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GBHS has over 250 members of the credentialed medical staff. Our staff are dedicated professionals who work with interdisciplinary teams to provide the best possible care to the patients throughout our region.  Please see the following list of physicians in leadership positions at GBHS.

Our GBHS physicians actively participate in providing academic opportunities for medical students and residents. If you a student or a resident interested in electives, visit the Medical Students and Residents page on the left. If you are a physician looking for a permanent or a locum opportunity, see Physician Vacancies on the left side of this page.




Dr. Mike Marriott

Chief of Staff

Dr. Mike Marriott

Dr. Marriott was appointed Grey Bruce Health Services' Chief of Staff, effective January 1, 2017. Dr. Marriott has been a member of the Department of Rural Family Medicine at GBHS Southampton since 1992.

He has been a mentor and guide to many medical students and residents over the years.

 

Throughout Dr. Marriott’s time with GBHS, he has taken on the role of Southampton Site Chief, the Southampton ER Lead, and has sat on the Saugeen Shores Physician Recruitment and Steering Committee.  Most recently, he has served as the President of the Medical Staff Rural, serving the Hospital Board.

 

  


Dr Elaine Blau

President, Rural Medical Staff Association

Dr Elaine Blau

Dr. Blau was appointed Grey Bruce Health Services' President of the Rural Medical Staff effective January 1, 2017. She has been a member of the Department of Rural Family Medicine at GBHS Lion's Head since 2011.  Throughout her career, rural medicine has been her key field of interest both as a clinician and as an administrator/educator, recently completing twelve years as director of the McMaster Rural Residency training program.

Dr. Blau has provided short and long-term locum work in our region since 2011, and in 2016 she joined the group family practice in Tobermory/Lion's Head, providing care for patients in office, nursing home, home (frail/palliative), emergency room and inpatient settings as is typical for most rural physicians.  Elaine is a member of the College of Family Physicians Working Group on Rural Competencies and a member of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada. 

 

GBHS' rural sites include close to 50 family physicians working at hospitals and clinics located in Markdale, Meaford, Lion's Head, Southampton and Wiarton.

 

  


Dr. Neil Lamont

President, Urban Medical Staff Association

Dr. Neil Lamont

Dr. Lamont is the President of the Urban Medical Staff Association representing clsoe to 100 GBHS physicians practicing at the hospital in Owen Sound. He is a Director of the Rural Ontario Medical Program and from 1998 until 2009 he held the position of Lead of the Division of General Surgery. Dr. Lamont has been a member of the Department of Surgery, General Surgery division since 1996. He practices General Surgery, Therapeutic Endoscopy and Vascular Surgery. He was elected to the position of President of the Medical Staff in September 2013.

  


Dr. Bob Severs,  Chief Department of Anaesthesiology

Anesthesiology
Dr. Bob Severs, Chief Department of Anaesthesiology

A strong, collegial department with ten anaesthesiologists covering six operating rooms a day in Owen Sound.  This is complemented by GP anaesthesia at three of GBHS’ rural hospitals. In addition to its general and regional anaesthetic coverage, the department offers services in pre-procedural consultation, acute pain service, out of OR sedation, obstetrical analgesia coverage, limited chronic pain treatments and critical care support.

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Dr. George Saab, Chief Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging
Dr. George Saab, Chief Department of Diagnostic Imaging

The Diagnostic Imaging Service at GBHS offers all imaging modalities including CT, ultrasound, and interventional radiology to manage a very interesting and diverse caseload. GBHS is the sole regional provider of magnetic resonance (MR), nuclear medicine, and bone densitometry. The Owen Sound hospital site also acts as the Ontario Breast Screening Program’s regional Breast Assessment Centre. Our nine radiologists cover all six peripheral hospitals. A picture archiving and communication system (PACS) is fully implemented throughout the regional hospital network.

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Dr. Sunil Mehta, Chief Department of Emergency Medicine

Emergency
Dr. Sunil Mehta, Chief Department of Emergency Medicine

Our local Emergency Department physicians provide 24/7 coverage for the GBHS - Owen Sound site while also operating as the regional base hospital for EMS services.

The Owen Sound site offers 24/7 extensive multidisciplinary back up for the entire region as well as in house 24 hour laboratory and radiology services including CT and MRI.

As the district stroke centre we also operate as the stroke bypass centre for the entire Grey-Bruce region.

In addition, GBHS also operates emergency departments in all 5 regional sites (Meaford, Markdale, Lion's Head, Southampton, Wiarton) with 24 hour service provided by local physician groups.

 

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Dr. Fred Veenstra, Chief Department of Urban Family Medicine

Dr. Fred Veenstra, Chief Department of Urban Family Medicine

Family Medicine
Dr. Fred Veenstra, Chief Department of Urban Family Medicine
Dr. Harvey Winfield - Chief Department of Rural Family Medicine

Each of GBHS’ six hospitals has a family medicine department. There are independent, group and clinic models of practice across the corporation. In the rural hospitals, family physicians provide 24/7 emergency coverage and GP anesthesia in three hospitals. The urban hospital in Owen Sound includes a small number of family physicians who continue with emergency and obstetrics practices, in addition to their office practices and inpatient care.

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Dr Nilofar Siddiqi, Chief Department of Hospitalist Medicine

Hospitalist Medicine
Dr Nilofar Siddiqi, Chief Department of Hospitalist Medicine

Our Hospitalists provide care for Medical, Surgical, Rehabilitation and Psycho Geriatric patients with excellent support from consultant specialists.

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Dr. Marc Newton, Chief Department of Internal Medicine

Medicine
Dr. Marc Newton, Chief Department of Internal Medicine

The Service currently has eleven full or part time members. Subspecialties include Cardiology, Neurology, Endocrinology, Respirology and Gastroenterology. There is a significant volume of cardiac patients in addition to a varied general internist practice.

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Dr. Ingrid Savasi, Chief Department of Obstetrics / Gynaecology

Obstetrics / Gynaecology
Dr. Ingrid Savasi, Chief Department of Obstetrics / Gynaecology

The Department’s five specialists provides OBS/GYN coverage to all of Grey and Bruce Counties. There are approximately 750 deliveries per year supported by family physicians and midwives. Support from anesthesia and pediatric coverage is available around the clock, including a level II intensive care nursery.

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Dr. Jo Kapalanga, Chief Department of Paediatrics

Paediatrics
Dr. Jo Kapalanga, Chief Department of Paediatrics

The Department is currently staffed by four full-time and one part-time pediatrician. The Department provides general consultant pediatric service with 24/7 call coverage to the Grey Bruce region. Some pediatricians have academic appointments and are actively involved in supervising clinical clerks and residents. The Department provides support to the Obstetrical Service in Owen Sound which has ~ 750 deliveries per year. There is a Level II Intensive Care Nursery with the capacity to deliver assisted ventilation (CPAP) and TPN. The Department supports routine deliveries to premature infants as early as 32 weeks gestation. The pediatricians also have admitting privileges to the ICU. The pediatricians office-based practice is referral-based and is serviced through the Ambulatory Pediatric Clinic at the hospital. The Department offers regular Pediatric Diabetes Clinics supported by a CDE-qualified RD and RN, a newly established Asthma Clinic, and a truly unique and comprehensive Pediatric Mood Disorder/ Mental Health Clinic. The pediatricians also provide outreach pediatric services to the communities of Kincardine, Hanover & Walkerton.

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Dr. Ardit Deliallisi, Chief Department of Pathology

Pathology
Dr. Ardit Deliallisi, Chief Department of Pathology

This is a true general pathology practice with a broad range of surgical pathology, hematopathology, cytopathology, as well as medico legal and hospital autopsies. This department is well supported by the hospital with strong technical and equipment resources. The pathologists provide consultative services to Grey Bruce Health Services and the South Bruce Grey Health Centre (10 hospitals in total).

 

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Dr. Rizwan Rafiq, Chief Department of Psychiatry

Psychiatry
Dr. Rizwan Rafiq, Chief Department of Psychiatry

GBHS’ five psychiatrists support the Schedule 1 inpatient service and provide consultation to three community-based multi-agency mental health teams practicing from offices at the Owen Sound hospital. The psychiatrists support a comprehensive range of ambulatory programs including the Crisis Team, Community Outreach Treatment Team, the Assertive Community Treatment Team, Psychogeriatric assessment and treatment, Dual Diagnosis and Aftercare Services. GBHS recently won the Canadian Mental Health Association’s national Best Practice Award. The Ministry of Health has approved funding for a child and adolescent program which is currently being developed.

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Dr. Scott Milencoff, Chief Department of Surgery

Surgery
Dr. Scott Milencoff, Chief Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery offers a wide array of surgical care, with excellent anaesthesia support, first-rate equipment and high quality ICU back up. There are five general surgeons, five orthopaedic surgeons, three urologists, three otolaryngologists and three ophthalmologists in the department.

Volume is approximately 12,042 annually at the regional hospital in Owen Sound and a further 2,899 day surgical cases at four of GBHS’ rural hospitals.

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