About Us

Established in 2008/09 under the leadership of Dr. Herbert Ho Ping Kong, the Centre for Excellence in Education and Practice (CEEP) served as an "incubator" for innovative programs in medical education and ambulatory practice in Internal Medicine. The early years were centered on expanding simulation teaching in General Internal Medicine. We quickly expanded to include humanism and the art of medicine and education in quality improvement as key priority areas. From the beginning a major objective was to build capacity, through fellowships that supported further scholarly training for trainees in an academic General Internal Medicine career.

Who We Are

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Founder, The HoPingKong Centre

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Director, The HoPingKong Centre 

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Gladstone and Maisie Chang Chair 

Executive Committee 

Executive Committee Chair: 

Rodrigo B. Cavalcanti MD FRCPC  

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Director, The HoPingKong Centre

Executive Committee Members: 

Nadine Abdullah MD MEd FRCPC 

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Pillar Lead, Art of Medicine, The HoPingKong Centre 

 

Luke Devine MD MHPE FRCPC 

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Pillar Lead, SBME, The HoPingKong Centre 

 

Thomas MacMillan MD MSc FRCPC 

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Pillar Lead, QI & New Models of Care, The HoPingKong Centre 

Chief Medical Resident MD PGY4 

Toronto Western Hospital

Core Internal Medicine, University of Toronto

David Frost, MD FRCPC

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Site Director/CTU Director, General Internal Medicine, Toronto Western Hospital

Rob Wu MD MSc FRCPC 

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto 

Site Director/CTU Director, General Internal Medicine, Toronto General Hospital

Daniel Panisko MD MPH FRCPC 

Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto 

Gladstone and Maisie Chang Chair in the Teaching of Internal Medicine,

University of Toronto-University Health Network

Lori Albert MD FRCPC 

Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Course Director, CPC-1, MD Program, University of Toronto 

Ben Kaasa MD CCFP 

Assistant Professor, Dept of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto

Program Director, PGY-3 Academic Hospital Medicine, University of Toronto

 

Advisory Board

Advisory Board Chair: 

Rodrigo B. Cavalcanti MD FRCPC  

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Director, The HoPingKong Centre

Advisory Board Members: 

Andrew Chang 

Director, Raymond Chang Foundation 

Chairman, Mercatus Technologies Inc.

Peter Cram MD MBA

Division Director,

General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, UHN-SHS 

Mark Daitchman

Former CEO, MicroAge Technology Services

Karen Leslie MD MEd FRCPC 

Professor of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

Director, Centre for Faculty Development

Elizabeth Petrova 

Principal Gift Manager,

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

Debra Pugh MD MHPE FRCPC 

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa 

Vice-Chair, Central Examination Committee, Medical Council of Canada

James Rassos MD FRCPC

Clinical Assistant, General Internal Medicine, UHN-SHS

Clinician-Scholar Fellow, The HoPingKong Centre