Membership & Terms of Reference

The Research Ethics Board (REB) is appointed on behalf of St. Michael’s Hospital, with whom it maintains an arms-length relationship. The Terms of Reference for the REB define this relationship. The Hospital mandates the REB to independently approve, reject, propose modifications to, or terminate any proposed or ongoing research involving human participants or human materials conducted within or by members of St. Michael’s.

For more information, view the REB Terms of Reference.

Our Members

Revised: 10 March, 2016.  Open current membership list.

 NameExpertiseAffiliation
  Dr. David Mazer, ChairAnesthesia (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
  Dr. Brenda McDowell, Vice ChairFamily Medicine (Scientific, Ethics)St. Michael’s Hospital
  Dr. Philip Berger, Vice ChairFamily Medicine (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
  Dr. Paul AngaranCardiology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
*Dr. Jane BattRespirology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
**Mr. W A BogartCommunity Representative (Non-Scientific)Non-Affiliated
  Mr. Paul BrenekCommunity Representative (Non-Scientific)Non-Affiliated
  Dr. Adriana CarvalhalPsychiatry (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
  Dr. Asim CheemaCardiology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
**Mr. Christopher DewdneyCommunity Representative (Non-Scientific)Non-Affiliated
  Dr. Dale DottenHaematology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
Mr. Harry EnchinCommunity Representative (Non-Scientific)Non-Affiliated
***Mr. Michael Engelberg Community Lawyer (Non-Scientific)Non-Affiliated
  Mr. Malcolm EylottCommunity Representative (Non-Scientific)Non-Affiliated
  Ms. Sally ForrestCommunity Representative (Non-Scientific)Non-Affiliated
**Dr. Ralph GeorgeOncology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
****Dr. Amir HannaEndocrinology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
***Mr. Michel HélieCommunity Lawyer (Non-Scientific)Non-Affiliated
  Dr. Jim KitchensInternal MedicineSt. Michael’s Hospital
  Dr. Michael KutrykCardiology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
  Dr. Elizabeth LeungClinical Pharmacy (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
*Dr. Richard LeungRespirology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
  Dr. John MarshallCritical Care Medicine (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
  Ms. Michele McCallRegistered Dietitian – NurseSt. Michael’s Hospital
  Dr. Gordon MoeCardiology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
  Dr. Melinda MusgravePlastic Surgery (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
****Dr. Dominic NgEndocrinology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
  Dr. Rosane NisenbaumBiostatistician (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
  Dr. Ramesh PrasadNephrology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
**Dr. Adena ScheerSurgical-Oncology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
  Ms. Marisa SeligInformation Access & Privacy (Privacy)St. Michael’s Hospital
*****Ms. Orla SmithCritical Care – Nursing (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
***Hon Jus Geraldine SparrowCommunity Lawyer (Non-Scientific)Non-Affiliated
*****Brenda Stade, PhDPediatrics - Nursing (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
  Dr. Brian SteinhartEmergency Medicine (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
  Dr. Bob StoneCommunity Representative (Scientific)Non-Affiliated
  Mr. Michael SzegoClinical Ethics (Scientific)St. Joseph’s Health Centre
  Dr. William TuckerSurgery-Neurology (Scientific)University of Toronto
  Dr. Zoe Von AeschFamily and Community Medicine (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
  Dr. Andrew YanCardiology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
Non-Voting Members
  Ms. Sharon FreitagDirector, Research Ethics OfficeSt. Michael’s Hospital
  Ms. Jenny LazarevskiResearch Ethics CoordinatorSt. Michael’s Hospital
  Ms. Arlene LobrinResearch Ethics CoordinatorSt. Michael’s Hospital
  Mr. Jason McGuireResearch Ethics CoordinatorSt. Michael’s Hospital
  Ms. Desta RamlackhansinghResearch Ethics CoordinatorSt. Michael’s Hospital
  Ms. Sarah TagliapietraResearch Ethics CoordinatorSt. Michael’s Hospital
  Ms. Katherine TrigianiResearch Ethics CoordinatorSt. Michael’s Hospital
  Ms. Dharmista PatelAdministrative AssistantSt. Michael’s Hospital

Note: Chair and the Vice-Chair have the signing authority
* / ** / *** / ****/ ***** } Alternating Members