Our Physicians

Dr. Rob Anderson MD, FRCPC

Anaesthesia & Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Matt Cavanagh MD, FRCPC

Dr. Cavanagh was born and raised in Algoma District prior to graduating medical school at the University of Western Ontario followed by specialty training in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto. He returned to the north as an intensivist at Health Sciences North and Assistant Professor at Northern Ontario Medical School in 2011. Currently he serves as clinical supervisor and lecturer at NOSM.

Dr. Mary Kerr MD, FRCPC

Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Fabio Luison MD, FRCSC

Thoracic Surgery & Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Sarah McIsaac MD, FRCPC

Anaesthesia & Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Derek Manchuk MD, FRCPC

Department Chief

Dr. Manchuk grew up in Timmins, Ontario. He went to undergraduate studies at Western University and Medical School in Toronto. Following this training, he went with his wife to Family Medicine residency in Thunder Bay at the then new McMaster University Northern Ontario Medical Education program. He practiced family medicine briefly in Northern Ontario before returning to Anesthesiology specialty training at Western University. He then completed a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine. He has been at Health Sciences North practicing anesthesiology and critical care medicine since 2003. He is Assistant Professor at NOSM, the Associate Medical Director of the Critical Care Program, Medical Director of the NELHIN Virtual Critical Care Unit and Critical Care Lead for the NELHIN. His interests are in acute care telemedicine and ICU process improvement.

Dr. Kyle McKechnie MD, FRCPC

Anaesthesia & Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Nav Mehta MD, FRCPC

Dr. Mehta was born in India, spent his preschool years in West Africa and then immigrated to Canada.  He completed an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry prior to medical school graduating in 1990.  His core postgraduate training is Internal Medicine, with fellowships in Internal Medicine(Ottawa), Nephrology(Vancouver) and Critical Care Medicine(Pittsburgh).  He was attending staff in New Brunswick prior to relocating to Sudbury in 2001, previously ran a full general nephrology practice and currently practices Critical Care Medicine while providing locum relief in Nephrology and Critical Care.  He has work-related interests in clinical education, critical care nephrology, transplantation and trauma.

Dr. John Mireau MD, FRCPC

Anaesthesia & Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Bhanu Nalla MBBS, FRCPC

Dr Nalla was born in India and subsequently resided in the UK.  Following his graduation from medical school, he underwent specialized training in Internal Medicine before switching to Anesthesia with a Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the University of London.  In 2010 he completed a one year Fellowship in Cardiac Anesthesia and Transesophageal Echocardiography at St Michael's Hospital, Toronto before joining as Staff in Critical Care & Anesthesia at Health Sciences North.  He has been appointed Assistant Professor at Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Hospital Donation Physician for Trillium Gift of Life and is transitioning to become Medical Director for the Advanced Cardiac Life Support program at HSN.  Interests include Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS), Critical Care Ultrasound and Medical Education including simulation-based training.

Dr. Stéphane Sauvé MD, FRCPC

Dr. Sauvé completed his internal medicine training at McMaster University followed by a Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Jeffrey Shum MD, FRCSC, FACS

Dr. Shum completed his general surgical, critical care medicine and hepatopancreatobiliary training in London at the University of Western Ontario in 2012. He joined the staff at Health Sciences North in 2012 and is an Assistant Professor at the Northern Ontario School fo Medicine. His interests include ERCP, surgical oncology, trauma and resident education.

Dr. Josee Theriault MD, FRCPC

NE LHIN Critical Care Lead

Critical Care Medicine

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