Dr. Qaddoura did his undergraduate studies at McMaster and medical school at Queen’s University. He had several electives in Calgary and Edmonton that led him to come to Alberta and he is currently an Adult Infectious Diseases resident physician at the University of Alberta. He enjoys cooking, tennis and has recently gotten more into hiking during COVID-19. --
Dr. Lenka Stafl
Dr. Lenka Stafl is delighted to serve her fellow resident physicians as the Calgary and Southern Alberta Ambassador (CSAA). She enjoys the fast paced learning of her internal medicine residency and always loves the opportunity to run into and connect with fellow resident physicians from all specialties on the wards. She is an avid mountain enthusiast and enjoys spending her free time scaling peaks with her husband and one-year-old daughter and drinking a hot cup of tea in the alpine. Lenka feels honoured be part of an incredible team of executive members invested in the well-being and empowerment of resident physicians.
Dr. Kieran Steer
Dr. Kieran Steer is very excited to continue his journey with PARA as the VP Community and Internal Relations (VPCIR). Throughout medical school and residency, he has been highly involved with medical community affairs and feels the VPCIR position is an exciting opportunity to advocate for resident physicians, expand PARA initiatives and support resident physician wellness. This past year has seen numerous significant changes to the health care system, drastically affecting physicians. More than ever, Kieran sees a great importance in supporting the resident physician community through these challenges, by strengthening resident physician voices as advocates and continuing the incredible progress made in wellness initiatives.
Dr. Lauren Bilinsky
Dr. Lauren Bilinsky brings critical experience and continuity to the President role, after completing two years as the Vice President of Leadership and Education. As a senior public health resident physician, Dr. Bilinksy has had unique training in governance, program planning and project management, in addition to pandemic response and crisis communications. She knows that resident physicians want communication, connectedness and to better understand the role of their resident physician association in this tumultuous time. Along with the talented team of PARA staff and the strong Executive Board, Dr. Bilinsky will continue to work on creating a positive and supportive residency experience for you.
Dr. Laura Morrison
Dr. Laura Morrison grew up in London, Ontario and then moved to Hamilton, Ontario while attending McMaster University. She competed in Cross Country, Track and Rugby as a McMaster Marauder and completed her undergraduate and medical degrees. Laura then made the big move out west to pursue a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Calgary. Since then, running and rugby have been replaced with mountain biking, hockey and Crossfit. She is currently enrolled in the Clinician Investigator Program where she is pursuing a Master of Medical Education. Next year, she will return to her final three years of Orthopaedic Surgery residency!