Collaborators

We use a co-operative model to augment education and prevention resources around physician wellness. Essential to this model are the contributions of Physician and Non-Physician Collaborators within Alberta. Well Doc Alberta provides an avenue for those with physician wellness expertise to reach a broader audience and to train others to meet the increasing demands for physician wellness resources.

 

Collaborators may contribute in many ways including:

  • Sharing resources they have developed

  • Helping develop new education resources

  • Updating existing education resources (from personal or other sources)

  • Teaching education resource materials directly

  • Training other physicians to teach education resource materials


We currently have 44 Collaborators. We are pleased to introduce you to them all below.

Last Updated: November 23, 2021

Dr. Huma Ali, MDCM, MA (Calgary)

Dr. Ali is an Emergency Medicine Physician based primarily at South Health Campus in Calgary and a Clinical Lecturer, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Dr. Ali co-leads the Calgary Department of Emergency Medicine mentorship program and is a member of their Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group (EDI). She is a member of the EDI Advisory Committee to the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Board of Directors.

Dr. Diane L. Aubin, PhD (Edmonton)
Dr. Aubin is a health systems researcher and independent consultant whose work focuses on the emotional impact of errors on healthcare workers. She is currently the Executive Director, Alberta Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research, and a collaborator for the Shame and Medicine interdisciplinary research project.

Erin Botterill, R.Psych (Edmonton)
Erin Botterill is a Registered Psychologist based out of Pine Integrated Health Centre. Erin works with adults and specializes in perinatal mental health, anxiety, depression, stress reduction, and grief and loss.

Dr. Jeffrey Cao, MD, MBA (Calgary)
Dr. Cao is a Radiation Oncologist and Lead of the Oncology Leadership and Development Office at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary. Dr. Cao is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine, University Calgary. He is the president-elect of the Alberta Medical Association Radiation Oncology Section, and Chair of the Canadian Radiation Oncology Foundation.

 

Dr. Carli Rose Clemis, MD (Claresholm/Lethbridge)

Dr. Clemis is a Family Physician with a wide scope of practice in rural family medicine, sports medicine, and obstetrics. She works in Claresholm and Lethbridge.

Dr. Brian Cornelson, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Cornelson is a Family Physician at the East Calgary Health Centre in Calgary, and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

 

Dr. Erica Dance, MD (Edmonton)
Dr. Dance is a Emergency Physician at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Northeast Community Health Center in Edmonton. She is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Assistant Dean, Office of Advocacy & Wellbeing, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta.

Dr. Janet de Groot, MD, MSc (Calgary)
Dr. de Groot is a Psychiatrist with the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and Foothills Medical Centre. Her clinical work includes providing and supervising clinicians in a psychological intervention for individuals with advanced cancer and a close other. She is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Oncology, and Community Health Sciences at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

 

Dr. Roisin Dempsey, MD (Claresholm)

Dr. Dempsey is a Family Physician working in rural medicine in Claresholm and a clinical educator for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Dr. Karen Fruetel, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Fruetel is a specialist in Geriatric Medicine and is based primarily at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary. Dr. Fruetel is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

Dr. Rachel Grimminck, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Grimminck is a General Adult Psychiatrist practicing emergency and inpatient psychiatry, as well as group psychotherapy, at the Foothills Medical Centre and Psychiatric Emergency Services where she also serves as Clinical Medical Director. She is President of the Foothills Medical Centre Staff Association and a Clinical Assistant Professor and Simulation Lead in the Department of Psychiatry, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

Dr. Jori Hardin, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Hardin is a Dermatologist based out of the Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre in Calgary. Dr. Hardin is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Section of Dermatology in the Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calg
ary.

 

Dr. Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, MD (Calgary)

Dr. Holroyd-Leduc is an academic Geriatrician and Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. She is also head for the Department of Medicine and the Brenda Strafford Foundation Chair in Geriatric Medicine.

Dr. Shelley Howk, MD (Cochrane)
Dr. Howk is a retired Family Physician, after 25 years of practice in Southern Alberta. Dr. Howk is the Senior Medical Advisor, Continuing Competence for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

 

Dr. Rabiya Jalil, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Jalil is a Family Physician with an interest in Women’s Health, based out of the Rockyview General Hospital and East Calgary Health Centre. She is the Associate Director for MD Admissions, and the Medical Director for the Alberta International Medical Graduate Program. Dr. Jalil is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. 

Dr. Barbara Kellner, MD (Calgary) 
Dr. Kellner is a retired Dermatologist, who practiced in Calgary. Dr. Kellner holds the appointment of Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

 

Dr. Atul Khullar, MD (Edmonton)

Dr. Atul Khullar is a Psychiatrist and sleep specialist. He is the Medical Director of the Northern Alberta Sleep Clinic in Edmonton and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta.

 

Dr. Susan Kuhn, MD (Calgary)

Dr. Kuhn is a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.  Her interests include tropical medicine, migrant health, and medical humanism.

 

Dr. Vikas Kuriachan, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Kuriachan is a Cardiologist based at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute in Calgary, who specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology. He is a Clinical Associate Professor, Wellness Officer, and Deputy Head of Education, Department of Cardiac Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

Dr. Marc-Antoine Landry, MD (Edmonton)

Dr. Landry is a Neonatologist at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta. He is a Course Director of a Mindfulness Elective for medical and dental trainees.
 

Dr. Ryan Lenz, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Lenz is a medical educator and a General Internist in Calgary, based out of the Rockyview General Hospital.

Dr. Cheryl Mack, MD, MA (Edmonton) 
Dr. Mack is an anesthesiologist working with the ASSIST Program. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics as well as the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre, University of Alberta. Dr. Mack is Medical Lead for Complex and Essential Pediatric Medical Process at the Stollery Children's Hospital and Chair for both the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Ethics Committee and Clinical Ethics for the Stollery Children’s Hospital, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, and Edmonton Kaye Clinic. She is the incoming 2021 Vice President for the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association.

Dr. Sarah McPherson, MD (Calgary) 

Dr. McPherson is an Emergency Medicine Physician based out of the Foothills Medical Centre and Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Wellness in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

Dr. Anton Nel, MD, MBChB (Okotoks)
Dr. Nel is a Family Medicine and Urgent Care Physician based out of the Mokala Medical Clinic in Okotoks. He is a Clinical Lecturer and Preceptor for the Department of Family Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Dr. Nel is the Past Chair of the Calgary Rural PCN Provider Corp.

Dr. Robert Pauly, MD, MSc (Edmonton)
Dr. Pauly is a Nephrologist at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton. He is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and Assistant Dean, Wellness for the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta.

Dr. Paula Pearce, MD (Calgary)

Dr. Pearce is a specialist in Geriatric Medicine and General Internal Medicine. She is Program Director, Geriatric Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

Dr. Nicole Racine, PhD, R.Psych (Calgary)
Dr. Racine is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary.

Dr. Tom Rosenal, MD, MSc (Calgary)
Dr. Rosenal is a retired Critical Care Physician and Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Calgary. Dr. Rosenal is the Director, Arts & Humanities in Healthcare and Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

Dr. Amanda Roze des Ordons, MD, MMEd (Calgary)
Dr. Roze des Ordons is a Medical Educator and Physician in critical care medicine, palliative medicine and anesthesiology at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

 

Dr. Shannon Ruzycki, MD (Calgary)

Dr. Ruzycki is a General Internist in Calgary, based out of the Foothills Medical Centre. She is the Associate Director of Physician Wellness and Vitality for the Department of Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. 

Dr. Charles H. Samuels, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Samuels is a Family Physician with a specialization in sleep medicine, and is Medical Director at the Centre of Sleep and Human Performance in Calgary. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary.

Dr. Amonpreet Sandhu, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Sandhu is a Hospital Pediatrician at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. She is the Director of Pediatric Post Graduate Medical Education at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

Dr. Serena Siow, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Siow is a Family Physician and Hospitalist based primarily at the Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary and Deputy Section Chief Medical Inpatients for the Department of Family Medicine, Calgary Zone. She is a champion for improving wellness through system and culture change. She has a special interest in wellness coaching, empowering physicians to create sustainable change towards personal and professional wellness. 

 

Dr. Sharron Spicer, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Spicer is a Pediatrician at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, and a Medical Advisor for the Alberta Medical Association. Dr. Spicer is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership.

Lindsay Storm, MSW, RSW (Calgary)

Lindsay Storm is a registered social worker based at the South Health Campus in Calgary. She is formally trained in the delivery of Schwartz rounds, and also operates her own counselling practice.

 

Dr. John(y) Van Aerde, MD, PhD (Edmonton)
Dr. Van Aerde is a Neonatologist, a clinician-researcher who has held multiple leadership roles, and Clinical Professor emeritus of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta. He is the Executive Medical Director of the Canadian Society for Physician leaders and Faculty of the Physician Leadership Institute (PLI-CMA). He continues to study physician leadership within health system complexity and delivers courses to develop related skills.

Dr. Elizabeth Wallace, MD (Calgary)

Dr. Elizabeth Wallace is a Psychiatrist and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Calgary.  She is also a Training and Supervising Analyst with the Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis, and she practices psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, with a focus on mental health for physicians and other health professionals. 

Dr. Eric Wasylenko, MD, MHSc (Bioethics) (Okotoks)
Dr. Wasylenko is a Palliative Care Physician and Clinical Ethicist. He has recently retired from medical practice and from a role as Medical Director, Health System Ethics & Policy for the Health Quality Council of Alberta. He continues in several advisory roles as a clinical ethicist, and works with a number of provincial and national health agencies in other committee roles. He has academic appointments as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Palliative Medicine at the University of Calgary, and as an Associate Clinical Professor, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre at the University of Alberta. 

Dr. Sarah Weeks, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Weeks is a Cardiologist and an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Cardiac Sciences at the University of Calgary. She is also a Faculty Advisory Against Mistreatment for Undergraduate Medical Education at the Cumming School of Medicine.

Dr. Jennifer J. Williams, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Williams is a Clinical Gastroenterologist and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Deputy Department Head, Clinical, Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. She is the Medical Representative, South Sector, Physician Health and Diversity, Alberta Health Services, and serves on the Alberta Medical Association’s Board of Directors. 

Dr. Karen-Rose Wilson, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Wilson a Hospital Pediatrician specializing in pediatric palliative medicine at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary.

Dr. Ian Wishart, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Wishart is a Physician specializing in Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine in Calgary. Dr. Wishart is Director of Interprofessional Education, a Master Teacher in Undergraduate Medical Education, and a Clinical Associate Professor at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

 

Dr. Jennine Wismark, MD (Edmonton)
Dr. Wismark is a Family Physician in Edmonton. While serving as President of the Grey Nuns Medical Staff Association, she and her team developed a Peer Support Program and advocated for physician wellness. She is currently the Associate Chief Medical Officer, Physician Wellness and Development for Covenant Health where she continues to advocate for physician wellness programs and healthy work environments for physicians.

Michelle Zepeda, MSc (Calgary)
Michelle Zepeda is a Doctoral Candidate in the Clinical Psychology program in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts,
University of Calgary.