Who to Contact

Designated MD Program Leaders

We encourage you to reach out to a designated MD Program leader by using the MD Program’s Disclosure Form, but we can also be contacted by email. We will strive to contact you within 3 business days of receipt of the submission to initiate a discussion (if you provided their identity on submission).

Email communications should be clearly dated and labelled “Confidential report for the attention of Dr.” to ensure priority review.
 

Reena Pattani

Dr. Reena Pattani

Director of Learner Experience, Faculty of Medicine
reena.pattani@utoronto.ca
I am a clinician-teacher in the Department of Medicine and a staff physician in Internal Medicine at St Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto. I have worked with learners at all levels on the frontlines and also served as the Internal Medicine clerkship site co-director and the General Internal Medicine Fellowship site director at my hospital. In these roles, my goal has been to help learners thrive, and not just survive, through their training. Training to become a physician is challenging in so many ways, and we have a responsibility to ensure that you have support and guidance to become the best versions of yourselves.  If you feel unsettled by something that you have experienced or witnessed, I am here for you to unpack it and determine next best steps. I will earn your trust and work hard to be your advocate. Please feel free to contact me anytime!
 

Dr. Tony Pignatiello

Dr. Tony Pignatiello

Associate Dean, Learner Affairs
tony.pignatiello@utoronto.ca
I am currently the Associate Dean, Learner Affairs, previously the Associate Dean, Health Professions Student Affairs, the former Associate Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the Hospital for Sick Children, and have served in a number of other leadership and administrative roles. I work clinically as a child and adolescent psychiatrist after completing a fellowship in youth justice. I have worked in a variety of community and academic centres including hospitals, school boards, youth justice institutions, child protection services, and children’s mental health agencies. I have experience in psychosocial development, mental health, traumatized and at risk populations, systems of care, administration, independent assessments, reporting, and escalation mechanisms, including leading in the development of medical learner mistreatment management pathways in our Temerty Faculty of Medicine. I have taught, supervised, and mentored learners throughout these various capacities and I am always ready to offer a listening ear and guidance.
 

Dr. Sarah McClennan

Dr. Sarah McClennan 

Academy Director, Mississauga Academy of Medicine
sarah.mcclennan@thp.ca
Dr. Sarah McClennan an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, has held the Academy Director role since 2017 and has been a Staff Emergency Medicine Physician at Trillium Health Partners since 2008. She has previously held a variety of leadership positions to encourage teaching, research, education, and the effective implementation of clinical programs and services.  Her goal is to engage with medical students to develop a curiosity and passion for lifelong learning, and to encourage a collaborative learning environment where teaching is valued and promoted.

Dr. Gena Piliotis

Dr. Gena Piliotis

Academy Director, Peters-Boyd Academy
eugenia.piliotis@sunnybrook.ca
I have been an Academy Director for 5 years, and in the past I have also been a program director in the post graduate world, so I have helped learners at all levels work through a variety of challenges through their training. I know that if you have been the subject of mistreatment you are in a very heavy place. We are all here to help you through this process. We want to support you and let you know your options, but also we want to help make our learning environment better for you and learners to come​.
 

Dr. Andrea Page

Dr. Andrea Page

Academy Director, Wightman-Berris Academy 
Andrea.Page@sinaihealth.ca
Working with physician learners is one of the highlights and privileges of academic medicine, and I am delighted to be able to work with all of you as the Wightman-Berris Academy Director. Although new to the role of Academy Director, I was previously the Site Director for the Internal Medicine program at Sinai Health, and was honoured to work with postgraduate MD learners in that capacity for the past 7.5 years. I welcome any learner to bring forward issues related to resiliency, wellness, or professionalism, and I will work with you to determine how I can be of most help. I am very grateful to the mentors who have so kindly and thoughtfully supported me, and I hope to be able to do the same for others.
 

Jeremy Edwards

Dr. Jeremy Edwards

Academy Director, FitzGerald Academy
jeremy.edwards@unityhealth.to
Dr. Jeremy Edwards earned undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering and medicine at the University of Toronto before going on to complete postgraduate training in internal medicine and cardiology. Subsequently, he completed a two year fellowship in echocardiography at St. Michael’s Hospital. He joined the Department of Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto in 2011 as an Adult Cardiologist with a clinical interest in valvular heart disease and interventional echocardiography. He has held a number of medical education leadership roles prior to becoming Academy Director in Oct 2021. He is passionate about supporting and empowering medical learners to succeed at achieving their individual goals.