Our Family Physicians are focused on your health needs, providing the most comprehensive care. Family Physicians can assist you with a wide variety of health concerns, keeping your physical and mental wellbeing in mind. Family Physicians provide care covered by OHIP, and can make relevant recommendations to in-house specialists when appropriate.
Family Physicians are available at both the 605 Royal York and 2240 Lakeshore locations.
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. 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. 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, OBSTETRICS
Dr. Emily McDonough grew up in Etobicoke, and is happy to be starting her family practice 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.
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. She accepts referrals from family physicians in the community. 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. 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. David Field
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. 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. Daya will be accepting patients of Dr. Linda Wong from Prince Edward Medical for Sept 2022 *
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. Merry Maclellan
FAMILY MEDICINE, OBSTETRICS
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. She is looking forward to meeting and caring for you and your family.
In her free time she enjoys baking, spending time with friends and skiing.
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. She is looking forward to meeting with you and your family to help you achieve the best health!
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. 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. 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. Lall is looking forward to meeting patients and forming a constructive health oriented relationship!
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. The multidisciplinary approach that Citrus Medical takes allows each of those patients to get full scope of care, from physiotherapy to chiropractic medicine, with a variety of sub-specializations from each health care provider.
Dr. Sherry Liu
Dr. Liu received her Medical Degree from McMaster University, and completed her Family Medicine Residency at the University of Toronto. She went into Family Medicine because she loves getting to know each and every one of her patients and building a long-term relationship with them. Dr. Liu sees patients from all age groups. She has a a special interest in minor procedures such as IUD and Nexplanon insertions. Outside of medicine, she enjoys hiking and cycling.
*Dr. Sherry Liu will be closing her practice at Citrus. Dr. Nikki Shah will be taking over as of January 2023*
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. 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!