Membership & Terms of Reference

The Unity Health Toronto Ethics Board (REB) is appointed on behalf of Unity Health Toronto, with whom it maintains an arms-length relationship. The Terms of Reference for the REB define this relationship. Unity Health Toronto 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 Unity Health.

For more information, view the REB Terms of Reference.

Our Members

Open current membership list – revised 05 February 2021

 NameExpertiseAffiliation
  Dr. David Mazer, ChairAnesthesia (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
  Dr. Michael Szego, Vice ChairClinical Ethics (Scientific)St. Joseph’s Health Centre
  Dr. Melanie Tsang, Vice ChairGeneral Surgery (Scientific)St. Joseph’s Health Centre
Dr. Zoe Von Aesch, Vice ChairFamily and Community Medicine (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
Dr. Kamran AhmadCardiology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
Dr. Paul AngaranCardiology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
Dr. Amit AtreyOrthopedic Surgery (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
*Dr. Jane BattRespirology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
****Ms. Susan BeswickNursing (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
**Mr. W A BogartCommunity Representative (Non-Scientific)Non-Affiliated
***Ms. Grace ChoiCommunity Lawyer (Non-Scientific)Non-Affiliated
**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
Dr. Ralph GeorgeOncology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
Dr. John GrahamCardiology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
***Mr. Michel HélieCommunity Lawyer (Non-Scientific)Non-Affiliated
Dr. Stephen HwangInternal Medicine (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
****Dr. Jennifer InnisNeuro Surgery/Trauma – Nursing (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
Dr. Charles KassardjianNeurology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
  Dr. Jim KitchensInternal Medicine (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
  Dr. Michael KutrykCardiology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
Dr. David LangloisClinical Ethics (Scientific)Providence Healthcare
  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 McCallCommunity Registered Dietitian (Scientific)Non-Affiliated
Dr. Leslie MelamedCommunity Scientist (Scientific)Non-Affiliated
  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. Arnold PinterCardiology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
  Dr. Ramesh PrasadNephrology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
  Dr. Brian SteinhartEmergency Medicine (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
  Dr. William TuckerCommunity Neurosurgeon (Scientific)Non-Affiliated
  Dr. Andrew YanCardiology (Scientific)St. Michael’s Hospital
Dr. Arthur ZalevCommunity Radiologist (Scientific)Non-Affiliated
Non-Voting Members
  Ms. Sharon FreitagSenior Director, Research Ethics OfficeSt. Michael’s Hospital
  Ms. Dharmista PatelAdministrative AssistantSt. Michael’s Hospital
Ms. Andrea ChiuResearch Ethics CoordinatorSt. Michael’s Hospital
Ms. Amanda (Mandy) HindleResearch Ethics CoordinatorSt. Michael’s Hospital
Ms. Andrea LaarakkersResearch Ethics CoordinatorSt. Michael’s Hospital
Ms. Arlene LobrinResearch Ethics CoordinatorSt. Michael’s Hospital
  Ms. Jenny LazarevskiResearch Ethics CoordinatorSt. Michael’s Hospital
  Mr. Jason McGuireResearch Ethics CoordinatorSt. Michael’s Hospital
  Ms. Desta RamlackhansinghResearch Ethics CoordinatorSt. Michael’s Hospital
  Mr. Tajinder (Pal) SallResearch Ethics CoordinatorSt. Michael’s Hospital

Note: Chair and the Vice-Chair have the signing authority

* / ** / *** / ****} Alternating Members

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