Interprofessional Specialist Team
Dr. Jordan Feld, Hepatologist
Medical Co-Lead of ECHO Liver
Dr. Feld graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto in 1997 and then completed residency programs in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Following his clinical training, Dr. Feld focused on developing skills in clinical and laboratory research in liver disease, with a particular interest in viral hepatitis. He completed a clinical research fellowship in hepatology and then spent 4 years doing clinical and laboratory research in the Liver Diseases Branch of the National Institutes of Health. He received a Masters of Public Health with a focus on Infectious Diseases as a Sommer Scholar from Johns Hopkins University and has worked extensively abroad, maintaining a strong interest in International Health. Currently, Dr. Feld is clinician-scientist based at the Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Centre for Liver Disease and the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health.
Dr. Hemant Shah, Hepatologist
Medical Co-Lead of ECHO Liver
Dr. Hemant Shah MD, MscCH, HPTE is an Assistant Professor, Staff Hepatologist and Clinician-Educator at the Francis Family Liver Clinic at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He presently serves as the clinical and education director of the liver program. His clinical focus is viral liver disease and he maintains a busy teaching practice. In addition to clinical care, Dr. Shah is actively engaged in projects to develop innovative models of care for viral hepatitis, progress inter professional collaboration and improve knowledge levels amongst primary care and specialty providers. Dr. Shah also holds several national education leadership positions and is a co-principal author of the Canadian Consensus Guidelines on Hepatitis C. Dr. Shah has graduate training in Health Practitioner Education.
Dr. Craig Kuhn, Community Based Physician
Craig is a full time addiction physician and director of the Niagara Addiction Services. He has been involved in managing patients with chronic hepatitis C for 15 years and is the lead physician for the provincially funded hepatitis C clinic with the Niagara Health System.
Magdalena Kuczynski, Registered Nurse
Magdalena Kuczynski, RN is celebrating 18 years at UHN’s Toronto Centre for Liver Disease. She trained at Ryerson University and is a dedicated hepatitis support nurse, treating hundreds of hepatitis C patients annually. Magdalena is currently completing her Master of Health Science in Health Education degree at McMaster University.
Ruifen Su, Pharmacist
Ruifen Su RPh BScPhm, is the clinical pharmacist at the Toronto Centre for Liver Diseases at both the Toronto Western and Toronto General Hospital sites of UHN. She received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at the University of Toronto, where she later mentored numerous pharmacy students as a Clinical Teaching Assistant. In addition to her years of experience in community pharmacy, she also has specialized expertise in a wide range of disease states including Opiate Substitution Treatment and antiretroviral therapy. Currently she is involved with the implementation of a network of community-based treatment centres for Hepatitis across GTA – the Toronto Viral Hepatitis Care Network (VIRCAN).
Elizabeth Lee, Nurse Practitioner
Elizabeth Lee practices as a nurse practitioner in the Toronto Centre for Liver Disease, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network.
Previously, she worked for over 10 years in various clinical settings in the community and within the University Health Network, spanning the continuum of chronic liver disease from diagnosis to transplantation.
In her current practice as an NP, she has a clinical focus on the management of patients with advanced liver disease, and works on developing quality improvement initiatives aimed at optimizing clinical management in this patient population. She also maintains a separate practice in managing patients in general hepatology. She has a keen interest in clinical education and fostering the growth of hepatology nurses, and serves as an Adjunct Lecturer for the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto as well as an elected Board member for the Canadian Association for Hepatology Nurses (CAHN).