Dr. Shaqil Peermohamed, MD FRCPC
Dr. Shaqil Peermohamed obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in 2008 from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, where he was a Chancellor’s scholarship recipient, and MD degree in 2011 from the University of Calgary. He trained in Internal Medicine from 2011 to 2014 at the University of Saskatchewan where he received an Award for Excellence in the CanMEDS Communicator Role. He then completed his sub-specialty training in Infectious Diseases at the University of Toronto in 2016.
Dr. Peermohamed joined the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Saskatoon Health Region in July 2016 and is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor and Infectious Diseases consultant within the Department of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the Physician Lead for the Saskatoon Health Region’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, formed in 2016. He is also currently an active member of the Saskatoon Health Region’s Antimicrobial Utilization Subcommittee and Regional Infection Prevention and Control Committee. Dr. Peermohamed’s research interests include antimicrobial stewardship, quality improvement and patient safety.
Justin Kosar, BSc. BSP
Mr. Kosar obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in 2004 from the University of Regina and graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in 2008. After a short time spent in community pharmacy he changed to hospital practice and began working at Royal University Hospital in early 2009. Over the next five years he worked as a clinical pharmacist in the areas of emergency and adult internal medicine.
He is currently the Pharmacist Lead for the Saskatoon Health Region’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program – a position he has held since the fall of 2014. He is also the chair of Saskatoon Health Region’s Antimicrobial Utilization Subcommittee and a member of the Regional Infection Prevention and Control Committee. His current research and clinical interests include appropriate drug decision making and de-escalation.