A critical addition to Critical Care

Dr. Thomas Bodley has joined the Department of Critical Care at Scarborough Health Network. He is also the new Critical Care Quality Lead and will be working across all three SHN sites.

Dr. Bodley completed medical school, internal medicine, and critical care training in Toronto. He comes to SHN after three years as an associate at Sunnybrook where he completed advanced training in quality improvement (QI) and his MSc in Clinical Epidemiology.

Dr. Bodley was recognized with the international Choosing Wisely Champion award in 2021 for his work reducing unnecessary blood testing in the ICU and is a fellow at Choosing Wisely Canada.

Dr. Bodley looks forward to leading blood testing stewardship initiates at SHN. He is grateful and excited for the opportunity to work with our dedicated clinicians and add his QI expertise to our team!

“Quality health care is a team sport.”

From New York to North York

Dr. Gurmeet Kanwal is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who has recently moved from New York City to North York. Originally from India, he had always sworn that he would never immigrate again, and yet here he, is a new immigrant to Canada, and happy to be one!

Dr. Kanwal started working at SHN in July 2023 as a Staff Psychiatrist in the Out-Patient Clinic of the Department of Psychiatry at SHN. He is also Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Cornell University Medical Center.

Dr Kanwal is a three-time recipient of Teacher of The Year award given by psychiatric residents of the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic (Cornell Medical Center) in New York City. Past President of the Society of the William Alanson White Institute in NYC. Editorial Board Member, and Elected Fellow of the College of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. His work at SHN is focused on evaluating, treating, and triaging seriously ill psychiatric patients, many of whom have been recently hospitalized.

Homecoming for this new Medical Oncologist

Dr. Victor Lo joins the SHN Oncology Clinics as a Medical Oncologist at the General and Centenary campuses. He completed his MD and Internal Medicine residency at McMaster University, and his Medical Oncology residency at the University of Ottawa. Prior to medical training, he attained a Master’s in Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto. He grew up in Scarborough and is proud to return to his hometown to be with his family and care for the community that raised him.

Dr. Lo has big dreams of bringing oncology clinical trials to SHN, because he knows that important practice-changing trials are often not accessible to patients who may want to volunteer because they may live too far away and are otherwise inaccessible. He also believes that diversity in clinical trials is important, to ensure the new knowledge gained helps to benefit all patients in the future. Dr. Lo’s main treatment areas are thoracic, genitourinary, and breast malignancies. He also has a special interest in cutaneous oncology.

“Cancer care is more than just treating disease. It is treating the needs of the whole patient: physical, mental, and spiritual. We can help.”

New paediatric orthopaedic surgeon with a bone-afide interest in quality and medical education

Dr. Ryan Katchky joined SHN in the Department of Surgery as a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon. He obtained degrees in mechanical engineering and medicine from the University of Western Ontario, then completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Toronto and fellowship training in paediatric orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Dr. Katchky’s practice at SHN will focus on providing care for a wide variety of paediatric orthopaedic conditions, including trauma and fractures, clubfoot, hip dysplasia, bone tumours and limb deformities. Dr. Katchky will also work to establish and strengthen relationships between SHN and The Hospital for Sick Children, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and Grandview Children’s Centre.

Dr. Katchky also has an interest in quality improvement, patient safety and medical education, and has been recognized locally and nationally for contributions in these areas. He has just been appointed as quality lead for the Department of Surgery. He is excited to be able to contribute to SHN’s quality and medical education programs.