Emerging Leaders in Academic Medicine

Grow as a leader

Has your department or academic site identified a need to develop new leaders in medical education, research, or academic administration?

Would your succession plan benefit from opportunities to expand faculty leadership capacity in a local context? 

The Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine has introduced a program in academic leadership for clinical and basic science faculty, Emerging Leaders in Academic Medicine (ELAM). The program provides an opportunity for faculty with limited leadership experience to become more familiar with the functioning of the medical school and acquire knowledge and skills to take on expanded roles in their academic settings. 

For more information

ELAM Information Sheet - Updated January, 2024

Upcoming Course: 

April 2 – June 4, 2024


ELAM Graduates

Congratulations to the graduates of ELAM!


Nova Scotia 

Dr. Sabina Abidi, Halifax
Dr. Alyaa Abouzied, Halifax
Dr. Ahmed Alwazeer, Halifax
Dr. Tina Atkinson, Halifax
Dr. Chandra Avery, Halifax
Dr. Alice Aylott, Halifax 
Dr. Volodko Bakowsky, Halifax
Dr. Lori Beach, Halifax
Dr. Fiona Bergin, Halifax
Dr. Lara Best, Halifax
Dr. Gillian Bethune, Halifax
Dr. Sally Bird, Halifax
Dr. David Bowes, Halifax 
Dr. Paula Brna, Halifax
Dr. Jo-Ann Brock, Halifax
Dr. Melissa Brooks, Truro
Dr. Brian Burke, Windsor
Dr. Laura Callaghan, Halifax
Dr. Valerie Chappe, Halifax
Dr. Janice Chisholm, Halifax 
Dr. Tara Chobotuk, Halifax
Dr. Jacquie Cohen, Fall River
Dr. Jeannette Comeau, Halifax
Dr. Lori Connors, Halifax
Dr. Heather Curtis, Halifax
Dr. Beata Derfalvi, Halifax
Dr. Santokh Dhillon, Halifax
Dr. Jennifer Ruth Foster, Halifax 
Dr. Robert Fraser, Falmouth
Dr. Katie Gardner, Halifax
Dr. Gehad Gobran, Halifax
Dr. Scott Grandy, Halifax
Dr. Steven Gruchy, Halifax
Dr. R. Rishi Gupta, Halifax 
Dr. Jennifer Hancock, Halifax 
Dr. Babar Haroon, Halifax
Dr. Leisha Hawker, Halifax
Dr. Jacalynne Hernandez-Lee, Halifax
Dr. Nicole Herschenhous, Halifax
Dr. Joanna Holland, Halifax
Dr. Arif Hussain, Halifax 
Dr. Abir Hussein, Yarmouth 
Dr. Mandi Irwin, Halifax 
Dr. Melanie Keats, Windsor
Dr. Anne Marie Krueger-Naug, Halifax 
Dr. Ketan Kulkarni, Halifax 
Dr. Alethea Lacas, Halifax
Dr. David Lovas, Halifax 
Dr. Christian Lehmann, Halifax
Dr. Tim Mailman, Hammonds Plains
Dr. Sarah Manos, Halifax
Dr. Craig McCormick, Halifax 
Dr. Kyle McCoy, Halifax
Dr. Dolores McKeen, Halifax
Dr. Shelly McNeil, Hammonds Plains
Dr. Ashley Miller, Halifax
Dr. Anuradha Mishra, Halifax
Dr. Karim Mukhida, Herring Cove
Dr. Allana Munro, Bedford
Dr. Andrea Murphy, Halifax
Dr. Cheryl Murphy, Halifax
Dr. Laurel Murphy, Halifax
Dr. Christopher Nash, Halifax
Dr. Kathleen OBrien, Halifax
Dr. Jennifer Payne, Halifax
Dr. Lynette Penney, Halifax
Dr. Gwynedd Pickett, Halifax
Dr. Alexandra Preston, Dartmouth
Dr. Victoria Price, Halifax 
Dr. Kerri Purdy, Halifax
Dr. Suzanne Ramsey, Halifax
Dr. Elizabeth Randle, Halifax
Dr. Jack Rasmussen, Halifax
Dr. Johane Robitaille, Halifax 
Dr. Sarah Robichaud, Halifax
Dr. Laura Sadler, Halifax
Dr. Christine Short, Halifax
Dr. Lesya Shuba, Halifax
Dr. Tania Sullivan, Antigonish
Dr. Vanessa Sweet, Halifax 
Dr. David Tang, Halifax 
Dr. Andrea Thoni, Halifax 
Dr. Allison Tompkins, Greenfield 
Dr. Karina Top, Halifax 
Dr. Narendra Vakharia, Halifax 
Dr. Nancy Van Eyk, Halifax 
Dr. Neeraj Verma, Halifax 
Dr. Kirstin Weerdenburg, Halifax 
Dr. Sarah Wells, Halifax 
Dr. Margie Wheelock, Halifax
Dr. E. Ashley Wiley, Halifax 
Dr. Geoff Williams, Halifax 
Dr.  Kenny Wong, Halifax 
Dr. Kate Wood, Halifax
Dr. Christy Woolcott, Halifax
Dr. Heping Xu, Halifax 
Dr. Suzanne Zinck, Halifax



New Brunswick  

Dr. Dylan Blacquiere, Saint John
Dr. Keith Brunt, Saint John 
Dr. Elisa Chan, Saint John
Dr. Chris Gallant, Moncton 
Dr. Paula Keating, Miramichi 
Dr. Erica Holloway, Fredericton 
Dr. Petra Kienesberger, Saint John
Dr. Claudia Lamschtein, Quispamsis 
Dr. Christos Lioupus, Moncton
Dr. Colleen O'Connell, Fredericton 
Dr. Oluwasayo Olatunde, Moncton 
Dr. John Prendergast, Saint John 
Dr. Thomas Pulinilkunnil, Saint John
Dr. Sasha Sealy, Quispamsis
Dr. Lisa Searle, Moncton 
Dr. David Vaillancourt, Fredericton 

Comments from our graduates

"This is a good starting point to begin the process of thinking about issues to consider in any leadership role"

"It was great to be able to complete the course work when I had the time, instead of having to fit a set time into my schedule."

"This challenged me but was not too difficult either. It was a good balance."

"I recognized that a lot of the faculty locally who are in leadership positions face the same challenges I face, regardless of department or leadership role. Overall, this was a fantastic course. I feel that it should be offered and be mandated for all faculty who take on a leadership role."

"I really enjoyed the opportunity to learn and reflect on leadership."