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Anatoli Freiman, MD, FRCPC

Medical Director

Medical Director

Dr. Anatoli Freiman is a board-certified Toronto dermatologist specializing in medical, pediatric, surgical and cosmetic dermatology.  He completed dermatology residency at McGill University & University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada’s well as a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology.

Dr. Freiman is an author and medical educator with over 150 publications in dermatology and is a frequent lecturer at national and international medical conferences.  He is presently the chair of the Canadian Dermatology Association Sun Protection Program and serves as an expert on many editorial and advisory boards.  Dr. Freiman is the Medical Director of the Toronto Dermatology Centre, a comprehensive dermatology practice in midtown Toronto (

CPD Co-Director

Carl Fournier, MD, CCFP

Dr. Fournier graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Montréal in 1986. After his residency in family medicine, he practiced in Matagami.

Returning to Montreal in 1990, he established a private practice in the east end of the city and began teaching in the family medicine unit at Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, where he remained for 17 years.

Involved in CPD at all levels, Dr. Fournier has been instrumental in the creation of dozens of CME workshops, programs and symposia.

He was also Chair of the Scientific Committee of the 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Collège québécois des physiciennes et physiciens de la famille and acts as a program accreditor at the provincial and national levels.

He is currently a member of the Planning Committee and the Accreditation Committee of the Continuing Professional Development Office of the Université de Montréal

He is also the physician in charge of the GMF Cadillac.

CPD Co-Director

Ralph Kamatovic, MD, CCFP

Dr. Kamatovic has been a family doctor in the Niagara Region since 2005 and is a Graduate of Ottawa Medical school and Rural Residency Training in Family Medicine through McMaster.

A significant portion of his practice involves dermatology and primary care dermatologic issues.

He has authored weight loss and diet management chapters of diabetes educational materials and patient guidebooks that will be published later in 2021. In addition, he has co-authored a book titled “A Medical Approach to Weight Loss: Lessons from a body-building doctor”.

His experience as a national fitness competitor has provided him with a unique insight into achieving optimal fitness by applying the science of medicine and medical therapy to exercise physiology and dietary strategies.

CPD Co-Director

Winnie Su, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Dr. Winnie Su is a native Vancouverite and completed both her MD (2000) and Family Practice Residency (2002) at UBC.  

After working in various settings for about a year, she established her own family practice with a partner in 2003 and now practices as part of a group of three family physicians in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver.  

As she was growing her own family, she was busy helping her patients grow theirs too as she practiced obstetrics at BC Women’s Hospital until 2017.  

In addition to managing a large family practice, she is an avid teacher and has been regularly involved in the training of medical students and residents. 

She is passionate about Family Medicine as its own specialty and believes that a strong primary care system is truly the backbone of healthcare excellence in Canada.  

When she is not working, she can be found reading, enjoying nature, and spending time with her husband and her three children. 


Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC, FAAD

Dr. Benjamin Barankin is a board-certified, award-winning Toronto dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical and cosmetic care of the skin. 

His undergraduate university training was in Life Sciences and Psychology at Queen’s University, followed by medical school at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Barankin then completed a five-year dermatology residency at the University of Alberta.

In 2010, he co-founded Toronto Dermatology Centre at Bathurst & Sheppard, now the largest and most comprehensive dermatology clinic in Canada. 

He is married to a physician and has 2 lovely daughters. He enjoys writing, reading, movies, traveling, tennis & basketball.


Monica Li, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Monica Li is a double board-certified dermatologist with fellowship training in cosmetic and laser medicine and is Clinical Instructor at the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science at the University of British Columbia. 

Dr. Li is the author of numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications and a frequently invited speaker at national and international conferences. She is actively involved with the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Canadian Dermatology Association and the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Li is a regular voice to local and national media.


Fiona Lovegrove, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Lovegrove is a board-certified dermatologist and director of Lovegrove Dermatology in London, Ontario.

She is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s combined MD/PhD program, obtaining her PhD in infectious disease research in 2008 and her MD in 2010.  She remained at the University of Toronto for her Dermatology residency, which she completed in June 2016. 

Fiona has a special interest in medical dermatology. She loves being able to offer patients current and innovative treatment options. As an associate professor at Western University, she is actively involved in medical education through lecture-based and clinical teaching.

Her hobbies include cycling, craft beer and making or consuming exciting food.


Steve Mathieu, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Steve Mathieu practices dermatology in Quebec City.  He practices in the CHU de Québec at the Hôpital Saint-Sacrement and at l’Enfant-Jésus as well as part-time in a general practitioners’ office.  He offers his services on the North Shore of Quebec. Dr Mathieu has an interest in aesthetic dermatology and offers courses for medical students at Université de Laval and has given several training conferences to health professionals in practice.


Dimitrios Kyritsis, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Kyritsis graduated in Family Medicine from McGill University in 2002 and worked for 10 years as a family physician.

He then completed his training in dermatology in 2014, also at McGill, where he was Chief Resident. For the past 8 years, he has been in private practice in the West Island of Montreal in general dermatology, phototherapy and cosmetics.

He has long been involved with clinical research, most recently in Phase 4 clinical trials in skin care and psoriasis, as well as on the Steering Committee for the PROPEL study that looked at gaps between patients and dermatologists regarding the burden and treatment of psoriasis, and priorities for topical care to Canadian patients with psoriasis.

Dr Kyritsis sits on the Executive of the Société de dermatologue de Montréal and is also the President of the Hellenic Medical Association of Quebec. He is fluent in English, French and Greek.


Zaki Taher, MD, BSC., FRCPC

Dr. Zaki Taher is a Board-Certified Dermatologist and is the founder and medical director of Lucere Dermatology & Laser Clinics, specializing in Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology services. 

After completing his Dermatology residency at the University of Alberta, Dr. Taher went on to complete a prestigious Fellowship at the University of Ottawa in Laser Surgery & Cosmetic Dermatology. His areas of special interest include general medical dermatology, precancers and skin cancer management, along with medical and cosmetic applications of lasers in cutaneous surgery and rejuvenation. 

 Dr. Taher is also an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta where he teaches medical students and dermatology residents. Dr. Taher is frequently 

invited to speak nationally and teach on advanced neuromodulator and filler injection techniques as well as laser and cosmetic surgery applications. He is very well known for his comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation. 

With a passion for research and innovation, Dr. Taher’s areas of research interest includes vascular lesions, pigmentation, facial rejuvenation, and malignant & premalignant cancer management. He is currently an active member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. 



GP Focused Practice in Dermatology

Jennifer Upitis, MD, CCFP, DipDerm Harvard

Dr. Jennifer A. Upitis completed her Honours Bachelor of Life Sciences at Queen’s University. She then went on to graduate with Distinction from the University of Alberta Medical School in Edmonton, Alberta. After completing a Family Medicine Residency at the University of Alberta, Dr. Upitis obtained a Diplomate Degree in Dermatology from Harvard University.

During this time, she received specialized training from internationally renowned scholars in the fields of medical dermatology, cosmetic and laser techniques, and aesthetic medicine. She regularly attends numerous courses, seminars, and conferences to keep abreast of the newest advances in dermatological surgery, laser treatments, medical and cosmetic technology. She is a certified injector for Botox® and a variety of fillers (e.g. Restylane®, Juvéderm®). As well, Dr. Upitis has a Focused Practice Designation in Dermatology as recognized by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ontario Medical Association.

Dr. Upitis works exclusively as an associate at the Toronto Dermatology Centre. Societal memberships include the Canadian and Ontario Medical Associations (CMA/OMA), Toronto Western Hospital Dermatology Journal Club, the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) and the American Association of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr. Upitis is the Past President of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine Association, and current treasurer.


Jean-François Roux, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Jean-François Roux is a tenured professor of medicine at the Université de Sherbrooke.  Dr. Roux completed his medical studies and residency in cardiology at the Université de Sherbrooke, then continued his training in cardiac electrophysiology for a year at the Montreal Heart Institute, finally completing two additional years of fellowship in advanced cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Roux has a particular interest in the treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. He is involved in several research protocols in these areas. He is the director of the residency program of internal medicine at the Université de Sherbrooke.



Dr. Akshay Jain is the first Canadian physician to be triple board-certified by the American Boards in Endocrinology, Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine. 

He trained in Internal Medicine at Rochester, NY where he became the only 4-time winner of the prestigious Rochester Academy of Medicine Awards. He completed his Fellowship in Endocrinology at Harbor UCLA/City of Hope in Los Angeles, CA. 

He is the only non-American physician to win the AACE Rising Star in Endocrinology Award (2022) and to feature on Medscape’s list of 25 Top Rising Stars of Medicine (2020). He is the first North American to win the prestigious Etzwiler Diabetes Scholarship at the International Diabetes Center and Mayo Clinic in MN, USA. In 2017, he was awarded the Rising Star of Diabetes Award at the International Symposium on Diabetes. 

He is a renowned educator and has spoken at over 700 medical conferences/events across the world. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, thyroid disorders and osteoporosis. 

He has active YouTube/Instagram channels dedicated to patient education with thousands of views till date. 

He is fluent in 6 languages including English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Marwari and Urdu. In 2022, he won the Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award.


Eric Greenwald, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Eric Greenwald is a Gastroenterologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University. He is Director of the Adult Gastroenterology Residency Program at McMaster and a Certified SEE (Skills Enhancement in Endoscopy) Program Instructor for the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. 

Internal Medicine

Steve Wong, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Steve Wong completed his MD degree at the University of Calgary. He joined the Internal Medicine residency program at the University of British Columbia and completed a fifth year in the General Internal Medicine Fellowship with a focus on perioperative medicine.

Dr. Wong has developed several courses and initiatives aimed at bridging technology, evidence-based medicine and clinical practice in close collaboration with the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD).  He is currently the Medical Director for “This Changed My Practice” ( – a free, web-based educational resource for BC physicians at UBC CPD.  The site won the Royal College award for Innovation in Medical Education as well as the CFPC Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program Award.

Currently in practice in Vancouver at the Seymour Clinic and in Richmond, BC as a General Internist, Dr. Wong’s clinical interests include hypertension, lipids, cardiology, and global management of diabetes. He also attends on the clinical teaching unit at VGH and has trainees 12 months a year integrated into all his practice environments.

Hepatology & Gastroenterology

Erin Kelly, MD, FRCPC

Dr Erin Kelly is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Ottawa Hospital in Gastroenterology/Hepatology. She is also the Head of Hepatology, and Deputy Division Head for Gastroenterology. She obtained her B.Sc. and medical degree at McGill University. 

She completed residency training in Internal Medicine and sub-specialty training in Gastroenterology at the University of Ottawa. She pursued additional training in Advanced Hepatology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a Masters in Clinical Trials through the London School of Heath and Topical Medicine (London, UK).

Dr Kelly practices general Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Ottawa Hospital, General Campus. Her research interests are clinical outcomes and processes of care in patients with chronic liver disease.

Migraine Management, Pain Management

Marzieh Eghtesadi, MD, FRCPC

Dr Eghtesadi completed her family medicine residency at McGill University, followed by a fellowship in pain management. She is a clinician at the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal and conducts research on therapy resistant migraine sufferers, neuropathic pain, and interventional procedures. She is a lecturer on migraine at the University of Montreal, where she was also awarded the Innovation prize for her work on headache medicine and women’s health.  


Sara Mitchell, MD, FRCPC, MPH

Dr. Sara Mitchell is a staff neurologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in the division of neurology and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. She completed her neurology residency training at the University of Toronto and fellowship training in neuropsychiatry and cognitive and behavioral neurology from Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard University. She obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) from the Harvard School of Public Health with a focus on clinical effectiveness.

Dr. Mitchell’s clinical interests are in diseases that sit at the brain-mind interface including neurodegenerative disorders, such as dementia, and neuropsychiatric conditions. She is the director of the Brain Medicine Fellowship at the University of Toronto a novel cross-disciplinary fellowship in brain related specialties. Dr. Mitchell has a keen interest in improving the quality of care for patients with complex brain disorders impacting affect, behavior and cognition (ABC). She is focused on innovation within medical education and training, alongside digital health including virtual care.


Sami Moubayed, MD, FRCSC ABFPRS

Dr. Moubayed is a surgical specialist at Clinique Face MD in Montreal in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, where he focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of all medical, surgical, and cosmetic conditions affecting the nose, face, and neck.

Dr. Moubayed’s main area of practice is Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, which is one of the seven subspecialties of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Moubayed is currently Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Montreal where he has the opportunity to teach the future generations of doctors as well as perform research.

His main hospital practice is at the Centre Intégré Universitaire de Soins et de Services Sociaux (CIUSSS) du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal.


Jennifer Hirsch, MD, FRCPC

Dr Hirsch completed her residency in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and is a Lecturer in their Department of Psychiatry. In addition to General Psychiatry, Dr Hirsch has sub-specialty training in Reproductive Mental Health and Sleep Medicine and practices both in person and via tele-medicine. She is also on the provincial e-consult service for the Ontario Telemedicine Network for Sleep Medicine. Dr Hirsch is an invited committee member for the Insomnia Disorder Quality Standard Advisory for Ontario Health (formerly Health Quality Ontario). She also volunteers her time as a co-founder and meditation teacher at Pause4Providers, a free mindfulness program to support the well-being of healthcare professionals across North America during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Allan Kagal, MD, HBSc, MD, FRCP(C)

Dr. Kagal completed his rheumatology training at the University of Toronto in 2002 and is a staff physician at Mackenzie Health (formerly York Central Hospital) where he co-founded the multidisciplinary Early Arthritis Program.  

He teaches medical students and Rheumatology fellows and is a Lecturer at the University of Toronto. In addition to being a rheumatologist Dr Kagal is a hockey manager, avid runner, and proud husband and father of three children.

​Dr. Kagal is a member of: The Canadian Rheumatology Association, The Ontario Rheumatology Association, The American College of Rheumatology, The Canadian Medical Association, The Ontario Medical Association, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  He is licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Rheumatology & Internal Medicine

Jodie Reis, MD, BHK, FRCPC

Dr Jodie Reis is passionate about managing her patients bone health, including osteoporosis. She completed her medical school at the University of British Columbia and then went on to pursue a residency in both internal medicine and rheumatology, at the University of Saskatchewan. She has been mentored by international, osteoporosis experts such as Dr David Kendler, Dr Rick Adachi, Dr Aliya Khan and Dr Wojciech Olszynski.

Dr Reis has a busy community rheumatology practice which focuses on various aspects of bone health along with inflammatory rheumatologic conditions. She is the physician lead for the Saskatoon Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) and has a devoted team of nurses who help her aid in secondary fracture prevention. 

She is committed to teaching both her patients and her medical colleagues. Along with her business partner, Dr Keltie Anderson, she is the associate program director for the rheumatology residency program at the University of Saskatchewan. Alongside all of this, she spends time running around with her husband and their 4 busy children! 


Lysanne Campeau, MD, MDCM., PhD., FRCSC

Dr. Lysanne Campeau is an Associate Professor of Surgery at McGill University. She joined the Jewish General Hospital Department of Urology and the Lady Davis Institute for her research interest and expertise in 2013. She completed her medical degree in 2005 and her urology residency in 2010 at McGill University, when she became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in Urology. 

She went on to pursue her clinical and research interest in voiding dysfunction at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in North Carolina, where she obtained a Doctorate of Philosophy in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in 2013. She completed her clinical training at New York University in an accredited fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and obtained her American Board of Urology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Board Certification in 2017. Her areas of specialization include neurogenic voiding disorders and incontinence, as well as pelvic reconstruction. 

Most notably, she was awarded the Fonds de recherche Santé Québec Clinical Research Scholar Junior 1 and 2 Award (2014-2023), the CUA Career Development Award (2018-2023) and the American Urological Association Foundation Rising Star in Urology Award (2015-2018). Dr. Campeau is actively involved in several research societies including the International Continence Society (ICS) and the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU).  She has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and is a reviewer for several research journals.