Council Members

The Aesculapian Council is composed of the following individuals. For more information on the organization, roles, and responsibilities of the Council, please refer to our Constitution.

Zafrin Islam


Anit Bhattacharyya

Executive Vice-President

Melissa Dann

Vice-President of Administration

Donovan Makus

Senior Vice-President of Finance

Ramtin Ghasemi

Junior Vice-President of Finance

Abby Ross

Senior Vice-President of External Affairs

Hussein Said

Junior Vice-President of External Affairs

Janani Ramamurthy

Senior Vice-President of Academic Affairs

Tara Tabatabaei

Junior Vice-President of Academic Affairs

Isabelle Lefebvre

Vice-President of Information Technology

Jenny Huynh

Vice-President of Community Health

Khadeeja Tariq

Vice-President of Global Health

Bita Azad

Vice-President of Philanthropy

Dourra Assani

Vice-President of Social Affairs

Kevin Min

Vice-President of Athletic Affairs

Samuel Papernick

Vice-President MD/PhD

Patricia Burhunduli

Vice-President of Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity

Julia Kemzang

Vice-President Black Medical Students’ Association


Year 1 Francophone Co-President


Year 1 Anglophone Co-President

Justin Lalonde

Year 2 Francophone Co-President

Moiz Hassan

Year 2 Anglophone Co-President

Juliette Thibaudeau

Year 3 Francophone Co-President

Maxime Rivard

Year 3 Anglophone Co-President

Linda Mardiros

Year 4 Francophone Co-President

Toros Canturk

Year 4 Anglophone Co-President


Vice-President of Indigenous Health

Alex Lee

Faculty Senate Student Representative

Gabrielle Di Lorenzo

Past President


Assistant Vice-President of Academic Affairs


Assistant Vice-President of Global Health


Assistant Vice-President of Athletic Affairs


Assistant Vice-President of Social Affairs


Assistant Vice-President of Information Technology


Assistant Vice-President of Community Health


Assistant Vice-President of Finance

Honorary Presidents

The Honorary Presidents are members of the teaching staff of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ottawa who are willing to devote a reasonable amount of time and interest to the Society. Two Honorary Presidents are voted into the Council each year; one Anglophone and one Francophone.

Dr. Lina Shoppoff

Francophone Honorary President

Dr. Barbara Power

Anglophone Honorary President

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