2023 Royal College Council Elections
Elections to the Council of the Royal College will be taking place at the Annual Meeting of the Members (AMM).
- When: Thursday, February 23, 2023
- Time: 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. (EST)
- Where: Virtual event
The Royal College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive Council membership. Earlier this fall, all Fellows and residents who met the advertised criteria were encouraged to apply.
The response to our recruitment campaign was outstanding.
The Nominating Committee (NC) conducted interviews and assessed applicant qualifications against the needs of Council.
The nominees address the knowledge, skills and/or experience needed on Council in the areas of equity, diversity and inclusion, government relations, information technology and communications and marketing.
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Meet the Fellows selected by the Nominating Committee
Royal College Council consists of 24 region- and division-specific Fellows (Article 11.1.2). Thirteen of these positions are coming to term in February 2023.
Division of Medicine
Division of Surgery
Public members, Fellows-at-large and the resident member are also due for election in February 2023.
Additional nominations – deadline January 11, 2023
Fellows may self-nominate to fill any of the impending region- and division-specific vacancies on Council, provided they meet the region and division criteria of an available position.
Fellows should also consider if they have the competencies currently needed on Council in the areas of equity, diversity and inclusion, government relations, information technology and communications and marketing.
Self-nominations must be submitted by completing the Council self-nomination form.
The deadline to submit additional nominations / self-nominate is Wednesday, January 11, 2023; applications received after this date will not be processed.
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- be prepared to upload the completed MS Word document with the required signatures from five Fellows who belong to the same division and reside in the same region as you.
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- Royal College Council Composition Matrix (PDF)
- Council Member Position Description (PDF)
- Summary of Council nomination and election regulations (PDF)
- Names of current Royal College Council members
Council elections regulations
When the notice of the Annual Meeting of the Members (AMM) is sent on January 26, 2023, all Fellows will be informed if additional nominations were received.
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Paul Dagg, MD, FRCPC
INCUMBENT Kamloops, British Columbia
Dr. Paul Dagg has held a variety of leadership positions within mental health and substance use services, including recently working as the executive medical director for BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services. Previously he has served as the medical director for Mental Health and Substance Use Services for the Interior Health Authority of British Columbia, and prior to that the clinical director for the Royal Ottawa Hospital. He is currently associate head for the University of British Columbia’s Department of Psychiatry with responsibility for postgraduate and continuing medical education. He moved to B.C. in 2005 to establish the Tertiary Mental Health Services for Interior Health, which were being developed as a result of the regionalization of services from the Riverview Hospital. He opened the Hillside Centre in Kamloops, B.C., and led Tertiary Mental Health Services until 2016.
Dr. Dagg provides psychiatric and neuropsychiatric care for people with refractory illness who are admitted to Hillside Centre — a tertiary acute inpatient facility that provides services to clients from throughout B.C. He is also a clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. In 2013, he was inducted as a member of the American College of Psychiatrists.
Dr. Dagg has been heavily involved in postgraduate training in medicine and Psychiatry. In 2016, he was awarded the Duncan Graham Award for Outstanding Contribution to Medical Education by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He was the first person whose professional work is outside of an urban university centre to receive this award. He previously served as chair of the Royal College’s Accreditation Committee. He also served as a member of the Committee on Specialty Education — the committee that oversees all educational activities of the Royal College. He previously served as chair of the Specialty Committee in Psychiatry (2010-2016) and on the Psychiatry Examination Board as a member (1994-2003) and as vice-chair (2001-2003). Until 2005, he was assistant dean of Postgraduate Medical Education for the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine. He was also an associate professor and vice chair in the Department of Psychiatry. In 1996, he and a colleague were awarded the American College of Psychiatrists’ Award for Creativity in Psychiatric Education.
In addition to his administrative and educational responsibilities, Dr. Dagg is on the editorial board for the Journal of Ethics in Mental Health and has written on this topic. He has an interest in service delivery models in mental health, cognition in schizophrenia, psychotherapy and the role of evidence in its practice, and in the treatment of adults with pervasive developmental disorders and Asperger’s syndrome. He has led the development of an alternative competency-based assessment system for psychiatrists trained outside of Canada. He has consulted on psychiatric service delivery in inpatient, outpatient and community settings in cities across Canada. He recently completed his term as chair of the Board of Governors of Thompson Rivers University and is a member of the board of the British Columbia Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission.
Tom McLaughlin, MD, FRCPC
INCUMBENT Vancouver, British Columbia
Dr. Tom McLaughlin is a pediatrician at the BC Children’s Hospital. He completed his residency at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, where he was selected as chief resident. In addition to his clinical work, he is currently completing a Master in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, with a focus on health policy and quality improvement.
Dr. McLaughlin brings with him a breadth of experience in medical education and health policy. As a student, he led government relations for Canada’s medical students as the Canadian Federation of Medical Students’ vice president of Government Affairs. As a resident, he served on the PARO Board of Directors and on the board of directors of Resident Doctors of Canada (formerly CAIR), where he served as board chair, treasurer and, subsequently, president. In this role, he helped develop and implement resiliency curriculum for resident wellness.
Dr. McLaughlin was active in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as a resident member on the Health and Public Policy Committee and the Residency Accreditation Committee. He currently co-leads the Royal College’s Fatigue Risk Management Task Force. He has presented at local, national and international conferences on competency-based medical education, health human resources, quality improvement and health policy. More recently, Dr. McLaughlin serves on the CaRMS Board of Directors and the Doctors of BC Council on Health Economics and Policy.
Dr. McLaughlin has extensive governance and board experience. As treasurer of Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC), he revamped the two million budget, helping save $100k annually. He created the first ever board training program for RDoC’s directors, led the Human Resources and Audit committees, and helped take the organization through the hiring of a new CEO. He also served on the Canadian Medical Association Board of Directors.
As a highly-experienced early career physician, Dr. McLaughlin hopes to enhance the voice of early career physicians on the Royal College Council and to help demonstrate the value of Fellowship to the next generation of Canadian specialist physicians.
Salvatore Spadafora, MD, FRCPC
INCUMBENT Toronto, Ontario
Professor Salvatore (Sal) Spadafora is currently on sabbatical after completing his recent appointments as the Senior Advisor to the Dean in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and University of Toronto Special Advisor to the President and Provost on COVID19.
Since 2010, when he was recruited to be Vice Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) at the University of Toronto, he has held several leadership roles in Medicine. He has recently served as the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, in addition to serving since 2015 as the Vice Dean, Post MD Education overseeing PGME, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and most recently Vice Dean Strategy and Operations at the University of Toronto. Under his guidance, the Faculty's Post MD activities has excelled in the areas of academic oversight, program governance, and the financial management including clinical fellowships and training agreements.
He is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at the University of Toronto and an anesthesiologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He previously served as Associate Dean, PGME at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University, in addition to many other educational leadership roles provincially and nationally. Dr. Spadafora received his MD from the University of Toronto, followed by Royal College FRCPC Anesthesiology Specialty training at Western University. He also completed his master’s degree in Health Professions Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Spadafora has distinguished himself as a leader in medical education as a past Program Director for the Western University's Royal College Anesthesiology and CFPC Family Medicine-Anesthesia residency programs; and, nationally as a member of important leadership committees of the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada where he currently Chairs the Accrediation Committee and is a Member of Royal College Council.
Dr. Spadafora has advocated effectively and tirelessly for medical education to benefit Canadian patient populations with respect to fiscal and human resources, education methodology and technology, and the social mission of medical education including developing strategies to integrate education in urban and small community sites. He has developed models of inter-professional education and assessment and integration of international medical graduates provincially.
Matthieu Touchette, MD, FRCPC
INCUMBENT Sherbrooke, Québec
Dr. Touchette obtained his medical degree from the Université de Sherbrooke and subsequently completed internal medicine training at the same institution, earning his Royal College certification in 2003. He then completed additional training in perioperative medicine at the Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière in Paris, before returning to the Université de Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences as an assistant professor. He was appointed associate professor in 2010, and full professor in 2016. He is among the first cohort of general internal medicine specialists at the Royal College, having passed the general internal medicine exam in 2014.
Early in his career, Dr. Touchette was involved in undergraduate teaching, coordinating pre-clinical training years until 2010, and then moved on to postgraduate medical education, serving as director of the university’s core internal medicine and dermatology programs until 2016. He was then appointed Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education, a position he holds to this day. In 2021, he also became chair of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada’s Postgraduate Medical Education Committee.
He has actively participated in several accreditation surveys at the Royal College and has served on its Credentials Committee since 2017. He has also been an active member of the Royal College Internal Medicine Examination Board since 2009.
Dr. Touchette has several publications to his credit and has remained active as a clinician, in teaching, in continuing medical education, and at the Collège des Médecins du Québec. He spent four years as a board member for the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine and 11 years on the board of directors of the Association des spécialistes en médecine interne du Québec, where he helped develop the speciality.
Lind Grant-Oyeye, MD, FRCPC
INCUMBENT Campbellton, New Brunswick
Dr. Lind Grant-Oyeye received her medical degree from the University of Benin, Nigeria. Upon graduation, she pursued further training internationally, obtaining the Royal College of psychiatrists of the United Kingdom membership, the fellowship in general psychiatry, and sub-specialty certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. She is an alum of the Harvard University Safety Quality Informatics and Leadership program (SQIL) and holds a master’s degree in health management, with a public health systems concentration from the Uninettuno university. She is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the province of New Brunswick. In addition to an extensive clinical experience, over time, she has acquired leadership experience serving in various capacities with local, provincial, national, and international collaborative organizations such as the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (RCPSC), provincial steering committees, and planning advisory groups, and a grant application assessor for the RCPSC IDAC program. Dr. Grant-Oyeye is a member of the following associations: the International Leadership Association (ILA) and the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada (I.C.D.).
Kara Laing, MD, FRCPC
INCUMBENT St. John’s, Newfoundland
Dr. Kara Laing has more than 20 years of experience as a clinician, leader, educator and researcher. She is a Medical Oncologist within the Cancer Care Program, Eastern Health, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Professor and Chair, Discipline of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University.
She received her MD from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1993, completed Internal Medicine Residency at Memorial in 1996, and Medical Oncology subspecialty training at the University of British Columbia in 1998. She then completed a Research Fellowship with the National Cancer Institute of Canada, Clinical Trials Group, prior to returning home to practice in 1999.
Dr. Laing cares for patients with breast cancer and CNS malignancies. She is an active clinical trials researcher. Her other research interests include Choosing Wisely, Psychosocial Oncology, and the Terry Fox Research Institute, Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network.
She is involved with teaching along the continuum including undergraduate medical education, postgraduate medical education, and continuing professional development. She is recognized as a mentor for learners and colleagues.
She had an integral role in the establishment of the Medical Oncology Subspecialty Training Program at Memorial, which is now a fully accredited program by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She completed a Certificate of Medical Education from Memorial in 2012, and is currently completing a Masters in Medical Education at the University of Dundee, Scotland.
In 2019, Dr. Laing received the Canadian Certified Physician Executive (CCPE) designation from the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders. She has held many significant leadership roles. Prior to becoming the academic head of Oncology, she was the Clinical Chief of the Cancer Care Program from 2006 to 2013, and the Director of Medical Oncology from 2002 to 2006. She was the Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee and Credentials Committee for Eastern Health, and ex-officio member of the Eastern Health Board of Trustees from 2014 to 2020.
Dr. Laing is a Past President of the Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists (CAMO) and a member of their Educational Subcommittee. She is involved with several other committees, locally, provincially, and nationally, related to cancer care and education.
Trevor Theman, MD, FRCSC
NEW Edmonton, Alberta
Dr. Trevor Theman’s medical career began with medical school (1970-1974) at the University of Alberta, culminating in the MD degree (cum laude). Following a rotating internship at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC (1974-1975), he began his general surgical training at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal (1975-1976), completing his residency (1976-1979) at the University of Alberta. He was successful in his Royal College exams and received the FRCSC designation. He was also successful in passing the American Board of General Surgery examination but let that qualification lapse. He practiced General Surgery in Edmonton from 1980 to 1998, providing a full spectrum of the specialty (breast, thyroid, parathyroid, gastrointestinal, hernias, hepatobiliary [gallbladder primarily]), teaching medical students and surgical residents throughout his clinical career. After being elected to the Council of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) for two terms and serving as president of the Council, he joined the CPSA as an assistant registrar, managing complaints about physician members for seven years. For a short period (6 months), he left the CPSA to work for Capital Health as medical director of quality and urban/suburban sites, before becoming registrar of the CPSA, a position he held from 2005 to 2017. Following retirement in July 2017, he completed the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Directors Education Program, and was appointed by government as chair of the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA), a position he held for 15 months. As registrar, he was a member of the Medical Council of Canada and served one year as president. He was also a member of the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada and served one year as president of that organization. He has served on several committees in Alberta, including the Committee on Academic Medicine (co-chaired by the deputy ministers of Health and Advanced Education) and on the governance of medical information in Alberta.
Randolph Guzman, MD, FRCSC
INCUMBENT Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dr. Randy Guzman graduated with his Medical Doctorate in 1983. He then completed a residency in General Surgery in 1990, followed by a fellowship program in Vascular Surgery at the University of Manitoba. He completed his training in 1991.
Dr. Guzman has been in clinical practice for over 25 years. Currently, he is head of the Vascular Surgery Training Program at the University of Manitoba. He is also regional lead of Vascular Surgery for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the site medical manager of the Department of Surgery at St. Boniface Hospital.
Dr. Guzman was program director for the Vascular Surgery Residency Program at the University of Manitoba from 1994 to 2007. He is active in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as the current chair of the Specialty Committee in Vascular Surgery. He previously served as chief examiner in Vascular Surgery from 2008 to 2012. He has also served in various positions for the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery, including as past president.
Dr. Guzman has extensive experience in clinical research and currently serves as the director of the Vascular Clinical Research Program at St. Boniface Hospital, a position he has held since 1999. He also served as the director of the Asper Clinical Research Institute from 2007 to 2013. His research focus in vascular disease has included over 60 research projects with 40 as the principal investigator.
Cliff Yaffe, MD, FRCSC
INCUMBENT Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dr. Cliff Yaffe completed his General Surgery residency at the University of Manitoba in 1981, followed by a Gastroenterology (GI) fellowship at McGill University.
As an active and busy academic general surgeon, Dr. Yaffe’s clinical practice is focused on general and colorectal surgery and endoscopy. He retired from active clinical practice in September 2022 but continues to provide surgical assistance and teach.
He first joined the Department of Surgery, Section of General Surgery, at the University of Manitoba in 1983 as an assistant professor of Surgery. He was program director for the General Surgery Residency Program from 1996 to 2008 and the director of Surgical Foundations from 2003 to 2012. He also served as deputy head of the Section of General Surgery at St. Boniface Hospital from 1998 to 2014. From 2009 to 2014, he was the regional lead of General Surgery for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Surgery Program.
Dr. Yaffe’s involvement with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) began in 1996. He currently serves as an on-site Royal College surveyor. Previously, he served as an examiner in General Surgery (2005-2016) and as a member of the General Surgery Examination Board (1997-2006) and Test Committee in General Surgery (1997-2001). In addition, he served as an examiner in Colorectal Surgery (2010-2013) and as a member of the Specialty Committee in Colorectal Surgery (1997-2002, 2008-2013), Colorectal Surgery Examination Board (2008-2013) and the Surgical Foundations Advisory Committee (2008-2014). He has been a member of the RCPSC International Program Review Accreditation Committee (IPR-AC) since 2019.
Dr. Yaffe held the position of associate dean, Postgraduate Medical Education, in the Max Rady College of medicine at the University of Manitoba (2011-2022). During his term as postgraduate dean, he was a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada Residency Accreditation Committee (RAC). He officially retired from that position in December 2022. Dr. Yaffe continues to provide support and consultation in the realm of postgraduate matters such as accreditation and competency-based medical education.
Dr. Yaffe has been involved with many professional societies including the Royal College, the Canadian Association of General Surgeons and the Canadian Society of Colorectal Surgeons, where he was president from 2008 to 2010. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (1986).
Dr. Yaffe is married with three children and six grandchildren. He and his wife Heather reside in Winnipeg.
Roy Kirkpatrick, MD, FRCSC
INCUMBENT Huntsville, Ontario
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.
In 1984, Dr. Kirkpatrick and his wife spent two years in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. There, he provided General Surgery service as a volunteer for Cuso International to an estimated 750,000 people and supervised numerous surgical registrars from the University of Papua New Guinea. He worked as a “true general surgeon,” performing operations from craniotomy to club foot, and everything in between.
Dr. Kirkpatrick is an active staff member at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital where he works as a general surgeon, a position he has held since 1987. He has provided regular locum coverage for surgery in Nunavut since 2004. He is a current member of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières and, in 2015, provided foreign service in Pakistan. He previously provided service in 2010 for the Red Cross in Haiti.
Dr. Kirkpatrick has been an associate professor of surgery at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) since 2013. He is currently the lead physician on the Huntsville Physicians Local Education Group, and was recently appointed section chair of surgery in 2018. Huntsville hosts medical learners at all levels from the NOSM. Dr. Kirkpatrick is actively involved in the teaching of physician assistant students, NOSM undergraduates and General Surgery residents. He sits on the school’s Resident Wellness Committee, Postgraduate Education Committee and Surgical Foundations Competency Committee.
Dr. Kirkpatrick is involved with many professional societies. He is a member of the Canadian Association of General Surgeons (CAGS) and serves as a member of the Rural Surgery Committee, Global Surgery Committee and Division Chiefs Committee. He represents CAGS on the Rural Maternity Task Force — a joint initiative with the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC), of which he is also a member. Dr. Kirkpatrick serves as the specialist representative on the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada’s Rural Road Map Implementation Committee. He is a member of the Canadian Medical Association and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is the current chair of the Royal College’s Regional Advisory Committee 3 and is a member of the Committee on Specialty Education.
Dr. Kirkpatrick’s current memberships also include the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and the Ontario Association of General Surgeons (OAGS). He was nominated by the OMA Section on General Surgery and OAGS, and in 2018 was awarded the OMA Section Service Award for General Surgery.
Laura Drudi, MDCM, FRCSC
NEW Montréal, Québec
Dr. Laura Drudi completed a Diploma of Space Studies at the International Space University while pursuing clinical research with the Canadian Space Agency and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). She subsequently completed her medical degree at McGill University and went on to pursue postgraduate medical training in Vascular Surgery at McGill. During her surgical training there, her passion for clinical research led her to pursue and complete a Master of Science in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health. Under the mentorship of Dr. Jonathan Afilalo, she designed and directed a prospective study evaluating frailty in Vascular Surgery. Following the completion of her residency, she completed her fellowship training in complex peripheral Endovascular Surgery for limb salvage in Dendermonde, Belgium, and brought this expertise back to Montreal. She is currently pursuing a Diploma of Implementation Science at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) to develop the skills and knowledge to implement an amputation prevention program across Quebec. She has 40 peer-reviewed publications, numerous conference abstracts, invited lectures, contributions to grants, correspondences with the media, as well as prestigious local, national, and international awards. Her goal is to continue to build a platform for frailty research at the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) and become a national and world-renowned clinician scientist.
Gillian MacMullin, MD, FRCSC
NEW Westmount, Nova Scotia
Gillian MacMullin was born and raised on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. Upon completing her Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biology at Acadia University, she attended Dalhousie University for medical school. A love of surgery and a passion for women’s rights and health led her to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Dalhousie. In 2019, she returned home to Cape Breton to take a full-time staff position as an OB/GYN. Since opening her practice, she has pursued a special interest in vulvar dermatology by opening a Gynecologic Dermatology clinic with Dr. Stacy Northgrave (Dermatology), as well as practicing General Obstetrics/Gynecology. She has an enthusiasm for public education, holding free lectures for women on issues pertaining to menopause and appearing as a guest on podcasts to talk about women’s health. In her spare time, she is a runner and an avid crafter.
Geoff Porter, MD, FRCSC
NEW Halifax, Nova Scotia
Dr. Geoff Porter obtained his MD in 1992 from Queen's University. After a rotating internship at the Grey Nuns Hospital, he attended the University of Alberta where he received a Master in Medical Sciences (Epidemiology) in 1996 while completing a five-year residency in General Surgery in 1998. Dr. Porter completed a two-year fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, before assuming a position at Dalhousie University in Halifax in 2000.
Dr. Porter is currently a professor in the Department of Surgery, as well as in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, at Dalhousie and holds the Gibran and Jamile Ramia Chair in Surgical Oncology Research. He serves as director of the Cancer Outcomes Research Unit in Halifax, where he has maintained an active research program broadly categorized as cancer health services research with a specific focus on cancer surgery. Dr. Porter has published more than 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals and made over 150 peer-reviewed and invited scientific presentations, in addition to contributing chapters to several textbooks related to cancer.
Dr. Porter has held many administrative and leadership roles. He has led both the Cancer Care Program and the Division of General Surgery in Halifax. Nationally, he has worked to advance cancer control in Canada via his positions with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, and through roles at the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Cancer Research. Internationally, he has been the chair of Surgical Quality Control for the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group and is a Program Board member of the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership. At the Royal College, Dr. Porter has been a member of the General Surgery Exam Committee, as well as vice-chair of the Specialty Committee in Surgical Oncology.
Throughout his career, Dr. Porter has maintained an active clinical practice in Surgical Oncology with an emphasis on breast and advanced gastrointestinal malignancies and participates in General Surgery call. Finally, he is a stay-at-home hockey defenseman with deteriorating skills still hoping for his big break.