Awards and Recognition

Two outstanding leaders become Full Professor's at University of Toronto 

Dr. Joshua Tepper, President & CEO of North York General was promoted to Full Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Rick Penciner, Director Medical Education and Centre for Education at NYGH was promoted to Full Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Read more about Dr. Tepper and Dr. Penciner’s appointment: https://www.dfcm.utoronto.ca/news/celebrating-our-2020-senior-promotions-full-and-associate-professors

North York General fosters and supports academic activity which is reflected by these significant achievements. 
 

CAME Certificate of Merit 2020 – Dr. Risa Bordman recognized nationally

May 14, 2020
Dr. Risa Bordman received the CAME Certificate of Merit from the Canadian Association of Medical Education. This awards seeks to promote, recognize and reward faculty committed to medical education in Canadian medical schools.  

 

Physicians honoured by the University of Toronto


The following North York General Hospital physicians were honoured by the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for their commitment and pursuit of excellence in education: 

Postgraduate Community Paediatrics Teaching Award
University of Toronto, Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Giuseppe Latino

Dr. E. Mary Hollington Teaching Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
University of Toronto MD program

Dr. Karthika Devarajan

Teaching Award of Merit
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Peters Boyd Academy
Dr. Clare Hutchinson

Clerkship Teaching Award
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Peters Boyd Academy
Dr. Kim Zhou

Portfolio Teaching Award
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Peters Boyd Academy
Dr. Desmond Leung

Teaching Excellence Award
University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine Undergraduate Education Program
Dr. David Silver

Excellence in Mentorship Award
University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine Undergraduate Education Program

Dr. Jodine Rosenberg

Teaching Excellence – Family Medicine Clerkship Award
University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine Undergraduate Education Program

Dr. Jodi Sonshine

Role Modeling Clinical Excellence Award
University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine Undergraduate Education Program
Dr. Eric Stutz

Post-Graduate Community Paediatrics Teaching Award
University of Toronto, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Melanie Ostreicher
 

NYGH recipient of AOM’s Hospital Integration Award

March 2, 2020
North York General was selected by the Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) Board of Directors to be the recipient of the AOM’s Hospital Integration Award for 2020. The hospital has demonstrated excellence in successfully integrating midwives into its organization. The award is expected to be presented at a conference event on May 4, 2020.

NYGH ranked top 5 hospitals in Canada

March 6, 2020
In a comprehensive review of 1,000 hospitals in 11 countries, Newsweek ranked North York General as one of the top 5 best hospital’s in Canada and one of the top 100 hospitals in the world. Newsweek ranked the best hospitals in 11 industrialized countries. One thousand hospitals were ranked, based on recommendations from medical professionals, patient surveys and medical performance measures, such as data on the quality of treatment, hygiene and patient safety.

Research Chair awarded funding

February 25, 2020
Dr. Michelle Greiver, Gordon F. Cheesbrough Research Chair in Family and Community Medicine at North York General and Director of the University of Toronto Practice-Based Research Network (UTOPIAN) and her team (co-investigators, Dr. Ervin Sejdić, Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence for Health Outcomes, Dr. Katie Dainty, Research Chair in Patient-Centred Outcomes, Dr. Monika Kastner, Research Chair in Knowledge Translation and Implementation, and Dr. Braden O’Neill, Family Physician, Department of Family and Community Medicine) were awarded an Applied Health Research Question (AHRQ) funding grant from the Ministry of Health to examine the question: “Using readily available Electronic Medical Records data, can we identify and predict which patients with type 2 diabetes in the North York Toronto Health Partners, Ontario Health Team lack guideline-recommended services?” Read more about Dr. Greiver's Research.

Opioid research - Canadian Medical Association Journal

February 24, 2020
CMAJOpen published a research study by Dr. Patricia Trbovich, Badeau Family Research Chair in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement and Mark Fan, Research Manager in the Centre for Research and Innovation highlighting the role North York General continues to play in opioid stewardship. Read more.

NYGH Occupational Therapists receive Fieldwork Educator Recognition Award

Five NYGH Occupational Therapists (OT) from across North York General were awarded the Fieldwork Educator Recognition Award for the 2018-2019 academic year by the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto. This award recognizes OT's who have provided outstanding student teaching and/or support during clinical fieldwork.

Congratulations to the recipients:

  • Lisa Chin-Curtis, OT in Stroke/Neurology
  • Irena Domb, OT in Mental Health
  • Wanh Porter, OT in Paediatrics
  • Navreet Reen, OT at Reactivation Care Centre
  • Denise Tolios, OT in Medicine (5W)