Our Team


rebecca-pratt

DR. REBECCA PRATT- MBBS, FRCPC

STONEY CREEK
35 Upper Centennial Pkwy
2nd floor

ST. CATHARINES
180 Vine St. S.
Suite 306

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 905-662-3303
Local fax line: 905-662-3304

Toll free main line: 1-855-210-0757
Toll free fax line: 1-855-210-0758

Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology

Dr. Pratt is a fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She completed both her Internal Medicine Residency and 2 years of fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at McMaster University.

Dr. Pratt is an Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster where she is involved with research and enjoys teaching residents and medical students.


dr_sophia_xuc

DR. SOPHIA XU - MD, FRCPC

BURLINGTON (SOUTH)
2119 Old Lakeshore Rd

HAMILTON
414 Victoria Avenue North

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 905-662-3303
Local fax line: 905-662-3304

Toll free main line: 1-855-210-0757
Toll free fax line: 1-855-210-0758

Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology

Dr. Xu completed her Paediatric residency, followed by 2 years of fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at McMaster University. In her training she treated both adults and children with allergic conditions. She is a certified fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in both specialities.

Dr. Xu has practiced in Milton, and will be expanding to Aviva Medical Specialist Clinic in Burlington. She is pleased to accept referrals for adult and paediatric allergy & clinical immunotherapy and is looking forward to participating in the care of your patients.


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DR. VIPUL JAIN - MBBS, FRCPC

STONEY CREEK
35 Upper Centennial Pkwy
2nd floor

HAMILTON
414 Victoria Avenue North

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 905-662-3303
Local fax line: 905-662-3304

Toll free main line: 1-855-210-0757
Toll free fax line: 1-855-210-0758

Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology

Dr. Jain completed his Internal Medicine training from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Here he also did extra elective training in dermatology. Dr. Jain subsequently trained in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of Manitoba where he developed an interest in Skin Immunology and did additional electives in psoriatic arthritis, contact dermatitis, patch testing, and medical dermatology.Dr. Jain's previous research interest included penicillin allergies and angioedema. His current interest includes eczema, psoriasis and hives.

Now Accepting Referrals For:

  • - atopic dermatitis/eczema
  • - urticaria/angioedema
  • - psoriasis
  • - anaphylaxis
  • - warts
  • - immunodeciency
  • - occupational allergy
  • - allergic rhinitis
  • - asthma
  • - food allergy
  • - venom allergy
  • - punch biopsy
  • - pruritis/itch
  • - contact dermatitis

Dr-Gillian-Mazzetti

DR. GILLIAN MAZZETTI - MD, FRCPC

ST. CATHARINES
180 Vine St. S.
Suite 306

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Toll free main line: 1-855-210-0757
Toll free fax line: 1-855-210-0758

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Dr. Mazzetti received her medical degree from the University of Calgary, and completed a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at McGill University following an Internal Medicine residency at McMaster University. She received her fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2015.

Dr. Mazzetti specializes in the diagnosis and management of a variety of endocrine disorders, including diabetes, osteoporosis, and adrenal, pituitary, thyroid and gonadal disorders.


netee-papneja

Dr. NETEE PAPNEJA - MD, FRCPC

BURLINGTON (NORTH)
2951 Walkers Line
3rd floor

STONEY CREEK
35 Upper Centennial Pkwy
Suite 2C, 2nd floor

HAMILTON
414 Victoria Avenue North
Suite M6

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 905-662-3303
Local fax line: 905-662-3304

Toll free main line: 1-855-210-0757
Toll free fax line: 1-855-210-0758

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Dr. Papneja received her medical degree from the University College Dublin, Ireland. She trained in Internal Medicine at McMaster University and completed her fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Papneja received her fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2013 and obtained her subspecialty certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism in 2014.


mohammed-azharuddin

DR. MOHAMMED AZHARUDDIN - MD, MBBS, ABIM, FRCPC

BURLINGTON (SOUTH)
2119 Old Lakeshore Rd

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 905-662-3303
Local fax line: 905-662-3304

Toll free main line: 1-855-210-0757
Toll free fax line: 1-855-210-0758

Endocrinology

Interest in diseases that affect the endocrine system including Type I diabetes.


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Dr. MEGHA PODDAR - MD, FRCPC, ABOM

STONEY CREEK
35 Upper Centennial Pkwy

BURLINGTON (NORTH)
2951 Walkers Line
3rd floor - Suite 305

ST. CATHARINES
180 Vine St. S.
Suite 306

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 905-662-3303
Local fax line: 905-662-3304

Toll free main line: 1-855-210-0757
Toll free fax line: 1-855-210-0758

Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders Clinic

Dr. Poddar completed her fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism from Western University following a residency in Internal Medicine at McMaster University. She has been a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada since 2014. She has a keen interest in obesity management and prevention and has recently completed additional training in Bariatric and Obesity Medicine from McMaster University.


Dr-Lauren-Gerard

DR. LAUREN GERARD - MD, FRCPC

BARRIE
11 Lakeside Terrace
Suite 201

BURLINGTON (NORTH)
2951 Walkers Line
3rd floor - Suite 305

ST. CATHARINES
180 Vine St. S.
Suite 306

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line:705-881-9810
Local fax line: 705-915-1995

Hematology

*Specialized in benign and malignant hematology
*Assessment of undifferentiated cytopenias
*Diagnosis and management of thrombotic disorders including DVT and pulmonary embolism


atreyi-mukherji

DR. ATREYI MUKHERJI - MD, FRCPC(c), MPH

BARRIE
11 Lakeside Terrace
Suite 201

STONEY CREEK
35 Upper Centennial Pkwy
2nd floor

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line:905-662-3303
Local fax line: 905-662-3304

Toll free main line: 1-855-210-0757
Toll free fax line: 1-855-210-0758

Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Complementary Integrative Medicine & Integrative Health Counselling

*Expertise in Infectious Diseases including Hepatitis C and B.
*Expertise in complex chronic disease diagnosis and management.
*Evidence based recommendations on efficacy of supplements and other complementary therapies by patients.
*Disease specific lifestyle education and health behaviour change.


dr_ewa_pasyk

DR. EWA A. PASYK - MD, MSc, PhD, FRCPC

BURLINGTON (NORTH)
2951 Walkers Line
3rd floor

STONEY CREEK
35 Upper Centennial Pkwy
2nd floor

HAMILTON
414 Victoria Avenue North
Suite M6

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 905-662-3303
Local fax line: 905-662-3304

Toll free main line: 1-855-210-0757
Toll free fax line: 1-855-210-0758

Internal Medicine & Diagnostics

Dr. Pasyk earned her PhD degree in Physiology and Pharmacology at McMaster University. Following her graduation, she worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate at the Hospital for Sick Children, and the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, where she researched diabetes and respiratory disorders. Dr. Pasyk has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications in major medical journals and has given presentations at international conferences. She also co-invented a novel method for diabetes treatment, for which a US patent was granted. Dr. Pasyk completed her specialty training in Internal Medicine at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Pasyk is an Affiliate Physician at Hamilton Health Sciences, and is serving patients in the Hamilton/Burlington area, her home community. She is also fluent in Polish and understands other related Slavic languages.

Scope of Practice:

  • - Diabetes
  • - COPD/Asthma
  • - Hypertension
  • - CHF
  • - Palpitatios/Atrial fibrillation
  • - Pre-syncope/Syncope
  • - Anemia
  • - Thrombosis
  • - General IM
  • - Medical Marijuana Assessment (Chronic Pain / Insomnia / Anxiety/Depresion)

Dr-Farahani

DR. MOZHGAN FARAHANI - MD, FRCPC

BURLINGTON (NORTH)
2951 Walkers Line
2nd floor

STONEY CREEK
35 Upper Centennial Pkwy
Suite 2C - 2nd floor

HAMILTON
414 Victoria Avenue North
Suite M6

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 905-662-3303
Local fax line: 905-662-3304

Toll free main line: 1-855-210-0757
Toll free fax line: 1-855-210-0758

Neurology

Specializes in general neurology complaints and diagnoses including headache, neurovascular disorders, MS and other demyelinating disorders, neuromuscular and movement disorders


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DR. JAMIE E SILVA - MBBS, MD, ABIM, FRCPC

BURLINGTON (NORTH)
2951 Walkers Line
2nd floor

STONEY CREEK
35 Upper Centennial Pkwy
2nd floor

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 905-662-3303
Local fax line: 905-662-3304

Toll free main line: 1-855-210-0757
Toll free fax line: 1-855-210-0758

Neurology - Rapid Neurological Assessment

Assesses patients with new onset neurological symptoms and identifies potentially serious or concerning conditions.



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Dr. ANDREA DELRUE - MD, FRCPC

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 905-336-9607
Local fax line: 905-336-9607

Niagara Diabetes


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Dr. SAMEERAH SIDDIQUI - MD, Diplomate ABIM

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 905-336-9607
Local fax line: 905-336-9626

Niagara Diabetes

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Dr. UMMI HABIBA - MD,FRCPC,NCMP,MBBS,FCPS

BURLINGTON (NORTH)
2951 Walkers Line
3rd floor

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Toll free main line: 1-855-210-0757
Toll free fax line: 1-855-210-0758

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Information Coming Soon


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DR. ROBERT JOSEFCHAK - Hon. BSc., M.D. FRCS(C)

ST. CATHARINES
180 Vine St. S.
Suite 306

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Toll free main line: 1-855-210-0757 X 510
Toll free fax line: 1-855-210-0758

Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Josefchak's scope of practice now entails assessments and treatments of any Orthopaedic concern including Sports Medicine. Advise, therapy,and investigations will be advised or arranged after your patients visit. If invasive treatments are required the appropriate surgical referral can be arranged.

Some of the in office treatments available include:

  • Cortisone Injections
  • Viscosupplementation Injections
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections

kaiser-qureshy

DR. KAISER QURESHY - MD, FRCSC

BURLINGTON (NORTH)
2951 Walkers Line
1st floor

STONEY CREEK
35 Upper Centennial Pkwy
3rd floor - ENT Clinic

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 905-662-3417
Local fax line: 905-592-2325

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Specializes in adult and pediatric otolaryngology with interest in snoring and sleep apnea, dysphagia, dysphonia and laryngopharyngeal reflux, chronic cough, neck masses, dizziness ,vertigo and tinnitus.


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DR. SHANEELA SHAHID - MD, FRCPC, FAAP

BURLINGTON (NORTH)
2951 Walkers Line
2nd floor

STONEY CREEK
35 Upper Centennial Pkwy
2nd floor

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 905-592-3950
Toll free main line: 905-336-9632

Consulting Pediatrics

Consulting pediatrician with a special interest in neonatal patients and ADHD.


youssef-slataroff

DR. YOUSSEF SLATAROFF - MBChB, DPM, FRCPC

BURLINGTON (NORTH)
2951 Walkers Line
2nd floor

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 905-592-3950
Toll free main line: 905-336-9632

Psychiatry

*Specializing in diagnosing and treating mental disorders, depression, anxiety & bipolar mood disorders.


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Dr. ANDREW LAVIGNE - MD, FRCPC, CSCN Diplomate (EMG), Dip. Sports Medicine

BARRIE
11 Lakeside Terrace
Suite 105

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 705-726-7427
Local fax line: 705-725-7313

Physiatry

*Sports Medicine
*Musculoskeletal disorders of the upper and lower extremities, ultrasound guided procedures and spasticity management, including therapeutic Botox and phenol blocks


Dr-Kathyrn-Wilkins

DR. KATHRYN WILKINS - MD, FRCPC

BARRIE
11 Lakeside Terrace
Suite 105

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 705-726-7427
Local fax line: 705-725-7313

Physiatry

*Physical medicine and electrodiagnostic consultation
*Special interest in therapeutic Botox for movement disorders such as cervical dystonia, facial dystonias and hemifacial spasm, spasticity migraine. She is also involved in amputee and bracing care


vikas-pandith

DR. VIKAS PANDITH - MD, Dipl. ABIM, FRCPC

BURLINGTON (SOUTH)
2119 Old Lakeshore Rd

BURLINGTON (NORTH)
2951 Walkers Line
3rd floor

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 905-662-3303
Local fax line: 905-662-3304

Toll free main line: 1-855-210-0757
Toll free fax line: 1-855-210-0758

Rheumatology, Metabolic Bone Health Internal Medicine & Cardiac Diagnostics

Specializes in disease affecting joints, muscles & bones with interest in research & complex autoimmune diseases.


Dr-Muhammad-Iqbal

DR. MUHAMMAD IQBAL - MD, FRCPC

STONEY CREEK
35 Upper Centennial Pkwy
Suite 2C

HAMILTON
414 Victoria Avenue North
Suite M6

BURLINGTON (SOUTH)
2119 Old Lakeshore Rd

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 905-662-3303
Local fax line: 905-662-3304

Toll free main line: 1-855-210-0757
Toll free fax line: 1-855-210-0758

Respirology & Internal Medicine

Dr. Muhammad Iqbal completed his Internal Medicine residency in Chicago and completed his fellowship in Respirology at the University of Missouri. He has worked as full time faculty in the division of Medicine and Respirology for McMaster University for the past 2 years. Dr. Iqbal served as a Respirologist and Medicine Specialists for 5 years prior with Memorial University.

His areas of interest and expertise are Respirology; asthma / COPD, chronic cough dyspnea of unknown causes and abnormal CXR, CT Chest and PFT. Dr. Iqbal would also like to treat patients with the following: complex internal medicine cases with diagnostic uncertanities like chroninc fatigue, non-specific arthritis, and hard to control DM, HTN, cholestrol etc.


Dr-Giovanna-Riolo

DR. GIOVANNA RIOLO - MD, FRCPC

HAMILTON
414 Victoria Avenue North
Suite M6

BURLINGTON (NORTH)
2951 Walkers Line
3rd floor

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 905-662-3303
Local fax line: 905-662-3304

Toll free main line: 1-855-210-0757
Toll free fax line: 1-855-210-0758

Respirology

Dr. Giovanna Riolo completed her Internal Medicine and 2 years of fellowship in Respirology at Queen's University. She further trained at University of Toronto in bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Riolo is pleased to collaborate with you to provide diagnosis and management in adult respiratory conditions including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis, interstitial lung disease and pulmonary hypertension. Furthermore, she will provide an evaluation of chronic cough, dyspnea, hemoptysis, abnormal pulmonary function tests or chest imaging.


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DR. RONEN JHIRAD - MD, FRCS (C)

STONEY CREEK
35 Upper Centennial Pkwy
Suite 2C

HAMILTON
414 Victoria Avenue North
Suite M6

BURLINGTON (NORTH)
2951 Walkers Line
3rd floor

BURLINGTON (SOUTH)
2119 Old Lakeshore Rd

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 905-662-3303
Local fax line: 905-662-3304

Toll free main line: 1-855-210-0757
Toll free fax line: 1-855-210-0758

Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon

Dr. Ronen Jhirad is a Canadian McMaster University trained Vascular Surgeon from with extensive experience in endovascular techniques. He has been practicing full time vascular surgery for over 12 years both in Canada and the U.S. He holds a Certificate of Special Competence in Vascular Surgery with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and completed his medical school training in Toronto. Dr. Jhirad is also a member of the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery and holds a diploma in Clinical Epidemiology Research from Memorial University.

ACCEPTING REFERRALS FOR:

  • - Lower extremity wounds where there is a concern about a diabetic, arterial, venous and/or neuropathic component
  • - Aortic or other peripheral aneurysms
  • - Suspected chronic arterial insufficiency causing such symptoms as leg claudication and rest pain
  • - Symptomatic varicose veins
  • - Asymptomatic carotid occlusive disease
  • - Temporal artery biopsy where there is a suspicion of temporal arteritis
  • - Renal failure needing evaluation for hemodialysis access

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fatima-merali

DR. FATIMA MERALI - MSc, MD, FRCPC

STONEY CREEK
35 Upper Centennial Pkwy
Suite 2C, 2nd floor

HAMILTON
414 Victoria Avenue North
Suite M6

BURLINGTON (NORTH)
2951 Walkers Line
3rd floor

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 905-662-3303
Local fax line: 905-662-3304

Toll free main line: 1-855-210-0757
Toll free fax line: 1-855-210-0758

Medical Director

Dr. Merali is a Board Certified Cardiologist specializing in Echocardiography. She has an active clinical and research interest in cardiac disease prevention, congestive heart failure, and women’s cardiac health.


mangeet-chahal

DR. MANGEET CHAHAL - MD, FRCPC, FACC

STONEY CREEK
35 Upper Centennial Pkwy
2nd floor

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 905-662-3303
Local fax line: 905-662-3304

Toll free main line: 1-855-210-0757
Toll free fax line: 1-855-210-0758

Director, Advanced Heart Failure & Device Program

Dr. Chahal, a McMaster Alumni, is fellowship trained in Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation from The Ohio State University, and is working collaboratively with the University of Toronto to improve heart failure care in the community. Her other clinical interests include pulmonary hypertension, women’s cardiovascular health, and vascular medicine.e.


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DR. SUDIP DATTA - MD, FRCPC, FACC

BURLINGTON (SOUTH)
2119 Old Lakeshore Rd

STONEY CREEK
35 Upper Centennial Pkwy
2nd floor

CENTRAL BOOKING LINE

Local main line: 905-662-3303
Local fax line: 905-662-3304

Toll free main line: 1-855-210-0757
Toll free fax line: 1-855-210-0758

Dr. Datta has his fellowship in Clinical Cardiology, Royal College and American Board Certified from the University of Western Ontario. He also has a Fellowship in advanced cardiovascular imaging from the University of Western Ontario and Harvard University with PET/CT.