Our Team

Collaborative, connected, committed.

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The Amyloidosis Program of Calgary utilizes a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat this multi-organ condition. The program brings together specialists from multiple areas involved in delivering care to patients with amyloidosis, in addition to members engaged in other activities designed to advance amyloidosis care such as education and research.

Steering Committee

Fine

Dr. Nowell Fine

Co-Director

Dr. Fine is a heart failure cardiologist and echocardiologist, and an Associate Clinical Professor of Cardiac Sciences, Medicine, and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary's Cumming School of Medicine. He is the Clinical Director of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute, Director of the Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic and co-principal investigator for the Canadian Registry for Amyloidosis Research.

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Hahn

Dr. Chris Hahn

Co-Director

Dr. Hahn is an Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Calgary's Cumming School of Medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Calgary Electromyography Lab and divides his clinical time between Neuromuscular and Neuroimmunology clinics.

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Dr. Victor Zepeda

Dr. Victor Jimenez-Zepeda

Co-Director

Dr. Victor H. Jimenez-Zepeda is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Calgary's Cumming School of Medicine. He leads the clinical program for AL amyloidosis at the Tom Baker Cancer Center and is the founder of the clinic for the assessment of Monoclonal Gammopathy of Clinical and Undetermined Significance and the Amyloid Screening Clinic. Dr. Jimenez-Zepeda is also a member of the International Kidney and Monoclonal Gammopathy group and the International Society of Amyloidosis.

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Jan Veenhuyzen

Jan Veenhuyzen

Program Manager

Jan Veenhuyzen earned a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Calgary and has over 25 years of cardiac nursing experience including critical care, cardiac rehabilitation, ambulatory clinics, program development and more than 15 years in clinical research.  Jan's role within the Amyloidosis Program of Calgary involves program development, coordination, and clinical research.

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Seenam Sharma

Seenam Sharma

Clinical Research Coordinator

Seenam Sharma holds a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree and has seven years of research experience overseeing safety aspects in clinical trials, particularly in oncology and cardiology studies. She has actively contributed to Phase III dermatology studies. In this role, she engages in research and program responsibilities while deepening her understanding of amyloidosis.

 

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Membership

Nizar Bahlis – Hematologist

Debra Bosley – Cardiology Nurse Clinician

Denise Chan – Nuclear Medicine

Sameer Chhibber – Neurologist

Kim Cheema – Nephrologist

Charlie Chen – Palliative Care Physician

Stephen Congly – Hepatologist

Peter Duggan – Hematologist

Kate Elzinga – Plastic Surgeon

Angela Ferguson – Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

Louis Girard – Nephrologist

Ruban Gnanakumar – Nuclear Medicine

Lama Hailuz - Booking Clerk IV Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic

Jonathan Howlett – Cardiologist

Cathleen Huculak – Genetic Counsellor

Mustapha Kazmi – Cardiologist, Cardiac Imaging

Lawrence Korngut – Neurologist

Albert Kryski – Cardiologist

Holly Lee – Hematologist

Ellen Lewis – Hematologist Nurse Practitioner

Lyndsay Litwin – Cardiology Nurse Clinician

Melissa Loyola – Hematology Nurse Practitioner

Etienne Mahe – Pathologist

Julien Marcadier – Geneticist

Fern Marusiak - Cardiology Nurse Clinician

Sylvia McCulloch – Hematologist

Jacqueline McMillan – Geriatrician

Robert Miller – Cardiologist, Cardiac Imaging

Ilias Mylonas – Cardiologist, Cardiac Imaging

Dennis Orton - Clinical Biochemist

Ernesta Paola Neri – Hematologist

Satish Raj – Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Autonomic Dysfunction

Angela Russell – Neurologist

Jeanne Sheldon – Hematology Education Administrator

Jason Tay – Hematologist

Chandra Thomas – Nephrologist

James White – Cardiologist, Cardiac Imaging

Mohamed El-Hussein – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Medical Cardiology