College of Medicine


Medical School and Year of Graduation

2004 MD, McMaster University Medical Centre, Doctor of Medicine

Postgraduate Training and Years of Training

2001 SM, Harvard University School of Public Health, Health Policy and Management
2009 FRCPC, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Internal Medicine.
2010 FRCPC, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Respirology.
2013 MSc, University of York, Health Economics.
2013 Post-doctorate, The University of Calgary, Post Doctoral Fellowship, Health Economics.


Appointments and Roles

2020-07 to current Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.
2013-09 to 2020-06 Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. 
2015 to current Examiner - Internal Medicine. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 

Roles in the Respirology Division

Program Director for the Respirology Fellowship Training Program at the University of Saskatchewan. Member, Division of Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.


My research training and expertise is in health economics and health policy, specifically cost-effectiveness analysis alongside clinical trials, use of decision analytic models in cost-effectiveness studies, and use of large administrative databases to understand health outcomes at a population level. I self-identify as a ‘Burdenologist’.  Specifically my program of research relates to studying the burden of disease in our society in order to understand: 1) the personal impact that chronic disease has on individuals in terms of quality of life, productivity, and mortality; 2) the health care system impact in terms of health service utilization, costs, overall budget and system capacity; and 3) how therapeutic interventions can improve health system outcomes in a cost-effective way.  I also have a particular interest in smoking cessation and the interaction of vaping and smoking among youth. 

I co-founded the Youth4Change advocacy group along with my colleague, Jennifer May (Vice President Community Engagement with the Lung Association Saskatchewan) to educate and advocate for regulation of vaping products in Saskatchewan.

Clinical Interests

  • General Respirology
  • COPD
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Asthma