Is virtual care here to stay? From birth to seniors care and everything in between, learn how North York General is managing and thriving with our virtual pivot!
Dr. Donna McRitchie
Vice President of Medical and Academic Affairs
Dr. McRitchie has been the Vice President of Medical and Academic Affairs at North York General Hospital since 2011, a role she continues to hold with oversight of Research and Innovation as well as Education. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto, she remains in active practice as a General Surgeon and Intensivist.
Dr. McRitchie trained in General Surgery at the University of Toronto after completing a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. During her surgical training, she obtained a Master of Science at the Institute of Medical Science. She did a fellowship in Trauma at the Shock Trauma Institute at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, then a second fellowship in Critical Care at the Harvard program in Boston.
After returning to Toronto, Dr. McRitchie was a General Surgeon, Trauma Surgeon and Intensivist at St. Michael’s Hospital for six years before coming to our hospital in 2000, after she was recruited to be the first Medical Director of Critical Care. She was the Medical Director of Critical Care from 2000-2013 and Division Chief of General Surgery.
Dr. Ronik Kanani
Chief of Paediatrics and Co-Medical Director of the Maternal, Newborn and Paediatric Program
Dr. Kanani has been a Paediatrician at North York General Hospital since 2008 and was appointed Chief in 2013. He completed medical school in Calgary and his Paediatrics Residency at the University of Toronto. He has worked at North York General since 2007 and his clinical interests include paediatric hospitalist medicine, complex care, and bladder/bowel dysfunction.
He also has a strong interest in medical education and supervises numerous medical students, residents and fellows from the University of Toronto where he is appointed as an Assistant Professor and has won several teaching awards.
Dr. Phillip Shin
Chief of Medicine and Medical Director of Critical Care
Dr. Shin is the Chief of Medicine and Medical Director of Critical Care at North York General. He has been a Critical Care and Internal Medicine physician at North York General since 2006, and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Shin has organized his department and program’s response to providing care for COVID-19 patients. During this challenging time, the Medicine Program and its 100 physicians have also attempted to implement new strategies, including virtual technology, to maintain care for all NYGH patients and families.
Chair of the Board, North York General Foundation
Nicole is the Chair of the Foundation Board and a long-standing supporter of North York General. She is the Executive Director of The Maddie Project, a youth mental health not-for-profit. This is Nicole’s third time featured in House Calls, and we are so fortunate to have her as our host.