Doctor and Patient

Meet Our Staff

Our staff physicians are all trained anesthesiologists with training in hyperbaric medicine. 

Our Director of Clinical Operations has 20 years of experience operating a hyperbaric medicine clinic.

 

Our hyperbaric chamber technicians are experienced medical professionals who are certified, or in the process of becoming certified by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology.

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Dr. Fahad Alam

Dr. Alam obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree at McMaster University, completed his residency at the University of Toronto, and has been a staff anesthesiologist since 2014.  He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the UofT Temerty Faculty of Medicine and his research interests include medical education, technology enhanced learning, simulation, eLearning and cognitive learning theories.

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Dr. Chris Idestrup

Dr. Idestrup obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Toronto in 2005. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the UofT Temerty Faculty of Medicine and his interests include regional anesthesia (ultrasound guided nerve blocks and neuraxial anesthesia), obstetrical anesthesia, trauma and hospital administration.

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Dr. Ben Safa

Dr. Safa obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree at University of Ottawa in 1998 and completed his anesthesia residency training at the University of Toronto in 2003 followed by fellowship training at Cornell University in 2004. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the UofT Temerty Faculty of Medicine. His research interests include pain management, nerve blocks, regional anesthesia and functional outcomes following surgery. 

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Dr. Keith Tanner

Dr. Tanner obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Toronto where he also completed his Anaesthesia residency. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the UofT Temerty Faculty of Medicine since 1998.

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Dr. Oskar Singer

Dr. Singer obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree at McMaster University and completed his residency along with a fellowship in regional and obsteric anesthesia at the University of Toronto. He holds a Master’s in Health Sciences focusing on Health Care Quality from George Washington University.   He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the UofT Temerty Faculty of Medicine and his academic interests include medical education, eLearning, and quality improvement.

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Dr. Jordan Tarshis

Dr. Tarshis obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree at McMaster University and completed his residency at the University of Toronto in 1996. He is on staff as an anesthesiologists at a large Toronto hospital with interests in simulation, education and research ethics

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Holly Gillam

Ms. Gillam is an experienced Advanced Practice Critical Care Nurse with over 20 years of experience in Hyperbaric Medicine, specialty wound and pain management. She is the Hyperbaric Safety Director and Director of Clinical Operations at Restore.