Clinical Affairs

Family MedClinical Affairs provides policies, explanations, tools and links to related information for clinical (MD) faculty appointments to the university:


A Professional Relationships Management Committee is charged with the interpretation and implementation of the Relations with Industry in MD Training standards  and provides guidance to the Dean, as required. As of 2018/19, the committee is composed of the following members:

  • Chair, as appointed by the Dean, Prof. Sherif El-Defrawy
  • Vice Dean, Partnerships, Prof. Lynn Wilson
  • Vice Dean, Research, Prof. Richard Hegele
  • Associate Dean Continuing Professional Development, Dr. Suzan Schneeweiss
  • Associate Dean Post MD Education, Dr. Glen Bandiera
  • Basic Sciences Representative, Dr. Rita Kandel
  • Rehabilitation Sciences Representative, TBD
  • (Interim) Legal Counsel, Samantha Sonshine
  • 2 Senior Faculty members appointed by the Dean, Dr. Peter Giacobbe and Dr. Jeannette Goguen

For more information about this committee, please contact Nancy Smart or 416-978-7212


John BohnenDr. John M.A. Bohnen

Senior Advisor to the Dean on Clinical Affairs
Phone: 416-978-7212

Professor Bohnen recieved his MD at the University of Toronto in 1975, and finished General Surgery training in Toronto in 1980.  He is a general surgeon at St. Michael's Hospital with clinical and scholarly interests in surgical infections, abdominal wall hernias, quality improvement, surgical education and practice standards.