International Centre for Surgical Safety
St. Michael's Hospital
Marc Settino (MBA) is currently a Research Program Manager at St. Michael's Hospital, working with the International Center for Surgical Safety. Marc is an experienced project manager and creative thinker with 9+ years of research & health care experience. Marc has a unique skill set with an educational background in business, technology, sustainability, and health. His interests lie at the interplay between research and business.
Research Program Manager
Dr. Armstrong has a background in examining how judgments and decision processes can lead to decision error from a cognitive neuroscience perspective. She has used a variety of neuroscience techniques to study the cognitive processes that underlie behaviour, and her postdoctoral work involves studying the neural activity of the surgeon that underpins error during real surgeries using mobile EEG equipment. She also plays a supportive role for the International Centre for Surgical Safety research trainees to streamline research output.
Dr. Bonnie Armstrong
Dr. Lauren's current research uses data captured from the operating room to improve patient and staff safety in Vascular Surgery.Her research has reached an international audience, with publications in major journals including JAMA Surgery and the New England Journal of Medicine and presentations at multiple national and international conferences. She has also been recognized in awards such as the Royal College Robert Maudsley Fellowship, Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery's John L Provan Award, and CGS Banting and Best Doctoral Award.
Dr. Lauren Gordon
PhD Student and Associate Researcher
St. Michael's Hospital
Manager for the Data Science and Advanced Analytics team at Unity Health Toronto. Ha considerable experience managing the operations of data science projects involving advanced analytics and the development of high-intensity compute environments. Plays a critical role in strategic planning, coordinating day-to-day activities of the DSAA team and advancing a leading data analytics and compute platform that will advance timely, data-driven care for UHT patients
Mr. Menezes is someone who believes outcome not Output is the focus and that having a strong purpose is essential to find/create a career of value & enjoyment. He studied Molecular Biology & Chemistry in his undergrad, started a company at 21 and got accepted into a highly competitive rotational program with GSK.
Dr. Sara Sabatinos
Dr. Joseph Mcphee
Dr. Costin Antanescu
The Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology (iBEST) is a partnership between Ryerson University and St. Michael’s Hospital that brings together Ryerson’s engineering and science strengths with St. Michael’s biomedical research and clinical expertise to translate research concepts into testable healthcare solutions. iBEST’s access to biomedical, technological and clinical expertise allows its members and partners to identify challenges and rapidly pilot, modify and introduce biomedical discoveries and inventions to improve health.
She is a specialty dentist with MS Biomaterials and is pursuing Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering at Ryerson University. She aspires to work in the fields of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering to solve clinically relevant problems.
PhD Student/Specialty Dentist
Dr. Sussman is a biomedical engineer and scientist who specializes in developing and clinically using non-invasive 3-dimensional imaging of the human fetus using Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Her lab develops new MR sequences to image fetal anatomy and physiology, physical phantoms (models) for accelerating sequence development, and AI algorithms for accurately and automatically segmenting and classifying images and diseases.
Dr. Dafna Sussman
Doshina is currently pursuing her M.Eng degree at Ryerson for Biomedical Engineering. She did her undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo in Honours Biology. Currently, she is working on a masters project with the Maternal-Fetal Imaging Lab and specifically trying to create a mock amniotic fluid that will help to image fetal growth and development in a 3D model.
Graduate Student Researcher
The MFI Laboratory specializes in the engineering and clinical applications of advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging to facilitate understanding of fetal development and maternal-fetal physiology. Our on-going research includes automatic image segmentation, imaging fetal glucose metabolism, amniotic fluid MR Spectroscopy, and fetal phantom synthesis. As a graduate student, my work relates to creating an anthropomorphic fetal phantom of the gross body and the brain, which simulate the imaging properties of the corresponding tissues.
Graduate Student Researcher
Gurpreet Lakhanpal is a Project Manager with the Clinical Trial Unit of the Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC) at St. Michael’s Hospital, part of the newly formed Unity Health Toronto network. In this role, she project manages day-to-day operations of the T1ME Trial, an innovative and pragmatic clinical trial bringing virtual healthcare and support mechanisms to people living with type 1 diabetes. Prior to this role, Gurpreet worked in a research capacity in leading Toronto academic hospitals (SickKids, Mount Sinai Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre) and the CRO start-up, Ozmosis Research Inc.
Clinical Research Project Manager
Grace is currently an Innovation Partner at Baycrest, a leading organization for aging and senior care. In her role, she liaises and collaborates with a wide range of stakeholders on projects in different areas around the campus. Prior experience includes working at a health tech incubator at St. Michael’s Hospital, the Biomedical Zone, in academia at The Michener Institute, and clinical practice in diagnostic nuclear medicine. Grace is also a member of the CAMRT’s Research Grant Committee.
CEO and Founder
Morgan is the CEO and Founder of Resili, a leading app for family caregivers, specializing in mental health and resilience support. As CEO, he has raised funds, scaled teams and products, and sold into multinational companies. Their first product, the Resili app, gives family and friends the support they need as they care for a loved one with an illness. He began his journey as a Founder after personally supporting a partner through mental illness, developing anxiety and depression himself, and guiding them both through recovery. Prior to founding Resili, Morgan studied at Ivey Business School and worked across Canada in Human Capital, People Operations, and Strategy.
9+ years of research training with strong scientific background and knowledge in therapeutic areas of Immunology, Autoimmunity, and Neuroscience. 3+ years of experience in customer-facing roles in the biotechnology and healthcare industries. currently works at Cyclica, a Toronto-based, globally recognized biotechnology company that leverages artificial intelligence and computational biophysics to reshape the drug discovery process.
Strategic Partnerships Manager
Co-op Internship Program - Partnership Specialist
The MedTech Talent Accelerator is a training program funded by NSERC CREATE supplying the Canadian Medical Technology sector with industry-ready talent. The program provides industry-training to highly skilled graduate students in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Physics, Computer Science, and Other related fields
Mary Susan Thomson
MedTech Talent Accelerator - Program Manager