MEET THE TEAM

We are a group of expert surgeons and biomedical animators who have passion for medicine, communication, and education.

 

Albert Fung, MScBMC
Biomedical communication specialist, Team leader

Albert graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters degree in Biomedical Communications in 2010. His Masters Research Project, a 3D computer animation describing the Axillary Lymph Node Dissection procedure, inspired the idea of a surgical video atlas complemented with computer animation. As a biomedical communicator, Albert is keenly aware of the unique challenges in conveying the minute details in each surgical case, and looks to further his skills in storytelling as the video atlas continues to expand. Albert spends his spare time producing collaborative projects in an artist collective, and crafting/animating quadrupeds for an upcoming indie video game.

Paul D. Greig, MD 
Editor

Dr. Paul Greig is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto where his academic and clinical focus is in Transplantation and Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery. He is past President of the Canadian Society of Transplantation, former Chair of the Canadian Organ Replacement Register and former Director of the Multi-organ and Retrieval Programme of Toronto. Dr. Greig is the Co- Program Director of the Abdominal Organ Transplant Fellowship Program. His research interests are in liver transplantation, in particular disease-specific outcomes and living donor transplantation, and in HPB Surgical Oncology, in particular outcomes of the multidisciplinary management of hepatocellular carcinoma.

Paul Kelly, MScBMC, CMI
Senior biomedical communication specialist

Paul earned his master's from the University of Toronto in Biomedical Communications in 2011, a program with a long and decorated lineage of world-class medical artists and scientific illustrators. During his second year at BMC, while building a high-end 3D animation depicting the pathophysiology of concussions, Paul completed a series of images depicting a lumbar spinal laminectomy procedure, the entire surgical illustration sequence rendered with 3D software. Since completing his master's, Paul worked in textbook illustration before signing on to TVASurg, where he now applies his 3D modelling, rendering and illustration skills towards developing animation-enhanced surgical education videos.

Ian D. McGilvray, PhD, MD
Editor

Dr. Ian McGilvray studied medicine at McGill University, graduating in 1993. He entered the General Surgery training program at the University of Toronto that same year. During his residency he undertook graduate studies in Dr. Ori Rotstein’s laboratory, and obtained a PhD in Cell Biology. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2001. After a clinical fellowship in Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery at Toronto General Hospital, he began his appointment at University Health Network in 2003. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. His clinical focus is devoted to transplantation and to complex liver and pancreas oncology. His research centers on diseases of the liver, and includes research in viral hepatitis and nanomedicine.

Joy Qu, MScBMC
Junior biomedical communication specialist 

Joy graduated from the University of Toronto in 2013 with a Masters degree in Biomedical Communications. Her combined passion for art and science allows her to create compelling visual stories that educate and motivate in equal measures. Her extensive background in various fields of biological sciences allows her to create visualizations with clarity and accuracy such as her Masters Research Project: visualizing the role of macrophages in neuropathic pain. Some of the things she loves about her job are the rare opportunities to observe innovative surgeries and the challenges of producing surgical videos of high educational value.  In her free time you will either find her baking in the kitchen or exploring foods of Toronto.

Gordon Tait, PhD
Manager

Dr. Gordon Tait has had a life-long interest in E-learning. Early work in pediatric critical care included simulations of postoperative cardiac patients and patients requiring respiratory support with a ventilator, and later managing the development of Child Physiology, a Web site for teaching parents of pediatric patients how the body works. Current projects involve the development of online teaching aids in perioperative medicine, managing a team of four biomedical multimedia artists and fielding projects for several Masters students in Biomedical Communications over the years.

 

 

OTHER CONTRIBUTORS

We often collaborate with surgical fellows and other staff surgeons to create our videos.

 

 
 

Dr. Adrian Fox (2009 - 2011)
St. Vincent's Hospital and Angliss Hospital
Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Sylvester Black (2010 - 2012)
Assistant Professor, University of Ohio
Ohio, USA

Dr. David Cavalucci (2010 - 2012)
Royal Brisbane Hospital
Brisbane, Australia

Dr. Peter Kim (2010 - 2012)
Assistant Professor, Baylor University Medical Center
Texas, USA

Dr. Pablo Serrano (2011 - 2013)
Assistant Professor, McMaster University
Hamilton, Canada

Dr. John Conneely (2012 - 2014)
Master Misericordiae University Hospital and University College
Dublin, Ireland

Dr. Maja Segedi (2012 - 2014)
Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Rory Smoot (2012 - 2014)
Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, USA

Dr. John Seal (2012 - 2014)
Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, USA

 

Dr. Amelie Tremblay St. Germain (2013 - 15)
University of Montréal
Québec City, Canada

Dr. Koji Tomiyama (2014 - 2016)
Surgical fellow, University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Dr. Martin Dib (2014 - 2016)
Surgical fellow, University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Dr. Nicolas Goldaracena (2015 - 2017)
Surgical fellow, University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Dr. Gonzalo Sapisochin
Staff surgeon, University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Dr. Sean Cleary
Staff surgeon, University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Dr. Anand Ghanekar
Staff surgeon, University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Dr. Shiva Jayaraman
Staff surgeon, St. Joseph's Health Centre
Toronto, Canada

 
 

SUMMER STUDENTS AND INTERNS

We love providing opportunities for students to learn and expand their skills. Here are past summer students we've worked with and their projects.

CONTACT US if you are interested in working with us in the summer.  

 

Janice Yau, MScBMC
Summer 2014
Patient education video for the Whipple Procedure

Naveen Devasagayam, MScBMC
Summer 2015
Patient education video Living Donor Right Hepatectomy

Matan Berson, MScBMC
Summer 2016
3D Interactive anatomy module

 

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