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Leadership Team

Executive Team

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Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

Dr. Ahmed Taher

MD MPH FRCPC

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Dr. Taher is the Quality Lead of the University Health Network (UHN) Emergency Department. He is also the Patient Safety Lead at the Mackenzie Health Emergency Department.

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Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Shawn Mondoux

MD MSc FRCPC

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Dr. Mondoux is the Quality and Safety Lead of the Emergency Department at St. Joesph's Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH). He is also the Physician Innovation Lead for SJHH.

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Chief Strategy Officer

Dr. Lucas Chartier

MDCM MPH FRCPC

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Dr. Chartier is the Deputy Medical Director of the University Health Network (UHN) Emergency Department, as well as the Medical Director for Quality and Safety at UHN. He is also the chair of the CAEP QIPS Committee.

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Chief Operating Officer,
HiQuiPs Incubator

Maryam Zadeh
HBSc, MS

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Maryam is a third year medical student at Queen’s University. Prior to medical school, she completed her Honour’s Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Sciences at York University, followed by a Master of Science in Medical Sciences from the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto. She is interested in QI and MedEd.

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Chief Operating Officer,
HiQuiPs Blog

Matthew Hacker Teper

MSc

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Matthew is a second-year medical student at the University of Toronto. He holds a master's degree in Family Medicine (focus on implementation science and quality improvement) from McGill University.

Advisors

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Dr. Darius Bägli 
MDCM, FRCSC, FAAP, FACS

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Dr. Bägli is the Associate Head of Urology at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) as well as a world expert in interdisciplinary paediatric urology and translational science. He has intersecting interests and experience in health informatics, innovation, and leading transformational organizational change. 

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Dr. Teresa Chan
MD, FRCPC, MHPE, DRCPSC

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Dr. Teresa Chan is an Emergency Physician in Hamilton and associate professor at McMaster University. Currently, she is also the Associate Dean of Continuing Professional Development at Mcmaster University. She is a nationally-recognized researcher & educator in faculty development and online education.

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Dr. Sachin Trivedi
MD, MScHQ, FRCPC

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Sachin works as an Emergency Physician, Trauma Team Leader and ED QI lead in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He has completed the Master of Science in Healthcare Quality from Queen's University. 

HiQuiPs Blog
Content Leads
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Health Informatics Lead 

Mobeen Lalani

MHI (c)

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Mobeen is an Electronic Pediatric Health Record and eReferral Analyst currently working at the Hospital for Sick Children. His interests are in digital health interoperability, digital compassion, and digital + health literacy. 

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Quality Improvement Lead 

Camilla Parpia

MSc (c)

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Camilla is a third-year medical student at the University of Toronto. She is currently completing her master's degree through the System Leadership and Innovation (SLI) program at the University of Toronto.

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Patient Safety Lead

Dr. Jamie Riggs

MD

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Jamie is an Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Toronto who is interested in all the ways we can improve care for our sickest patients. When not at work you can find him on his bike or making another coffee.

Junior Editors
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Yoyo Chen
RN, BSc

Yoyo is a newly graduated nurse from Toronto working in the ED. She completed a degree in Biology from McMaster and has presented many research symposiums. Her interests are oncology, women’s health, and emergency medicine.

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Alex Pasqual

RN

Alex is a nursing clinical educator. His expertise is in communicating ideas in unique and compelling ways that bridges gaps between technical knowledge and real-world application.

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Jocelyn Price
MPH

Jocelyn is a third-year medical student at the University of Toronto.  She previously completed a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at the University of Windsor, followed by a Master of Public Health at Western University. 

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Sabrina Campbell
MSc (c)

Sabrina is a third-year medical student at the University of Toronto. She is currently completing her master's degree through the System Leadership and Innovation (SLI) program at the University of Toronto.

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Priyanka Jindal
RN BScN, BSc 

Priyanka is an RN currently working in the ED at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. Her interests include quality improvement, innovation in healthcare, and emergency medicine.

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Tiffany Tse

Tiffany is a second-year medical student at the University of Toronto. Her interests include quality improvement, public health, and increasing accessibility to care.

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Erin Van Allen
RN, BScN, MScN (c)

Erin is a clinical nurse educator of critical care at a community teaching hospital. She is passionate about teaching and is known  for her ability to break down complex information into smaller understandable pieces of information for learners. She is interested in quality improvements, especially implementing and evaluating best practices in health care. Erin is currently completing her Master's in Nursing with a teaching focus through Athabasca university.

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Vinyas Harish
BCompH

 Vinyas is a fifth-year MD/PhD candidate at the University of Toronto. Prior to medical school, he completed his undergraduate studies in computer science at Queen’s University. His interests are in health informatics with a focus on artificial intelligence.

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Teaching Assistant

Clara Moore

MSc

Clara is a third-year medical student at the University of Toronto. She has master's degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa, and has worked for several years as a Research Manager at the Hospital for Sick Children.

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Academic Lead

Niran Argintaru

MD, MScCH, FRCPC

Dr. Argintaru is an emergency physician practicing in Victoria, British Columbia. He holds a Master in Health Practitioner Teacher Education from the University of Toronto. 

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Scholar's Corner Co-Lead

Dongjoo Lee
 MSc

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Dongjoo ("Daniel") is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Toronto. He is a graduate from the System Leadership and Innovation (SLI) master's program at the University of Toronto.

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Scholar's Corner Co-Lead

Fadi Bahodi
BSc

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Fadi is a second-year medical student at McMaster University. His interests are in health innovation and quality improvement 

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Scholar's Corner Co-Lead

Sadaf Ekhlas
BSc, MSc

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Sadaf is a medical student at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. She holds a Bachelor of Science from York University and a Master of Public Health, with specialization in Health Policy and Management, from the University of Alberta. On her spare time, Sadaf enjoys hiking the Rockies and reading.

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National HI/QI/PS Registry Project Lead 
& Social Media Content Creator

Tayler Young
MSc

Tayler Young is a fourth year medical student at the University of Ottawa. She holds a master’s degree in Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization from McMaster University. 

Social Media and Marketing Team
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Social Media and Marketing Lead

Lauren Wintraub
BSc

Lauren is a third-year medical student at the University of Toronto. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Guelph.

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Social Media Content Creator

Serena Tejpar 
MSc

Serena is a third-year medical student at the University of Toronto. She holds a Master of Science in Global Health degree from McMaster University in Globalization and Equity and a Certificate in Narrative-Based Medicine from the University of Toronto.

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Logo Design Creator

Sarah Henschke
MD

Sarah is a PGY3 emergency resident at the University of Saskatchewan who enjoys dabbling in graphic design. Her background includes an undergrad in bio sci and art history, and she has worked with a variety of mediums (acrylic, pen, charcoal, oil) prior to learning graphic design in residency. She has an interest in the utilization of graphic design as a way to improve patient education, departmental design, and system efficiency. To see more of Sarah's work, check out her website!