Resident Profiles

These first-person accounts are intended to help learners with their career decision-making process. The story-telling format presents a “true-to-life” description of what it is really like to be a trainee or practicing physician in various specialties by presenting the personal experience of a Resident Doctor or New-in-Practice Physician.

Disclaimer: These specialty profiles illustrate some aspects of the lives of individual residents/physicians, and convey their personal perspectives on the challenges, opportunities, and rewards of their chosen fields. These views may not be shared by all residents, as there is tremendous diversity in lifestyle, experience, and interest among the residents in each specialty.

Please note, RDoC will not provide contact details for any of the physicians who’s profiles are published on our website. Should you wish to get in contact with one of the physicians featured on our website please consult the applicable provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons to locate their current office contact information.

Dr. Kevin An

PGY-5 Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Blair Bigham

PGY-1 Emergency Medicine

Dr. Harman Chaudhry

PGY-3 Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Laura Dawson

PGY-2 Internal Medicine

Dr. Caitlin Lees

PGY-3 Internal Medicine and Clinician Investigator Program

Dr. Lisa Liang

PGY-3 Sports Exercise Medicine

Dr. Elizabeth Niedra

New-in-Practice, Geriatric Medicine; Care of the Elderly

Dr. Amanda Ritsma

PGY-2 Psychiatry

Dr. Amir Safavi

PGY-2 Radiation Oncology

Dr. Natasha Snelgrove

PGY-5 Psychiatry

Dr. Brandon Tang

PGY-3 Internal Medicine

Dr. Sherman Wong

PGY-3 General Surgery