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 14 April 2021

 NameRole (Expertise)Affiliation
  Dr. David MazerChair, Scientific (Anaethesia)Unity Health Toronto
  Dr. Michael SzegoVice Chair, Scientific (Clinical Ethics, Genetics, Privacy)Unity Health Toronto
  Dr. Melanie TsangVice Chair, Scientific (General Surgery)Unity Health Toronto
Dr. Zoe Von AeschVice Chair, Scientific (Family Medicine)Unity Health Toronto
Dr. Kamran AhmadScientific (Cardiology)Unity Health Toronto
Dr. Paul AngaranScientific (Cardiology)Unity Health Toronto
*Dr. Jane BattScientific (Respirology)Unity Health Toronto
****Ms. Susan BeswickScientific (Nursing)Unity Health Toronto
**Mr. W A BogartCommunity Representative - Non-ScientificNon-Affiliated
***Ms. Grace ChoiCommunity Representative - Legal (Legal)Non-Affiliated
**Mr. Christopher DewdneyCommunity Representative - Non-ScientificNon-Affiliated
  Dr. Dale DottenScientific (Haematology)Unity Health Toronto
Mr. Harry EnchinCommunity Representative - Non-ScientificNon-Affiliated
***Mr. Michael Engelberg Community Representative - Legal (Legal)Non-Affiliated
  Mr. Malcolm EylottCommunity Representative - Non-ScientificNon-Affiliated
Dr. Ralph GeorgeScientific (Surgery, Oncology)Unity Health Toronto
Dr. John GrahamScientific (Cardiology)Unity Health Toronto
Dr. Billie-Jo HardyScientific (Qualitative Research)Unity Health Toronto
***Mr. Michel HélieCommunity Representative - Legal (Legal)Non-Affiliated
Dr. Stephen HwangScientific (Internal Medicine)Unity Health Toronto
****Dr. Jennifer InnisScientific (Trauma Neurosurgery, Nursing)Unity Health Toronto
Dr. Charles KassardjianScientific (Neurology)Unity Health Toronto
  Dr. Jim KitchensScientific (Internal Medicine)Unity Health Toronto
  Dr. Michael KutrykScientific (Cardiology)Unity Health Toronto
Dr. David LangloisScientific (Clinical Ethics, Privacy)Unity Health Toronto
  Dr. Elizabeth LeungScientific (Clinical Pharmacy)Unity Health Toronto
*Dr. Richard LeungScientific (Respirology)Unity Health Toronto
  Dr. John MarshallScientific (Critical Care Medicine)Unity Health Toronto
  Ms. Michele McCallCommunity Representative - Scientific (Nutrition, Natural Health Products)Non-Affiliated
Dr. Leslie MelamedCommunity Representative - Scientific (Biostatistics)Non-Affiliated
  Dr. Gordon MoeScientific (Cardiology)Unity Health Toronto
  Dr. Melinda MusgraveScientific (Plastic Surgery)Unity Health Toronto
Dr. Dominic NgScientific (Endocrinology)Unity Health Toronto
Dr. Arnold PinterScientific (Cardiology)Unity Health Toronto
  Dr. Ramesh PrasadScientific (Nephrology)Unity Health Toronto
  Dr. Brian SteinhartScientific (Emergency Medicine)Unity Health Toronto
  Dr. William TuckerCommunity Representative - Scientific (Neurosurgery)Non-Affiliated
  Dr. Andrew YanScientific (Cardiology)Unity Health Toronto
Dr. Arthur ZalevCommunity Representative - Scientific (Radiology)Non-Affiliated
Non-Voting Members
  Ms. Sharon FreitagSenior Director, Research Ethics OfficeUnity Health Toronto
  Ms. Dharmista PatelAdministrative AssistantUnity Health Toronto
Ms. Andrea ChiuResearch Ethics CoordinatorUnity Health Toronto
Ms. Amanda (Mandy) HindleResearch Ethics CoordinatorUnity Health Toronto
Ms. Andrea LaarakkersResearch Ethics CoordinatorUnity Health Toronto
  Ms. Jenny LazarevskiResearch Ethics CoordinatorUnity Health Toronto
Ms. Arlene LobrinResearch Ethics CoordinatorUnity Health Toronto
  Mr. Jason McGuireResearch Ethics CoordinatorUnity Health Toronto
  Ms. Desta RamlackhansinghResearch Ethics CoordinatorUnity Health Toronto
  Mr. Tajinder (Pal) SallResearch Ethics CoordinatorUnity Health Toronto

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