Meet Holly Clinic Doctors

Dr. Valerie Wu Chao Ying, MDCM, FRCSC

  • Doctor of Medicine (MDCM), McGill University, 2010
  • General Surgery Residency, McMaster University, 2015
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellowship, University of Miami, 2016
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC), 2015
  • American Boards of Surgery certified, 2016
  • Published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including a book chapter and acted as teaching faculty in multiple endoscopic training courses
  • Current hospital privileges held at William Osler Health System (Brampton Civic Hospital and Etobicoke General Hospital)

Dr. Nassar Aminazadeh, MD, FRCS(C)

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Tehran University, 1990-1997
  • General Surgery Resident, McMaster University, 2005-2010
  • Clinical Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery, McMaster University 2010-2013
  • Surgical Assistant, Hamilton Health Sciences, 2010-2011
  • Intensive Care Unit, HHS and St. Joseph’s Hospitals-Hamilton, 2010-2011
  • General Surgery Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery, St. Joseph's Hospital, 2010-2011
  • Laparoscopic General Surgeon-Endoscopist, Scarborough General Hospital, 2011-2013

Dr. Shady Ashamalla, MD, FRCS(C)

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) from University of Toronto, 2001-2005
  • FRCSC General Surgery from University of Toronto, 2005-2010
  • Royal College Fellowship in Surgical Oncology and Minimally Invasive Surgery from University of Toronto, 2010-2012

Dr. Fred Brenneman, MD, FRCSC, FACS

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) from University of Toronto, 1988
  • General Surgery residency program, University of Toronto, 1989-94
  • Trauma Surgery Fellowship, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1994-95
  • Medical Director, Trauma Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2000-2010
  • President of the Trauma Association of Canada, 2006-2008
  • Chair, Acute Care Surgery Committee, CAGS, 2010-14
  • General Surgeon at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto since 1995
  • Clinical practice includes trauma surgery, acute care surgery, and abdominal wall reconstruction surgery for complex abdominal wall hernias

Dr. Lawrence B. Cohen, MD, MSc, FRCP(C)

  • Doctor of Medicine, McMaster University, 1979
  • Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 1985 to present
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, 2000 to present
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, FRCS(C), University of Toronto, 1984
  • Published numerous peer-reviewed publications and participated in numerous clinical trials in gastroenterology and hepatology

Dr. Ali Hazrati, MD, FRCS(C)

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), Azad Tehran Medical School, Iran, 1998-2005
  • General Surgery Residency (FRCSC), McGill University, 2004-2009
  • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS), Stanford University, California, 2010-2011
  • MIS General Surgeon, Scarborough Hospital 2011-Present

Dr. Jennifer Kaufman, MD, FRCP(C)

  • Doctor of Internal Medicine (MD), Boston University, 2001
  • Internal Medicine residency, Boston University, 2004
  • Diplomate in Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2004
  • Gastroenterology and Nutrition Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, 2007
  • Diplomate in Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2007
  • Gastroenterology and Nutrition Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, 2007
  • FRCP(C), Medicine and FRCP(C), Gastroenterology, 2012

Dr. Chloe Clicquot McAlister, MD, FRCS(C)

  • Feb 2014 University of Toronto, Department of General Surgery (Toronto, ON) - Residency Training
  • 2013 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Ottawa, ON) - Fellow (FRCSC)>
  • 2008 Dalhousie University, Faculty of Medicine (Halifax, NS) - MD
  • 2011-2012 Ontario Association of General Surgeons (OAGS) - University of Toronto Resident Representative
  • 2012 Presentation: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Conference 2012 - Conversion of RYGB to Sleeve Gastrorectomy for Refractory Marginal Ulcer
  • 2008 Presentation: CAGS Canadian Surgery Forum 2008 - Edward Farrell (1842-1901) The Development of Modern Surgery in the Maritimes (Chloe McAlister & Allan Marble)

Dr. Ted Ross, MD, FRCS(C)

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Toronto 1975
  • General Surgery Residency, University of Toronto
  • Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic
  • Associate Professor Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Staff Surgeon, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre

Dr. Lay Lay Win, MBBS, FRCP(C)

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from University of Medicine, Myanmar 2001
  • FRCP (C) Internal Medicine, 2010 and FRCP (C) Gastroenterology, 2011
  • Chief Resident For Gastroenterology program at McMaster University 2010-2011
  • Fellowship year in Hepatology, University of Toronto 2011-2012
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 2010 and Gastroenterology in 2012
  • Member of Ontario Association of Gastroenterology (OAG) and American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)