Welcome & Opening Remarks 

Saturday, November 14, 2020

8:15 am - 8:30 am

Imran Rasul, MD, FRCP(C)

Chair of the Endoscopy Unit
Credit Valley Hospital
President, OAG

Dr. Imran Rasul completed his undergraduate training at the University of Toronto in 1992. He went on to complete his Medical Degree, Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training at the University of Toronto. Further training in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy was completed at University of Toronto. He has been practicing in Mississauga at the Credit Valley Hospital for a number of years. Dr. Rasul has an interest in Advanced Endoscopy and is Chair of the Endoscopy Unit at Credit Valley Hospital.

Emily Ching, MD, FRCP(C)

GI Health Centre
Treasurer, OAG

Dr. Emily Ching received her medical degree at McMaster University. She then completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is a recent gastroenterology training graduate from McMaster University in 2010, where she also served as Chief Gastroenterology Resident.

Upon completing her gastroenterology training, Dr. Ching did a gastroenterology locum at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. She also worked at various outpatient clinics while being a part-time gastroenterology consultant at Baycrest Geriatric Centre in the Greater Toronto area. With the recent change in job climate in gastroenterology, she embraced the challenge to the new paradigm shift and co-found an outpatient-based gastroenterology clinic, GI Health Centre, along with Dr. Sapna Makhija and Dr. Avantika Marwaha in Burlington, Ontario, in the summer of 2012. Dr. Ching and her partners strive to shorten healthcare wait time while maintaining patient follow up and continuity of care.