Who We Are

We are a collaboration of students and faculty members at the University of Calgary who are passionate about learning, understanding, and teaching medicine. The student authors, reviewers, and editors of the Calgary Guide have worked hard on this resource and we are proud to be sharing with you our understanding of how diseases manifest. We wanted to do this because it’s something good, something meaningful, something useful to fellow students, all the while reinforcing our own understanding of diseases.

Students:

2020:

Editors in Chief: Davis Maclean, Hannah Yaphe, Timothy Fu

System Editors: Jovey Sharma (Hematology, Population Health), Jungmin Park (Gastroenterology), Hannah Koury (Orthopedics), Chinvern Tan (Rheumatology), Brian Rankin (Dermatology), Amanda Nguyen (Cardiology), Leah Johnston (Respirology), Amanda Henderson (Endocrinology), Jessica Krahn (Nephrology), Natalie Jacox (Urology), Phoebe Ng (Pediatrics), Allen Vorobeichik (Psychiatry, Foundations: Physical Exam), Michael Moroz (Clinical Immunology, Infectious Disease), Stephen Chrusch (Anesthesia), Kendall Verhulst (Foundations: Pharmacology), Sanjana Sudershan (Foundations: Physiology), Evan Allarie (Radiology)

French Translation Coordinator: Emma Hofland-Burry

French System Editors (from University of Ottawa): Jade Choo-Foo, Yasmine Chentouf

French Translation team (University of Calgary): Dylan Grisell, Audrey Caron, Kathy Yu, Allen Vorobeichik, Kavya Anchuri, Wendy Yao, Kaja Matovinovic, Natalie Czuczman, Annita Velasque Moreira, Olivia Genereux, Kaja Matovinovic, Jade Park

French Translation team (University of Ottawa): Hamid Nessek, Melody Emamian, Megan Cipro, Charlotte Martin, Nicholas Tubin, Victoria-Marie Cusson, Jade Taki, Selena Laprade, Véronique Carrière, Sophie Lamontagne

International Collaborators, French Translation Team: Youssef Saoud (Algeria)

2019:

Editors in Chief: Crystal Liu, Tony Gu, Ryan Brenneis

System Editors: Max Lazar (Hematology), Michael Blomfield (Gastroenterology), Tyler Anker (Orthopedics), Merna Adly (Rheumatology), Kara Hawker (Dermatology), Paige Shelemey (Cardiology), Julia Heighton (Respirology, Nephrology), Emily Mostofi (Endocrinology), Spencer Yakaback (Urology), Heather Yong (Neurology), Natalie Arnold (Ophthalmology), Spencer Yakaback (ENT), Laura Rivera (Geriatrics), Danielle Chang (Obstetrics and Gynecology), Mirna Matta (Pediatrics), Erica Reed (Psychiatry), Jessica Tjong (Clinical Immunology, Foundations: Physical Exam), Ryan Brenneis (Infectious Disease), Wendy Yao (Anesthesia), Nicole Burma (Foundations: Pharmacology), Erin Stephenson (Foundations: Physiology), Laura Rivera (Population Health)

2018:

Editors in Chief: Emily Ryznar, Sean Doherty, Arsalan Ahmad

System Editors: Mackenzie Gault (Anesthesia), Luke Gagnon (Cardiology), Meghan Jackson (Clinical Immunology), Taylor Woo (Dermatology), Arsalan Ahmad (Endocrinology), Raphael Hanna (ENT), Yoyo Chan (Gastroenterology), Srgun Sidhu (Geriatrics), Claire Lothian (Gynecology, Obstetrics), Naman Siddique (Hematology), Jim Rogers (Infectious Disease), Miryam Chacko (Nephrology), Calvin Howard (Neurology), Andrew Swift (Ophthalmology), Fraser Hill (Orthopedics), Nicola Adderley (Pediatrics), Fadi Ibrahim (Pharmacology), Andrea Kuczynski (Physiology), Emily Ryznar (Physical Exam), Brittany Benson (Population Health), Sean Doherty (Psychiatry), Nilani Sritharan (Respirology), Nela Cosic (Rheumatology), Alec Mitchell (Urology)

2017:

Editors in Chief: Christina Schweitzer, Usama Malik, Joseph Tropiano

System Editors: Taylor Sheppard (Hematology & Clinical Immunology), Peter Bishay (Gastroenterology), Reza Ojaghi (Orthopedics), Ishan Sharma (Rheumatology), Jack Fu (Cardiology), Midas Kang (Respirology), Hamna Tariq (Endocrinology), Sunny Fong (Nephrology), Sina Marzoughi (Neurology), Dani Wang (Ophthalmology), Katie de Champlain (Otolaryngology/ENT), Xing Sun (Geriatrics), Bishwas Paudel (Obstetrics), Amy Fowler (Gynecology & Infectious Disease), Jaimie Bird (Pediatrics), Alexa Scarcello (Psychiatry), Billy Sun (Anesthesia), Perry Tompkins (Pharmacology), Erin Davison (Physiology)

2016:

Editors in Chief: Sean Crooks, Harjot Atwal, Laura Byford-Richardson

System Editors: Parveen Brar (Cardiology), Josh Nicholas (Anesthesiology), Ryan Lewinson (Dermatology), Amyna Fidai (Endocrinology), Vadim Iablokov (Gastroenterology), Jennie Ding (Geriatrics), Shirley Yu (Hematology), Robin Bessemer (Nephrology), Ario Mirian (Neurology), Emma Holmes (Otolaryngology), Mackenzie Grisdale (Obstetrics & Gynecology), Graeme Prosperi-Porta (Ophthalmology), Annalise Abbott (Orthopedics), Chandan Bal (Pediatrics), Erika Russell (Psychiatry), Sadie Kutz (Respirology), Zaini Sarwar (Rheumatology), Kelsey Witiuk (Urology), Kyo Farington (Clinical Immunology, Infectious Diseases), Josh Dian (Pharmacology), Dave Lincoln (Physiology)

2015:

Editors in Chief: Alec Campbell, Kayla Feragen, Paul Adamiak

System Editors: Brett Shaw (Cardiology), Julena Foglia (Anesthesiology, Cardiology), Jessica Asgarpour (Dermatology), Maninder Longowal (Dermatology), Griselle Leon (Endocrinology), Monika Oliver (Endocrinology), Brandon Hisey (Gastroenterology), Jessica Hung King Sang (Geriatrics), Amol Bhargava (Hematology), Joshua Schultz (Nephrology), Gabriela Gilmour (Neurology, Otolaryngology), Ashley Hinther (Otolaryngology), Michal Krawczyk (Neurology), Ceilidh Kinlin (Obstetrics & Gynecology), Stephanie Cote (Ophthalmology), Helena Zakrzewski (Ophthalmology), Ammar Mahmood (Ophthalmology), Kristi Billard (Orthopedics), Erin Auld (Pediatrics), Charissa Chen (Pediatrics), Luxey Sirisegaram (Psychiatry), Natalie Morgunov (Respirology), Linda Liu (Rheumatology), Stephanie Nguyen (Rheumatology)

2014:

Editors in Chief: Jessica Asgarpour, Haotian Wang, Saif Zahir

Chief Illustrator: JoyAnne Krupa

System Editors: Haotian Wang and CJ MacMillan (Hematology), Varun Suresh (GI), Riley Hartmann (Infectious Disease), Julena Foglia (Cardiology & Anesthesiology), Gabrielle French (ENT), Ashley Hinter (ENT), Steven Liu (Respirology), Stefana Pancic (Obstretrics/Gynecology), Tamanna Chibber (Obstetrics/Gynecology), Charissa Chen (Pediatrics), Juan Cruiz (Geriatrics), Mandy Ang (Pediatrics), Verlyn Leopatra (Family Medicine), Michele Foster (Dermatology), Mimi Tran (Dermatology), Ryan McGinn (Neurology), Gabriela Gilmour (Neurology), Mat Palakkamanil (Ophthalmology), Helena Zakrzewski (Ophthalmology), Maninder Longowal (Orthopedics), Endocrinology (Griselle Leon), Richard Chan (Nephrology), Samir Sami (Urology), Heena Singh (Urology), Stephanie Nguyen (Rheumatology)

Contributing Authors/Reviewers: Joseph Bacani, Richard Chan, Carrie Howard, Victor Choi, Helena Zakrzewski, Sidra Khan, Jared McCormick, Audrey Nguyen, Adam Shumate, Adam Burgess, Michelle Tsang, Zubair Bayat, Samir Sami, Nadine Qureshi, Nicholas Monfries, Angela Coleman, Mimi Tran, Christina Thornton, Jessica Asgarpour, Megan Chi, Julena Foglia, JoyAnne Krupa, Carlos Yu

2013:

Editors in Chief: Amogh Agrawal, Alexander Arnold, Matthew Harding

Director of Marketing and Accessibility: Josh Karram

System Editors: Miles Mannas (GI), Mark Stanton (Clinical Immunology), Amanda Eslinger (Dermatology), Heena Singh (Dermatology, ENT), Michael Martyna (Rheumatology), Brett Edwards (Cardiology), Anna Schmidt (Cardiology), Steve Liu (Respirology), Mark Elliott (Endocrinology), Branawan Gowrishankar (Nephrology), Matthew Palakkamanil (Ophthalmology), Francisco Lee (ENT), Dalynne Peters (Obstetrics & Gynecology), Amanda Ang (Pediatrics), Sara Meunier (Psychiatry)

Contributing Authors/Reviewers: Angela Deane, Robert Schultz, Yaman Khattab, Collin Luk, Chris Sveen, Ryan Iwasiw, Stuart Wiber, Mark Diaz, Bill Ressl, Matt Roberts, Simran Shergill, Danielle Hubbert, Raymond Xing, Jaye Platnich, David Nicholl, Juan Ruiz, Sandra Cortina, Harsimran Brar, Malika Ladha, Spencer Chau, Aleena Mansoor, Prima Moinul, Jennifer Corrigan

2012:

Editors in Chief: Yan Yu, Sean Spence

System Editors: Dean Percy (GI), Danny Guo (Dermatology), Spencer Montgomery (Orthopedics), Tristan Jones (Cardiology), David Waldner (Nephrology), Peter Vetere (Endocrinology), Gillian Goobie (Endocrinology), Jan Rudzinski (Urology), Dustin Anderson (Neurology), Owen Stechishin (Neurology), Kayla Nelson (Obstetrics & Gynecology), Elizabeth de Klerk (Pediatrics)

Contributing Authors/Reviewers: Jason Baserman, Kim Lewis, Jennifer Au, Noriyah AlAwadhi, Paul Ratti, Jody Platt, Scott Rapske, Amy Maghera, Payam Pournazari, Safia Chatur, Radhmila Parmar, Andrew Brack, Katie Lin, Laura Craig, Nicole Redding, Nick Baldwin, Simone Lebeuf, Ian Frankish, Murtaza Amirali

External Student Collaborators: Sean Kennedy (McMaster), Nissi Wei (McMaster), Darrin Wiebe (UBC), Eric Sigmund (McMaster)

Faculty/Staff:

Staff in the Department of Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine:

Mike Paget – Manager, Academic Technologies

Scott Steil and Silvia Sgaggi – eLearning

Interns: Lyndelle Gonzalez (Summer 2012), Tina Thanh Huynh (2019-2020)

University of Calgary medical faculty:

Faculty Lead (Faculty Coordinator): Dr. Yan Yu (2018-)

Faculty Strategic Advisor: Dr. David Keegan (2012-)

Faculty Sponsors (Associate Deans of Undergraduate Medical Education, University of Calgary): Dr. Bruce Wright (2012-2014), Dr. Sylvain Coderre (2014-2019), Dr Christopher Naugler (2019-)

French Language Reviewer: Dr. Jean-François Lemay

Hematology Reviewers: Dr. Lynn Savoie, Dr. Man-Chiu Poon, Dr. Peter Duggan, Dr. Juliya Hemmett

Gastroenterology Reviewers: Dr. Kelly Burak, Dr. Sam Lee, Dr. Leanna McKenzie, Dr. Kerri Novak, Dr. Maitreyi Raman, Dr. Wayne Rosen, Dr. Eldon Shaffer

Infectious Diseases Reviewer: Dr. Steve Vaughan

Clinical Immunology Reviewer: Dr. Louis Girard

Orthopedics Reviewers: Dr. David Hogan, Dr. Carol Hutchinson, Dr. Gerhard Kiefer, Dr. Shelley Spaner, Dr. Andrew Reed

Rheumatology Reviewers: Dr. Martin Atkinson, Dr. Liam Martin, Dr. Gary Morris

Dermatology Reviewers: Dr. Danny Guo, Dr. Richard Haber, Dr. Regine Mydlarski, Dr. Laurie Parsons, Dr. Duncan Nickerson

Cardiology Reviewers: Dr. Nanette Alvarez, Dr. Frank Spence, Dr. Jason Waechter, Dr. Sarah Weeks

Respirology Reviewers: Dr. Naushad Hirani, Dr. Juri Janovcik

Nephrology Reviewers: Dr. Ellen Burgess, Dr. Sophia Chou, Dr. Stefan Mustata, Dr. Andrew Wade

Endocrinology Reviewers: Dr. Hanan Bassyouni, Dr. Doreen Rabi

Urology Reviewer: Dr. Jay Lee, Dr. John Dushinski

Neurology Reviewers: Dr. Scott Jarvis, Dr. W. Bradley Jacobs, Dr. Cory Toth

Pediatrics Reviewers: Dr. Naminder Sandhu, Dr. Danielle Nelson, Dr. Lindsay Long

Obstetrics & Gynecology Reviewers: Dr. Jaime Schachar, Dr. Alina Constantin, Dr. Colin Birch, Dr. Nicole Paterson

Psychiatry Reviewers: Dr. Philip Stokes, Dr. Aaron Mackie, Dr. Margaret Oakander

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reviewer: Dr. Gentson Leung

Palliative Care Medicine Reviewer: Dr. Russell Loftus

Anesthesia Reviewers: Dr. Melinda Davis, Dr. Michael Chong, Dr. Karl Darcus

Population Health Reviewers: Dr Carol Fenton, Dr Jia Hu

Radiology Reviewers: Dr. Shelley Spaner, Dr Viesha Ciura

Founder: Yan Yu, MD Class of 2014