Citrus Health Professionals
Citrus Medical Physicians and Allied Health Practitioners work closely to provide comprehensive care to a diverse population of individuals and families. They are passionate about preventative medicine and empowering patients to take an active role in their health and well-being.
Our providers are available at both the 605 Royal York and 2240 Lakeshore locations.
Family Medicine | Specialists | Naturopathy | Psychotherapy | Dietician
Our family physicians are also proud to collaborate with our partner services including In-House Pharmacies, Hearing Clinic, Men's Health Clinic, and Physiotherapy & Chiropractic (learn more here).
Dr. Shaireen Kassam
Dr. Shaireen Kassam is a family physician licensed under the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario. She completed her undergraduate degree in Life Sciences at Queen’s University, a Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Calgary, and the family medicine residency program at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Kassam has special interests in preventative medicine, women’s health, and adolescent’s health, and spends a portion of her practice working in sexual and reproductive medicine. She values patient-centred care and informed decision making, and will take the time to ensure patient education and comfort. As a recent graduate, she is up to date on cutting edge medicine and the latest advances of the field. She loves getting to know each patient and hopes to be a continuing advocate for their health.
Dr. Merry Maclellan
FAMILY MEDICINE, OBSTECTICS
Dr. Merry Maclellan completed an undergraduate degree in Biology and Environmental Studies at McGill University and earned her medical degree at Western University. She completed her residency at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto followed by a fellowship in Low Risk Obstetrics at Toronto’s St Joseph’s Health Centre.
Dr. Maclellan enjoys all aspects of family medicine as well as providing obstetrical and postpartum care. She is involved in teaching residents and medical students through University of Toronto and St Joseph’s Health Centre. In her free time she enjoys baking, spending time with friends and skiing.
Dr. Sylvia Lee
Dr. Sylvia Lee will be accepting new patients into her family practice at Citrus Medical as of April 1, 2022. She is thrilled to work alongside the multi-disciplinary team at Citrus Medical! Dr. Lee feels privileged to help enhance the health of her patients and improve their quality of life.
Dr. Sylvia Lee graduated from her BSc program in Physiology at the University of Toronto in 1999. She received a MSc in the Biology and Control of Disease Vectors from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2001 and a PhD in Molecular Parasitology from the University of Glasgow in 2009. She obtained her MD from Ross University School of Medicine in 2012, and completed her residency in Family Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, New York in 2015. She is currently completing a summer-only Master of Public Health program in Clinical Effectiveness at Harvard University. Dr. Lee practiced family medicine in New York State for five years before moving back to Canada in 2020. She had her own family medicine clinic in Guelph before moving back to Toronto in April 2022.
Dr. David Fields
Dr. Field is a family physician graduate who completed his residency in 2021 and undergraduate medical training in 2019 from the University of Toronto. Prior to attending U of T, Dr. Field earned a diploma of Health and Fitness from Humber College, a Kinesiology degree as well as a Master of Nutrition from Guelph University. He has a special interest in sports medicine and geriatrics. In his spare time, Dr. Field is an avid basketball fan and plays recreational volleyball and softball. Dr. Field hopes to bring comprehensive care to all patients at the practice.
Dr. Lauren Briggs
Dr. Lauren Briggs is a family physician licensed under the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario. She completed her undergraduate degree in Life Sciences at Queen’s University, a Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Toronto, and the family medicine residency program at McMaster University.
Dr. Briggs enjoys all aspects of family medicine, and has special interests in preventative medicine and women’s health. She values patient-centered care and informed decision making, and will take the time to ensure patient education and comfort. As a recent graduate, she is up to date on cutting edge medicine and the latest advances of the field. In her free time, she enjoys baking, hiking and travelling.
Dr. Monica Pham
Dr. Pham is a family physician licensed under the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and certified with the College of Family Physicians of Canada. She grew up in Toronto and finished undergraduate degrees in Human Biology and Nursing from the University of Toronto. She completed her medical degree in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, followed by post-graduate training in Family and Community Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital and the University of Toronto.
Dr. Pham enjoys all aspects of primary family medicine, including preventative care, mental health, and chronic disease management. She has a special interest in the health of newcomers to the city. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors camping and hiking with her family.
Dr. Bethany So
Dr. So completed medical school and residency training in family medicine at the University of Toronto. She enjoys all aspects of family medicine and is looking forward to working with you and your family. In her spare time you will find her playing her favourite sport, badminton, as well as a variety of other sports.
Dr. Hinal Sheth
Dr. Sheth earned a Bachelor of Arts & Science from McMaster University and then worked at the Institute of Population Health in Ottawa on research related to preventative health screening for immigrants and refugees. She then returned to McMaster University for medical school and then completed a Family Medicine residency in Toronto at Mount Sinai Hospital.
She has a diverse array of interests within family medicine including women’s health, immigrant/refugee health, and minor office procedures (IUD insertions). Dr. Sheth participated on a medical mission trip in 2013 with the Rotary Club to provide medical care to Haitian refugees living in Dominican Republic. She is involved with teaching medical students at the University of Toronto. She speaks English and Gujarati.
Dr. Ravinder Lall
Dr Lall is originally from Brampton and completed his medical degree in the United Kingdom at the University of Birmingham. He stayed in the United Kingdom for a further 5 years doing his family medicine residency. He is excited to share the knowledge and skills obtained in the UK with the local Etobicoke population. He is passionate about preventative medicine and practices full scope family medicine including women’s health, children’s health, men’s health, chronic disease management and mental health. When not in clinic you can find Dr. Lall at a local squash court, gym or on a running trail throughout the city.
Dr. Cameron Caners
Dr. Caners is originally from Winnipeg, and completed his Family Medicine residency here at the University of Toronto. He enjoys all aspects of Family Medicine, and has special interests in preventative care, sexual health, and care of the elderly. Dr. Caners leads an active lifestyle, and enjoys playing hockey and golf, fishing, cooking, and spending time with his family. He welcomes all ages to his practice, and takes pride in helping his patients optimize their physical and mental health goals.
Dr. Emily McDonough
FAMILY MEDICINE, OBSTRETICS
Dr. Emily McDonough grew up in Etobicoke, and is happy that her family practice is in the community. She studied Immunology at McGill University and subsequently earned her medical degree at the University of Toronto. She completed her post-graduate training in Family Medicine at Toronto East General Hospital and a Low Risk Obstetrical Fellowship at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto.
Dr. McDonough is a dedicated and committed family doctor who approaches her practice with care and compassion. In addition to providing primary care at Citrus Medical Centre, Dr. McDonough is pleased to provide maternity/pregnancy care as part of the Family Medicine Obstetrics group at St.Joseph’s Hospital. Prenatal checkups are conducted at Citrus Medical Centre, while labour and delivery take place at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Besides women’s health, she enjoys practicing the full scope of family medicine including preventative medicine, chronic disease management, and mental health care.
* Dr. Michelle Gerber will be covering Dr. McDonough's maternity leave starting July 2022*
Dr. Alia Gray
Dr. Alia Gray obtained her medical degree from Queen’s University. She subsequently trained in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto at Mount Sinai Hospital. She completed a Masters of Science in Medical Biophysics and a Bachelor of Engineering prior to her study of Medicine.
Dr. Gray enjoys all aspects of family practice but has a special passion for women’s health and pediatrics. In her spare time, Dr. Gray enjoys biking and spending time with family and travelling. She looks forward to meeting and working with you and your family!
Dr. Nikki Shah
Dr. Shah is a licensed Family Physician with certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. She received her Medical Degree at McMaster University and completed her residency training in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto, where she served as Chief Resident at the Mississauga Hospital site. She enjoys all aspects of family medicine and has special interests in women's health, cosmetic procedures, and preventative care. Outside of work, she enjoys singing, recreational volleyball, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Tabitha Tonsaker
Dr. Tonsaker values patient-centred care and informed decision making, and will take the time to ensure patient education and comfort. As a fairly recent graduate, she is up to date on cutting edge medicine and the latest advances of the field. She got her doctorate from the University of British Columbia and has a masters in family medicine from McGill University. She then went on to do her residency at the Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto. Her interests include Preventative Medicine, alongside Hospital and Emergency Medicine in Rural Settings. She loves getting to know each patient and hopes to be a continuing advocate for their health.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Tonsaker enjoys basketball, baseball, movies, cooking, traveling and spending time with her family!
Dr. Nazanin Rajabi
Dr. Nazanin Rajabi completed her family medicine training at the University of Saskatchewan in 2018. She practised in North Battleford and Prince Albert Saskatchewan in a combination of general family medicine, in-patient acute medicine and low-risk obstetrics. Dr. Rajabi’s special interests include pediatric, maternal and sexual health but what she loves most about family medicine is the ability to care for all ages of patients! She is excited to be back home in Toronto, starting alongside the supportive team at Citrus Medical!
Dr. Farahnaz Daya
Dr. Daya brings a unique perspective with experience in multiple healthcare systems around the world. She holds a medical degree from the University of Leicester, UK and completed her Family Medicine Residency at Dalhousie University. She also holds a Master's Degree in Public Health from Harvard University with a focus in Global Health. She has special interests in public health, sexual health and preventative care.
Dr. Irene Fung
Dr. Irene Fung completed both her undergrad and medical degree at the University of Toronto. She then went on to do her residency in Pediatrics at McMaster University and in Allergy and Immunology at the University of Pennsylvania. Outside of medicine, Dr. Fung enjoys playing tennis, running, gardening and reading
Dr. Siavash Piran
Dr. Siavash Piran is a community hematologist currently practicing at Trillium Health Partners (THP) and at Citrus Medical Centre (CMC). He completed medical school and Internal Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He then completed Hematology residency and Thrombosis Medicine fellowship at McMaster University.
Dr. Michelle Salga, affectionately called “Dr. Mishka ‘’ is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor certified in Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). She has a special interest in correcting hormone imbalances and works with a team of medical doctors and nurse practitioners to give her patients optimal care. She is also certified in cosmetic rejuvenation acupuncture. She also treats skin issues such as acne, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis. In addition, common concerns such as depression/anxiety, low energy and insomnia are among those conditions treated. Helping her patients achieve their weight loss goals is also a big passion of Dr. Salga’s. Achieving weight loss not only brings confidence to one’s life but is often the root cause of most illnesses and hormonal imbalances. Being a naturopathic doctor, she uses natural treatments such as clinical nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture and supplementation to correct the health problem and possible nutritional deficiencies.
Samantha Thompson is a Registered Dietitian who specializes in gut health; helping people get relief from digestive health conditions such as IBS, IBD and celiac disease. Having struggled with IBS and endometriosis for over a decade, Samantha understands the frustration of debilitating chronic health conditions and being passed from one health professional to another. As such, Samantha believes in taking a root cause approach and avoids band-aid fixes. It is Samantha’s goal to help patients figure out the right dietary and lifestyle changes to become symptom free and enable gut healing.
Courtney is a licensed clinical social worker located in Toronto, Ontario and she provides individual virtual therapy to people all across Ontario. Courtney received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University, and her Master of Social Work at University of Windsor. She is licensed through the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and is a standing member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers. Through a secure video platform, Courtney provides a safe space where you can explore issues from your past and present, learn to identify unhelpful patterns in your life, and build up your resilience and confidence to make the changes you want to see for yourself.
*Please be advised that Courtney is no longer accepting new patients*
Samantha is a registered social worker of Ontario, and has experience providing therapy to diverse populations within the community. Culturally responsive, Samantha views therapy as a chance to work collaboratively with individuals towards desired goals, process current and historical situations that have caused distress, and build positive coping skills to reflect a healthy well-being. Through a secure video platform, Samantha provides a safe space for individuals to openly share their thoughts and flourish into the best versions of themselves.
Samantha holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Psychology from Guelph-Humber, a Bachelor of Social Work from York University, a Post Graduate Certificate in Concurrent Disorders from Mohawk College, and a Master of Social Work at Waterloo University. She is licensed through the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and is a standing member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
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605 Royal York Rd, Toronto ON M8Y 4G5
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