Meet Holly Clinic Doctors

Dr. Mary-Anne Aarts, MD, FRCS(C)

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Queen's University, 1998
  • FRCS(C), General Surgery in 2005
  • Clinical Fellow, Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto, 2005-2007
  • Clinical Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Toronto, 2007-2008
  • University and hospital appointments include General Surgeon at Toronto East General Hospital and University Health Network as well as Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Published in numerous medical journals and is the recipient of research grants for her work.

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. Douglas Hamilton, MD, FRCS(C)

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Western Ontario, 1956
  • Internship and General Surgery at Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital in Detroit Michigan in 1961
  • FRCS(C) in 1961
  • Founding Member, Board of Governors, Scarborough Grace Hospital from 1978 to 1987. Founder, Surgery Division and Chief of Surgery from 1978 to 1993. President of Medical Staff from1985 to 1987
  • Associate at Central Toronto Colorectal Clinic from 1993 to 2008

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. Vishal Patel, MD, FRCP(C)

  • Therapeutic endoscopy fellowship, University of Toronto, 2013-2014
  • Gastroenterology, University of Western Ontario, 2008-2011
  • Internal Medicine, University of Western Ontario, 2005-2008
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), University of Toronto, 2001-2005
  • Active staff physician, North York General Hospital

Dr. Greta Ra, MD, FRCP(C)

  • Doctor of Medicine from the University of Ottawa 2008
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada FRCP(C) Internal Medicine 2012
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada FRCP(C) Gastroenterology 2013
  • Fellowship in Clinical Hepatology, Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto 2013-2014

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. Jill Tinmouth, MD, PhD, FRCP(C)

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) New York University School of Medicine, 1995
  • Staff Gastroenterologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Doctor of Clinical Epidemiology (PhD), University of Toronto, 2004
  • Assistant Professor in Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Cross-appointed to the Department of Health Policy Management and Evaluation

Dr. Mohammad Yaghoobi, MD, MSc, AFS

  • Certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and Hepatology from both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences; AFS degree form University of Paris-Est in France
  • Clinical Fellowship in gastroenterology at mcMaster University, Hamilton ON in 2007
  • Residency in internal medicine at University of Toronto, Toronto ON in 2011 and a clinical fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at McGill University, Montreal QC in 2013
  • Clinical Instructor in Advanced Endoscopy Training Program and Staff Gastroenterologist at the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC in 2013-2014 before joining Holly Endoscopy Clinic,
  • Appointed as the first Editor-in-Chief of the ACG Case Reports Journal by American College of Gastroenterology and is currently serving as member of Publication Committee and International Relation Committee at the American College of Gastroenterology

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)