Master Teacher Award 2022
Dr. Robert Bleakney
Dr. Robert Bleakney is a Musculoskeletal Radiologist at the Joint Department of Medical Imaging – Mount Sinai Hospital and Assistant Professor within the Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto.
Dr. Bleakney’s achievements in postgraduate teaching have been immense. He has been frequently awarded with the Outstanding Teacher Award - Residency and Outstanding Teacher Award - Fellowships since his initial appointment in 2003. He was also recognized with the E. L. Lansdown Teaching Award in 2005 and 2011.
Dr. Bleakney’s teaching impact goes beyond the departmental level; Dr. Bleakney has been an invited lecturer for the American College of Radiology Education Center over 10 times. Dr. Bleakney is also an established Visiting Professor, having delivered countless lectures on a local, national and international level.
Dr. Alan Daneman
Dr. Alan Daneman is a Pediatric Radiologist at the Hospital for Sick Children and Professor within the Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto. Dr. Daneman was the Radiologist-in-Chief at the Hospital for Sick Children from October 1988 to December 1995.
Dr. Daneman is a highly respected and internationally renowned teacher. Throughout his career, Dr. Daneman has been an invited lecturer over 100 times at a national and international level. Dr. Daneman was awarded the Jack O. Haller Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Society of Pediatric Radiology in 2005; this award recognizes excellence in Pediatric Radiology education.
In 2017, Dr. Daneman’s received the Department of Medical Imaging’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award; his commitment to the Department of Medical Imaging and the education of our learners is truly outstanding.
Dr. Anthony Hanbidge
Dr. Anthony Hanbidge is an Abdominal Imaging Radiologist at the Joint Department of Medical Imaging – Toronto Western Hospital and Professor within the Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto.
Dr. Hanbidge is a dedicated teacher & mentor who is strongly committed to creating a supportive teaching environment. Dr. Hanbidge has won several department-based awards to acknowledge this commitment. In 2018, Dr. Hanbidge was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, presented to a faculty member who has made significant contributions to resident’s professional development. Dr. Hanbidge has also been awarded the Excellence in Teaching, Fellowship Program on 18 occasions and the Excellence in Teaching, Residency Program 17 times.
Dr. Hanbidge uses his professional and personal experience to continually make the workplace an environment where our for faculty and learners can thrive personally and professionally. This was further recognized in 2021, when Dr. Hanbidge was honoured with the department’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding teaching and mentorship.
Dr. Nasir Jaffer
Dr. Nasir Jaffer is an Abdominal Imaging Radiologist at the Joint Department of Medical Imaging – Mount Sinai Hospital and Professor within the Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto.
Dr. Jaffer is an outstanding teacher and mentor to our postgraduate trainees; he has won numerous departmental teacher awards for outstanding teaching, including the E.L. Lansdown Teaching Award in 1994 and 2000. Dr. Jaffer’s teaching philosophy centers on a pedagogical approach by adapting to new teaching technologies; he was an early adopter to online resources such as education libraries; he has been a trailblazer in this area.
Dr. Jaffer has also made significant contributions to Undergraduate Medical Education. During his tenure as our Undergraduate Program Director, Dr. Jaffer developed Interactive Radiology Seminars to encourage active participation and greater engagement.
Dr. Caitlin McGregor
Dr. Caitlin McGregor is an Abdominal Imaging Radiologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and an Assistant Professor within the Department of Medical Imaging.
Dr. McGregor is a truly committed and passionate teacher. Throughout her career, she has spent countless hours teaching and mentoring our postgraduate learners. She is dedicated to creating a supportive, understanding and compassionate teaching environment where our learners can thrive. Dr. McGregor is an incredibly approachable teacher who encourages our learners to seek answers and understand complex problems.
Dr. McGregor has been recognized for her outstanding teaching on several occasions; in 2008, she was acknowledged for her outstanding teaching with the E.L. Lansdown Teaching Award.
Dr. Walter Montanera
Dr. Walter Montanera is a Neuroradiologist at Unity Health – St. Michael’s Hospital and an Associate Professor within the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto and also holds a cross appointment to the Department of Surgery. Dr. Montanera was the Diagnostic Radiology Program Director from November 2001 to November 2007.
Dr. Montanera is an exceptionally dedicated, hands on and humble teacher. His commitment to teaching and postgraduate education is highly regarded and valued by our learners. Dr. Montanera frequently delivers extra teaching sessions to ensure our learners feel confident and prepared for examinations, as well as independent clinical practice. Dr. Montanera has been recognized for his teaching caliber with the receipt of the E.L Lansdown Teaching Award on two occasions (1994 and 2007).
Dr. Martin O'Malley
Dr. Martin O’Malley is an Abdominal Imaging Radiologist at the Joint Department of Medical Imaging – Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Professor within the Department of Medical Imaging.
Dr. O’Malley is a highly respected teacher and his commitment to optimally serving our patients is inherent in his teaching practices. His teaching impresses the importance of approaching cases with an open mind, patience and humility, skills critical for patient centered care.
His teaching has made a clear impact on our postgraduate learners as has been acknowledged by receiving the Outstanding Teacher Award for both residents and fellows in the same year on multiple occasions.
Dr. O’Malley is a well-established local, national and international lecturer having been invited to lecture over 140 times since his appointment to the Department of Medical Imaging.
Dr. Gordon Weisbrod
Dr. Gordon Weisbrod is a Cardiothoracic Imaging Radiologist at the Joint Department of Medical Imaging – Toronto General Hospital and Professor within the Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto.
Dr. Weisbrod is a highly experienced and respected teacher; he has been warmly referred to as a living textbook, reflecting his knowledge, dedication, and passion for the field of Medical Imaging. His contributions to postgraduate teaching in the Department of Medical Imaging since his appointment in 1974 are unparalleled and he approaches each day of teaching with the same level of enthusiasm, commitment and patience. Dr. Weisbrod’s impact as a teacher has been immense; he has greatly contributed to the teaching of generations of Radiologist within Canada and worldwide.