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​Dr. Paul Olszynski: Breaking Ground in the Use of Ultrasound to Improve Patient Care

When most people hear the word ultrasound, they picture a pregnant woman getting to see the baby growing in her womb. but for emergency physicians like Dr. Paul Olszynski, an ultrasound can be the gateway to correctly diagnosing patients in the emergency department.

Gunshots, babies and ewes: Dr. Jonathan Hey's remarkable career journey

"We ran a unit on the border of South Africa and Angola," says Dr. Jonathan Hey, Saskatoon Health Region's Division Head of Family Medicine Obstetrics, referring to the time he spent serving in the South African army.

​Dr. Paul Murphy: Helping people see better for three decades

"For me, ophthalmology is the best career in medicine," says Dr. Paul Murphy, Saskatoon Health Region's Department Head of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Cory Neudorf: Champion of population and public health

Dr. Cory Neudorf describes himself as a health geek. It's an apt description of a man who has spent the past 24 years dedicated to promoting and protecting the health of people in communities in Saskatchewan and around the world.

Dr. Fergall Magee: The doctor's doctor

"I love classical music. I love the opera. For me, it's the back door into heaven – so passionate and beautiful, life and death," says Dr. Fergall Magee, Unified Head of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Saskatoon Health Region and the University of Saskatchewan.

​Dr. David Campbell: A man who puts his family and his patients first

"When my daughter was born, I had to resuscitate her," says Dr. David Campbell of his first child, who not breathing immediately following her birth.


​Dr. Ivar Mendez: Bringing health care to communities around the world

He's a sculptor, a photographer, a humanitarian and a neurosurgeon. But Dr. Ivar Mendez remains humble and believes that we are here to serve each other.

Babies, baking and Dr. Jocelyn Martel

When not delivering babies, Dr. Jocelyn Martel likes to drink espresso, travel to Europe, and bake chocolate cake and caramels.

​Dr. Laurentiu Givelichian: Making a lasting difference in pediatric medicine

Doctor or professional tennis player – that's the decision Dr. Laurentiu Givelichian had to make at the young age of 15.

Dr. James Stempien: One man, one word and 10,000 bees

Travel, fencing, bees – what do these three things have in common? That would be Dr. James Stempien.

Dr. Gary Linassi and the people who inspire him

Heroes – that's who physiatrist Dr. Gary Linassi sees every day in his practice.

Dr. Haissam Haddad: Respected cardiologist and unified head of medicine

Dr. Haissam Haddad says the best advice he's received is to never quit.

Dr. Annette Epp: Gynecologist, mother, volunteer

"It's been very fulfilling," says Dr. Annette Epp of her nearly 23-year career as a pelvic floor surgeon and physician specializing in obstetrics (childbirth), gynecology (the female reproductive system) and urogynecology (pelvic floor disorders).

​Dr. Roy Chernoff: 35 years of leading by example and helping people make the most of life

Dr. Roy Chernoff is fascinated by people. "I like people," the family physician of 35 years says with a warm and inviting smile.

​Dr. Mark James: Director, ICU physician, anesthesiologist and scuba diving aficionado

When Dr. Mark James goes home at the end of the day, he likes to walk around his acreage.

Passionate and engaged: Dr. Marilyn Baetz shares her career journey so far

"Most people don't know I grew up on a farm and drove a grain truck when I was 10 years old," says a smiling Dr. Marilyn Baetz, Unified Head of the Department of Psychiatry for Saskatoon Health Region and the College of Medicine.​

​A career spanning 40 years: Dr. Pylypchuk shares his experience

When asked what he does, Dr. George Pylypchuk, Acting Unified Head of the Department of Medicine, compares his role to that of a conductor in the orchestra.

Last Modified: Thursday, July 13, 2017 |
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