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Regional Advisory Committee 2 Members

Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Member of Council


Chair of Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) 2
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Dr. BJ Hancock joined the Royal College in 1990 after completing her undergraduate medical education at the University of Manitoba (1980–1984), a rotating Internship at Dalhousie University (1984–1985), general surgery residency training, including a master of science, at the University of Manitoba (1985–1990) and Fellowship training in pediatric surgery and pediatric critical care at the University of Montreal (1990–1992 and 1992–1993, respectively). She returned to Winnipeg to assume a faculty position in the Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba. More



Dr. Hussam M. Azzam is the Northern Health Region’s Vice-President for Medical Services and Chief Medical Officer, Thompson General Hospital’s Chief of Staff and Senior Executive Lead for Research. He is also a University of Manitoba assistant professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, a council member of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecology of Canada, a member of the Board of Directors for Diagnostic Services of Manitoba, and a surveyor with Accreditation Canada. In the UK, he is an examiner in the University of Southampton’s bachelor of medicine program and a faculty advisor for the university’s advanced life support in obstetrics program. He is also a foundation member of the Academy of Medical Educators in the UK.

George D. Carson, MD, FRCSC, CSPQ, FSOGC

Dr. George Carson has been Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Regina General Hospital, now Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region, since 1989. He was Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region from 1995 to 2011. He was founding co-chair for the ALARM Course of the SOGC and has been on several other provincial and SOCG committees. He is Alternate Chair for the Central Region of SOGC. He is a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan.

Sarah Mueller, MD, FRCSC (Saskatoon, SK)

Dr. Sarah Mueller is an acute care and trauma surgeon in the Saskatoon Health Region. She completed undergraduate medical education at the University of Saskatchewan, general surgery residency at the University of Saskatchewan and then followed with an Acute Care Emergency Surgery Fellowship at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. She has recently returned to Saskatoon to assume a community faculty position in the Department of Surgery.

Gigi Osler, BScMed, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Gigi Osler completed her medical school, internship and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery Residency at the University of Manitoba. She then did a Rhinology fellowship, specializing in endoscopic sinus surgery, in Vancouver, BC and has been practicing in Winnipeg since 1998. She is the Head of the Section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at St. Boniface Hospital and an Assistant Professor with the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Manitoba.

Richard (Sam) Rowe, MBBS, MAEd, FRCPC (Winnipeg, MB)

Originally from Australia, Dr. Richard (“Sam”) Rowe is a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Manitoba, Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism. He practises general clinical endocrinology with an interest in medical education, and attends on the Internal Medicine Clinical Teaching Unit.

Beata Szkup, MD, FRCPC (Saskatoon, SK)

Robert Lewis Weiler, MD, FRCPC (Saskatoon, SK)

Dr. Robert Weiler is a clinical anesthetist with an interest in critical care and recently finished a master of public health program at the University of Saskatchewan.

M.J. Willard, MD, FRCPC (Winnipeg, MB)

In 1982, Dr. M.J. Willard emigrated to Canada from the United States, where she worked as a veterinarian. She received her medical degree from the University of Manitoba and has worked across Canada, returning to Winnipeg in 2010.

University representative

Jeffrey J. Sisler, MD, MCLSC, CCFP, FCFP

Dr. Jeff Sisler is the Associate Dean of the Division of Continuing Professional Development of the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Manitoba. He has been a leader in the primary care cancer community in Canada, where he has been active in research, education, administration and as a clinician. He is a co-investigator on the CIHR-funded CanIMPACT Research Team in Primary Care Cancer Research, and has a special interest in cancer follow-up care and symptom-based diagnosis. Dr. Sisler received his Masters degree in Family Medicine from the University of Western Ontario in 2002. He is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, who awarded him an Award of Excellence in 2013 for his work in cancer care.

CPD Educators

Eric Sigurdson, MD, FRCPC (Winnipeg, MB)

Dr. Eric Sigurdson completed his fellowship in Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba where he is currently an associate professor and Director of Continuing Education in Psychiatry. His clinical work is in child and adolescent psychiatry as Service Chief of the Consultation Liaison Service, Health Sciences Centre Child and Adolescent Mental Health. More

Shahid Ahmed, MD, FRCPC (Saskatoon, SK)

Dr. Shahid Ahmed is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan and has been working as medical oncologist at the Saskatoon Cancer Center since 2003. He received his medical degree from Dow University of Health Sciences and completed his postgraduate training at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. More

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B.J. Hancock, MD, FRCSC, FACS, Chair
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Kora McNulty, Administrative Coordinator, Membership Services  1-800-668-3740 ext. 173