Residents & Fellows

Dr. Andrew Arifin

Andrew Arifin, MS, BMSc

Division: Radiation Oncology
Hometown: Born in Jakarta, raised in London, Ontario
Medical School: Western Meds 2018
Undergraduate University/Program: Western Pathology & Toxicology 2014
Why Radiation Oncology: It is the right mix of technology, medicine, and patient care.
Why Western?: Supportive, engaging people and culture.  
Favourite Interest/Hobby: Photography
Words of Wisdom you live by: "Less, but better." - Dieter Rams

Dr. Laura Callan

Laura Callan, MD, MASc, BEng

Division: Radiation Oncology
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia 
Medical School: Western University
Undergraduate University/Program: Waterloo Systems Design Engineering, UBC Masters of Applied Science in Orthopaedics/Mechanical Engineering
Why Western?: I did medical school here at Western, and was fortunate to get to know the Rad Onc residents during that time. They were an incredibly collegial and supportive group who made me feel welcome before I had even decided on Radiation Oncology as a specialty. I knew that this was the type of program that I wanted to be a part of.  
Favourite Interest/Hobby: Most of my "free" time is spent with my 2 amazing daughters. When I am able, I enjoy doing home renovations, skiing, and travel. 

Dr. Rohann Correa

Rohann Correa, MD, PhD

Division: Radiation Oncology
Hometown: Windsor, Ontario
Medical School: Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Undergraduate University/Program: University of Windsor, Biological Sciences with Thesis.
Why Western?: Unparalleled research opportunities and mentorship; world class clinical training from leaders in the field; supportive and collegial group of co-residents!
Research Interests: Kidney SABR; biomarkers in oligometastatic disease, prostate cancer radiogenomics, clinical trials with impactful translational endpoints.  
Favourite Interest/Hobby: Playing with my 2-year old son; cooking for my wife on date nights!

Dr. Jasna DeLuce

Jasna DeLuce, HBSc, MD, FRCP

Division: Medical Oncology
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine
Undergraduate University/Program: University of Toronto, Specialist in Psychology, Major in Human Biology
Why Western?: What really stood out to me about the program at Western is the focus on patients and quality of care. You can really tell the staff care about their patients. The program also focuses on quality resident education rather than being service driven. It's a. medium sized program balancing exposure to rare illness but also individualized learning.  
Favourite Interest/Hobby: Slo-Pitch softball and volleyball.
Words of Wisdom you live by: Progress not perfection, and Work hard and play hard.

Dr. Chris Goodman

Christopher Goodman, MD, BMSc

Division: Radiation Oncology
Hometown: Windsor, Ontario
Medical School: Western University
Undergraduate University/Program: Western University, Bachelor of Medical Sciences - Pathology & Toxicology
Why Western?: Western Rad Onc is in the goldilocks zone! We're big enough that we see it all and we have the capabilities to perform cutting-edge research while offering our patients high-quality cancer care. At the same time, we're small enough that you get a chance to work closely with almost everyone. This makes the workplace feel like a real community where I'm a supported and valued member of a team. In my opinion, there's no better place to train than that!  
Favourite Interest/Hobby: I love cooking and adding to my growing collection of random kitchen gadgets.

Dr. Stephanie Gulstene

Stephanie Gulstene, MD, BSc.

Division: Radiation Oncology
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia
Medical School: University of British Columbia, Vancouver Program
Undergraduate University/Program: University of Toronto, Cell and Molecular Biology
Why Western?: I felt Western would be the best place to learn and grow as a resident physician and to develop my research interests in a supportive, but vigorous environment.
Favourite Interest/Hobby: Yoga, rollerblading, cooking, and video games.

Dr. Suga Lakkunarajah

Suganija Lakkunarajah, MD

Division: Medical Oncology
Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 
Why Medical Oncology: I have always liked the field of medical oncology since being a medical student. I enjoy the discussions and the long term relationships we develop with our patients. We are also able to help patients get through some of the toughest times they face. 
Why Western?: My rotations at our cancer centre throughout my medical school, and my internal medicine training were some of the best times I have had in medicine. This program truly prioritizes your learning/training over service needs. The staff are so supportive, and amazing to work with. I could remember some of the longest clinic days that we have had where we had to break bad news to patients. The staff were great and would make a Tim's run to keep our spirits high. The bonding and camaraderie helped us get through the day. I can't wait to see what new memories I can make with my colleagues during my training.  
Favourite Interest/Hobby: Baking 
Words of Wisdom you live by: "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." - Winnie the Pooh

Dr. Wei Liu

Wei Liu, MD

Division: Radiation Oncology
Hometown: Shenyang, China 
Medical School: Western University 
Undergraduate University/Program: Queen's University, B.Sc (Hon) in Life Sciences
Why Western?: During my elective, I experienced the close-knit community of residents, staff, and allied health. I was also drawn to the research opportunities, and saw the guidance and preparation that residents here received prior to conference presentations at CARO and ASTRO.  
Favourite Interest/Hobby: Prior to residency, I enjoyed hip hop dance, and choreography.

Dr. Adman Mutsaers

Adam Mutsaers, MD, HBA

Division: Radiation Oncology
Hometown: Embro, Ontario
Medical School: Michael G. Degroote School of Medicine, McMaster University
Undergraduate University/Program: Honours Business Administration, Western University
Why Western?: The people: a dynamic, supportive, and fun resident group paired with unique exposures to world class clinical and academic Oncologists.  
Favourite Interest/Hobby: Live music, playing squash, culinary exploration.

 

Dr. Priya Patel

Priya Patel, MSc, MD

Division: Medical Oncology
Hometown: Markham, Ontario
Medical School: University of Toronto
Undergraduate University/Program: Western University, Medical Sciences
Why Western?: I loved my undergrad and graduate school experience at Western, and having the opportunity to return for residency was wonderful. The family medicine training program is very strong, and provides a solid foundation to help trainees transition into practice. The program is great as it provides flexibility to do rotations at both urban and rural sites to help build upon skills. In addition, there are wonderful faculty members who are incredibly supportive of trainees and provide a collegial environment. I'm currently completing an extra year of training in medical oncology so that I can have a solid skillset to practice as a general practitioner in oncology in the future, in addition to family practice. I find working with oncology patients to be very rewarding, and enjoy the continuity of care. GPOs can have a variety of different roles, and the program is helping to prepare for this.   
Favourite Interest/Hobby: Travelling! I find it's the best way to learn about people and what makes us different, but also similar. Making time in residency has been tough, but I can't wait to plan another trip in the future!

Dr. Beatrice Preti

Beatrice Preti, MD, BHSc (HON)

Division: Medical Oncology
Hometown: Wherever the wind takes me!
Medical School: McMaster University, Niagara Regional Campus (NRC)
Undergraduate University/Program: McMaster Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
Why Western?: When I was eight years old, my class had a talk from two oncology nurses who spoke about their experience treating patients with cancer. I decided then that I too wanted to pursue oncology, and despite the number of other careers and paths I've tried over the years, I've never changed my mind.  
Favourite Interest/Hobby: I'm a writer at heart, but love the performing arts - dance, music, and theatre.
Words of Wisdom you live by: "[Real courage] is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what." - Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird

Dr. Terrence Tang

Terrence Tang, MD

Division: Radiation Oncology
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Medical School: University of Ottawa
Undergraduate University/Program: McMaster University, Bachelor of Health Sciences
Why Western?: I was drawn to the strong resident community at Western, and the focus on multidisciplinary care in oncology. I also found that there were many amazing opportunities to get involved in research and mentorship at Western. Being closer to home was a huge plus as well!  
Favourite Interest/Hobby: Nothing beats a good game of volleyball!

Dr. Sympascho Young

Sympascho Young, MD, Hons. B.Sc.

Division: Radiation Oncology
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia
Medical School: University of British Columbia
Undergraduate University/Program: University of Toronto, Biochemistry & Global Health double major
Why Radiation Oncology: I'm drawn to the meaningful patient encounters, the reward of helping patients navigate tough journeys, the ability to improve patient quality of life, and deliver cures, the high-tech nature of the field, and the chance to advance cancer care through research.
Why Western?: Western's residencey program has an excellent reputation quality of clinical training, cutting edge research, and a supportive environment that allows for resident success and wellness.  
Favourite Interest/Hobby: It's a close tie between improvisational jazz on the piano, and playing basketball with friends.
Words of Wisdom you live by: "True knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance." - Confucius

Dr. Sondos Zayed

Sondos Zayed, MD, CM

Division: Radiation Oncology
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Medical School: McGill University
Why Radiation Oncology: Radiation Oncology is the most fascinating combination of oncology, physics, and advanced technology and imaging. It's a very satisfying specialty. I have the privilege of accompanying my patients through some of the most challenging journeys of their lives. We treat to cure in some cases, and when we can't, we can always use radiation to improve symptoms and patients' quality of life for the time they have left. That too, is meaningful.
Why Western?: Some of the most forward-thinking research in Radiation Oncology is currently taking place at Western This opens doors to unique opportunities and learning experiences. We also have a wonderful group of physicians who love to teach!  
Favourite Interest/Hobby: Scuba diving and all outdoor adventures.
Words of Wisdom you live by: Believe you can and you will.