Leaders in their professions, dedicated to improving Canadian health

Khursheed Jeejeebhoy
Dr. Khursheed Jeejeebhoy
Board Member
Gastroenterology, Nutrition Research

Dr. Khursheed Jeejeebhoy is a Gastroenterologist, Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and Director of Nutrition Support for St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Dr. Khursheed N. Jeejeebhoy has achieved an international reputation for...

Dr. Khursheed Jeejeebhoy is a Gastroenterologist, Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and Director of Nutrition Support for St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Dr. Khursheed N. Jeejeebhoy has achieved an international reputation for his research in the fields of gastroenterology and nutrition.

Dr. Jeejeebhoy has published over 500 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters. He sits on the editorial boards of nutritional journals and over the course of his career has been recognized with over 20 awards from Canada, USA and the UK. In 2001 he was elected as a senior member of the Canadian Medical Association.

His principal areas of focus are: assessment of nutritional status, particular nutritional requirements in the patient, the interaction between nutrition and disease, inflammatory bowel disease, malabsorption, and colon cancer. Dr Jeejeebhoy was chosen to receive the “Cuthbertson Lecture Award” by the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, for his ground-breaking work in Total Parenteral Nutrition.

Ken Flood
Ken Flood
Advisor

Ken Flood has had a long career successfully building businesses in industries as diverse as aerospace, software, Internet services and medical technology. From an early age, he harnessed his entrepreneurial spirit to drive innovation and growth, and has held leadership roles in several organizations...

Ken Flood has had a long career successfully building businesses in industries as diverse as aerospace, software, Internet services and medical technology. From an early age, he harnessed his entrepreneurial spirit to drive innovation and growth, and has held leadership roles in several organizations.

For more than a decade, Ken has directed his energy to philanthropic efforts, with health care being a particular area of interest. 

Zane Cohen
Dr. Zane Cohen
Board Member
Surgery, Gastroenterology, University of Toronto

Dr. Zane Cohen is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto and the Director of the Dr. Zane Cohen Digestive Diseases Clinical Research Centre Mount Sinai Hospital, a clinical research facility internationally acclaimed as a leader in the understanding and...

Dr. Zane Cohen is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto and the Director of the Dr. Zane Cohen Digestive Diseases Clinical Research Centre Mount Sinai Hospital, a clinical research facility internationally acclaimed as a leader in the understanding and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. He was the Surgeon-in-Chief and the Chairman of the Division of General Surgery at Mount Sinai for many years and has served on numerous committees at the University of Toronto.  

Dr. Cohen's clinical interests have been in the area of colon and rectal surgery and he has been instrumental in helping thousands of patients afflicted with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and colorectal cancer. He has authored over 230 manuscripts and book chapters and he has held peer reviewed research grants from all of the major granting agencies for his work. Recognized internationally for his many achievements, Dr. Cohen has been an invited speaker worldwide. 

Kevin Smith
Dr. Kevin Smith
Board Member

Dr. Kevin Smith is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Chief Executive Officer of St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener, and an Associate Professor at the McMaster University School of Medicine. He also serves on the boards of directors of several organizations, including...

Dr. Kevin Smith is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Chief Executive Officer of St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener, and an Associate Professor at the McMaster University School of Medicine. He also serves on the boards of directors of several organizations, including the Association of Canadian Healthcare Organizations, the Ontario Hospital Association and the Ontario Council of Teaching Hospitals.

Dr. Smith earned his Doctorate in Philosophy at the University of Sussex in England and completed the Chief Executive Officer Program for Healthcare Leadership at the Wharton School of Business. In 2003, he was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, which recognizes Canadians who have made outstanding and exemplary contributions to their communities or to Canada as a whole.

Doug Klein
Dr. Doug Klein
Board Member
Family Medicine, Edmonton Oliver Primary Care Network, University of Alberta

Dr. Doug Klein is a practicing family physician and an Associate Professor with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. He is also Director of the Doctor Patient Relationship Program, which focuses on communication skills…

Dr. Doug Klein is a practicing family physician and an Associate Professor with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. He is also Director of the Doctor Patient Relationship Program, which focuses on communication skills of resident physicians and physicians in practice.

A recognized expert on lifestyle intervention in primary care, especially patient behaviour change including the Theory of Planned Behaviour, Dr. Klein has significant experience in primary care research. He has held several positions on provincial and national committees related to clinical practice in primary care, including the Alberta Pediatric Obesity Working Group, Physician Performance Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, and the Research and Education Foundation for the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Through his ongoing work with Primary Care Networks in Alberta, he has forged strong connections to other primary care physicians.

In addition, Dr. Klein has been invited to give presentations on diet and exercise across Canada and internationally, including a keynote address on lifestyle modification at the Alberta College of Family Physicians Annual Meeting in February 2013. He currently has several ongoing research and health promotion projects based in primary care in Alberta.

Since 2011, Dr. Klein has lead the CHANGE Alberta research team, working closely with other family doctors in Edmonton, Toronto and Quebec City to successfully implement CHANGE Program in primary care settings. He is currently leading the initiative to expand implementation of the CHANGE Program in family medicine clinics across Canada.

Leah Gramlich
Dr. Leah Gramlich
Board Member
Gastroenterology, University of Alberta

Dr. Leah Gramlich is a physician nutritionist specialist and Gastroenterologist. She is an Associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta with a cross appointment in Agriculture Life and Environmental Science. She is also Zone Medical Director for...

Dr. Leah Gramlich is a physician nutritionist specialist and Gastroenterologist. She is an Associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta with a cross appointment in Agriculture Life and Environmental Science. She is also Zone Medical Director for Nutrition Services, Alberta Health Services in the Edmonton Zone.

Dr. Gramlich is dedicated to patient care but her evolving interest is in food and health and in empowering health practitioners with the tools to meet patient needs relative to food and activity for health. Her other research interests include nutrition and cancer, nutrition in critical illness, nutrition therapy in the home and nutrition education.

She is the past president and founding president of the Canadian Nutrition Society. She sits on several committees in the Canadian Nutrition Society, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and the European Society for Nutrition and Metabolism.