onSIDE Committee

The purpose of the committee on Support, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (onSIDE) is to create and promote a healthy, respectful and supportive work and learning environment that cultivates and aligns with the Temerty Faculty of Medicine principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. We hope to build a culture that values diversity in thought that comes from a diverse workforce, recognizing the value of diversity for future innovation and growth of our department and empowering us to provide high-quality care for our diverse patient populations.

We aim to:

  • Promote inclusion to show respect and value to our medical imaging community members and create a sense of belonging. 
  • Identify sources of systemic bias and discrimination in our work and learning environments and aim to dismantle these and to provide support, particularly for those have unearned disadvantage. 
  • Build a work and learning environment that is fair and supportive for all. To curate, develop and promote wellness resources and support services for faculty and trainees and to create a work and learning environment where asking for help is encouraged and facilitated.

Committee Members

Name Role Division
Elsie Nguyen Committee Chair/Vice-Chair, onSIDE Cardiothoracic
Alan Moody Chair, UT Medical Imaging Cardiothoracic
Tanya Chawla JDMI Representative Abdominal
Helen Cheung Sunnybrook Representative Abdominal
Tim Dowdell Radiologist-In-Chief, St. Michaels Hospital/Unity Health Musculoskeletal
Birgit Ertl-Wagner Vice-Chair, Research Pediatrics/Neuroradiology
Phyllis Glanc Vice-Chair, CPD Abdominal
Jennifer Fratesi JDMI Representative Cardiothoracic
Kate Hanneman JDMI Representative Cardiothoracic
Neil Issac North York General Hospital/Community Representative General Radiology
Laura Jimenez-Juan St. Michael's Hospital/Unity Health Representative Cardiothoracic
Ania Kielar CAR/JDMI Representative Abdominal
Ravi Mohan JDMI Representative Nuclear Medicine
Derek Muradali St. Michael's Hospital/Unity Health Breast
Linda Probyn Vice-Chair, Education Musculoskeletal
Heidi Schmidt Radiologist-In-Chief, JDMI Cardiothoracic
Manohar Shroff Radiologist-In-Chief, The Hospital for Sick Children Pediatric Neuroradiology
Sean Symons Radiologist-In-Chief, Sunnybrook  Neuroradiology
Lima Awad El-Karim Chair. Diagnostic Radiology Resident EDI Committee  
Jaspreet Bajwa Vice-Chair, Diagnostic Radiology Resident EDI Committee  
Hadas Benhabib Diagnostic Radiology Resident Representative  
Arjan Dhoot Medical Student Representative  
Sabrina Fitzgerald Medical Student Representative  
Grace Grafham Medical Student Representative  
Hayley McKee Medical Student Representative