Sujay Patel

Sujay V. Patel*

BSc (Hons), MB BCh BAO, FRCPC, CIME, C-CAT (MB), CMLE

Kitchener, Ontario
Psychiatry

Area 5, Division B
(ONTARIO)

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Candidate statement

I am proud of what the CMPA stands for and its mission state: "The CMPA’s mission is to protect the professional integrity of physicians and promote safe medical care in Canada. Our vision is to be valued as an essential component of the Canadian healthcare system".

While most Canadian physicians tend to associate the CMPA as the premier organization that provides physicians with medical liability advice and representation, my interest in joining the CMPA council is to participate in developing a medical system culture that assists in reducing unnecessary medicolegal risks and enhancing the practice of safe medicine. In addition I would like to participate in a forum that helps to ensure that physicians, the public and government are dealing with a fair and effective medical liability system. Finally, I am of the opinion that the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced the need for virtual medical care. This modality of care has numerous benefits when it comes to improving patient access to care. However, the CMPA will need to help lead the way of how this practice can be implemented safely in an environment of dated privacy legislation, varied medical provincial college approaches on the provision of virtual care and a possible rise in claims related to virtual practice.

More specifically, I am aware that, "the primary purpose of the Council is to foster, through sound governance, the long-term success of the Association consistent with its Strategic Plan and responsibilities to the members." I am aware that my role in these areas will be delivered through participation on various committees (e.g., audit, executive, case review, investment, governance, pension, human resources, safe medical care, stakeholder, extent of assistance and nominating committees). I am also receptive to what I hear from colleagues with respect to their current CMPA membership concerns (e.g., rising college complaints, impact of unregulated rating websites on reputation, practicing in an environment of strained resources, implementing a clinical practice in the COVID-19 era, rising CMPA premiums).

My diverse clinical, administrative, legal, business, and academic background (as outlined below) will allow me to contribute to the CMPA's mission and strategic objectives, while representing the stakeholders of my region. I plan to bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to council in order to ensure objectives are met in a timely and effective way.

Relevant skills and experience

Practice Appointments

United States Veterans Evaluation Services

Consultant Psychiatrist
2019-

Homewood Health Centre Workplace & Safety Insurance Board Program

Consultant Psychiatrist
2018-

Best Doctors Canada

Consultant Psychiatrist
2018-

Traverse Independence (Acquired Brain Injury Program)

Consultant Psychiatrist
2018-

Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre

Consultant Psychiatrist
2012-

Conestoga College Health Services

Consultant Psychiatrist
2017-2018

Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre Brain Injury Program

Consultant Psychiatrist
2014-2018

Psychiatric Outreach Clinic

Consultant Psychiatrist
2013-2017

Grand River Hospital Specialized Mental Health Program

Consultant Psychiatrist
2011-2017

Canada Border Services Agency

Consultant Psychiatrist
2013-2016

The Centre of Family Medicine

Consultant Psychiatrist
2013-2015

Waterloo Regional Homes for Mental Health Assertive Community Treatment Team

Consultant Psychiatrist
2011-2015

Guelph General Hospital

Consultant Psychiatrist
2008-2015

Homewood Health Centre

Consultant Psychiatrist
2008-2011

Eastern Health (St. John's, Newfoundland)

Consultant Psychiatrist
2008-2008

Professional Appointments

Bear Health Technologies

Advisory Board
2020-

Canadian Mental Health Association

Clinical Supervisor
2018-

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

Coroner
2017-

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)

Practice Assessor
2016-

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Examiner
2015-

University of Ottawa

Clinical Lecturer
2011-

Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP)

Clinical Preceptor
2010-

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
2008-

McMaster University

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
2008-

PsycIME Corporation

Medical Director
2008-

Mental Health Without Borders

Vice Chair
2016-2019

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Adjudicator for the Consent and Capacity Board (CCB) Of Ontario
2013-2018

Tri-Hospital Research Ethics Board (THREB)

Board Member
2016-2017

Grand River Hospital Specialized Mental Health Program

Medical Director
2011-2017

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)

Clinical Mentor
2013-2016

Homewood Health Centre

Medical Coordinator
2008-2011




Election contact information

Email: sujaypatel@yahoo.com
Phone: 519-503-6132

*Proposed through the Nominating Committee