Who to Contact

Designated Leaders

We encourage you to reach out to a designated leader by using the Online Disclosure Form or by direct contact via email. We will strive to contact you within 7 business days of receipt of the submission to initiate a discussion (if you provided your identity on submission).

Email communications should be clearly dated and labelled “Confidential report for the attention of Dr.” to ensure priority review.
 

Dr. Reena Pattani

Dr. Reena Pattani
Director of Learner Experience,
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

reena.pattani@utoronto.ca

I am a clinician-educator in the Department of Medicine and a staff physician in Internal Medicine at St Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto. I have worked with learners at all levels on the frontlines and also served as the Internal Medicine clerkship site co-director and the General Internal Medicine Fellowship site director at my hospital. In these roles, my goal has been to help learners thrive, and not just survive, through their training. Training to become a physician is challenging in so many ways, and we have a responsibility to ensure that you have support and guidance to become the best versions of yourselves.  If you feel unsettled by something that you have experienced or witnessed, I am here for you to unpack it and determine next best steps. I will earn your trust and work hard to be your advocate. Please feel free to contact me anytime!
 

Dr. Meeta Patel

Dr. Meeta Patel
Assistant Director of Learner Experience,
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

md.patel@utoronto.ca

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM), within the Division of Emergency Medicine (EM) and a staff physician in emergency medicine at North York General Hospital (NYGH).  I am a Faculty Development Lead for the Division of EM, DFCM.  I am an educator in Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Continuing Medical Education and have held roles in education leadership such as the Preclerkship Site Director and Undergraduate EM Site Director at NYGH.  I have an interest in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion as it pertains to health and learning locally within the hospital and university as well as advocacy in having all voices heard and supported. 

Marina Mammon

Marina Mammon
Learner Life Specialist,
Learner Experience

marina.mammon@utoronto.ca

I am a registered social worker with experience in the areas of workplace stress and burnout. I have a background in clinical social work, mediation, and mindfulnesswhich has informed my work in the Learner Experience office.  I also work as a Learner Life Specialist with the Office of Learner Affairs (OLA) and have previously worked as a Wellness Consultant at Post Graduate Wellness. My goal is to provide learners with support in navigating challenging academic and professional environments. I use a trauma-informed lens in my practice and strive to create a safe space that is non-judgemental and confidential, to enable learners to discuss their concerns and receive support. 

Saunia Palmer Nelson

Saunia Palmer-Nelson
Learner Life Specialist,

Learner Experience

saunia.palmernelson@utoronto.ca

I'm a Registered Psychotherapist and have 7 years of experience. Prior to becoming a Learner Life Specialist, I worked at Turning Point Youth Services as a Counsellor for an Intensive In Home program, as well as Associated Youth Services as a family Counsellor and Morneau Shepell as a Counsellor. My areas of expertise and subjects I've received training in are cognitive behavioural therapy, emotionally focused therapy, crisis intervention, trauma, family dynamics, anxiety and depression. I've enjoyed my work experiences so far, and I am ready to apply my skills to working with learners who have witnessed or experienced mistreatment, to support them in navigating available processes.