Email is the best mode of contact due to very high call volumes

Phone: 905-844-5677

Email: info@boneresearch.ca

Administrative Staff

Rana Gardner

Head Administrator

Rana is our head administrator and your first point of contact at the Bone Research and Education Centre. She has over 14 years of experience in healthcare as both an administrator and a personal support worker.

Tadacia James

Office Manager

Tadacia James is our current Office Manager. She oversees the administrative and communicative functions of our office. She graduated from George Brown’s Medical Office Administration diploma program with honors. She has 10 years of administrative experience and has spent the latter half working in healthcare with a special focus on Diagnostic Imaging and Metabolic Bone Disease. She is continually working to provide a seamless and exceptional patient and provider experience.

Research Staff

Salman Iqbal

BSc, MSc, Clinical Research Director

Salman is the Director of clinical research at the Bone Research and Education and is responsible for overseeing the research program. He holds a Bachelor’s in Life Sciences as well as a Master’s in eHealth from McMaster University. Salman’s research interests include health informatics, clinical research methodology, and biostatistics.

Iman M’Hiri

BSc, MSc, Clinical Research Associate, Executive Assistant, Director of Patient Education

Iman is a clinical researcher and executive assistant to Dr Aliya Khan. She completed her Master of Science in Molecular Physiology at the University of Waterloo. Iman has over 8yrs of research experience in the areas of aging, DNA and protein analysis, metabolic disorders, genetics, and environmental toxicology. In 2018, she received the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) Most Innovative Research Award for her graduate research.
Iman also serves as the Director of Patient Education at the Bone Research and Education Centre. In addition to developing patient education materials for the BREC, Iman also assists in the planning of continuing medical education (CME) programs in partnership with McMaster University.

Dr. Jouma Malhem

MD, Research Pathologist

Dr. Jouma Malhem is a research pathologist at the Bone Research and Education Center. Jouma completed his Doctor of Medicine at the Universitatea Liberă Internațională in Moldova. He then completed his Master of Clinical Pathology in Laboratory Medicine and practiced as a Specialist Physician in Clinical Pathology at the Hanano Polyclinic in Aleppo. Dr. Malhem is MLT/A certified and fluent in Turkish, Arabic, and Russian.

Dr. Sulaf Almofti

MD, Clinical Research Coordinator

Dr. Sulaf Almofti is a research coordinator at the Bone Research and Education Center. Sulaf completed her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Aleppo’s Faculty of Medicine. She has over 11 years of experience in different domains in healthcare, including 6 years of experience as a General Practitioner and 5 years in clinical research. She completed a bridging program in Clinical Research Methodology and Project Management for Healthcare Professionals at Ryerson University, and obtained her Ontario Colleges Postgraduate Certificate in Project Management. Dr. Almofti is MLA/T certified and completed her Associate Diploma in Health Information Management at George Brown College and is interested in healthcare data analysis.

Dr. Sharjil Hussain

MD, Research Physician

Dr. Sharjil Hussain is a clinical research physician at Bone Research and Education Center and is involved in clinical trials and research projects. He completed his Doctor of Medicine at the Saint James School of Medicine in St. Vincent and Grenadines. He has also completed clinical clerkships at the University of Kentucky, Emory University, University of Chicago, and Marshall University. Dr. Hussain has a passion for internal medicine, geriatrics, and addressing gaps in care for vulnerable population.

Hajar Abu Alrob

BSc, MSc, PhD(c), Clinical Research Consultant

Hajar is a consultant clinical researcher at the Bone Research and Education Centre. She completed her MSc in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University and is currently completing her PhD. She has over 8 years of clinical research experience in metabolic bone diseases. Hajar’s research interests are in bone diseases and geriatrics, randomized clinical trials, observational studies and systematic reviews.

M.A. Majeed Khan

BA (Economics), B.Comm. Hons, CFP, CFO, Business Manager

Majeed specializes in Finance and Business Management, and he oversees the business operations of the Centre.

Health Care Professionals

Allison Mago

Registered Nurse

Alison Mago is a registered nurse highly experienced in intravenous drug administration and provides the intravenous infusion of osteoporosis therapies at the BREC.

 

Christina (Tina) Ziebart

R. Kin, PhD(c)

Tina Ziebart is a BoneFit™ Trained kinesiologist. She graduated her undergraduate and master’s from the University of Waterloo in Kinesiology. She is currently working on her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences in a combined physical therapy program at Western University.