MSA Executive 2021-2023

We strive for representation and balance across sites, disciplines, and gender. Members of the MSA executive are elected annually from amongst eligible active MSA membership.
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Dr. Deepak Dath

MSA President

General Surgery & Hepatobiliary Surgery, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre (elected 2021)

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Dr. Thomas Van Helder

MSA Vice President

Anesthesia. Hamilton General Hospital (elected 2021)

Dr. Bill Ristevski

MSA Secretary/Treasurer

Orthopedic Surgery, Hamilton General Hospital (elected 2021)


Dr. Katherine Zukotynski

Website Liaison

Medicine and Radiology

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Dr. Catherine Ross

Past President

Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre (Past President, elected 2019-2021)

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Dr. Amna Ahmed

MSA Member-at-large

Medicine, General Internal Medicine

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Dr. James Bain

MSA Member-at-large

Pediatric Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, McMaster University Medical Centre


Dr. Sarah Burrow

MSA Member-at-large

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Peter Darby

MSA Member-at-large

Anaesthesia, Hamilton General Hospital 

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Dr. Andreas Freitag

MSA Member-at-large

Medicine- Division of Respirology/Critical Care. McMaster University Medical Care


Dr. Allison Grice

MSA Member-at-large

Family Medicine, West Lincoln Memorial Hospital


Dr. Smita Halder

Chair, Medical Advisory Committee

Gastroenterology, McMaster University Medical Centre

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Dr. Dereck Hunt

MSA Member-at-large

 Internal Medicine, Juravinski Hospital (Past President, elected 2017 to 2019)


Dr. John Mernagh

MSA Member-at-large

Diagnostic Imaging, McMaster University Medical Centre

Dr. Paul Missiuna

MSA Member-at-large

Pediatric Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery, McMaster Children's Hospital


Dr. Theodore Rapanos

MSA Member-at-large

Vascular Surgery, Hamilton General Hospital

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Dr. Chris Ricci

MSA Member-at-large

Anaesthesia, Hamilton General Hospital 

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