Dr. Sushiela Appavoo (MD’89)
General Radiologist, Medical Imaging Consultants, Edmonton, AB.
Chair, Canadian Association of Radiologists Breast Imaging Working Group
Dr. Appavoo is a general radiologist with an interest in breast imaging, currently practicing in Edmonton. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1989, interned at St. Paul’s Hospital and finished her radiology residency in 1994. She chairs the Canadian Association of Radiologists Breast Imaging Working Group and is working on a guideline update. Shiela is also the vice-president and a founding member of the Canadian Association of Breast Imaging QA, with involvement in the CAR Mammography Accreditation Program Steering Committee and the Alberta Breast Imaging Quality Assurance Committee.
Dr. Earle DeCoteau (MD'64)
Professor Emeritus, College of Medicine, USask
Dr. DeCoteau’s family first settled in Saskatchewan in 1892. After receiving his MD in 1964, he spent six years studying out of province and in 1972 returned to the University of Saskatchewan as a faculty member in the Department of Medicine. He was head of the Immunology and Rheumatology Program from 1974 to 1988. In 1988 he took
Betty-Ann Heggie (BEd'75)
Author and Director of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
Betty-Ann Heggie, a thought leader in gender dynamics, has had articles featured in Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, Apple News and The Huffington Post. The author of Gender Physics, Unlock the Energy You Never Knew You Had to Get the Results You Want, she speaks regularly on how men and women can make progress together in the modern workplace. She is also a corporate director, philanthropist and a former senior vice-president with
Dr. Michael Kelly (MD’99)
Professor and Head of Neurosurgery, USask College of Medicine
Neurosurgeon, Royal University Hospital
Saskatchewan Clinical Stroke Research Chair
Dr. Kelly is professor and head of neurosurgery at the University of Saskatchewan. He graduated from USask in 1999 and completed his neurosurgery residency in 2005. Michael did three additional years of fellowship training in cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery. He holds the Saskatchewan Clinical Stroke Research Chair and has an active basic science and clinical research program focusing on stroke and other cerebrovascular disorders. He is also actively involved in the development of the Saskatchewan Stroke Strategy.
Dr. Larissa Pawluck (MD’09)
Physician, Westside Community Clinic
Dr. Pawluck graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2009. She has been practicing as a family physician at the Westside Community Clinic, with sub-specialization in HIV care, addictions medicine and care for vulnerable populations. She is employed with the Saskatchewan Health Authority through the Opioid Assisted Recovery Services as a methadone/buprenorphine prescriber. Larissa has a passion for providing interdisciplinary, team-based care to vulnerable and inner-city populations.
Melinda Richter (BComm'92)
Global Head of JLABS, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
As global head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS, Melinda Richter fosters the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies external R&D engine and supports the innovation community with a specific emphasis on Johnson & Johnson’s sectors: consumer and health tech, medical device and pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining JLABS, Melinda was founder and CEO of Prescience International, an award-winning firm dedicated to accelerating research to the patient. Melinda founded Prescience after she had a medical emergency that left her questioning the efficiency and efficacy of the health-care system. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and
Dr. Rob Rutledge
Radiation Oncologist, Nova Scotia Cancer Centre
Associate Professor, Dalhousie University
Dr. Rutledge is a radiation oncologist and associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. In addition to specializing in breast, prostate and pediatric cancers, he is an internationally renowned public speaker. Rob is also co-founder of the Healing and Cancer Foundation that offers educational videos, documentaries and web-casting seminars. In 2010, Rob received Cancer Care Nova Scotia’s Award of Excellence in Patient Care and in 2006 Doctors of Nova Scotia presented him with the Health Promotion Award in recognition to his contribution to
Dr. B. David Stollar (MD'59)
Professor Emeritus, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
A native of Saskatoon, Dr. Stollar graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1959 and interned for a year at the Royal University Hospital. He moved to Massachusetts for two years of postdoctoral research training at Brandeis University, and then served two years in the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research. In 1964 he joined the faculty of Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, where he pursued research and teaching for 41 years. He chaired Tufts’ Department of Biochemistry for 15 of those years. During a sabbatical
Dr. Susan Tupper, BScPT, (PhD’12)
Strategy Consultant, Pain Quality Improvement and Research, Saskatchewan Health Authority
Dr. Tupper is a licensed physical therapist with a
Dr. Rob Weiler (MD'79)
Professor, Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, USask
Dr. Weiler graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1979. He has been involved with establishing a provincial program to provide medical assistance in dying to residents of Saskatchewan. Rob’s main clinical interest is public health.