Dr. Sarit Assouline
April 2024Milestones

Dr. Sarit Assouline appointed JGH Chief of Hematology

Dr. Sarit Assouline is the new Chief of Hematology, following the retirement of Dr. Hans Knecht after 10 years as Chief.

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Dr. Vicky Tagalakis
July 2023Milestones

Dr. Vicky Tagalakis appointed Chief of Department of Medicine

Dr. Vicky Tagalakis, a clinician-researcher who focuses on the epidemiology of venous thrombotic disorders, has been appointed Chief of the Department of Medicine.

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Susan Cameron (right), Head Nurse of the JGH Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit, discusses pain-management tools with Dr. Céline Gélinas, a Senior Researcher at the hospital’s Nursing Research Centre.
June 2023Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Watchful eyes for inquiring minds: Inside the Research Ethics Board

The Research Ethics Board plays a key role in ensuring the safety and ethical procedures of research that leads to medical innovation.

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Bessy Bitzas, Ph.D., outgoing Chair of the Research Ethics Board.
Feature articlesJune 2023

After a pioneering decade, Bessy Bitzas reflects on leadership of the Research Ethics Board

Before stepping down as Chair of the Research Board, Bessy Bitzas reflected on her role in keeping research safe and (scientifically) sound.

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Dr. Nathalie Johnson
Research at the Lady Davis InstituteSeptember 2022

Probing the benefits of exercise for patients and survivors of lymphoma

Although exercise is recognized as being good for cancer patients, hematologist Dr. Nathalie Johnson is taking a closer look at how it helps those with lymphoma.

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Archie Deskin, Executive Director of the Jewish General Hospital from 1975 to 1991.
MilestonesSeptember 2022

In memoriam: Archie Deskin

Guided the JGH through dramatic growth as Executive Director from 1975 to 1991 t is with great sadness that the Jewish General Hospital notes the passing on September 5 of Archie Deskin, 95, who was instrumental in guiding the hospital into the modern era as Executive Director from 1975 to …

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Dr. Christina Greenaway
Feature articlesJuly 2022

Services for Ukrainian refugees need urgent upgrade, doctors state in journal article

Health services for Ukrainians and other refugees urgently need an upgrade, says Dr. Christina Greenaway, a JGH expert on migrant health.

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Dr. Susan Kahn
July 2022Research at the Lady Davis Institute

JGH expert on blood clots urges better training to prevent misdiagnosis of pulmonary embolism

Dr. Susan Kahn of the JGH Centre of Excellence in Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Care is calling for better training to prevent misdiagnosis of pulmonary embolism.

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During a tour of a newly inaugurated JGH lab where clinical trials will be held for a promising cancer treatment, Pierre Fitzgibbon (second from right), Minister of Economy and Innovation, is briefed about the technology by Michel Gareau (right), Founder and President of Starpax Medical, and by Dr. Gerald Batist, Director of the Segal Cancer Centre. (Click this or any photo to enlarge it.)
June 2022News

New JGH lab launched to test potentially revolutionary cancer treatment

A potential breakthrough in cancer treatment, using magnetism to guide medication-carrying bacteria into tumours, will be tested in a new JGH lab.

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Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin
MilestonesSeptember 2021

Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin named Distinguished Scientist by American Heart Association

Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin, JGH Physician-in-Chief, has been named a 2021 Distinguished Scientist by the American Heart Association.

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