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Canadian Ultrasound Institute

Advisory Board


Shaikh is an experienced and qualified professional who graduated from Sind Medical College in Pakistan with a Doctor of Medicine (M.D). After graduation he was able to achieve Medical Licensure of United States and certification of Medical Council Canada. He also completed residency in Neurology and fellowship in Stroke & Cerebrovascular diseases. Abdul has gained lots of experience in the medical field. In addition to this,Shaikh has worked as an assistant professor at Memorial University within the faculty of medicine.

Dr. Kartar Lal

Dr. Kartar Lal has been practicing as a psychiatrist for more than ten years. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada. Mr. Kartar Lal has a particular interest in treating personality disorders. In addition, he has substantial experience in dealing with borderline personality individuals. Mr. Kartar provides state-of-the-art therapies and advanced psychiatric care to patients. In addition to English, Mr. Kartar Lal can engage with patients in Hindi, Sindhi, and Punjabi.


Mohammad Saleem Khan is a Board-Certified Optometry Physician, practicing in the GTA for over 10 years.Khan graduated from Khyber Medical College with a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and went on to complete a fellowship in Ophthalmology from the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. In addition to private practice, Khan worked as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Ophthalmology at Ayub Medical College and has practiced as an Ophthalmologist for 15 years. Khan has also trained as Optometrist from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 2009. He currently practices in Toronto, Brampton and Mississauga, providing quality eye care for all patients including pre-op and post-operative assessments, contact lenses dispensing, corrective laser surgery assessments, as well as diabetic and pediatric eye care. Khan is multilingual and is proud to provide optometry services in English, Urdu, Punjabi, and Pashto. With his exceptional experience, Khan is happy to provide patient care and optometric service to the best of his ability.

Abdul H Abbasi M.D.

Dr. Abdul Abbasi is a cardiologist practicing in Uniontown, PA. Dr. Abbasi specializes in diagnosing, monitoring, and treating diseases or conditions of the heart and blood vessels and the cardiovascular system. Dr. Abbasi also practices preventative medicine, helping patients maintain a heart-healthy life.


Mohammed Awad Shawky is a graduate form Ain Shams University with a Doctor of Medicine (M.D) and is currently practicing Family Medicine independently in Hamilton. Shawky has gained exceptional clinic experience over 5 years, and he continues to do so in a self owned family practice. He has achieved his board certification from Indiana, New York and Ontario, and is looking for ways to provide service to others.


Hafeez is a qualified medical professional who obtained his MBBS from the University of Balochistan with a specialization in Radiology and Surgery. He is also a professional vascular ultrasound imaging technician with over 15 years of work experience and is registered with ARDMS and CMRITO. Currently, he is the director of both Durham Ultrasound in Whitby and Halton Diagnostic Health Services in Oakville. With exceptional experience and passion in healthcare, Hafeez looks to take on any opportunity to provide optimal care to his patients.


Rafiq is a healthcare researcher and educator. He has demonstrated a track record of establishment from conception to completion and successful implementation of services delivery and research projects. Currently, he is serving as a Founder and Director at Sonologix Inc.; a echocardiography lab. Over the past 4 years, he has been working alongside various medical professionals/ Directors Director including Asim Cheema, Dokainish, Rubeena, Tariq Vakani, etc. Overall, he has teamed up to provide impeccable services to Ontario’s healthcare through OHIP.

CEO & CO-Founder Cardio Health Inc. Toronto


Kashif is a young, motivated health care provider for the past 12 years. Over the years he has gained managerial experience, professional in charge management, strategic planning, program development, sales, revenue generation, and implements sustainable skills of a profitable business. In the near past, he was engaged at Dynacare as the Director of Relations, Heart Health Services and Vice President Business Development, Canada Medical Group.


Di Santo is a graduate from the University of Toronto in Inorganic Chemistry, graduate from Brock University in Mathematics, and graduate from Brock University College of Education. After graduation he spent a number of years as a staff accountant and auditor at Deloitte – Toronto. He was a founder and president of an OSAP designated private career college for 17 years, after which he went on to manage multiple career college campuses and corporate training institutions in the Toronto area. Peter has accumulated over 35 years’ experience in the career college sector as an owner, a manager and as a Dean. During this time his focus was on developing business processes and procedures, government compliance, developing new diploma program curriculum, and overseeing student recruitment and retention.


Natalia Kusendova is a graduate from University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Human and Molecular Biology and Nippssing University as a registered nurse (RN). After graduation she started to work in Etobicoke general hospital’s emergency department as a front line worker, she continues to work as an RN at Varnier Centre for Women in Ontario. Natalia has exceptional experience as a health care worker, during this time she took an Oath of Office and became a Member of Provincial Parliament in 2018 where she represents the Mississauga riding. Additionally, Kudensova is looking forward to working hard for the community of Mississauga and Ontario, where she is able to provide service in English, Polish, French, Czech and Slovak. In her free time she takes part in the Canadian Polish Congress National Executive Board and looks for opportunities to serve.


Ogechi is a graduate from the University of Maryland from where she achieved a Bachelor of Psychology and Business Administration and a Master’s of Science in Psychology. She brings over 15 years of experiences in both healthcare and service industries in which her diverse background intersects business, psychology and education. Ogehci additionally holds certifications in learning strategy and talent management from top Canadian institutions and carries the designation of Certified Talent Management Practitioner. In recent years, Oge has been privileged to be under the tutelage of some of the most influential and authoritative leaders in mind, brain, health and education science at Harvard University. Further, she looks to help others with her passion in people development and factors influencing learning and performance.


Samina Ahmed

Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer


Daud Ahmad

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

The Advisory Board of the Canadian Ultrasound Institute & Research Centre stands as a beacon of expertise and guidance, driving the institute’s mission to excel in medical imaging education and research. Comprising esteemed leaders in the field, our Advisory Board boasts a wealth of experience and knowledge in various facets of medical imaging, ensuring a strategic direction that aligns with the evolving landscape of healthcare.

At the core of the Advisory Board’s role is the cultivation of excellence within the institute. Through their collective wisdom and insights, they contribute to the formulation of policies, programs, and initiatives that propel the institute forward. With a focus on innovation and best practices, the Advisory Board champions initiatives that foster academic rigor, professional development, and impactful research within the field of medical imaging.

The expertise of our Advisory Board members extends across diverse domains within medical imaging, including ultrasound technology, diagnostic imaging, clinical practice, and research methodologies. Their multifaceted perspectives enrich discussions, driving collaborative efforts that benefit students, faculty, and the broader healthcare community.

Furthermore, the Advisory Board serves as advocates for the institute, leveraging their networks and influence to forge strategic partnerships and collaborations. Through these alliances, the institute expands its reach, amplifying its impact on the field of medical imaging regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Beyond their advisory roles, members of the Advisory Board actively engage with the institute’s stakeholders, providing mentorship and support to students, faculty, and staff. Their dedication to nurturing talent and fostering a culture of excellence underscores their commitment to the institute’s success.

In conclusion, the Advisory Board of the Canadian Ultrasound Institute & Research Centre plays a pivotal role in shaping the institute’s trajectory, ensuring its position as a leader in medical imaging education and research. With their expertise, vision, and unwavering commitment, the Advisory Board exemplifies the institute’s dedication to advancing the field and empowering the next generation of healthcare professionals.

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