Dr. Erin Lovett
Dr. Lovett is an associate professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Schulich. She maintains a clinical practice in general obstetrics and gynecology with additional training in minimally invasive surgery and contraception and abortion provision. Academic roles include deputy director of the residency training program, medical director of the pregnancy options program, and CBME department lead. New interests include provision of aesthetic gynecology services and maintaining a zero work -life balance.
Dr. Ali Bateman
Dr. Ali Bateman is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and a consultant physiatrist in the Acquired Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Electrodiagnostic, and Peripheral Nerve programs at Parkwood Hospital, SJHC. She completed medical school and residency training at Western University and a Masters in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Andy Shih
Dr. Andy Shih received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2013 at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. He has been committed to community service and academia through his involvement with the Ontario Dental Association, the London Dental District Society, the Dental Outreach Community Service program, and the Thames Valley Dental Study Club. More recently, he has been actively engaged with a nation-wide pilot project involving patients with special needs to help provide an easier transition from pediatric to adult clinic care.
Dr. Andy Shih is currently practicing dentistry as a solo practitioner at Komoka Family Dentistry.
Dr. Anarag Bhalla
Dr. Anurag Bhalla is a clinician-researcher in the Division of Respirology at Western University. He completed his medical school and internal medicine residency at Western University, and respirology residency at McMaster University. He then went on to complete a complex airway disease fellowship and research training at McMaster University as part of the Clinical Investigator Program. His clinical and research interests are asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis and airway infections.
Dr. Jason Fung
Dr. Jason Fung is a physician (kidney specialist), researcher and New York Times best-selling author currently practicing in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Fung trained in Los Angeles and Toronto and currently practices as a nephrologist (kidney specialist).
His books, including The Obesity Code, The Complete Guide to Fasting, The Diabetes Code and The Cancer Code have challenged conventional thinking about these diseases, and introduces dietary strategies to manage them.
He is the co-founder of The Fasting Method (www.TheFastingMethod.com), which provides the education, tools and community needed to successfully implement intermittent fasting.
Dr. Eric Wong
Dr. Eric Wong is a family physician, Associate Professor and Faculty Development Director in the Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.
His academic interests and expertise is in medical education. He has held educational leadership positions such as Faculty Lead for Assessment in the MD program at Western (2019-2021), Postgraduate Director of the Western family medicine residency program (2008-2014) and Director, Certification and Examinations at The College of Family Physicians of Canada (2015-2017).
He enjoys hiking, photography and spending time with his wife Joanne and three children: Nicholas, Benjamin and Jessica. He’s also trying to visit all the National Parks and National Park Reserves in Canada. He’s almost half-way there (22/48)!
Dr. Jamie Wickett
Dr. Jamie Wickett (she/her) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at
Western University in London, ON. She also works as a clinical team leader at the Victoria
Family Medical Centre, an academic teaching centre that is an outpatient clinic of the London
Health Sciences Centre. She practices comprehensive Family Medicine with special interests in
palliative care and care of the elderly. Dr. Wickett is currently the Associate Chair of the
Department of Family Medicine at Western. She has been recognized for excellence in teaching
and education with a Schulich Award of Excellence for Postgraduate Education and a Canadian
Association for Medical Education Certificate of Merit. Her research interests include medical
education and interdisciplinary care.
Dr. Daniel Leger
Dr. Daniel Leger is an Associate Professor for the Department of Family Medicine at Western University. Originally from Kingston, Ontario, he received his Bachelor of Life Sciences at Queen’s University, pursued his Medical Degree at the University of Ottawa and completed his Family Medicine residency at Western University. He is the creator of the Family Medicine Study Guide, a non-profit app designed to enhance family medicine education and help provide financial assistance to impoverished families worldwide. He has a keen interest in medical education, philanthropy and innovative teaching methods. He was the recipient of the Schulich Excellence in Education Award and received the Department’s own Best Core Family Medicine Teacher Award. He was also the recipient of the Canadian Family Physician of Canada Team Williams Innovation Grant and was also nominated for the Western Humanitarian Award for his work on the app.
Dr. Alishya Burrell
Dr. Alishya Burrell is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine. She
graduated from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Windsor Campus in 2014. She completed her training in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine at Western University. She is also completing her Master of Health Professions Education through the joint program from Maastricht University and the Centre for Education Research & Innovation at Western University.
Dr. Steven Joseph
Dr. Joseph is the Director of Primary Care Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Western University. Dr. Joseph provides care at Fowler Kennedy and the Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre. Dr. Joseph completed his Sport Medicine fellowship training with the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic. He earned his MA at UBC, MD at University of Calgary, and completed residency training in Family Medicine at Western University. Dr. Joseph previously served with the Canadian Forces as a Medical Officer and Flight Surgeon. He has special interests in ultrasound-guided procedures, sport/event planning, travel medicine and medical education. He continues to work part time as a rural emergency room physician. When not in clinic he enjoys his three kids, playing hockey, and cheering for his beloved Edmonton Oilers.
Dr. Joseph serves as a team physician for Rowing Canada, the London Lightning, and Western Varsity Hockey.
Dr. Michael Borrie
Michael Borrie, MB ChB, FRCPC is a Geriatrician and Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, The University of Western Ontario.
He is the Medical Director for the Aging Brain and Memory Clinic, an investigator with the Cognitive Clinical Research Group (CCRG), Past President of the Consortium for Canadian Centres for Clinical Cognitive Research (C5R).
His research interests include investigator-initiated studies for predictors of conversion from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer Disease (AD), including sensitive neuroimaging techniques, blood and cerebral spinal fluid biomarkers. He is the platform lead for the Comprehensive Assessment of Neurodegeneration and Aging (COMPASS-ND) observational study of the Canadian Collaboration on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).
Since 1995 the CCRG has been a leading Canadian research site conducting randomized controlled trials of new potential treatments for Subjective Cognitive Decline, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Dr. Rachel Kyle
Dr. Rachel Kyle is a Geriatrician with the Division of Geriatrics at Western University in London. Clinical interests include a holistic approach to geriatric care, emphasizing patient goals in care plans. Dr. Kyle did her undergraduate degree in Montreal at McGill University, then moved closer to home for her Medical degree and post-graduate training here at Western University. She is currently working to complete her Master's Degree in Health Care Quality Risk and Safety at Queen's University.
Dr. Cassandra Schulz
Dr. Cassandra Schulz is a family physician, currently working in Huron-Perth. She is also a member of the interprofessional team at ECHO Ontario Rheumatology at UHN. She completed Family Medicine residency at Western University in 2019, and went on to complete an additional year of training in Primary Care Rheumatology at Western University.
Dr. Michelle Welch
Michelle Welch is a Family Physician and Primary Care Rheumatologist who hails originally from Barbados. She is a graduate of Western’s Family Medicine program and their Fellowship program in Primary Care Rheumatology- the first of its kind to be offered in Canada.
She enjoys her Family Practice and receives community referrals for an Arthritis Clinic and Rapid Access Joint Injection clinic. She is passionate about physician wellness and lives in London with her husband and two children.
Dr. Loretta Seevaratnam
Loretta Seevaratnam is a family physician with an interest in child health. She completed medical school at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University as part of the class of 2006. She continued on at Western and completed family medicine residency and the Child Health Enhanced Skills Program.
She currently practices family medicine and hospitalist medicine in Clinton Ontario, and is the Lead Physician of the Clinton Family Health Team.
She is an adjunct professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, teaching medical students and residents for rural family medicine rotations, and is the Program Director for the Child Health Enhanced Skills Program.
Her best and most challenging pediatric training has come from my home-based program as a mother of three kids and two pups, who manage to present new challenges to her and her husband on a daily basis!
Dr. Amita Misir
Dr. Amita Misir is an associate professor and attending physician in the Department of Pediatrics and Division of Emergency Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine, Western University.
Amita’s main academic interests are in education, simulation, knowledge translation and global health. During her 9 years at Western she has been the Postgraduate Medical Education Director for her Division (2013-2020) and Chair then Committee member of the annual regional Pediatric Emergency Medicine Refresher Day (2015-present). She has also been heavily involved as a team member in a partnership project between Western and the University of Rwanda for training in maternal, newborn and child health. Most recently she has joined the Board of Directors of the Clinical Teachers’ Association (CTA) at Western and is also a member of the Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario (AMOSO) Governing Committee and AMOSO Opportunities Fund research committee. She enjoys teaching and learning with both trainees and colleagues and has regularly given talks at local, regional and national levels.