Dr. Oleg Safir D.H. Gales Director
Oleg is an Orthopaedic surgeon at MSH who graduated from the Medical Academy in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine in 1990; Oleg completed his training in Orthopaedic surgery at the University of Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2006 Oleg completed a clinical and research fellowship in Adult Lower Extremity Reconstruction at MSH where he demonstrated exceptional clinical and academic skills. In 2008 Oleg completed a Masters Degree from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and a fellowship at the Wilson Centre for Research in Education. Dr. Safir's clinical academic interest is in lower extremity reconstruction focusing on the revision arthroplasty of the hip and the use of osteotomies and osteochondral allograft transplantation around the knee. In his educational studies his main interest was in self-directed learning in the acquisition of surgical skills.
He is currently involved with the Competency-based Curriculum program for the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is the leader for module-one, now called the Toronto Orthopaedic Boot Camp, which is a one-month course at the Skills Centre focusing on teaching and training new residents on surgical skills.
Lisa Satterthwaite Senior Manager of Surgical Skills Centre and SimSinai Centre
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Ms. Satterthwaite holds an RPN diploma from Scarborough General Hospital and an honours diploma in Operating Room Techniques from Humber College. For the past 15 years she has managed the SSC, including supporting the development and delivery OSATS and PAME examinations, implementing of PGY-1 core curriculum, supporting research programs, aiding divisional specific and undergrad year 3 programming and continuing medical education sessions. Ms. Satterthwaite also offers consults for the development of medical education programs.
Shunne Leung Manager
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Mr. Leung joined the Surgical Skills Centre in 2001 as Assistant Manager and serves as the primary resource for technology related issues. Mr. Leung also serves as an adjunct and support to our Manager’s office in day-to-day operations. With a B.Sc. degree in Pharmacology and a Certificate in Business, Mr. Leung offers a unique and diverse set of knowledge and skills that contributes to the successful implementation of medical curricula. His previous work experience in healthcare facilities, where his focus was medical products and surgical instrumentation, contributes in achieving our daily objectives and goals in delivering an efficient and effective medical and surgical learning experience by all who attend our training sessions.
Jason Faria Surgical Technician
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Jay joined the team full time in February 2008 following an intensive co-op from Central Commerce Collegiate. His keen interest and team spirit is a wonderful asset to the group. Jason assists with course duties and setups, audio-visual and lab inventory. He is responsible for ordering lab supplies and coordinating with medical companies to ensure the successful implementation of courses..
Finch Taylor Surgical Technician
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Finch Taylor started at the Surgical Skills Centre in 2014 after spending 2 years at the SimSinai Centre as a SImulation Technician. Finch is a graphic design graduate of OCAD University and brings his knowledge and experience of working 7 years in the educational publishing field and & years in private business practice to the Centre. He believes "Less is More" and "Keep it Simple Stupid"
Alexander Nuberg Surgical Technician
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Alexander joined the team full time in the fall of 2017. In 2010 he started at the SSC as a high school co-op student. He then worked throughout the following summers, as he completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology at York University. Having spent many years in the lab, he is finely tuned to the growing change and workplace dynamics of the SSC.
Iryna Masliak Administrator
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Iryna joined the Surgical Skills and SimSinai Centres in August 2019. She transferred from the orthopaedic department. She has been working at Mount Sinai hospital since 2011. Iryna has a diploma in Medical Office Administration. She is excited to expand her knowledge and career with the Surgical Skills Centre.