Meet the Canadian Place Endoscopy Medical Team

All of our associate physicians are highly skilled and experienced endoscopists and have performed endoscopic procedures in both the hospital and private clinic settings. All have subspecialist training and are certified by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in good standing.

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DR. SUNDEEP RAI, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACSGeneral Surgeon, Mississauga Hospital
Fellowship: Adult Critical Care, University of Toronto
Residency: General Surgery, University of Toronto
Medical Degree: Queen’s University
Memberships: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC), Fellow of American College of Surgery (FACS), Lecturer University of Toronto.

Dr. Rai has been courtesy staff with Trillium Health Partners since 2010. He lives in Oakville with his wife and children. He plays bass guitar and soccer in his spare time.

 

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DR. ANDREW BURNS, MD, FRCSCGeneral Surgeon, Credit Valley Hospital
Fellowship: Surgical Oncology, University of Toronto
Residency: General Surgery, University of Toronto
Medical Degree: University of Toronto
Memberships: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC), Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (University of Toronto Chapter)

Dr. Burns has a special interest in Surgical Oncology and GI Oncology and holds numerous awards and honours.  He loves racing cars and does Formula 1 racing with Motorsports. He also plays golf.

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DR. JEANNIE RICHARDSON, MD, FRCSC General Surgeon, Mississauga Hospital
Residency: General Surgery, University of Toronto.
Medical Degree: Queens University
Memberships: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)

Dr. Richardson is a general surgeon with a particular focus on breast surgery.

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DR. CAMERON GELDER, MD, FRCSCGeneral Surgeon & Site Chief, Mississauga Hospital
Residency: University of Toronto; Oxford University, England
Medical Degree: University of Toronto
Memberships: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC),College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Ontario Medical Association, Canadian Medical Association, Ontario Association of General Surgeons

Dr. Gelder has special training in vascular, thoracic and laparoscopic surgery.  He is a frequent golfer and coach for his children’s hockey teams.

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DR. DON COUGHLAN, MD, FRCSCGeneral Surgeon, Credit Valley Hospital
Fellowship: Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital; Surgical Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, Cornell Medical College
Residency: General Surgery, University of Toronto
Medical Degree: Queen’s University
Memberships: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC), Founding Member American Hernia Society

Dr. Coughlan has been a staff surgeon with Credit Valley Hospital since 1990 and was chief of surgery from 1998-2008. He lives in Oakville with wife Michelle, and enjoys golf and traveling in his free time.

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DR. PATRICK TAWADROS, MD, PhD, FRCSCGeneral Surgeon, Credit Valley Hospital
Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Minnesota
Residency: General Surgery, University of Toronto
Medical Degree: University of Toronto
Memberships: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC), Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Dr. Tawadros is a specialist in colon and rectal surgery with expertise in colorectal oncology, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease and anorectal disorders. Prior to joining our endoscopy team he was an assistant professor with the University of Minnesota Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He holds numerous academic publications, grants and awards.