Our team

ExcelMD – Toronto

Dr. Felix Klajner


Medical Director ExcelMD Toronto 

Dr Klajner graduated from McMaster University with honours BSc.

He obtained his medical degree from University of Western Ontario.

He attended theUniversity of Western Ontario to complete his family medicine residency, followed by a third year family medicine residency  (enhanced training). He now serves as Medical Director of ExcelMD Toronto.

ExcelMD – Toronto

Dr. Andy Gidwani

M.D. C.C.F.P.

Dr. Gidwani obtained his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2002, and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Queen’s University in 2005. He also has a Certification in Practical Dermatology from Cardiff University.

ExcelMD – Toronto

Dr Farha Hussain


Dr Farha Hussain graduated from both medical school (1996) and family medicine residency (1998) at the University of Saskatchewan. She is a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. She have been practising in Toronto and at Royal Health Care Centre since 2003. Previously she practised in Australia, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.

ExcelMD – Toronto

Dr. Kim Johnson

Hon. B.Sc., MD, CCFP

Dr. Kim Johnson has practiced family medicine in Ontario since 2007. She is a graduate of the Schulich school of medicine at the University of Western Ontario and completed her residency at the University of Western Ontario. She also did a third year enhanced training in medical education. She also holds an Honours Bachelor’s In Biology and Psychology from McMaster University.

ExcelMD – Toronto

Dr. Margarita Kaliazina


Dr. Margarita Kaliazina completed her baccalaureate degree at the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Psychology Specialization. Her final year project focused on the role of prejudice in limiting opportunities for foreign-trained doctors and she was awarded the W. J. McLelland Award for most outstanding senior thesis. She went on to pursue her medical training through the University of Toronto, completing her family medicine residency at Women’s College Hospital in 2014. She is a strong proponent of preventative care and has a special interest in women’s health and mental illness.

ExcelMD – Toronto

Dr Nadine Bukmuz


Dr Nadine Bukmuz completed her medical training in Cape Town, South Africa. She has worked as a Family doctor in rural Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.  She has been practicing in downtown Toronto since 1998.

ExcelleMD – Montréal

Dr. Patricia Côté

B.Sc., M.O.A.(Aud), MD, CCFP
Vice-president & CEO 

Dr. Côté has practiced private medicine in Quebec since 2009. She is a graduate of the Université de Montréal and completed her residency at McGill University. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Higher Education and a Master’s Degree in Audiology from the Université de Montréal. She worked for many years in various remote regions of Quebec, in particular Abitibi.

Her fields of interest include:

Dr. Côté is a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and of the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance – CADDRA (www.caddra.ca). She also participates in the continuing education of her peers by giving presentations on ADHD.

Dr. Lamarre and Dr. Côté work closely with front-line nurse practitioners.

ExcelleMD – Montréal

Dr. Myriam Champagne


Dr. Champagne MD is a Sherbrooke University graduate where, she completed her medical university studies as well as her residency in family medicine. She has been practicing medicine since 2010 and is a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Furthermore, she holds a master certificate in health sciences pedagogy. Moreover she was an assistant professor at the Faculty of Medicine and health sciences of the Sherbrooke University from 2010 to 2017, where she was involved in teaching medical students, family medicine residents and specialized practitioner nurses.

Dr. Champagne also worked in the obstetrics and perinatal department of the Sherbrooke University Hospital as an obstetrician for 7 years.

Aside from following-up with a clientele of all ages, she developed an expertise in pregnancy follow-up, woman’s health and paediatric follow-up

ExcelleMD – Montréal

Dr. Luc Bisaillon

After more than 25 years working as a general practitioner in the public sector, Dr. Bisaillon recently chose to work in the private sector, as he believes, that in order to provide quality care, it is essential to dedicate each patient the proper time. Among other things, it allows the establishment of a real patient / doctor interaction based on attention, trust and respect, which are essential conditions for a successful and effective patient – doctor relationship.

A medical graduate of the McGill University, Dr. Bisaillon has been a general practitioner over a quarter of a century. After spending several months in Quebec’s Far North at the beginning of his career, he devoted himself primarily to emergency room medicine (at Jean-Talon Hospital), while also working as a general practitioner at the Douglas Psychiatric Institute (affiliated with McGill) from 1998 to 2007.

Dr. Bisaillon M.D. has the following degrees and certifications

–MDCM (McGill ,1992)

–CCMF (McGill,1994)

–Legal license to practice from the Doctor’s colleges of Québec, Ontario and Vermont.

–Bachelor of Science with honors in Biology with a minor in Psychology (Bishop’s,1988)

ExcelleMD – Montréal

Dr. Paul Clifford Blais


Dr. Blais is a graduate of McGill University and the University of Montreal. He has worked for more than 16 years in various hospitals in Quebec in the emergency departments, hospitalizations, obstetrics and gynecology, perinatal care, psychiatry and long-term care. He also worked for 5 years performing emergency pre-hospital medicine at Urgences-Santé.

He has more than 30 years of experience both in Quebec and California in family medicine, having licenses to practice in both Quebec and California since 1985.

Dr. Blais has been an Examiner for the Medical Council of Canada since 1994. He has always been interested in ensuring that a high standard of medical training is maintained for patients in the community he serves.

ExcelleMD – Montréal

Dr. Christian Lamarre

President  & co-CEO

Dr. Lamarre obtained his medical degree from McGill University in 1995. Dr. Lamarre worked for over 13 years in emergency rooms in the state of New York; nearly nine of these were spent as head of his emergency department. He has worked on several programs designed to improve the quality of patient care and patient satisfaction. Since 2010, he has practiced private medicine in Quebec.

Dr. Lamarre has obtained the following certifications:

  • Fellowship in the College of Family Physicians of Canada (FCFP)
  • Special Competence in Emergency Medicine (CCFP(EM))
  • Fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine (FACEP)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice (FAAFP)

He is also board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine with a score in the 99th percentile in 1998, and 790/800 at his recertification in May 2014.

ExcelleMD – Montréal

Dr. Caroline Doyon


Dr. Doyon holds a Molecular Biology master’s degree as well as a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences aside from having been awarded a general surgeon diploma in 2012 by the University of Montreal Faculty certified by the Royal College of Physicians and surgeons of Canada. She practised for three years in a high volume Montreal South Shore hospital before redirecting her practice as a surgeon for distant region, where she was able to widen her knowledge in general surgery. She was in charge of the education of medical residents as well as a lecturer at the McGill University Faculty of Medicine.

Dr. Doyon now wishes to concentrate on a patient first approach, more respectful and based on mutual trust.

ExpertiseMD – Montréal

Dr. Jean-Marie Gingras


Dr. Jean-Marie Gingras graduated from the University of Montreal with a medicine degree. Throughout his career he has worked in several medical clinics in the greater metropolitan area. His expertise in industrial medicine allowed him to offer his services as a consultant to several private companies. He was also an advisor to the health and social services centers in Quebec.

ExpertiseMD – Montréal

Dr. Jacques Paradis

Dr. Jacques Paradis has been interested in occupational medicine for many years. He has progressively honed his knowledge in this field, more particularly by obtaining a Master’s Degree in Toxicology (1987) and an advanced graduate diploma in Insurance Medicine and Medicolegal Expertise (2005).

ExpertiseMD – Montréal

Dre Suzanne Lamarre


Dr. Suzanne Lamarre, a psychiatrist and emergency physician working in the Montreal area, will be offering her services at our clinic as of January 2019. Dr. Lamarre has been the Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Department and the Crisis Department at St Mary’s Hospital since 1995, she was also  Head of the Department of Psychiatry at St Mary’s Hospital between 2004 to 2012, and has been working as a psychiatrist since 2014.

Dre. Suzanne Lamarre would be offering her services as off January 2019


Dr. Jeannette Janzen

M.D. C.F.P.C. F.C.F.P.

National Director VirtualMed

Dr. Jeannette Janzen  graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in Medicine after which she completed her Family Medicine Residency at  McGill University. She has been following her patients in family practice for over 30 years at GMF Stillview in Pointe Claire where she was an integral part of the growth and development of the clinic which flourishes today. She began working in Statcare minor emergency clinic in 1988 which has become on the busiest clinics on the island of Montreal.

Dr Janzen got involved in Travel Medicine in 2008 after completion of the Short Course in Travel Medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Since 1998 she has participated in over 180 Clinical Research Trials with Manna/LMC Clinical Research, formally known as Kells Medical Research.

Dr. Janzen is passionate about providing the best care for patients in an empathetic, efficient and organized approach.  After 32 years of living in Quebec she is relocating to British Columbia to continue practicing medicine and develop the Virtual Medicine access to patients across Canada.

She holds a medical licence in Quebec and is pursuing one in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario.


Dr Christian Hobden


Dr. Christian Hobden graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Montréal. He worked more than 20 years in a hospital environment including 13 years in the emergency department.

He was head of the emergency department at Cité de la Santé de Laval and acted as an expert for Quebec’s Ministry of Health  Centre de Coordination National des Urgencesbefore becoming Director of Professional Services of the CSSS d’Argenteuil. Subsequently he worked as a family doctor in private practice while assuming the role of  Coroner in the Montreal area. Before taking his medical course, Christian Hobden was a communications engineer and worked in the aerospace industry.


Dr Gabrielle Deschamps


Dr Deschamps completed her medical studies at Laval University, and went on afterwards to complete her degree in Family Medicine at Sherbrooke University. She started her family medicine practice in July 2016 and is a member on the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Dr Deschamps has a very diversified practice and treats patients of all ages. She has a specific interest in geriatrics and in patients with cognitive impairment. Since January 2017, Dr Deschamps is responsible for the implementation of the ministerial initiative for Alzheimer disease at GMF Stillview in the west island of Montreal. This initiative will facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cognitive impairment in a first line setting.


Dr. Bruno Benzaquen

M.D. , Cardiologist

Dr Bruno Benzaquen obtained his medical degree from McGill university and was trained in cardiology at University of Montreal and McGill university. He further completed sub-specialty training in cardiac arrhythmias as well as echocardiography.

He benefits from more than 15 years of clinical experience and occupies positions as assistant professor both at University of Montreal (Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital) as well as McGill University (Jewish General Hospital).

He divides his time between clinical practice, teaching medical students and residents, clinical research as well as in occupying the position of medical director of CDL Cardiology.

ExcelleMD – Montréal

Nurse Practitioners

Nurse practitioners (NP) are nurses who have clinical experience in a specific field and advanced postgraduate education in nursing and medical sciences that enables them to prescribe diagnostic tests and treatments in addition to performing certain invasive procedures. Collaboration between doctors and nurse practitioners increases access to health services, encourages strategies to promote health and prevent illness, and ultimately improves people’s health.

With a master’s degree in nursing and an advanced postgraduate diploma as well as solid experience in a clinical field such as neonatology, nephrology, cardiology, or primary care, nurse practitioners provide nursing and medical care and prescribe diagnostic tests, medication, and treatment according to their area of specialty.


Marie Belcourt

Nurse Practitioner


Sophie Charland

Nurse Practitioner


Yanick Duvervil

Nurse Practitioner


Karine Joly

Nurse Practitioner


Nancy Lavoie

Nurse Practitioner


Anne-Marie Martin

Nurse Practitioner


Saghar Mir

Nurse Practitioner


Marc-André Moutquin

Nurse Practitioner


Isabelle Phaneuf

Nurse Practitioner


Isabel Sourdif

Nurse Practitioner


Vanessa Lussier-Morneaux

Nurse Practitioner


Tina Doucet

Head Nurse


Andréanne Lalonde

Auxiliary Nurse


Marilyne Henri

Auxiliary Nurse


Maude Martel

Auxiliary Nurse


Lindsay Valori

Auxiliary Nurse


Maxime Da Sylva

Auxiliary Nurse



Amina Hammouch

Senior Beautician


Francine Therrien

Senior Beautician



Clémence Pouit

Nutritionist / Dietician


Erika Lechuga Rodriguez

Nutritionist / Dietitian


Juliette Casgrain



Lysanne Darche

Nutritionist / Dietitian

Administrative team


Michelle Langlois

C.O.O. Administrative Director


Daniel Raynauld

Bachelor. in accounting

Masters in Taxation

CFO and Business Development


Brigitte Fontaine

Occupational Therapist

Master of Administration Health Care

Administrative Assistant


Éric Latendresse


Deputy Director

Development of affairs


Christina Deschamps

Administrative Assistant

Auxiliary Nurse


Sophie Gaudet

Administrative Assistant


Étienne Haché

Administrative Assistant


Tina Hourani

Administrative Assistant


Diane Labelle

Administrative Assistant


Karolanne Langlois-Boivin

Administrative Assistant


Vanessa Noble

Administrative Assistant


Joanne Tessier

Administrative Assistant