President: Dr. Tonja Stothart
President-Elect: Dr. Deidre Young
Dr. Deidre Young is a Board Member for Canadian Women in Medicine and a Clinical Associate Professor in Family Medicine at the University of Calgary. She is the Site Medical Lead for the largest family medicine teaching clinic in Calgary as well as the Informatics Lead for the Department of Family Medicine. She was previously a delegate to the OMA and family physician in Ottawa. She is a mom to two teenage children and loves the mountains, chinooks and gin.
Chair of the Board: Dr. Kamila Premji
Dr. Kamila Premji is a community-based family physician and an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa. She holds a research chair in Family Medicine and is in the process of completing her PhD, with a focus on health services and policy research. She serves on a number of regional health policy tables including the Provincial Primary Care Advisory Table, the Bilateral Primary Care Working Group, and the OMA Health Policy Committee. She’s dedicated to helping women physicians excel in leadership roles and, most importantly, find joy in their personal and professional lives.
Board Member: Dr. Tina Whitty
Dr. Tina Whitty has been a full-time community anesthesiologist in Barrie, ON for almost 20 years and is originally from Newfoundland and Labrador. She has a strong interest in physician wellness and humanitarian medical work. In 2015, she founded and still leads the second Ontario team for Team Broken Earth, a national medical humanitarian organization formed in 2010 in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti (brokenearth.ca). She has lead multiple surgical missions to resource challenged countries like Haiti and Guatemala. She also enjoyed 6 years on the Royal College Anesthesiology Examination Board. Along with her husband of 23 years, she enjoys trying to keep up with their two active teenage kids, both competitive mountain bikers and nordic skiers. Their love of the outdoors is reflected in their time spent mountain biking, cross country ski racing, canoeing, camping and travelling.
Board Member: Dr. Liana Hwang
Dr. Liana Hwang is a family doctor with obstetric surgical skills and a
diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene. She divides her time between Calgary and Canmore, Alberta. She is a delegate to the Alberta Medical Association, a member of the AMA’s Health Issues Council, and a member of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada Alberta subcommittee. She is passionate about advocating for women’s health issues, supporting physician wellness and transforming the culture of medicine. In her spare time, she loves climbing, ski touring, reading and traveling.
Past-President: Dr. Sandra Landolt
Dr. Sandra Landolt is one of the early members of CWIM and has played an integral role in establishing the organization. She has played a prominent role in Grassroots Advocacy in Ontario Medicine as well as maintains an ongoing active Social Media Leadership Profile. She is the OMA Division of Dermatology Chair effective from January 2021. She has an interest in promoting Dermatology CME and has recently been appointed to the Council of The Toronto Dermatologic Society. Her practice is focussed on Medical Dermatology including Complex Wound Care and she holds fellowships in both Dermatology and Internal Medicine. Over time she has strived to obtain life- work balance and is a multimedia artist as well as an avid home cook and recent vegetable gardener. She is ruled over by two yellow Labrador retrievers, two bossy rescue cats and a son who is an aspiring film director.
Past-President: Dr. Caitlin Schwartz
Dr. Caitlin Schwartz is a community-based family physician in Ottawa. She practices in a large Family Health Team and is a lecturer and community resident preceptor at the University of Ottawa, Department of Family Medicine. As a co-founder of Canadian Women in Medicine, she served as President in 2019 and has been actively involved in all aspects of the organization since its inception. She co-organizes the Canadian Women in Medicine Conference each year, and is excited to continue bringing joy & connection to women physicians across Canada through this event. She is also the mom of three young boys, who keep her on her toes outside of medicine.