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Dr. Tommy Chan

Dr. Tommy Chan is a dual board-certified neurologist in Canada and USA. He is a United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) accredited headache specialist. He completed a 5-year adult neurology residency training program at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He was appointed as chief neurology resident. He completed a Headache Fellowship training at Stanford University before returning as an Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario and a Headache Neurologist at London Health Sciences Center. He is the Director of the John H. Kreeft Headache Clinic and Chairman for the National Neurology Resident Headache Course.He is a well published author with most recent publications in CMAJ on ‘Diagnosis and acute management of migraine’ and ‘Pharmacological prevention of migraine.’ 

Dr. Samantha Boshart

Aani, my name is Samantha Boshart. I was born and raised within the Great Lakes Basin. I was
born to parents with two very different life experiences: My mother a First Nations woman
from the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and my Father a descendant of German
Settlers. I have always been curious about the human condition and what is called natural law.
I studied Medical Science at Western University and went on to become a Family Physician
while at the same time re-connecting to Indigenous Knowledge that accelerated my own
healing. I am passionate about learning, teaching and supporting the healing of individuals,
families and nations. I hold positions as adjunct professor for the department of Family
Medicine in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry as well as the Regional Indigenous
Cancer lead for the Southwest Regional Cancer program. I am currently working towards
establishing a First Nations Led healing team. I am a mother, an aunt, a sister, a daughter and a
granddaughter. I take care of a dog named Nimkii (thunder) a German Shepherd with an
attitude. I enjoy preparing food for my relations, swimming in lake huron, walking, yoga,
reading, singing, dancing and riding horses.

Dr. Sonja Reichert

Dr. Sonja M. Reichert is a primary care physician, Associate Professor, American Board
of Obesity Medicine Diplomate, and clinician- researcher. Clinically, she works at the
St. Joseph’s Primary Care Diabetes Support Program, and St. Joseph’s Family Medical
Dr. Reichert is the current Dr. Brian W. Gilbert Research Chair (Western University) in
Primary Care Research, with a focus on diabetes, multi-morbidity, obesity, and the
integration of exercise as medicine into patients’ lives, all observed through the primary
care lens.
Dr. Reichert has published several peer-reviewed articles and is a current contributor to
the Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines (Diabetes Remission, 2023). She is an
award-winning teacher, and director of Western’s PGY3 Enhanced Skills Chronic
Disease Management Program. Her passion for teaching extends to a variety of students
including Post Graduate (Family Physician Residents), and Graduate (Masters and
Doctoral) candidates.
Dr. Reichert holds a BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, an MSc in
Exercise Physiology from the University of Toronto and an MD from McMaster

Dr. John McNaught

Dr John McNaught is a leading reproductive endocrinologist based in London, Ontario. He is the Medical Director of CReATe Fertility London – a Partner Clinic of CReATe Fertility Centre, Toronto – one of Canada’s largest IVF Centres and nationally acclaimed in reproductive medicine and ground-breaking research.

He specializes in treating women with PCOS, endometriosis, recurrent IVF failures, recurrent pregnancy losses and male infertility cases. He has expertise in individualized personal care, assisted conception, male infertility, pelvic ultrasound, embryo transfer and IUI.

Over the years he has helped thousands of single, heterosexual and LGBTQ+ patients build their families. Dr McNaught’s medical approach is refreshingly unique, personalized and backed with medical research – all aimed at providing individual patients with their best possible outcome. Dr. McNaught’s empathetic style focuses on counseling and he considers natural fertility therapy as an area of specialization.

He also participates and conducts numerous online sessions and webinars to educate patients of all types about their options with fertility treatments.

Most importantly, Dr. McNaught is passionate about what he does. He treats each case with the care and respect it deserves, working tirelessly to help patients reach their ultimate goal: a healthy child.

Devin Singh - Keynote Speaker

Dr. Devin Singh is a practicing Paediatric Emergency Medicine Physician from the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Western in medical sciences and went to work for the Ontario Provincial Government as a business analyst. Afterwards, he attended medical school at the University of Sydney, Australia with his paediatric residency and emergency medicine subspecialty training at SickKids Hospital. His research focuses on the use of machine learning to solve some of healthcare’s largest problems. He is the Physician Lead for Clinical Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at SickKids for the Division of Emergency Medicine and has completed a Masters of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. Most recently he founded Hero AI, an innovative health tech start-up dedicated to empowering patients and healthcare providers with AI.

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 is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Western
University. She works as a clinical team leader at the Victoria Family Medical Centre, an
academic teaching centre in London, ON. 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.

Dr. Jeff Alfonsi

Dr Alfonsi is a Specialist in Internal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Lifestyle and Obesity medicine. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) and in the department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr Alfonsi also served as director of medical affairs at Ontario Telemedicine Network/Ontario Health for 5 years and continues to have a keen interest in virtual care and the clinical use of technology. 

Dr. Yiannis  Iordanous

Dr Yiannis Iordanous is a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist with sub-specialty training in
Pediatric Ophthalmology. He currently practices at the Ivey Eye Institute located in St
Joseph's Health Care, London. He holds the rank of Associate Professor at the
University of Western Ontario. He undertook his undergraduate studies in Life Sciences
at the University of Toronto. This was followed by medical school and Ophthalmology
residency at the Schulich School of Medicine, at Western University. He then went on to
complete fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the
University of Ottawa.
Dr Iordanous has a strong interest in medical education, and completed his Masters in
Health Professions Education (MHPE) in 2021 through a program jointly offered by
Western University and the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. He recently
completed his term as Ophthalmology Residency Program Director at Western
When not attending to his busy practice, he enjoys spending time with his wife and
three children.

Dr. Eldon Loh

Dr. Eldon Loh (MD, FRCPC) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Western University, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Consultant Physiatrist at Parkwood Institute and the St. Joseph’s Health Centre Pain Clinic in London, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Loh is also an Associate Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute and medical director of the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation program at Parkwood Institute. He completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Alberta in 2010 and a clinical fellowship in interventional pain management at HealthPointe Medical Centre in 2011. His clinical and research interests include interventional pain management and chronic neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury. He is chair of the panel that developed the Canadian Best Practice Guidelines for Neuropathic Pain after spinal cord injury (the CanPainSCI guidelines), and also chairs the PVA Pain guideline development group. He is also former chair of the research division of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (CAPMR).

Dr. Saadia Jan

Dr. Saadia Jan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and a clinical
team leader and Medical Centre Director at the St. Joseph’s Family Medical Centre. Her
practice is broad-based with a special interest in mental health, palliative care, sexual assault
and domestic violence, women’s health, and dermatological and aesthetics procedures. She is
a passionate advocate for including new technologies and hands on skills in the practice of
family medicine, such as dermoscopy. Her mission is to inspire and help train at least 50% of
family physicians in the London area to include dermoscopy in their practices.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children and being an avid reader, belongs
to 2 book clubs. She took up running in the last year.

Dr. Jessica Howard

Dr. Jessica Howard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.  She practices comprehensive family medicine at the Ilderton teaching site and has a focused practice in Skin Disorders.  She is a Western Grad through and through, completing all but her dermatology training at Western. She is the proud wife of Dr. Shiraz Malik and an even prouder Mum of 3 kids. She is passionate about teaching, collecting PC points and running and cycling long distances in relatively straight lines.

Dr. Ian Toft

Dr. Ian Toft is a family physician practising in dermatology at the Thompson Medical Centre in
London, Ontario. He completed the Diploma in Practical Dermatology from Cardiff University in
2013. His focus is skin cancer medicine. From his previous career as an emergency physician, he
is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine &
Dentistry, Western University. He and his wife are adjusting to being intermittent empty-
nesters. While not working, he enjoys cycling, birding and travelling to discover new baseball

Dr. Faria Rubab

Dr. Rubab is an Adjunct Professor UWO.  She graduated with an MBBS from Fatimah Jinnah University in Pakistan 1997.  She completed her residency in family medicine in 2016 from Western University. After completion of her residency she acquired a diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff UK in 2018.  She currently practices as  a family physician in London , Ontario where she also does  GP Dermatology and works as community palliative care physician.  She is also doing Masters in clinical sciences from Western.  She takes students and residents in practice.

Dr. George Dresser

Dr. Dresser is an Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western
University in the divisions of Clinical Pharmacology/Toxicology and General Internal Medicine.
He completed his undergraduate and graduate training in Internal Medicine at the University of
Western Ontario in 1998. After receiving accreditation in Clinical Pharmacology from the Royal
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1999, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship
position in Clinical Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. In 2004, Dr. Dresser
completed a Ph.D. in Pharmacology & Toxicology under the supervision of Dr. David Bailey.
Dr. Dresser is a member of the Hypertension Canada recommendations task force. He is active
clinically as a General Internist, with specialty interests in Hypertension, Anticoagulation in atrial
fibrillation, and general vascular risk reduction.

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