Canadian Cardiovascular Society

Future Leaders Program

The Canadian Cardiovascular Future Leaders Program is an exciting new initiative presented by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Academy (CCSA) aimed at developing the leaderships skills of early-career members of CCS.

Self-assessments, workshops, bootcamps and one-on-one mentoring are only some of the program elements designed to support participants in their skills development as they transition to practice and beyond.

 2021/22 Cohort members:

Jennifer Amadio – Toronto, ON
Kim Anderson – Halifax, NS
Jason Andrade – Vancouver, BC
Anita Chan – Toronto, ON
Derek Chew – Calgary, AB
Justin Cloutier – Winnipeg, MB
Robin Ducas – Winnipeg, MB
Nowell Fine – Calgary, AB
Michael Goldfarb – Montreal, QC
Bryan Har – Calgary, AB
Samir Hazra – Kingston, ON
Frédéric Jacques – Québec, QC
Michelle Keir – Calgary, AB

Andreas Kumar – Sudbury, ON
Shuangbo Liu – Toronto, ON
Gitanjali Mansukhani – Saskatoon, SK
Scott McClure – Calgary, AB
Mohammed Nassoh Hafez – Ottawa, ON
Brian Potter – Montreal, QC
Mahwash Saeed – Winnipeg, MB
Abhinav Sharma – Montreal, QC
Christian Steinberg – Québec, QC
Nicolas Thibodeau-Jarry – Montreal, QC
Indra Warren – Burlington, ON
Tina Zhu – Kingston, ON

Michelle Graham – Edmonton, AB
Michael Hartleib – Peterborough, ON
Victor Huckell – Vancouver, BC
Clarence Khoo – Winnipeg, MB
Howard Leong-Poi – Toronto, ON
Quoc Hung Ly – Montreal, QC
Donald Palisaitis – Montreal, QC
Sarah Ramer – Halifax, NS
Kenny Wong – Halifax, NS

Anita Asgar MD, FRCPC
CAN-Fuel – Co-chair
Montreal, QC

Sean Virani MD, FRCPC, FCCS
CAN-Fuel Co-chair
Vancouver, BC

Simon Jackson, MD, FRCPC
Planning Committee Member
Halifax, NS

Andrea Lavoie, MD, FRCPC
Planning Committee Member
Regina, SK

Christopher Simpson, MD, FRCPC, FCCS
Planning Committee Member
Kingston, ON

Jean Rouleau, MD, FRCPC, FACC
Planning Committee Member
Montréal, QC

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Can Fuel sponsors

We are Looking for Mentors!

If you are interested in participating as a mentor for the current cohort or for future cohorts, please contact Caroline Hornyak – Project Manager, Trainee Engagement at

Back to top