Professional Association of Residents of Ontario awards
Published April 24, 2015.
The Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine is picking up four awards from the Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO), including the top residency program excellence award for the Department of Pediatrics.
The program award is given to the one program in the province that consistently provides an exceptionally positive and rewarding experience to the residents, while producing physicians who are expertly trained to care for their patients.
Award recipients from McMaster
- Dr. Ally Prebtani, associate professor of medicine — 2015 PARO Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award
- Department of Pediatrics — 2015 PARO Residency Program Excellence Award
- Aarti Rana, medical student — 2015 PARO Citizenship Award
- Dr. Heung Kan Ma, anesthesia resident — 2015 PARO Resident Teaching Award
Ally P.H. Prebtani
BScPhm, MD, ABIM, FRCP(C)
Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Department of Medicine
Founding Director, Internal Medicine Residency International Health Program
Hospital affiliations: Hamilton General Hospital, McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences
Program Director: Endocrinology and Metabolism Residency Training Program
Education and Professional Standing
Pharmacy, University of Toronto, 1992
M.D., McMaster University, 1996
Internal Medicine, University of Toronto, 1999
Endocrinology & Metabolism, University of Toronto, 2001
Dr. Prebtani is an academic internist and endocrinologist at McMaster University. He is actively involved in several roles at the university including teaching, clinical work, research, and administration.
Dr. Prebtani’s passion is in the area of international health. He is the founder and director of the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program International Health Program, which takes him and trainees to Uganda to pursue voluntary international health work.
Dr. Prebtani is actively involved in voluntary work both in the community and academically. He recently won the Ontario Voluntary Service Award by the government of Ontario for years of community service. Currently, he provides voluntary service overseas including India and Uganda. In the community, he frequently gives medical talks to the public, is crisis management leader and lieutenant in the Aga Khan Volunteer Corps. He also serves on the Medical Advisory Service in the community.