Professional education advisory committee


Michael E. Farkouh MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACC, FAHA
Peter Munk Chair in Multinational Clinical Trials
Director, Heart and Stroke/Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research,
Professor and Vice-Chair Research,
Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

W.J. Oczkowski MD, FRCPC
Professor and Head, Division of Neurology, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences


Lana Castellucci MD FRCPC MSc
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Associate Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Physician, The Ottawa Hospital, Thrombosis Program

Jo-Anne Costello, MScN, NP
Adult/Primary Care Provider

Emil Boychuk
Career Life Energy Consulting, career counsellor
Association of Career Educators (ACE), co-chair
Toronto District School Board, occasional teacher/counsellor
Person with lived experience Cardiac
Mission critical area council member, Heart & Stroke

Elaine Edwards RN, HBScN
Regional Stroke Educator, Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network, Thunder Bay Regional Health
Science Centre

David Engelberg DMD, MD, CCFP
Family Physician, Toronto
Lecturer, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto

Nadine Gauthier, MD, MEd, FRCPC
Content Expert in Undergraduate Cardiology Resident Coordinator for Cardiology, General site
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa

Ayman Hassan MD
Associate Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Clinical Science Division, Internal Medicine/Neurology Department
Medical Lead Neurology and Stroke Service, TBRHSC

Beth Linkewich,MPA, OT Reg.(Ont)
Regional Director, North & East GTA Stroke Network
Director, Regional Stroke Centre,Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Practice-Based Researcher, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Lecturer, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Toronto

Julie Lorenzin MScN, NP-PHC, CCN(c)
Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Care Program, London Health Sciences Centre

David McCarty MB, BCh, MRCP (UK)
Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Western University, London,

Ritesh Mistry MD, CCFP
Fellowship in Hospital Medicine
Hospitalist, William Osler Health Centre
Assistant Clinical Professor, Family Medicine, DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University

Aleksandra Pikula MD, DABPN, FAHA
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Division of Neurology, Stroke Program, UHN/TWH
Co-Director, Women's Neurology Fellowship, U of T
Clinic Lead, Combined CNS Vasculitis and Stroke in Young Clinic, TWH/MSH
Director, UHN Stroke Research Program, UHN/TWH
Associate Investigator, Framingham Study, Boston

Tammy Tebbutt RN, MN
District Stroke Coordinator, Director Waterloo Wellington District Stroke Program

Brent Wolfrom MD, CCFP
Family Physician, Kingston
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Queens University