services.
David McNeil, PhD, MSc
Dr. McNeil (ICES North) is the president & CEO at Brant Community Healthcare System. His scholar research examined variation in alternate level of care (ALC) rates, especially across Local Health Integration Networks (LHINS), among those assessed for long-term care.
Amber Molnar, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Dr. Molnar (ICES Western) is a nephrologist at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton. Her scholar research examined whether there is an effect of dialysis modality on mortality in patients with heart failure and end stage kidney disease.
John Snelgrove, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Dr. Snelgrove (ICES UofT) is a perinatologist at Mount Sinai Hospital. His scholar research aimed to explore trends in severe maternal morbidity over time as it relates to maternal age and socioeconomic context.
Neville Suskin, MBChB., MSc, FRCPC, FACC
Dr. Suskin (ICES Western) is a cardiologist at London Health Sciences Centre. His research interests centre on cardiovascular chronic disease management. His work as a scholar evaluated the outcomes associated with cardiac rehabilitation.
Kelly Vogt, MD, FRCSC, MSc
Dr. Vogt (ICES Western) is a surgeon at London Health Sciences Centre. Her scholar work aimed to determine whether total acute care hospital utilization, the number of operative cases performed overnight and complications associated with emergency general surgery conditions declined with the introduction of acute care surgery services in Ontario.
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