Resident Doctors of Canada Announces 2019/20 Board of Directors

OTTAWA – Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) today announced the election of its 2019-2020 Board of Directors. The 19-member Board represents more than 10,000 resident physicians in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, the Maritime Provinces and Newfoundland & Labrador.

Dr. Emily Stewart, who served as Vice President in 2018-2019, was elected President of this year’s Board. “I am honoured to serve as President of RDoC for what I am certain will be an exciting year, marked by organizational growth and effective advocacy for on behalf of our membership across Canada” said Stewart. Dr. Stewart is a current PGY-4 Emergency Medicine resident physician at the University of British Columbia, and previously studied at the University of Toronto and Dalhousie University.

Todd Coopee, RDoC’s Interim Executive Director, said, “I am very much looking forward to working with our 10 new directors and 9 returning directors in continuing to champion excellence in medical education, resident wellness, and health systems as the national voice of resident doctors.”

The Board’s new directors for 2019-2020 are:

  • Dr. Mowad Benguzzi
  • Dr. Michael Benusic
  • Dr. Derek Chan
  • Dr. Justin Cottrell
  • Dr. Esther Kim
  • Dr. Anthea Lafreniere
  • Dr. Mike MacGillivary
  • Dr. Franco Rizzuti
  • Dr. Sarah Silverberg
  • Dr. Samantha Woodrow Mullett

The following directors have returned for 2019-2020:

  • Dr. Tehmina Ahmad
  • Dr. Michael Arget, Past President
  • Dr. Leo Fares
  • Dr. Aarun Leekha, Vice President
  • Dr. Jordyn Lerner, Treasurer
  • Dr. Nicholas Monfries
  • Dr. Bethany Ostrowerka
  • Dr. Seyara Shwetz, Board Chair and Corporate Secretary
  • Dr. Emily Stewart, President

For additional information on current Board Members, please visit the Resident Doctors of Canada website.

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About Resident Doctors of Canada
Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) represents over 10,000 resident doctors across Canada. Established in 1972, we are a not-for-profit organization providing a unified, national voice for our membership. RDoC collaborates with other national health organizations to foster excellence in training, wellness, and patient care.