OAGS Board of Directors & Committees

  • OAGS President
  • OAGS Board of Directors
  • OAGS Committees

 OAGS President, Dr. Tim Jackson, MD, FRCSC, MPH (2020-current)
•Associate Professor, Division of General Surgery, UofT
•Staff General Surgeon, Toronto Western Hospital
•Previous OAGS Officer Positions: Vice President, Secretary
•Previous OMA Officer Positions: Vice Chair

Dr. Timothy Jackson - After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Science from McMaster University in 1999, Dr. Jackson attended medical school at McMaster. Upon completion, he entered the McMaster post-graduate training program in General Surgery. Dr. Jackson became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2009, and was certified by the American Board of Surgery in 2010. In 2006, he attended Harvard University and received a Master of Public Health degree in Quantitative Methods. Currently, his research interests are in surgical quality improvement and surgical outcomes. In 2010, he completed the Harvard Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. His clinical focus is in bariatric and gastrointestinal tract surgery. Dr. Jackson is a member of the Division of General Surgery at University Health Network based at Toronto Western Hospital. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery within the Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto. Dr. Jackson succeeded Dr. Harshad Telang upon completing his term as President on the weekend of the OAGS Board Meeting (Feb.8, 2020). Dr. Telang will remain on the OAGS Board in the position of Past President.

Source: UofT

2021 - OAGS Officers

OAGS Board Members *
title name city Current 2yr Term Elected Term
President (2020-) Dr. Tim Jackson (e.J.2014) Toronto 4th 2020-2021
Vice President (2020-) Dr. Kevin Lefebvre (e.J.2014) Stratford 4th 2020-2021
Treasurer (2020-) Dr. Jennifer Macmillan (e.J.2014) Huntsville 4th 2020-2021
Secretary (2020-) Dr. Julie Ann Van Koughnett (e. J.2017) Ottawa 3rd 2021-2022
Member-at-Large Dr. Luke Bui (e.J.2017) Toronto 3rd 2021-2022
Member-at-Large Dr. Peter Dauphinee (e.J.2016) Barrie 3rd 2020-2021
Member-at-Large Dr. Ken Leslie (e.J.2018) London 2nd 2020-2021
Member-at-Large Dr. Sean McIlreath (e.J.2015) Belleville 4th 2021-2022
Member-at-Large Dr. Husein Moloo (e.J. 2016) Ottawa 3rd 2020-2021
Member-at-Large Dr. Scott Rieder (e.J.2021) Kingston 1st 2021-2022
Member-at-Large Dr. Ravinder Singh (e.J.2015) North Bay 4th 2021-2022
Member-at-Large Dr. Andrew Smith (e.J.2019) Thunder Bay 2nd 2021-2022
Member-at-Large Dr. Eric Touzin (e.J.2013) Sioux Lookout 5th (final) 2021-2022
Member-at-Large Dr. Joel Weaver (e.J.2014) Ottawa 4th 2020-2021
Resident Representative Dr. Fahima Dossa (e.May2018-present) UWO PGY3 1st (3-4yr term) 2018-~22

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 Spring 2021.

*OAGS BOARD ELECTION Nov.14, 2020: There was one nomination for each of the staggered board positions (7). With no other nominations received before the deadline prior to the election, there was no election during the OAGS business meeting, 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.6/21) following the OAGS Annual Meeting Board Election.

*OAGS BOARD ELECTION 2021: 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).
(Drs. T. Jackson, S.Rieder, E. Touzin, C.Vinden)
General Surgery Resource Committee
(Manpower Monitoring)
Drs. L. Bui,(Chair), K.Leslie, E. Touzin, R.Singh, A.Smith.
Consultants: ResRep.
Membership Committee (applications/standards) Drs. P. Dauphinee, T. Jackson, K.Leslie, J.A. Van Koughnett.
Consultant: ResRep.
Bylaws Committee Drs. Tim Jackson (Chair), K. Lefebvre, J. Macmillan, R. Singh.
Nominating Committee Past 2-3 OAGS Presidents
Political Activity Committee Drs. T.Jackson (Pres/Chair), P.Dauphinee, K.Lefebvre, S.McIlreath, R. Singh, C. Vinden.
Ad Hoc: CAGS Committee Drs. K.Lefebvre (Chair), T. Jackson, K.Leslie, H. Moloo, J.A. Van Koughnett, A. Smith
Ad Hoc: Ontario Health Committee (formerly CCO) Drs. T.Jackson(Chair), C. Vinden, P.Dauphinee, K. Lefebvre, S. McIlreath, S.Rieder, J.Weaver.
Ad Hoc: College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario President (T. Jackson), Dr. J. Macmillan, C.Vinden
Ad Hoc: Communications & Social Media Committee (renamed) Drs. S.Rieder (Chair), T. Jackson, J.Macmillan, R.Singh, Drs. J.A. Van Koughnett, F.Dossa (ResRep)
Ad Hoc: Peer Support, Mentorship, Legal Committee Drs. R.Singh (Chair/Point of Contact), T.Jackson, J.Macmillan, P.Dauphinee and Board-At-Large
Ad Hoc: Program and Education Committee (AGM) Drs. J.Macmillan (Chair), L.Bui, T. Jackson, K. Lefebvre, H. Moloo, S.Rieder, A. Smith, JA Van Koughnett, C. Vinden
Ad Hoc: Quality Management Committee (i.e. NSQIP, ERAS) Drs. T. Jackson (Chair), K. Lefebvre, J. Macmillan, H.Moloo, S.Rieder, R.Singh
Ad Hoc: Research Committee Dr. J.Van Koughnett (Chair), Dr. T. Jackson (Pres), Drs. J.Macmillan, H.Moloo, A.Smith, C.Vinden, J. Weaver. Consultants: ResRep.
Ad Hoc: Sponsorship/Exhibiting Committee Drs. H. Moloo(Chair), L.Bui, T. Jackson, K.Lefebvre, J.A. Van Koughnett, J.Weaver.
Ad Hoc: Wellness Committee Drs. P.Dauphinee, T.Jackson, S.McIlreath, R.Singh, J.A.Van Koughnett.
Note: Committees can consist of both OAGS Board Members and OAGS Members. Last updated Spring 2021.