Jonathan Bertram, MD, CCFP, is an addiction medicine physician at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health with a special interest in First Nations outreach, and older adults in the context of pain and addictions treatment. He is a consultant physician on geriatric addictions management to Community Outreach Programs in Addictions (COPA), and runs a community practice in pain, family medicine and addictions in Bowmanville, Ontario.
Joel Bordman, MD, DAAPM, CISAM, is credentialed in addiction and pain management by international societies, and has lectured on these topics throughout Canada and internationally. He is a mentor to other doctors as part of the Ontario College of Family Physicians’s Medical Mentoring for Addictions and Pain (MMAP). Dr. Bordman has experience in emergency medicine, palliative care, family practice and long-term care. His main interest is in treating opioid addiction and assessing chronic pain treatment in patients with complex concerns.
Sharon Cirone, MD, FCFPC, CAC(AM) is a family physician in focused practice with youth with alcohol and other substance use problems. She practises in hospital- and community-based programs in Toronto and in remote Indigenous communities in northwestern Ontario. Dr. Cirone works with partners: patients and their families, community-based child and adolescent mental health and addiction agencies, and education and policy development programs.
She is excited to share the experiences of working with youth with opioid use disorders.
Tanya Hauck, MD, PhD, FRCPC, recently completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of Toronto and is finishing a clinical and research fellowship in addiction psychiatry at the University of Toronto and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She is also enrolled in the Clinician Investigator Program and is completing a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology in addictions psychiatry. Her research interests are health services and addictions psychiatry.
Wiplove Lamba, MD, FRCPC, Dip ABAM, ISAM(C), DAPN, is an addiction psychiatrist at the University of Toronto. He is a lecturer in the Department of Anesthesia and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry. He has given more than 20 workshops nationally, and numerous workshops locally and provincially, to help build skills in working with people with substance use problems.
He is the Ontario regional co-director for the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine, and the medical co-lead of ECHO Ontario Addiction Medicine and Psychosocial interventions. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, and the education committee chair of the Ontario Psychiatric Association.
Maya Nader, MD, CCFP (AM), is a staff family physician at St. Michael’s Hospital and a lecturer in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. She provides inner city care as well as specialized addiction medicine and obstetrical care. Dr. Nader has also been working with the Kasabonika Lake First Nations, in remote Northern Ontario, providing addiction medicine and mental health services.
Alice Ordean, MD, CCFP, MHSc, FCFP, DABAM, FASAM, is the medical director of the Toronto Centre for Substance Use in Pregnancy (T-CUP) at. St. Joseph’s Health Centre. She is an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Ordean’s clinical and research focus is on the identification and management of substance use disorders in pregnancy. She has been involved in several research projects as principal or co-investigator. These include an evaluation of a primary care–based model of care for pregnant women who use substances, a national cohort study of pregnant women on methadone maintenance treatment, and the MOTHER study.
She has also contributed to the development of provincial, national and international guidelines on managing opioid use disorders, neonatal abstinence syndrome and smoking cessation. Dr. Ordean has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and reference guides on managing substance use disorders during pregnancy.
Peter Selby, MBBS, CCFP, FCFP, MHSc, DipABAM, DFASAM, is the chief of medicine in the Psychiatry Division and a clinician scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. He is a professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Psychiatry, and at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, at the University of Toronto. He is also a clinician scientist in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. His research focus is on innovative methods to understand and treat addictive behaviours and their comorbidities. He also uses technology to combine clinical medicine and public health methods to scale up and test health interventions, as he has with 240,000 treated smokers in Ontario.
Dr. Selby has received more than $85 million in grant funding from the CIHR, NIH and Ministry of Health, and has published 150 peer-reviewed publications. His use of innovative methods to communicate messages makes Dr. Selby a sought-after speaker on various topics including addictive disorders, motivational interviewing and health behaviour change at individual and system levels.
Anita Srivastava, MD, CCFP, MSc, is an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. She received her medical degree and masters in clinical epidemiology from the University of Toronto
She practices both family medicine and addiction medicine. She is interested in the treatment of alcohol and opioid addiction in primary care community settings. She is deeply involved in addiction medicine education, research, advocacy, and teaching. Research interests include the optimal treatment of opioid addiction and community treatment protocols. She is an author on several addiction treatment guidelines and peer-reviewed publications.
Abhimanyu Sud, MD, CCFP, is a family physician with a focused practice in chronic pain medicine. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, and is currently a research fellow with the Medical Psychiatry Alliance. Dr. Sud directs the multiple award–winning Safer Opioid Prescribing program in Continuing Professional Development at the University of Toronto, and is the Undergraduate Medicine chronic pain education lead. His research focuses on the overlap in chronic pain, mental illness and opioid use, and on designing, implementing and evaluating interventions for the opioid crisis.
Jeffrey Turnbull, MD, FRCPC, MEd, is the medical director of Ottawa Inner City Health. Dr. Turnbull has pursued an interest in poverty and its effect on health nationally and internationally. He is one of the founders of Ottawa Inner City Health, which works to improve the health of people who are chronically homeless. He is a committed medical educator, with special interests in poverty and health equity, and associated health policy. He is the recipient of several national and international awards, including the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and an honorary degree in law from Carleton University.