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Dr. Rola Shaheen, Provincial Lead, Mammography Quality Management Program

Dr. Rola Shaheen received her medical degree from the University of Jordan in Amman, followed by training in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Toronto, and completion of a Women’s Imaging Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shaheen previously served as Chief of Radiology and Director of Women’s Imaging at Harrington Memorial Hospital, a community hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. From 2012-15, Dr. Shaheen served as Chief of Women’s Imaging at Mafraq Hospital in Abu Dhabi, a major government hospital, where she spearheaded the development of breast imaging programs. In 2015, she returned to Canada and was appointed Chief and Medical Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Peterborough Regional Health Center.

Dr. Kathy Chorneyko, Provincial Lead, Pathology Quality Management Program

Dr. Kathy Chorneyko is a pathologist and medical laboratory director at Brant Community Healthcare System and West Haldimand Hospital. In Brantford, she is also the medical co-lead for patient experience and quality outcomes team. Trained in anatomical and general pathologist, she has worked in both academic and community laboratory environments. She is a former Royal College examiner in Anatomical Pathology as well as past president of Brant County Medical Association and the Ontario Association of Pathologists (OAP). She has been involved with Path2Quality for many years contributing to both the Standards2Quality and Work2Quality documents as well as other Path2Quality initiatives. She is an anatomical pathology immunohistochemistry assessor for the Institute for Quality Management in HealthCare (IQMH) program and an Ontario Laboratory Accreditation assessor. She works with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) as a cytology exam panel member. She has been the QMP pathology clinical lead since 2013.

Dr. David Morgan, Provincial Lead, Colonoscopy Quality Management Program

Dr. David Morgan, MD, MSc, FRCPC, CAGF, is Head, Service of Gastroenterology, and Deputy Chief, Department of Medicine, at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton. He also is on Faculty at McMaster University. Dr. Morgan is a previous president of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology and is currently the Vice-President of the Ontario Association of Gastroenterology. Dr. Morgan’s research interests include dyspepsia, including effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Other research has included colon cancer prevention with COX-2 specific inhibitors and upper GI bleeding secondary to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use. He has published on topics such as GI bleeding, quality of life in cancer care, use of proton pump inhibitors and the prevention of bleeding from GI vascular lesions. Dr. Morgan has participated on several Canadian Association of Gastroenterology consensus panels related to topics such as CRC screening.

Jill Adolphe, Chair, Citizens’ Advisory Committee

Jill Adolphe is the co-founder of Care 2 Collaborate. She is a patient and caregiver engagement specialist and educator with expertise in patient and caregiver experience. She has been involved in healthcare for over 20 years. Her in-depth knowledge and insight from years of working directly with healthcare organizations, providers, academic institutions, policy makers, government organizations, governing bodies, patients and families complement her first-hand lived experience as a patient and family caregiver.

She was a member of the QMP Provincial Pathology Expert Advisory Panel from 2013–2015. She is currently Chair of the QMP Citizens’ Advisory Committee and a member of the Pathology and Colonoscopy QMP Provincial Quality Committees.

She holds an HBA in economics from the University of Toronto, and graduated with a business degree with distinction from the London School of Economics in the UK. She worked in the investment industry for 17 years.

Dr. Nancy Whitmore, Registrar, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Dr. Nancy Whitmore joined the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario as Registrar and CEO in June 2018. The College is the regulatory body for physicians in Ontario and she oversees all aspects of regulation from registration, public complaints, and establishing standards of practice and professionalism for physicians.

Throughout her career, she has held numerous leadership positions. Most recently, she served as President and CEO of St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital where she also served as Vice-President and Chief of Staff. She was instrumental in the implementation of substantial improvements throughout the hospital and played a key role in making St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital an award winning facility.

She received her medical degree from the University of Manitoba and completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Western University. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a graduate of the MBA program at the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University. She also completed the Executive Training for Research Application (EXTRA) Program at the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. There, her project work focused on lean process redesign in healthcare and its role in improving quality of care and patient safety.

Michael Sherar, President and CEO, Cancer Care Ontario

Dr. Michael Sherar is President and CEO of Cancer Care Ontario, a role he was appointed to in 2011. From 2006 to 2011, he was the provincial agency’s Vice-President, Planning and Regional Programs, leading the development of Regional Cancer Programs, including capital planning for cancer services across the province.

Dr. Sherar is an Affiliate Scientist at the Techna Institute University Health Network where he carries out research and development of minimally invasive thermal therapy technologies for cancer including radiofrequency ablation.

Dr. Sherar received a BA in Physics from Oxford University in 1985 and his PhD in Medical Biophysics from University of Toronto in 1989.



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