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Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng

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Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng is the department head of critical care at The Ottawa Hospital. Dr. Kyeremanteng cares for the sickest of the sick patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). As a researcher, he is interested in using ICU resources more efficiently and improving access to palliative care in the ICU. To help do this, he founded the Resource Optimization Network, a multidisciplinary research group working to reduce health spending in this area without compromising care. In September 2019 Dr. Kyeremanteng launched his ever-growing podcast “Solving Healthcare with Kwadwo Kyeremanteng” these podcasts feature interviews and discussions on the topic of improving healthcare delivery in Canada. Underpinned by the values of cost-effectiveness, dignity, and justice, these podcasts will challenge the status quo, leaving no stone unturned as we explore gaps, assumptions, and different perspectives in the pursuit of finding solutions to problems in Canada’s healthcare system. During the COVID 19 Pandemic Dr. Kyeremanteng created ‘Solving Wellness’ a virtual health & wellness platform for health care professionals. ‘Solving Wellness’ has been helping address health care burnout and providing health, fitness and self care for its members.

 

Dr. Herman Johal

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Herman Johal is a full-time Assistant Professor, Associate Residency Training Program Director, and Director of Orthopaedic Trauma with the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery (MacOrtho), in the Department of Surgery, at McMaster University. He divides his time between clinical practice as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon with the MacOrtho Trauma and Reconstruction (MOT+R) team at the Hamilton Health Sciences General Hospital and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton; and (2) research as a PhD candidate with McMaster University’s Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact (HEI), and clinical faculty with the Centre for Evidence-based Orthopaedics (CEO). Prior to this position, he had completed a Masters of Public Health through Johns Hopkins concurrently with his orthopaedic residency training at the University of Calgary, followed by fellowships with the University of Maryland’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, and AO Trauma.  He is an active member of Dr. Johal's clinical and academic work focuses on health-system interventions for the acute and delayed management of high and low-energy bone and joint injuries, and he aims to establish value-driven musculoskeletal care with engaged stakeholders.  

 

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