Meet the doctors who make up the BHVI Lead Physicians’ Team!
Dr. Onye Nnorom is a Family Doctor and a Public Health & Preventive Medicine Specialist. She is the Associate Program Director of the Public Health & Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the University of Toronto, and is the Black Health Theme Lead for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is a clinical consultant for the Nicotine Dependence Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Dr. Nnorom is also the Equity,Diversity and Inclusion Lead in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is also host of the podcast “Race, Health and Happiness”.
Co-lead, Feb 2021-mar 2022
Dr. Dominick Shelton is an emergency physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He is the Medical Director, Quality & Safety for the Emergency Department at Sunnybrook and the Provincial Co-Lead for the Black Health Vaccine Initiative. Dr. Shelton is the co-founder of the following organizations: Camp Jumoke, TAIBU Community Health Center, Black Physicians’ Association of Ontario and University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine Summer Mentorship Program for Black and Indigenous Students.
Dr. David Esho attended the University of Toronto where he received his medical degree in 2008. He completed a family medicine residency at the University of Toronto in 2010. Prior joining the Toronto Western Family Health Team he worked in rural communities in Northern and Southern Ontario. He currently holds a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is very involved in education and is an active member of both the undergraduate and postgraduate medical education programs. He has been the recipient of several teaching awards. He also works as an attending physician on the Toronto Western hospital Family Inpatient service as well as the co-lead for the Toronto Western Family Health Team Chronic disease management program.
Dr. Neil Isaac is a practicing Radiologist at North York General Hospital. After completing an honors Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto, he went to Dalhousie University for Medical School as well as residency in Radiology. He completed a Fellowship in Cardiovascular Imaging from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Mojola Omole is a breast surgical oncologist and a general surgeon. She completed a residency in general surgery and fellowships in international surgery and breast surgical oncology. Since graduating, she has been locuming through-out Ontario as a general surgeon and a breast surgeon. She is currently at North York General Hospital. After years of seeing inequities in healthcare, she completed a Munk School global journalism fellowship in 2017. When she is not operating, she loves writing in depth articles for publications such as CBC, Walrus and Quartz about racial and social injustices as they intersect with health
Feb 2021-mar 2022
Dr. Duate Adegbite is a family physician at the Toronto Western Hospital Family Health Team and lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. She joined the Black Health Vaccine Initiative in February 2021 as the physician lead at the TAIBU CHC vaccine clinic which hosted its first clinic in April 2021. She continues to act as a physician co-lead at the vaccine clinic. Dr. Adegbite has been a member of the BPAO for over ten years, since being in the U of T MD program. She has practiced in a variety of clinical settings and endeavours to provide patient-centred care with a special interest in women’s health and working with underserved populations.
Dr. Yewande Fadojuimi is a medical doctor (U of T, Class of 1T0) based in the Greater Toronto Area. She specializes in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) treatment for patients with mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, burnout, and insomnia. She has a background in Emergency Medicine and worked in community hospitals across Winnipeg (Manitoba) and Yellowknife (Northwest Territories) from 2012 to 2019. Her ultimate mission is to help Black women discover success and happiness, on their own terms. She loves quotes, proverbs, and can often be found taking one online course or another. Current favourite quote: “Everyone should have access to a therapist.”
Dr. Melanie Henry is a family physician; University of Toronto lecturer and the global health director at Health for All, the Markham Family Medicine Teaching Unit, and the board chair of Health for All Family Health Team. She completed her fellowship in Global Health and Vulnerable Populations at the University of Toronto, and has collaborated on published research about the development of family medicine around the world. In her clinical work she strives to provide full spectrum care, with a focus on women’s health and homeless shelter medicine. Dr. Henry is working towards the improvement of the global health and social accountability curriculum to encourage health-equity minded physicians. She is passionate about addressing the social determinants of health, and using primary care as an effective tool to provide health care for all.
Medical Student Education
Dr. Teela Johnson MSc, MD, CCFP-EM is employed full-time as a hospitalist at Unity Health, Providence hospital, and holds a faculty appointment at the University of Toronto in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Johnson completed her family medicine residency at the University of Toronto and obtained a fellowship in emergency medicine there as well. She has extensive work experience and has worked in several emergency rooms, hospital wards, and clinics across Toronto. Dr. Johnson has an interest in helping non-black people to develop anti-racism skills and acquire allyship.
Dr. Ato Sekyi-Otu has been practicing orthopaedic surgery at William Osler Health System since 1998 and currently is the Division Head of orthopaedics at the Brampton Civic Site. He is also a Lecturer in the Department of Surgery at University of Toronto. He is a founding member of the Black Opportunity Fund and a co-chair of the Black Opportunity Fund Health Working Group.
Dr. Trudy McFarlane is a family physician and expert in community medicine. She is passionate about advocacy, mentorship, and representation in leadership amongst the Black community.
Dr. Adwoa Amamoo is a member of the BPAO on the CME Subcommittee. She achieved her Doctor of medicine with Memorial University of Newfoundland and did her residency in Newfoundland. She works as a Family Physician in Ajax and is a Site Chief, Department of Surgical Assisting at Lakeridge Health Ajax-Pickering.
Dr. Shreves currently has a Family Practice in Bowmanville. She is an Assistant Professor at Queens University and a staff physician at Lakeridge Health hospital. Dr. Shreves is an entrepreneur, and a humanitarian. She is the founder and CEO of Restore International Foundation, and has a passion for serving those in need globally.
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