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Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) 3 Members

Ontario and Nunavut

Member of Council

Roy Kirkpatrick, MD, FRCSC

Roy Kirkpatrick, MD, FRCSC (Huntsville, Ont.)
Chair of Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) 3

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Dr. Roy Kirkpatrick graduated from Queen’s University in 1977 followed by a one year internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He subsequently completed a residency in General Surgery at the University of Ottawa in 1983.After completing postgraduate training, he enjoyed an eclectic career. This included work as a doctor on a drilling ship in the North Atlantic, surgical locums in a number of small communities, and as an emergency room physician at The Ottawa Hospital’s General Campus. More


Yvonne Chan, MD, FRCSC

Yvonne Chan, MD, FRCSC (Mississauga, Ont.)
Dr. Yvonne Chan is an Assistant Professor and the Continuing Professional Development Director in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto. She finished her Otolaryngology residency training at the University of Toronto and subsequently completed a Rhinology fellowship at the Georgia Nasal and Sinus Institute.

Dr. Chan obtained her medical degree and a Master’s of Science degree in molecular genetics and molecular biology from the University of Toronto. At the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, she is the undergraduate medical lead for Otolaryngology. Her clinical practice at Trillium Health Partners has a focus in advanced Rhinology and Endocrine Surgery. Since 2015, she has been the co-editor of the world renowned Otolaryngology textbook, K. J. Lee's Essential Otolaryngology 11th edition. Given her interests in education, she has co-authored a number of textbooks in the past few years in different areas of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.

Joanna Lazier, MD, FRCPC

Joanna Lazier, MD, FRCPC (Ottawa, Ont.)
Dr. Joanna Lazier attended medical school at the University of Toronto, followed by residency in Medical Genetics at the University of Calgary. She worked at the Edmonton Medical Genetics clinic for a number of years, where she founded and directed the Prenatal Genetics Clinic.
She has now moved to Ottawa where she is a Medical Geneticist at in the regional Genetics Program at CHEO and an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa. She is also serving as program director of the Medical Genetics and Genomics residency program in Ottawa. Her clinical interests are in prenatal genetics, skeletal dysplasias and disorders of sexual development. In her role as program director, she is assisting with the implementation of the Competence by Design (CBD) curriculum for Genetics, as well as for CHEO.
Dr. Lazier first became involved with the Royal College as a resident, with involvement in the planning of multiple International Residency Leadership Summits. She has served as a resident representative on the Fellowship Affairs Committee, and is currently a Fellow member of Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) 3.

Amber Miners, MD, FRCPC

Amber Miners, MD, FRCPC (Iqaluit, Nvt.)
Dr. Amber Miners is a Pediatrician, and Chief of Pediatrics in Iqaluit, Nunavut where she has lived and worked since 2010. She is a graduate of Queens University, Faculty of Medicine (class of 2004), and completed residency training in Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa in 2009. She holds faculty positions at the University of Ottawa and Memorial University and is an active participant in residency education for both pediatric and family medicine trainees in Nunavut. She has a keen interest in medical education and rural generalism.

Derek Puddester, MD, FRCPC

Derek Puddester, MD, FRCPC(Ottawa, Ont.)
Dr. Derek Puddester is a global expert in physician health and occupational psychiatry. He has provided care, education, and governance expertise to programs, hospitals, and universities and created unique educational resources focused on physician health and sustainability.
Dr. Puddester is a Past-President of the Canadian Association for Medical Education and is a leader in medical education across the physician life-cycle. Most recently, he was the Special Project Lead for Innovation/Evaluation in the Postgraduate Medical Education Office at uOttawa where he is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Puddester specializes in paediatric telepsychiatry and provides care to children, youth and families across Ontario. Previously, he was the Director of the Behavioural Neurosciences and Consultation-Liaison team at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. More

Natasha Snelgrove, MD, FRCPC

Natasha Snelgrove, MD, FRCPC (Hamilton, Ont.)
Dr. Natasha Snelgrove is a general psychiatrist who graduated from McMaster’s Waterloo Campus psychiatry residency program in 2016. She works as a general psychiatrist in Hamilton doing general hospital outpatient psychiatric care as well as collaborative care. She has a particular interest in QI and measurement-based care in improving care for patients.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Snelgrove has a strong interest in postgraduate residency education, and is the current Core Curriculum Coordinator for McMaster’s psychiatry residency program.

Jonathan Smith, MD, FRCPC

Jonathan Smith, MD, FRCPC (Thunder Bay, Ont.)
Dr. Jonathan Smith attended medical school at the University of Ottawa followed by a residency in Emergency Medicine at McMaster University. Currently he works at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre as an Emergency Physician and a Trauma Team Leader. Dr. Smith is also very involved with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine where he is an Assistant Professor. He also serves as the Academic Director and Local Education Group lead for the Thunder Bay Emergency Group as well as the Post Graduate Education ED Director for NOSM’s West Campus.
Dr. Smith has a strong interest in medical education and curriculum development and is an active educator at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has also been involved in many projects looking to expand the educational platform and most recently completed a distributive learning module and academic learning portal to be used by post graduate learners on rotation in the ED.

University Representatives

Tarit K. Saha, Mmms, FRCPC

Tarit K. Saha, MD, FRCPC (Kingston, Ont.) - Queens University

Suzan Schneeweiss, MD, FRCPC (Toronto, ON.

Suzan Schneeweiss, MD, FRCPC (Toronto, Ont.) – University of Toronto

CPD Educators

Ranjit Baboolal, MD, MRCP, FRCPC (Thunder Bay, Ont.)

Ranjit Baboolal, MD, MRCP, FRCPC (Thunder Bay, Ont.)
Ranjit Baboolal is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto and Northern Ontario School of Medicine. He is currently on staff at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. More

Vinita Bindlish, MD, FRCPC (Hamilton, Ont.)

Vinita Bindlish, MD, FRCPC (Hamilton, Ont.)
Dr. Vinita Bindlish graduated from medical school at McMaster University in 1995. She completed her residency in otolaryngology head and neck surgery from the University of Toronto in June 2000. She has been practicing in Kitchener-Waterloo since July 2001. More

Craig Campbell, MD, FRCPC (Ottawa, Ont.)

Craig Campbell, MD, FRCPC (Ottawa, Ont.)
Dr. Craig Campbell is a specialist in Internal Medicine, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and Principal Senior Advisor, Competency-based Continuing Professional Development in the Office of Specialty Education at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Campbell is responsible for the development of a strategy to implement a competency-based CPD model to support learning and assessment of physicians in practice. Dr. Campbell’s research interests are focused on developing and implementing tools and strategies to promote the use of external data and feedback to enhance competence and performance of individual physicians, groups or health care teams. Dr. Campbell is a Fellow of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) and member of the editorial board for the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. More