DR. MING-KA CHEN
Guest Faculty Lead
Ming-Ka Chan 陳明嘉 (she/her) is a Chinese settler who immigrated to Turtle Island (known as Canada) at the age of six and is grateful to be on Treaty 1 Territory/homeland of the Metis Nation (known as Winnipeg). She has been a Pediatrics Clinician Educator at the University of Manitoba since 1999. Her focus is within the intersection of healthcare leadership education and social justice and believes that work in these areas will help all to thrive.
Current roles include Co-Director, Office of Leadership Education, at Rady Faculty Health Sciences, University of Manitoba and Pediatrics Lead, Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Social Justice. She is also the current Chair of Doctors Manitoba’s Physician Health & Wellness Committee. She is a founding member and current Chair, Sanokondu Executive (a multinational learning community dedicated to fostering health leadership education worldwide: see www.sanokondu.com) and a member of the Equity in Health Systems Lab (www.eqhslab.com). She is also the Planning Committee Chair for CLIME 2 – Canadian Leadership Institute for Medical Education (a 3-day leadership intensive with a central theme on social justice). Clinically, she works as a hospitalist and as a consultant in clinics organized through Jordan’s Principle.
She is married to a gastroenterologist/hepatologist with two children and thrives on the outdoors, pilates and mystery novels.
Monica’s background in organization development, psychology and nursing coupled with her expertise in management, facilitation, workplace diversity and executive coaching have been used primarily in the health care sector for over 40 years. She is a long-standing faculty member for the Physician Leadership Institute at the Canadian Medical Association-Joule and was instrumental in co-designing a two-day Leadership for Medical Women program along with Dr. Mamta Gautam. She has also taught leadership courses for Schulich School of Business, York University and the American Association for Physician Leadership. She is a founding member of the Canadian Physician Coaches Network.
In addition, Monica has been a frequent speaker at both the CMA annual conference ‘Leadership for Medical Women’ and the CSPL Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership. Monica has been a contributing author to the book Female Doctors in Canada – Experience and Culture. She was awarded Honorary Member of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada for her commitment to mentoring female physicians in the areas of self-awareness and effective leadership.
DR. HARMEET BAMI
Dr Harmeet K Bami, completed her fellowship at University of Western Ontario. She has been working at BCH, WOHC and the former Peel Memorial Hospital since 1997. She is an Assistant Professor with McMaster University in the departments of Psychiatry (PT) and Family Medicine.
She is currently working in the Mood Disorder Program, doing inpatient and outpatient work. She has a general adult psychiatric practice with a wide range of patient population, covering common psychiatric diagnoses in a busy community hospital practice.
She is also actively involved with the Teaching programs at BCH. She has been the lead Physician in starting the Women’s Mental Health Clinic in BCH, WOHS.
DR. SUSAN SWIGGUM
Dr Swiggum has received numerous awards, scholarships, and prizes including the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) national award for Women Mentors, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) award for outstanding contribution to the medical profession and medical science, the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) CEO award for outstanding performance, the CMPA CEO Team awards on two separate occasions, the Federation of Medical Women of Canada May Cohen award for the promotion of women’s health and the Jean Jacques Lussier gold medal upon graduation from medical school. She received a Canadian Dermatology Association Appreciation Award in 2003. She has been profiled in the Canadian Medical Association Journal and in Canada’s Who’s Who.
She is a nationally sought-after educator and frequently gives keynote addresses on medico-legal risk management, patient safety, and physician leadership.
Dr Swiggum has been on the faculty of medicine at the University of Ottawa since 1987 achieving the rank of full Professor in the Department of Medicine in 2000. She has significantly contributed to undergraduate and postgraduate education across Canada.
She has contributed to the development of online learning modules and has authored more than 35 online and print publications. In 2012 she co-developed with the Director of Education, the CMPA Good Practices Guide, an online comprehensive guide for Canadian medical students and physicians. In 2020, she updated the content for the online Good Practices Guide.
In 2001, Dr Swiggum joined the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA). She retired in 2016 however remains a consultant with the CMPA, advising on special projects with the Safe Medical Care Learning department. She is on the scientific planning committee for Saegis and a facilitator for their educational programs.
DR. MARILYN BAETZ
Dr. Marilyn Baetz is the Vice Dean of Faculty Engagement in College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan and part of the senior executive. Clinically she has worked as a psychiatrist for 25 years and served as the joint provincial department head of Psychiatry for both the College of Medicine and the Saskatchewan Health Authority for close to a decade. Her clinical interest is in maternal mental health and research focus included the intersection of psychiatry and spirituality. Dr. Baetz is a certified physician executive through the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders. She obtained her post secondary education at the UofS including a BSc in nutrition and worked as a hospital dietitian prior to entering medicine.
DR. ANNE MATLOW
Anne Matlow MSc MD FRCPC CEC is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Toronto‘s Temerty Faculty of Medicine where she is Faculty Lead, PG Leadership. Her innovative thinking and interpersonal skills have resulted in numerous leadership positions locally, provincially, nationally and internationally in her areas of expertise including healthcare quality improvement, patient safety and medical leadership. She co-directs the University of Toronto’s Postgraduate Medicine Leadership Certificate program, and is involved with numerous other leadership education initiatives through the University of Toronto, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Sanokondu and LEADS Global. She has just become certified as an executive coach through Royal Roads University and hopes to inspire and support both Big L and little L leaders in achieving their personal and professional goals with the ultimate goal of improving the culture of medicine, and wellness and fulfilment of those who provide care.