Meet the team behind stroke.fm
Dr. Jaime Cazes is a PGY-1 Neurology resident at the University of Toronto. When not fumbling with the reflex hammer, Jaime is heavily involved in music and audio production. He has played in several music groups including the U of T Rock Band "Orbital Groove", The Samara York Band, as well as releasing his own music projects. Jaime brings his technical skills in audio and music production to the editing and recording process of Stroke.FM. He has a special interest in medical and neuro-ethics and will be co-hosting several podcasts on such topics.
Dr. Tess Fitzpatrick completed her Neurology residency at the University of Ottawa in 2019 and is currently a clinical stroke fellow at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. She is passionate about teaching medical students/residents and is especially interested in acute stroke therapy and cerebrovascular disorders in the young. Although stroke is her one true love in neurology, neuro-ophthalmology also holds a very special place in her heart. Outside of work Tess loves traveling the world, running, snuggling with her adorable puppy, and making elaborate feasts. She is thrilled to be a part of strokeFM!
Dr. Sydney Lee completed medical school at the University of Saskatchewan and is currently a PGY1 neurology resident at the University of Toronto. She loves working with patients and is happily exploring everything that neurology has to offer. Outside of medicine she is a musician and member of the band MagicPerm (Montreal). She enjoys experimenting with synthesizers and is currently diving into the world of film scoring. Her other interests include cooking, movies, space medicine and eating her way through the neighbourhoods of Toronto.
Dr. Jane Liao completed medical school at the University of Toronto and is currently a PGY3 Neurology resident at the University of Toronto. She has interests in quality improvement and is actively involved with numerous aspects of undergraduate medical education. Outside of Neurology, she enjoys baking, spending time with her goofy 75-lb husky mix Hobbes and rewatching The Office for the thousanth time. "(Brain), Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galatica."
Dr. Ryan Muir is currently a senior neurology resident at the University of Toronto. Ryan has an avid interest in medical education and actively participates in teaching medical students and residents. Ryan has helped shape and improve trainee experiences through active contributions to educational leadership at the University of Toronto both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Prior to starting medical school at the University of Toronto, he worked as an imaging analyst which provided him foundational skills that continue to fuel his research in neuroimaging, stroke and dementia. Ryan is an aspiring strokeologist, with an avid interest in imaging biomarkers of cerebrovascular disease. Outside of medicine Ryan is a hockey player and home-chef!
Dr. Neha Patel graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto, where she is now a senior resident in Neurology. She is passionate about patient advocacy, social justice, and medical education. Outside of medicine, she enjoys exploring Toronto restaurants, bungie jumping, physical fitness and binge reading Harry Potter books (or really any good book she can get her hands on).
Dr. Phavalan Rajendram (Phav) completed medical school at the University of Limerick in Ireland and is currently a senior neurology resident at the University of Toronto. His academic interests in neurology include stroke, stroke, and stroke. He has a passion for stroke education and research in the secondary prevention of stroke. When he’s not pushing TPA with a door-to-needle time of 6 minutes (yes that really happened), he enjoys cooking and exploring new countries (usually not at the same time).
Dr. Katherine Sawicka (a.k.a Curious Kat) completed medical school at the University of Saskatchewan. She is currently a neurology resident at the University of Toronto. Her academic interests in neurology include multiple sclerosis, neuroimmunology, and neuroinfectious disease. In addition she is a journal club nerd and will be starting a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology in July 2020. She hopes to be a future expert in clinical trial design. Her non-academic interests include tennis, hiking, improv, and collecting records. Her life moto is “no problem man, only solution”.
Dr. Houman Khosravani is a staff physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Neurology) and Southlake Regional Health Centre (Critical Care Medicine). Houman is a clinician in quality & innovation, and interested in quality improvement at different levels of stroke care. Special passion for teaching and education, and improvement in hyperacute care processes. Houman has a strong interest in utilizing computation and computer science to facilitate delivery of safe and high quality acute stroke care. When not taking care of patients, or working on initiatives, Houman enjoys playing guitar and is a former & founding member of Hellrazer (Calgary). Houman founded stroke.fm and is privileged and super excited to be working with such a great group of co-hosts!