OAGS Board of Directors & Committees
- OAGS President
- OAGS Board of Directors
- OAGS Committees
OAGS President, Dr. Alice Wei, MD, CM, MSc, FRCSC, FACS (2016-current)
•Associate Professor, Department of Surgery & Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
•Lead, Quality & Knowledge Transfer, Surgical Oncology Program, Cancer Care Ontario
•Affiliate Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute (TGRI)
•Assistant Professor of Surgery, Departments of Surgery & Health, Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
•General Surgeon, HPB Oncology, Toronto General Hospital
Dr. Alice Wei, formerly from Saskatchewan, is a Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) surgical oncologist at the University Health Network in Toronto, Ontario. She received her BSc (Chemistry) and MDCM degrees from McGill University, her General Surgery fellowship from the University of Toronto, and her HPB fellowship from the Toronto General Hospital. In addition, she holds MSc degrees in both Cell Biology and Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto. Dr. Wei is appointed to the University Health Network (UHN), where she is a Clinician-Scientist. She has an active practice in HPB oncology at the Toronto General Hospital and has spearheaded the development of an advanced laparoscopic HPB surgery program at UHN. Dr. Wei's research program is in the area of clinical outcomes following cancer surgery. Her active research projects include: establishment of a provincial registry of HPB surgical disease; clinical trials in the area of surgical management of multi-site colorectal metastases; and the development of quality improvement strategies for cancer surgery.
An OAGS Board Member since 2011, Dr. Wei has held several officer positions such as Secretary, Vice President and most recently succeeding Dr. Chris Vinden as OAGS President as of February 6, 2016. In addition to this, she is also OMA Section Secretary. Although the OAGS board and Section executive are separate entities, both strive to work in tandem and share the same board meetings and annual meeting. While the Section executive is consulted during MSPC/tariff discussions with the OMA, the OAGS board works with the Section executive as well. It is the OAGS, however, which solely funds and organizes a CPD-accredited Annual Meeting, The Cutting Edge newsletter, this OAGS website, monthly e-blast updates, communications and more.
February 6, 2016
Standing L-R: Dr. Husein Moloo, Dr. Tim Jackson (OAGS Secretary), Dr. Sean McIlreath, Dr. Harshad Telang (Vice President), Dr. Kevin Lefebvre (OAGS Treasurer), Dr. Jeff Kolbasnik (OMA Past Section Chair), Dr. Patrick Murphy (OAGS Resident Rep), Dr. Peter Dauphinee, Dr. Chris Vinden (OMA Section Chair/OAGS Past President).
Seated L-R: Dr. Eric Touzin, Dr. Ravinder Singh, Dr. Alice Wei (OAGS President), Dr. Jennifer Macmillan, Dr. Joel Weaver.
Missing: Dr. Luke Bui, Dr. Julie Ann Van Koughnett
|title||name||city||Current Term||election yr|
|President (2016-)||Dr. Alice Wei (e.2011)||Toronto||4th||2018|
Past President (2016-)/Section Chr
|Dr. Chris Vinden (e.2006)||London||5+||2017|
|Vice President (2016-)||Dr. Harshad Telang (e.2008)||Thunder Bay||5th||2018|
|Secretary (2014-)||Dr. Tim Jackson (e.2014)||Toronto||2nd||2017|
|Treasurer (2016-)||Dr. Kevin Lefebvre (e.2014)||Stratford||2nd||2017|
|Member-at-Large||Dr. Luke Bui (e.2017)||Toronto||1st||2018|
|Member-at-Large||Dr. Peter Dauphinee (e.2016)||Barrie||1st||2017|
|Member-at-Large||Dr. Jennifer Macmillan (e.2014)||Huntsville||2nd||2017|
|Member-at-Large||Dr. Sean McIlreath (e.2015)||Belleville||2nd||2018|
|Member-at-Large||Dr. Husein Moloo (e.2016)||Ottawa||1st||2017|
|Member-at-Large||Dr. Ravinder Singh (e.2015)||North Bay||2nd||2018|
|Member-at-Large||Dr. Eric Touzin (e.2013)||Sioux Lookout||3rd||2018|
|Member-at-Large||Dr. Julie Ann Van Koughnett (e.2017)||Ottawa||1st||2018|
|Member-at-Large||Dr. Joel Weaver (e.2014)||Ottawa||2nd||2017|
|Resident Representative||Dr. Patrick Murphy (e.2015-18)||UWO PGY4||1st (3yr term)||2015-18|
*OAGS BOARD ELECTION Nov.5, 2016: 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 5, and the individuals nominated were acclaimed to their positions. The officer positions were appointed by the board at large during the winter board meeting (Feb.4/17) following the OAGS Annual Meeting Board Election.
*OAGS BOARD ELECTION 2017: 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 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."
|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
|Drs. Chris Vinden (Chair), R. Singh, E. Touzin.
Consultants: ResRep, N.Ahmed.
|Membership Committee (applications/standards)||Drs. A. Wei, P. Dauphinee, H. Telang.
|Bylaws Committee||Drs. Tim Jackson (Chair), C. Vinden, R. Singh. (Consulting: Dr. S.Chande)|
|Nominating Committee||Drs. J. Kolbasnik, A. Maciver, C.Vinden. (past OAGS Presidents/Section Chairs)|
|Political Activity Committee||Drs. P.Dauphinee, K.Lefebvre, R. Singh, H. Telang, C. Vinden, A. Wei.|
|Ad Hoc: CAGS Committee||Drs. C. Vinden (Chair), T. Jackson, H. Moloo, JA Van Koughnett, A. Wei|
|Ad Hoc: Cancer Care Ontario Committee||Drs. C. Vinden (Chair), P.Dauphinee, K. Lefebvre, S. McIlreath, J.Weaver.|
|Ad Hoc: College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario||President (A. Wei), Section Chair (C.Vinden). (Consulting: Dr. S.Chande)|
|Ad Hoc: Newsletter Committee||Drs. R.Singh, T.Jackson (Co-Managing Editors), President (Dr. A. Wei), Drs. 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.
|Ad Hoc: On-Call Committee||Drs. S.McIlreath, H. Telang, E. Touzin, C. Vinden.|
|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, JA Van Koughnett, C. Vinden, A. Wei. Consultants: Drs. A. Maciver, N.Ahmed.|
|Ad Hoc: Quality Management Committee (i.e. NSQIP, ERAS)||Drs. T. Jackson (Chair), P.Dauphinee, K. Lefebvre, J. Macmillan, H.Moloo, H.Telang, A.Wei.|
|Ad Hoc: Research Committee||Drs. A. Wei (Chair), Past President (C.Vinden), T. Jackson, H.Moloo, J. Weaver. Consultants: ResRep.|
|Ad Hoc: Sponsorship/Exhibiting Committee||Drs. J. Macmillan(Co-Chair), Chris Vinden (Co-Chair), L.Bui, T. Jackson, Kevin Lefebvre, , J.Weaver.|