Robert D Wagman

Rob Wagman

MD, FRCSC

Toronto, Ontario
Ophthalmology

Area 5, Division B
(ONTARIO)

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Candidate statement

This turbulent time of social inequality during the pandemic has exacerbated the medical care imbalances throughout North America. During my training I treated minority patients in the U.S. as well as Indigenous patients in Ontario's Sioux Lookout region. This solidified early on my belief that quality healthcare is a universal right. In preparation to interview candidates for admission to U of T medical school, I have been coached to recognize unconscious bias and as a result I understand the issues surrounding white male privilege. I have never held a CMPA position so I would try to bring in some fresh ideas. I think I would be a good team player on the CMPA Council as I have a good sense of humour but I do not have a sense of self-importance. Most significantly, I like to think outside the box in order to develop new pathways to improve the professional lives of physicians.

Relevant skills and experience

Practice Appointments

University of Toronto

Clinical Teacher in Ophthalmology
1995-

Toronto Western Hospital

Medical Staff
1995-

Scarborough Grace Hospital

Medical Staff
1987-1994

Harvard University Health Service

Emergency Ward Physician
1984-1985

Professional Appointments

College of Physicians & Surgeons Ontario

Discipline Committee member
2010-2013




Election contact information

Email: rob.wagman@utoronto.ca