Editorial Team

Dr. Wilderman

Dr. Igor Shamis Wilderman – Editor in Chief
MD, CCFP, FCFP, DAIPM, DCAPM , Pain Physician

Dr Wilderman started his journalism career as a medical student. He was a contributing author to the medical school newspaper “Paediatrician”. After obtaining his MD, he volunteered as an editor for the Department of Biology and Medical Genetics newspaper “Biologist”. Later, in addition to his medical practice, Dr. Wilderman was getting involved with clinical trials and medical research. In 2009 he created the Canadian Centre for Clinical Trials, which was the first patient recruitment centre for clinical trials in Canada.  READ MORE…

alexandraAlexandra Lostun – Co-Lead Editor

Alexandra has a BSc in Life Science with a minor in Biology from McMaster University. She is currently enrolled in the Clinical Research graduate program at Humber College, working towards becoming a Clinical Research Coordinator in the future. As part of the Medical News Bulletin team, Alexandra is excited about bringing the latest medical research to the public.

Kaylin Livshin – Co-Lead Editor

Kaylin has an HBA in Social Science with a double major in English and Equity Studies (Disability Stream), focusing her degree on the interrelation between Disability and HIV/AIDS. She previously volunteered at a sexual education center and two hospital clinics, working in clinic input and patient education. As part of the Medical News Bulletin team, Kaylin is excited about bringing the latest medical research to the public.


katherine-evelyKatherine M. Evely – Editor

Katherine holds a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and will soon complete her PhD in Neuroscience. As her studies at the State University of New York in Buffalo wrap up, she is excited to relocate to Toronto and join the Medical News Bulletin’s efforts to bring the latest medical news to the public. She is
passionate about public outreach that educates and informs, ultimately leading to progress in the areas of policy and personal health.

Shrishti AhujaShrishti Ahuja – Writer

Shrishti is currently working towards her BSc degree in Medical Science and English Literature from Western University. She enjoys taking on challenging and intriguing roles that allow her to further develop her skills in writing and her passion for science, all whilst making a significant contribution to the community. Along with the Medical News Bulletin, she is actively involved in the orientation program at her university, part of a dance team, and an avid science fiction reader.

Melissa Booker – Writer

Melissa Booker has BA in health studies from the University of Toronto and adores medical writing. Melissa is primarily interested in HIV and sexual health research among disadvantaged groups. Presently, she is working at St. Michael’s hospital on research projects aimed at improving the health of those residing in lower and middle-income countries.  Melissa is enthusiastic about beginning to work towards attaining a Masters of public health next year.

Fanni ErosDr. Fanni R. Eros – Writer

Fanni graduated from Semmelweis University (Hungary) as a medical doctor and is currently pursuing her PhD in reproductive medicine. Her fields of interest are obstetrical ultrasound and prevention in maternal-fetal medicine. Fanni, apart from writing articles to the Medical News Bulletin, is a research volunteer at St. Michael`s Hospital and works in infant mental health prevention.

linda-jensenLinda Jensen – Writer

Linda is a technical writer/editor with a passion for science. She works in a variety of technical fields, and writes articles and other materials in areas ranging from medicine to engineering to information technology. Linda is also a research lawyer, providing research and analysis on a variety of legal topics, including issues of medical law. She is pleased to contribute to the sharing of knowledge about health-related issues through the Medical News Bulletin.

Lynn-KimLynn Kim – Writer

Lynn is a writer interested in health and nutrition. A trained teacher, she has lived in four countries and has taught for over 20 years, including homeschooling her three children from kindergarten to grade 12.  She recovered from a chronic illness and has helped her husband regain health after a life-threatening crisis.  Lynn writes to transform complex information into easily understandable material. She takes joy in helping others live full and healthy lives.

Nima MakhadamiNima Makhadami – Writer

Nima is a graduate with an MD degree. He has experience as an emergency room physician and clinical research associate. He also has experience in medical literature, clinical data analysis and was a member of a team of researchers for several published articles. Writing for Medical News Bulletin has allowed him to follow his passion in medical writing and gain new experiences. His passion is internal medicine, especially cardiology. He is hoping to continue his education in internal medicine residency in the near future. He enjoys playing piano and abstract painting.

jay-martinJay Martin- Writer

Jay is a physician who has worked with patients for over 15 years in two different countries. He is currently finishing his Masters in Health Information Science at Western University and is keen on exploring new avenues on patient engagement and knowledge translation.  Writing about patients and health is indeed a passion, but he tempers this with lot of reading and cooking.

Haism ShahHaisam Shah – Writer

Haisam is a first-year Masters student in the Department of Physiology at the University of Toronto. His research involves understanding the role of cardiac fibroblasts in the progressive development of cardiac fibrosis following a myocardial infarction. He graduated from McGill University with a Bachelors of Science – Honors in Pharmacology, where he had the opportunity of investigating potential combination therapies for Glioblastoma Multiforme.

wesley-tinWesley Tin – Writer

Wesley has a BMSc in Medical Biophysics from Western University and has been involved in innovative research modelling the microcirculation. With the Medical News Bulletin, he is excited to continue his education in scientific research and further develop his writing skills. Wesley also enjoys playing and watching sports, and hopes to attend medical school in the coming year.

Neeti VashiNeeti Vashi – Writer

Neeti is currently a PhD student at the University of Toronto in the Molecular Genetics department. She completed her BSc at McMaster University. She enjoys writing for the Medical News Bulletin and hopes to eventually go into a career in medical writing and editing. She is passionate about relaying important scientific findings to the public. Neeti also enjoys baking and going to the gym.

Fiona Wong – Writer

Fiona has an MSc and a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Toronto, and is a published author of numerous peer-reviewed articles. She is excited to be a part of the Medical News Bulletin team and to use her experience in scientific writing and knowledge mobilization to create engaging articles. Fiona enjoys learning about new medical technologies and works in Toronto.

Natalya Chilina's photoNatalya Chilina – Webmaster

Natalya is taking care of Medical News Bulletin website maintenance and development, and provides all necessary technical support.