North York Toronto Health Partners
The North York Toronto Health Partners (NYTHP) Ontario Health Team is a partnership of healthcare providers across the continuum working together to design a system and deliver seamless care for patients. Visit the NYTHP website to learn more.
NYTHP is built on the foundation of strong primary care physician leadership. NYTHP understands that primary care providers have tremendous insight into the challenges facing our system and, therefore, have unique perspectives on how to address them.
Our NYTHP Primary Care Network was established in April 2021. We were formerly known as NYTHP Primary Care Association but have updated our name to NYTHP Primary Care Network.
This name change has been made to reflect the strength of our membership of 200+ primary care providers. It also aligns us with the Ontario Health Team model of primary care networks that have a central role in shaping a more integrated health care system.
We are currently comprised of 200+ members and have elected 11 physicians to form the inaugural Primary Care Advisory Council (PCAC) to represent the broader primary care network in NYTHP decision-making and service planning.
Advancing excellence in healthcare for everyone
in North York. Co-creating a system of care that is team-based, integrated,
accessible and equitable.
Transforming our health system by bringing primary care together to shape the design and delivery of programs and services. Through our shared leadership, collective voices and community partnerships, we strive to promote better health outcomes and positive experiences for all.
Meet our PCAC members!
Dr. Sheila Yuen, Performance & Evaluation Committee
Sheila is a family physician with a special interest in women’s health and low risk obstetrics working at the Discovery Family Health Clinic. She completed medical school, residency and a Masters of Science in Community Health at U of T. She have been teaching medical students and residents as part of her clinical practice over the last 13 years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family going fishing, hiking and cycling. She hopes to meet all of you when the pandemic settles and help you with your primary care practice needs.
Dr. Jodi Sonshine,
Jodi has been a family physician in North York for over 20 years and a member of the North York Family Health Team for over 10 years. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at U of T and is a preceptor to medical students and Family Medicine residents. Previous experience includes membership on the Bialik Hebrew Day School Board from 2011-2019. During that time, she served as Chair of Development, Chair of Nominations, Vice-President of the board and Board President from 2015-2017.
Dr. David Eisen
Chief, Family Medicine
David is a Family Physician with active clinical and teaching interests in Obstetrics, Newborn Care and Women's Health. He has an academic practice in association with North York General Hospital and is an Associate Professor at U of T. He teaches students from other programs including the Ryerson University Midwifery program. He chaired the Family Medicine Obstetrics Division at NYGH and served on all of the Maternal Newborn committees there. He serves NYGH as Chief, Department of Family and Community Medicine. He has served the CPSO in several capacities.
Leela Prasaud, Patient and Caregiver Health Council
Leela is a Patient and Family Advisor on the Patient and Caregiver Health Council NYTHP and a member of the Primary Care Working Group. Leela’s commitment to improving the health system and ensuring that the patient and caregiver voice is heard in all planning activities is based on being a caregiver for her mother and hearing of gaps in service and problems navigating the system from her community. Leela joined the primary care working group because of the OHT’s focus on primary care at the core and the requirement for community engagement.
Dr. Jeremy Chad,
Jeremy is a family physician on the NYGH Family Medicine Teaching Unit. He also holds a Master of Science in System Leadership and Innovation from IHPME. His interests include quality improvement, health systems design, and implementation of emerging technologies into the field of medicine. Jeremy was born and raised in North York and is thrilled to be working in and servicing the North York community.
Dr. Adam Dwosh, Senior's Working Group
Adam is family physician practicing in the Bathurst Corridor community since 1997. He was Deputy Chief of the NYGH Family Medicine Department from 2017 to 2020 and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the U of T. His interests include teaching medical students and physician engagement. He is excited to be a member of the NYTHP PCAC and hopes to improve the delivery of healthcare in the North York area.
Dr. Kim Lazare, Mental Health and Addictions Committee
Kim is an academic Family Physician and Postgraduate Site Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at North York General Hospital. She is an active member of many education committees at hospital and departmental levels. She has a dedicated clinical and research interest in Mental Health and Addictions, and in her role as a member of the NYTHP PCAC, she represents primary care on the hospital’s Mental Health and Addictions Steering Committee.
Dr. Kim Reiter, Performance and Evaluation Committee
Kimberly is a community family physician at Generations Family Health Centre located at Avenue Road and Lawrence Avenue and is on staff at North York General Hospital. She is actively involved in medical education and routinely teaches medical students and is adjunct faculty at the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine. She is interested in advocating for increased access to care, efficiency and equity of health resources.
Dr. Steve Kahane,
Steve is a Family Physician practicing in North York. He was the head of the CME committee at NYGH then progressed to the position of Professional Development lead at the DCFM representing NYGH for 10 years. He was the Primary Care Physician Lead Advisor for the Central LHIN. He has been faculty at the DFCM at U of T for over 25 years, teaching clerks and residents. After stopping his obstetrical practice after 20 years, Steve balances his time between his office, teaching medical students and surgical assisting.
Dr. Kevin Lai,
Kevin is a Family Physician providing comprehensive care at Bathurst and Sheppard, After working in the emergency department at Humber River Hospital, Kevin founded the Get Well Clinic with a mission to provide integrated whole person care. He looks forward to working with the OHT to build an integrated primary care-focused health system. He is a Clinical Part-Time faculty member with the University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine. Kevin has also acted as a CPSO clinical supervisor. He has an interest in information technology and uses open source solutions for innovative primary care clinic applications.
Dr. Rebecca Stoller,
Rebecca is a comprehensive Family Physician with the North York Family Health Team. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the U of T, she has enjoyed teaching medical students and residents since the early days of her career. She was lead for Faculty Development for the DFCM at NYGH where she enjoyed developing education programs for colleagues. She has an interest in health systems integration and has been involved with the North York Toronto Health Partners since its inception in 2019.
Dr. Maria Muraca
Maria practices comprehensive, team-based family medicine in North York. In addition to her family practice, she is a consultant in the High-Risk Breast and Ovarian Cancer Clinic at North York General Hospital. An Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Dr. Muraca teaches students at all levels of medical training. She has served as the Medical Director of the North York Family Health Team since 2016.