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Office of the Vice Dean, Medical Education

The role of the Office of the Vice Dean, Medical Education is to provide strategic and operational leadership and support for the alignment and integration of learner supports and programs, faculty processes and systems across the continuum of medical education.  

Dr. Patricia Houston

Vice Dean, Medical Education



Executive Assistant to Vice Dean


Paul Tonin

Senior Project Manager, Strategic Initiatives


Ricardo Saldarriaga

Administrative Coordinator


Mahan Kulasegaram

Temerty Chair, Learner Assessment and Program Evaluation


Heather Flett

Temerty Professor, Learner Wellness


Lynsey Mellon

Communications Officer


Emma Sanchez-Swaren

Research, Awards & Honours Officer


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) oversees almost 400 accredited courses and conferences attended by thousands of Canadian and international health care professionals. Approximately 8,000 Temerty Faculty of Medicine alumni return annually to learn in high-quality programs. A detailed list of CPD contacts can be found at cpd.utoronto.ca/about-us/contact-cpd/

6th floor, 500 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V7

Dr. Suzan Schneeweiss

Associate Dean, CPD


Vashty Hawkins

Executive Assistant to Associate Dean and Director

(416) 946-7903

Trevor Cuddy




Faculty Development

The Office of Faculty Development offers a variety of opportunities to help medical educators prepare for their teaching roles across the medical education continuum at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Jana Lazor

Director of Faculty Development, MD Program

Dr. Susanna Talarico

Lead, Faculty Development, MD Program

May Brydges

Faculty Development Administrator, MD Program


MD Program

The MD program is one of the largest undergraduate medical education programs in Canada and it is delivered in partnership with 30+ affiliated clinical teaching sites, including nine fully affiliated hospitals and research institutes and four associate affiliated hospitals. A detailed list of MD Program contacts can be found at md.utoronto.ca/contact  

Dr. Marcus Law

Associate Dean, MD Program


Barbra MacDonald

Executive Assistant to Associate Dean


Nadia Taylor

Director of Operations



Office of Learner Affairs

The Office of Learner Affairs is dedicated to supporting students in achieving their full academic and personal potential within Faculty of Medicine’s 'programs. They have expertise in a variety of areas, and access to extensive resources and networks within the University and surrounding communities.

St. George campus - C. David Naylor Building, 6 Queen's Park Crescent West, room 309

Dr. Tony Pignatiello

Associate Dean, Learner Affairs


Jonathon Dionisi

Executive Assistant to Associate Dean


Sobiya Syed

Acting Manager, Operations and Learner Affairs


Karen Crow

Manager, Operations and Learner Affairs (Currently on Leave)



Physician Scientist Training Program

Physician scientist training programs aim to prepare physicians‐in‐training for a career of leading medical discovery, and application of new knowledge to improve human health. These programs aim to educate a physician‐in‐training to become bilingual in medicine and scientific research.

Room 2256, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A8

Dr. Nicola Jones

Director, Integrated Physician Scientist Training Programs

Davina Clarke

Administrative Assistant to Director

Andrew McLeod

Program Manager

Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME)

Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) oversees training in 75 residency programs accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 31 affiliated training sites. A detailed list of PGME contacts can be found at https://pgme.utoronto.ca/about-pgme/pgme-staff-list/

Dr. Meredith Giuliani

Associate Dean, PGME



Executive Coordinator


Maureen Morris

Director of Operations


Caroline Abrahams

Director, Policy, Analysis & Systems