Fellows

Max Deschner

Max Deschner

PGY 5

Biography: Max Deschner is completing his Respirology fellowship at Western University. He completed his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Anthropology at McGill University. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Ottawa followed by training in Internal Medicine at Western University. Max has channeled interests in healthcare policy and medical ethics into academic work and editorials on topics including COVID-19 and return to work recommendations for people with chronic respiratory diseases, the effects of electronic cigarettes on lung health and the opioid crisis. He previously served as a national resident representative to the Canadian Medical Association’s Committee on Ethics. 

Ali Malik

Ali Malik

PGY 5

Biography: Ali Malik is currently completing his Respirology fellowship at Western University. He completed his medical training at University College Cork, Ireland, and Residency in Internal Medicine at Western University. Prior to that, Ali obtained his Masters in Public Health at Waterloo University and worked as an intern at the United Nations headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. He has a strong interest in public health and the impact of respiratory diseases worldwide. He hopes to pursue Interventional Pulmonology and his research interests include Pleural disease and Quality Improvement.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball and travelling with his family.   

Abdallah Bin Maither

Abdallah Bin Maither

PGY 5

Biography: Abdallah Bin Maither is currently completing his Respirology fellowship at Western University. Originally from Saudi Arabia, he obtained his medical degree from King Saud University in 2012. Abdallah started his clinical training in Saudi Arabia where he has the Saudi Board of Internal Medicine, then joined Western University in 2018, where he completed his training in Internal Medicine. He has a deep interest in respiratory physiology, and special interest in Interventional Respirology wishing to have some innovative idea in this field. On a personal level, Abdallh is a family-oriented person, who loves spending time with his wife and kids regardless of the activity. He like spending time in Gardening and Cooking. He also loves reading about history and Exploring new places.

Rock Hou

Rock Hou

PGY 5

Biography: I am originally from Toronto where I completed my undergraduate degree in pathology. I then went on to complete my medical degree at Western University where I also did my internal medicine training. My interest in respirology is broad and includes sleep, interventional, and lung imaging. I am involved in residency wellness and mentorship. In my spare time, I enjoy playing music and painting. I also like to cook and am an avid bubble tea connoisseur.

Jaymee Shell

Jaymee Shell

PGY 4

Biography: Jaymee Shell is currently completing her Respirology fellowship at Western University. She completed her medical training at McMaster University and Residency in Internal Medicine at McMaster University. Prior to that, Jaymee obtained her Masters of Science in Biomechanics from McGill University and her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from Concordia University, where she was a varsity hockey player for four years. In her spare time, she enjoys playing hockey, using her Peloton bike and travelling. 

Shayan Kassirian

Shayan Kassirian

PGY 4

Biography: Shayan Kassirian is completing his Respirology fellowship at Western University. He completed his undergraduate degree in Medical Science, obtained his medical degree, and completed training in Internal Medicine all at Western University. Shay has a strong interest in research and works closely with Drs. Mitchell and Dhaliwal to put out high impact studies in pleural effusions, EBUS, and sarcoidosis. He’s still exploring what his main career interest will be. On a personal level, Shay’s true passion is cooking, initially having aspirations to become a chef. He has many more kitchen knives than medical textbooks and can spend days working on a single meal, from fermenting to sous vide-ing.

Yassmin Behzadian

Yassmin Behzadian

PGY 4

Biography: Yassmin Behzadian is currently completing her Respirology Fellowship at Western University.  She completed her undergraduate degree in Physiology at Mcgill University before obtaining her medical degree from McMaster University. This was followed by Internal Medicine residency training at Western University. Yassmin's interests in Respirology are wide ranging and include Airway Diseases, Interstitial Lung Disease and Cystic Fibrosis. She also holds a special interest in Medical Education and enjoys working with students at various levels of training. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family as well as travelling. 

Majid Alqatari

Majid Alqatari

IP Fellow


Fahad Alsulami

Fahad Alsulami

IP Fellow


Malcolm Blagrove

Malcolm Blagrove

Sleep Clinical Fellow


Jalal Moolji

Jalal Moolji

Sleep Clinical Fellow


Arwa Gahsib

Arwa Gahsib

Sleep Clinical Fellow