2ND CANADIAN MUSCULOSKELETAL CONFERENCE FACULTY
Dr. Julia Alleyne
Dr. Julia Alleyne is a Family Physician practising Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network. In addition, she trained as a physiotherapist and maintained an active license for 30 years.
Dr. Tom Appleton
Dr. Appleton is Assistant Professor of Rheumatology and Clinician Scientist in the Department of Medicine and Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Western University in London, Canada. He is the director of the clinical and translational biology research program focused on inflammatory mechanisms and clinical phenotypes of knee and hand osteoarthritis.
Dr. Lauren Beaupre
Dr. Lauren Beaupre is a professor of Physical Therapy and the David Magee Endowed Chair in Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Alberta. She is also the National Director for Hip Fracture for Bone and Joint Canada.
Dr. Jacques Brown
Jacques P. Brown is a rheumatologist and Canadian authority in metabolic bone diseases. He is a clinical professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval and a clinical researcher at the CHU de Québec Research Centre – Université Laval.
Dr. Peggy Cawthon
Dr. Cawthon is currently Senior Scientist at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute and Associate Adjunct Professor at UCSF. Dr. Cawthon’s current research interests include maintenance of mobility in old age; sarcopenia (age-related muscle loss); frailty; the decline of physical function with age; and osteoporosis, particularly in older men.
Dr. Angela Cheung
Dr. Angela Cheung is the Founding Director of University Health Network Osteoporosis Program, the Founding Director of Centre of Excellence in Skeletal Health Assessment (CESHA), a Senior Scientist at Toronto General Research Institute, and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is currently holding a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal and Postmenopausal Health.
Dr. Laura Cruz
Dr. Laura Cruz has a background in Family Medicine and has practiced sport and exercise medicine since 1996. Her career interests include medical education and injury prevention. She is a Lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine University of Toronto.
Dr. Aileen Davis BScPT MSc PhD
Aileen Davis BScPT MSc PhD trained as a physiotherapist and clinical epidemiologist, receiving her undergraduate physiotherapy degree and doctorate from the University of Toronto. She is Division Head and a Senior Scientist in the Division of Health Care and Outcomes Research, Krembil Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Michael Dunbar, MD FRCSC PHD
Michael Dunbar is an orthopaedic surgeon trained at Dalhousie University with subspecialty training in arthroplasty from the University of Western Ontario. He completed a PhD in Lund Sweden as a member of the Swedish Knee Arthroplasty Registry, concentrating on subjective outcomes after knee replacement surgery. He is co-chair, Canadian Joint Replacement Registry; Research Chair, The Knee Society; Director of Research and President-Elect, Canadian Arthroplasty Society.
Dr. John Flannery
Dr. John Flannery is a Physiatry graduate from Queen’s University and Medical Director of Toronto Rehab’s Musculoskeletal and Multisystem Rehabilitation Program, University Health Network. His wide range of expertise focuses mainly on complex rehabilitation (amputee, SCI, ABI, burn, polytrauma and peripheral nerve injury) with particular focus in complex musculoskeletal disease and chronic pain during the past 16 years.
Dr. Andrea Furlan
Dr. Andrea Furlan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and staff physician and scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. She is also Associate Scientist at the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto.
Dr. Claudia Gagnon
Dr. Claudia Gagnon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Université Laval and a clinician-researcher scholar of the Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec working at the CHU de Québec Research Centre. She practices as an adult endocrinologist at CHU de Québec.
Dr. Lora Giangregorio
Dr. Lora Giangregorio is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo, and an affiliated scientist with University Health Network, the Geriatric Education and Research in Aging Sciences Centre, and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.
Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg
Dr. Cheryl Rockman- Greenberg obtained her medical degree from McGill University in Montreal in 1974. At McGill, her mentors introduced her to the emerging fields of Medical and Biochemical Genetics. She knew then that, if provided with the opportunity, she would pursue an academic medical career, working to identify the cause of rare and ultrarare genetic disorders and to help ease their burden on patients and their families.
Dr. David Goltzman
David Goltzman is Professor of Medicine and Physiology at McGill University and Senior Physician in the Endocrine Division of the McGill University Health Centre. He has advanced our knowledge of parathyroid hormone(PTH), PTH related peptide and vitamin D, and had major impact on our understanding metabolic bone diseases.
Dr. Gillian Hawker
Dr. Hawker is the Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor and Chair of the Department of medicine at the University of Toronto and a Senior Scientist at the Women’s College research Institute. She is a health services researcher who has published over 240 peer-reviewed articles; her main research focus is on disparities in access to care for people living with osteoarthiritis.
Dr. Famida Jiwa
Dr. Famida Jiwa is the President and CEO of Osteoporosis Canada, and has been with the organization since 2006. Prior to joining Osteoporosis Canada, Dr. Jiwa was the former Provincial Osteoporosis Co-ordinator, employed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and charged with rolling out all aspects of the $5 million annual Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy.
Dr. R.G. Josse
Dr. R.G. Josse graduated in Medicine with Honours from the University of London. He undertook Postgraduate Training at various Teaching Hospitals at the University of London and then came to Canada and completed his Endocrine Clinical Training, after which he did a Research Fellowship at the University of Toronto followed by a further Clinical Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Dr. David Kendler
Dr. David L Kendler graduated from the MD program at the University of Toronto in 1977. After completing a rotating internship in Toronto, he practiced for several years in Canada, Botswana, and New Zealand.
Carol Kennedy has a clinical background in physiotherapy combined with training in clinical epidemiology. She is a Lead in the Quality Standards program at Health Quality Ontario (HQO) working on the Osteoarthritis Quality Standard.
Dr. Karim Khan
Dr. Karim Khan (MD, PhD, MBA) is the Scientific Director of CIHR’s Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA) and a professor and clinician-scientist in the Department of Family Practice and School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia (UBC), where he has taught since 2000.
Dr. William Leslie
Dr. William Leslie is Professor of Medicine and Radiology at the University of Manitoba with over 350 peer-reviewed publications. His research interests are in fracture risk assessment and osteoporosis testing. He is Past President of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, Past Chair of the Osteoporosis Canada Scientific Advisory Council, co-led the “2010 Clinical Practice Guidelines in Osteoporosis”, and Director of the Manitoba Bone Density Program.
Dr. Jay Magaziner, Ph.D., M.S.Hyg
Jay Magaziner received his doctoral degree in 1980 from the Committee on Human Development at the University of Chicago, where he was a trainee in adult development and aging. In 1982, he received an M.S.Hyg. in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
Dr. Laetitia Michou
Dr. Michou has completed her medicine studies at the University of Angers (France) in 1998, her Rheumatology residency at the Denis Diderot-Paris VII University (France) in 2005 and her PhD in Human Genetics at the René Descartes-Paris V University (France) in 2007.
Dr. Suzanne Morin
Dr. Suzanne Morin graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Université Laval de Québec. She did her Internal Medicine specialty training and obtained a Master’s in epidemiology and biostatistics from McGill University, where she is now Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, member of the divisions of General Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Clinical Epidemiology and scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center.
Dr. Robert Petrella
Dr. Robert Petrella is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Western University, (London, Ontario CANADA), with cross-appointments in Kinesiology and Cardiology. Dr. Petrella is the Medical Director of the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging and is a practising Physician with St. Joseph’s Health Care London.
Dr. Frank Rauch
Frank Rauch, MD, is a Professor of Pediatrics and clinician-scientist at the Shriners Hospital for Children and at McGill University. He obtained his MD degree from the Technical University of Munich, and trained as a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Cologne University, Germany.
Dr. Wendy Ward
Dr. Wendy Ward is a Professor in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Bone and Muscle Development. Wendy’s research program, funded by major government granting agencies, studies how foods and food components can set us on a better trajectory for bone health throughout the lifespan.
Dr. Andy Kin On Wong
Dr. Andy Kin On Wong is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He is also appointed as Assistant Scientist at the University Health Network under the Joint Department of Medical Imaging and Arthritis Program.