OAGS Board of Directors & Committees

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 OAGS President, Dr. Harshad Telang, MD, FRCSC (2018-current)
•Associate Professor, Professor of Surgery, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
•Staff General Surgeon, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
•OMA Section on General Surgery, Secretary
•Previous OAGS Officer Positions: Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer
•Former General Surgery Residency Program Director, NOSM (09-12)

Dr. Harshad Telang graduated from the University of Ottawa's School of Medicine, after which he went on to complete his residency in Thunder Bay through McMaster University. Dr. Telang was appointed Regional Director /Coordinator of McMaster University's General Surgery Program in 2001, and has held the post since that time. From 2010 to 2012, Telang was the Program Director with NOSM"s General Surgery Residency Program. Dr. Telang currently holds the rank of Associate Professor at NOSM, as well as Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at McMaster University. Dr. Telang succeeded Dr. Alice Wei upon completing her term as President on the weekend of the OAGS Board Meeting (Feb.3, 2018). Dr. Wei will remain on the OAGS Board in the position of Past President.

Source: NOSM

February, 2019 - OAGS Board of Directors & OMA Section Executive on General Surgery

OAGS Board Members *
title name city Current 2yr Term Next election yr
President (2018-) Dr. Harshad Telang (e.2009) Thunder Bay 6th (Final) until 2020 year end
Vice President (2018-) Dr. Tim Jackson (e.2014) Toronto 3rd 2019 - odd
Treasurer (2016-) Dr. Kevin Lefebvre (e.2014) Stratford 3rd 2019 - odd
Secretary (2018-) Dr. Jennifer Macmillan (e.2014) Huntsville 3rd 2019 - odd
Member-at-Large Dr. Luke Bui (e.2017) Toronto 2nd 2020 - even
Member-at-Large Dr. Peter Dauphinee (e.2016) Barrie 2nd 2019 - odd
Member-at-Large Dr. Ken Leslie (e.2018) London 1st 2019 - odd
Member-at-Large Dr. Sean McIlreath (e.2015) Belleville 2nd 2020 - even
Member-at-Large Dr. Husein Moloo (e.2016) Ottawa 2nd 2019 - odd
Member-at-Large Dr. Ravinder Singh (e.2015) North Bay 3rd 2020 - even
Member-at-Large Dr. Andrew Smith (e.2019) Thunder Bay 1st 2020 - even
Member-at-Large Dr. Eric Touzin (e.2013) Sioux Lookout 4th 2020 - even
Member-at-Large Dr. Julie Ann Van Koughnett (e.2017) Ottawa 2nd 2020 - even
Member-at-Large Dr. Joel Weaver (e.2014) Ottawa 3rd 2019 - odd
Resident Representative Dr. Fahima Dossa (e.May2018-present) UWO PGY3 1st (3yr term) 2018-~21

NOTE: (e.) is indicative of the original or first full calendar year served on the OAGS board of directors, although he/she may have been formally elected during the annual meeting election several months prior (Nov.).
Two-year terms follow the calendar year. Last updated Feb. 2019.

*OAGS BOARD ELECTION Nov.3, 2018: There was one nomination for each of the staggered board positions (7). With no other nominations received before the deadline 2 weeks prior to the election, there was no election during the OAGS business meeting on November 3, and the individuals nominated were acclaimed to their positions. The officer positions were appointed by the board of directors during the winter board meeting (Feb.9/19) following the OAGS Annual Meeting Board Election.

*OAGS BOARD ELECTION 2019: The deadline for applications/nominations will be 2 weeks prior to the next OAGS Annual Meeting. For more details: www.oags.org/election.html .

BYLAW: As of November 3, 2012, the OAGS membership voted to approve the new Bylaw #4, an excerpt of which applies to the length of board terms. "A director whose term (2yr) has expired shall be eligible for re-election, up to a maximum of five (5) consecutive terms in total. This term limit does not apply to officers of the Board, who may serve in an officer position for up to a maximum of four (4) years per position, irrespective of how long they have already served on the Board. These term limits can be extended by the Board, at their discretion, in exceptional circumstances."

OAGS Committee members
Economics & MSPC/Tariff Committee Dr. Kevin Lefebvre (Chair).
(Alternates: Section Chair (Dr. Vinden), Drs. T. Jackson, H. Telang, E. Touzin, A. Wei)
General Surgery Resource Committee
(Manpower Monitoring)
Drs. R. Singh,(Chair), K.Leslie, E. Touzin, A.Smith, Chris Vinden.
Consultants: ResRep.
Membership Committee (applications/standards) Drs. P. Dauphinee, H. Telang, J.A. Van Koughnett.
Consultant: ResRep.
Bylaws Committee Drs. Tim Jackson (Chair), R. Singh. (Consulting: Dr. S.Chande)
Nominating Committee Past 2-3 OAGS Presidents/Section Chairs
Political Activity Committee Drs. P.Dauphinee, K.Lefebvre, S.McIlreath, R. Singh, H. Telang, C. Vinden, A. Wei.
Ad Hoc: CAGS Committee Drs. K.Lefebvre (Chair), T. Jackson, H. Moloo, J.A. Van Koughnett, A. Smith
Ad Hoc: Cancer Care Ontario Committee Drs. C. Vinden, P.Dauphinee, K. Lefebvre, S. McIlreath, J.Weaver.
Ad Hoc: College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario President (H.Telang), Section Chair (C.Vinden). (Consulting: Dr. S.Chande)
Ad Hoc: Communications & Social Media Committee (renamed) Drs. R.Singh, T.Jackson (Co-Managing Editors), President (Dr. H.Telang), Drs. J.A. Van Koughnett, C.Vinden. (Consulting: Dr. C.Kealy)
Ad Hoc: OMA Council Delegates Section Delegates: Drs. C. Vinden, A. Wei.
Alternates: Drs. T. Jackson, K.Lefebvre, J. Macmillan, H.Telang. (STILL PENDING)
Ad Hoc: On-Call Committee COMMITTEE DISSOLVED (see tariff)
Ad Hoc: Peer Support Committee Dr. R.Singh (Chair/Point of Contact) and Executive At-Large depending on surgeon's preference/location/sub-specialization.
Ad Hoc: Program and Education Committee (AGM) Drs. K. Lefebvre (Chair), L.Bui, T. Jackson, J. Macmillan, H. Moloo, A. Smith, H.Telang, JA Van Koughnett, C. Vinden
Ad Hoc: Quality Management Committee (i.e. NSQIP, ERAS) Drs. T. Jackson (Chair), P.Dauphinee, K. Lefebvre, J. Macmillan, H.Moloo, R.Singh, H.Telang.
Ad Hoc: Research Committee Dr. J.Van Koughnett (Chair), Dr. H.Telang (Pres), Drs. T. Jackson, H.Moloo, A.Smith, J. Weaver. Consultants: ResRep.
Ad Hoc: Sponsorship/Exhibiting Committee Drs. J. Macmillan(Chair), L.Bui, T. Jackson, K.Lefebvre, , J.Weaver.
Note: Committees can consist of both OAGS Board Members and OAGS Members. Last updated Feb.2019.