Sheila Zittrer
April 2021Milestones

In memoriam: Sheila Zittrer, Past President of the JGH

Sheila Zittrer, who served from 1978 to 1980 as President of the JGH Board of Directors, has died at the age of 95.

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Dr. Ernesto L. Schiffrin
March 2021Milestones

Dr. Ernesto L. Schiffrin to receive major award for outstanding research

Dr. Ernesto L. Schiffrin, JGH Physician-in-Chief, is to receive a major award in recognition of his trail-blazing research in hypertension.

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Dr. Shannon Fraser
February 2021Milestones

Dr. Shannon Fraser receives national recognition of her leadership ability

Dr. Shannon Fraser, Chief of General Surgery at the JGH, has been officially certified at the national level for her leadership ability in the healthcare sector.

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Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz
December 2020Milestones

Retirement of Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz, veteran Psychiatry researcher

Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz is retiring after more than 30 years of research into maternal and reproductive mental health, as well as playing a leadership role in research at the JGH.

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Dr. Nan Zhao
MilestonesOctober 2020

Appointment in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine

Dr. Nan Zhao has been appointed to the attending staff of JGH Division of Pulmonary Medicine in the Department of Medicine.

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Dr. Jill Pancer (left) and Dr. Maude Peretz-Larochelle
MilestonesOctober 2020

Two new doctors appointed in the Department of Medicine

Two new physicians have been appointed at the JGH—Dr. Jill Pancer in the Division of Endocrinology and Dr. Maude Peretz-Larochelle in Division of Cardiology.

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Dr. Allison Pang (left) and Dr. Ipshita Prakash
August 2020Milestones

Three new surgeons join the JGH

Three surgeons have been newly appointed at the JGH in Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery and Neurosurgery.

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Dr. Mark Basik
July 2020Milestones

Dr. Mark Basik to lead Scientific Advisory Committee of Cancer Research Society

Dr. Mark Basik, a surgical oncologist at the JGH and a senior investigator in the Lady Davis Institute, has been appointed President of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Cancer Research Society.

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February 2020Milestones

Dr. Joel Turner honoured as outstanding educator in point of care ultrasound

Dr. Joel Turner, of the JGH Emergency Department, has won the 2019 Educator of the Year Award from the Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society. By teaching doctors how to use ultrasound at the bedside, he helps them make diagnoses more quickly and accurately.

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Dr. Carmen Loiselle (left) receives an award from the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology, presented by her former doctoral student, Fay Stroshchein.
January 2020Milestones

Seeing the person behind a cancer diagnosis is the focus of award-winning JGH research

Individuals with cancer need to be perceived primarily as people, and not as cases or a collection of symptoms. That’s the focus of a research paper whose JGH co-authors have been honoured with a Best Publication award by the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology.

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