SEE™ Faculty

David Armstrong

Hamilton, ON


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Robert Berger

Dieppe, New Brunswick


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Mark Borgaonkar

St. John’s, Newfoundland


Dr. Borgaonkar completed his Gastroenterology training at McMaster in 1999 and is currently Associate Professor of Medicine at Memorial University. He has been a faculty member with the Residents Endoscopy Training Course since 2007 and the Gastroenterology Residents In-Training Course since 2010, which he co-chaired in 2015 and 2016. He has conducted research on various aspects of quality in endoscopy, including being a co-author of the CAG guidelines on safety and quality indicators in endoscopy and the lead author on the CAG guideline on indicators of safety compromise in endoscopy. He has been involved with the SEE program since 2014 and is one of three certified SEE faculty at the Newfoundland SEE training centre in St. John’s. He serves as the quality lead for the Newfoundland and Labrador Colon Cancer Screening Program.

Robert Enns

Vancouver, British Columbia


Dr. Enns practise in Vancouver associated with UBC at St Paul's Hospital as a therapeutic endoscopist. His background is in technology assessment with strong interests in research, training, education and clinical care. He is the present Head of Gastroenterology for the Division at UBC, Vancouver Coastal Lead for the colon cancer screening program in British Columbia and Co-Director for the therapeutics endoscopy training program in Vancouver. He works daily with trainees of all levels in Gastroenterology and is intimately involved in various aspects of quality improvement/assessment (including: Direct Observation of Procedural Skills) for endoscopists in BC. His research entails over 200 publications in various aspects of endoscopy and he continues to promote research in various areas including quality control. The initiatives for Skills Enhancement in Endoscopy™ had initially been developed at a time when Dr. Enns was VP of Clinical Affairs with CAG many years ago and he is thrilled to see that the program has continued to develop and grow.

Dana Farina

Halifax, Nova Scotia


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Michael Gould

Etobicoke, Ontario


Dr. Michael Gould has a busy GI/ Hepatology practice in Vaughan and is a staff gastroenterologist at the Etobicoke Campus of the William Osler Health System. He is the President and Medical Director of the Vaughan Endoscopy Clinic, an endoscopy centre @ Pine Valley and Hwy # 7 in Vaughan Ontario.

He is the Vice President and a partner in the Toronto Digestive Disease Associates clinical research group, which has participated in many GI clinical research trials in all aspects of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, including Irritable bowel syndrome. He is a principal investigator on many trials.

He is a Past Chief of Medicine of the William Osler Health System. He is a past President and one of the founders, of the Ontario Association of Gastroenterology (OAG), and currently sits on the OAG board of directors. He is a board member of the Israel Cancer Research Fund. He was the Cancer Care Ontario Endoscopy Lead from 2011- 2014, and helped design the Endoscopy QBP. He currently is the Endoscopy Director at William Osler Health System.

He has been a member of numerous colon screening, guideline and quality committees at both a provincial and national level. He is a faculty member for the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Skills Enhancement in Endoscopy program, and is a recognized leader in endoscopic quality. He is the co-chair of the OAG’s Post Digestive Disease Week educational meeting, which occurs annually.

Eric Greenwald

Hamilton, Ontario


Dr. Greenwald completed Gastroenterology residency training in 2007 at McMaster University and has been on faculty ever since. He is currently the Director of the Adult Gastroenterology Residency Program at McMaster University. He has been teaching endoscopy training and upskilling courses since 2012.

Steven Heitman

Calgary, Alberta


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Lawrence Hookey

Kingston, Ontario


Dr. Hookey is a gastroenterologist at Queen's University. He completed his gatsroenterology fellowship in 2003, and an interventional endoscopy and clinical trials fellowship in Belgium and France in 2005. He has an interest in therapeutic endoscopy and one of his research interests is in competency based training in endoscopy. He was program director of the GI training program for several years and is currently division chair.

Eric Lam

Vancouver, British Columbia


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Jon Love

Fergus, Ontario


Jonathan Love is a Gastroenterologist and Therapeutic Endoscopist who recently relocated from Calgary to Fergus, Ontario. He studied medicine at Queen's, and after his Internal Medicine residency in Toronto and a GI subspecialty in Edmonton, he did a fellowship in Therapeutic Endoscopy with Professor Michel Cremer in Brussels Belgium. In Calgary he was the Head of the Therapeutic Endoscopy Training Program from 2004 to 2012.

Dr. Love has an interest in Post Graduate Medical Education in GI Endoscopy. In 2013 he was given the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine's Continuing Medical Education award for his work in colon upskilling and training and is on the national faculty for the Skills Enhancement in Endoscopy (SEE) Program that is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. He is the GI Endoscopy Lead for the Waterloo Wellington Region.

Don MacIntosh

Halifax, Nova Scotia


I have been a member of GI division in Halifax (Dalhousie University) since 1999. Work interests have included Therapeutic endoscopy and IBD. My first exposure to a new way to do colonoscopy occurred in 2009 when I was bitten by the bug during my first Train-the-Trainer course. I subsequently led the development of skills improvement courses for the NS CRC screening program in 2011 and have been a national co-lead for the CAG SEE program since 2012. I have had the pleasure of meeting many people while teaching SEE courses across the country. This also appealed to my love of travel.

Charles Menard

Sherbrooke, Quebec


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Husein Moloo

Ottawa, Ontario


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Jeff Mosko

Toronto, Ontario


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Sandra Nelles

Mississauga, Ontario


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Dave Pace

St. John's, Newfoundland


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Alaa Rostom

Ottawa, Ontario


Dr. Alaa Rostom is the Chair of the Division of Gastroenterology at the Ottawa Hospital / University of Ottawa and co-chairs the CAG SEE program. Dr. Rostom returned to Ottawa from the University of Calgary where he spent 7 years planning and implementing the Calgary zone colorectal cancer screening program. He was the Education Chair of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (term ended Feb 2010), and Chief Examiner for Gastroenterology for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (term ended Oct 2010). Dr. Rostom is highly involved in endoscopy skills training. Dr. Rostom’s research interests include research and clinical trial methodology, systematic reviews, patient reported outcomes, and knowledge dissemination. He has conducted extensive research in the areas of GI toxicity of NSAIDs, COX-2 Inhibitors, Celiac Disease, and colonoscopy preparation. Dr. Rostom has participated in and conducted consensus conferences on Celiac Disease, NSAID/COX-2 Inhibitors, and GI bleeding, and is currently co-leading the Canadian consensus conference on Celiac Disease.

Chris Smith

St. John's, Newfoundland


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Richard Sultanian

Edmonton, Alberta


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Jennifer Telford

Vancouver, British Columbia


Dr. Telford graduated from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Honors Physiology. She then completed her Medical Degree and Internal Medicine residency at the University of British Columbia, following which she pursued a Gastroenterology fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Telford also completed her Master’s in Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health with a focus in Clinical Effectiveness and an advanced endoscopy fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital learning ERCP and EUS. She is presently a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia working out of St. Paul’s Hospital and the Medical Director for the British Columbia Colon Screening Program. Her areas of interest are outcomes in endoscopy and colorectal cancer screening.

Frances Tse

Hamilton, Ontario


Dr. Frances Tse is an Associate Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology at McMaster University. Dr. Tse grew up in Hong Kong, and came to Canada in 1990. She undertook her undergraduate studies in Biochemistry at the University of Calgary, Alberta. She received her medical degree (M.D.) from the University of Calgary in 1998, and trained in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at McMaster University. She then completed a two-year clinical and research fellowship in advanced therapeutic endoscopy including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endosocopic ultrasound (EUS) at McGill University under the mentorship of Dr. Alan Barkun, Dr. Josee Parent and Dr. Pascal Burtin. She joined the Division of Gastroenterology at McMaster University in 2005. She became the Director of the Adult GI Training Program at McMaster University in 2009. She is an editor for the Cochrane Upper Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Diseases Group and the Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology. She has been involved in the development of international guidelines for the management of non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding, acute pancreatitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Tse’s clinical interests are Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic mucosal resection, and therapeutic endoscopy. Her research interests are in endoscopy training and evaluation of endoscopic technologies. She attended the Joing Advisory Group (JAG) Training the Colonoscopy Trainers courses in the UK in 2011 and has been involved in many CAG SEE Training courses since then.

Catharine Walsh

Toronto, Ontario


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Kevin Waschke

Montreal, Quebec


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Iman Zandieh

Victoria, British Columbia


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