Dr. Ian Epstein is an assistant professor in the Division of Digestive Care & Endoscopy in the Department of Medicine here at Dalhousie. Originally from Toronto, Dr. Epstein graduated from Dalhousie Medical School, then completed Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training at Dalhousie in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He has been a faculty member in the Division of Gastroenterology since 2009, the same year he started his clinical practice. His clinical interests include Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and functional bowel disorders. He is a dedicated teacher and is currently finishing his second term as Program Director for Dalhousie’s Internal Medicine Residency training program. He is also co-division lead for the Division of Gastroenterology, and Vice-Chair of the Internal Medicine Specialty Committee at the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Epstein has been recognized for his exceptional work and is a recent recipient of the Young Alumnus of the Year Award from the Dalhousie Medical Alumni Association, the Stephen Couban Outstanding Faculty Residents Choice Award from the Department of Medicine, and Outstanding Physician of the Year Award from Crohn’s & Colitis Canada.
Dr. Samantha Gray is an associate professor in the Division of Medical Oncology in the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick. She graduated from Dalhousie Medical School and went on to complete her Internal Medicine residency in 2010, and her Medical Oncology subspecialty training in 2012, both at Dalhousie. She has been a faculty member in the Division of Medical Oncology since 2012, and a resident advisor in the Internal Medicine Residency Program since 2015. She completed her Master’s of Education in Adult Education in 2017, and has been actively involved in teaching at both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Levels at Dalhousie. She has been actively involved in the transition to Competence by Design for Internal Medicine Postgraduate Training program in Saint John, and has been an Academic Advisor since 2019. Since 2020 she has been the Site Director for Medical Education in the Saint John Area for Horizon Health Network in New Brunswick. She is the recipient of the Excellence in Medical Education award from the Department of Medicine, and most recent recipient of the 2022 Academic Advisor of the Year award.