LHIN Leads - updated October 31, 2013

Dr Drury

Dr. Robert Drury - Primary Care Lead, Central East LHIN

Dr. Drury, a Lindsay-based family physician with over 35 years of experience practising across Canada including Northern Ontario, British Columbia and Prince Edward Island is the former Chief of Staff at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay and was a member of the executive committee that oversaw the development of the Central East LHIN’s Clinical Services Plan. He has also served as the hospital’s Vice President and President of Medical Staff, Chief of Obstetrics, Chief of Pediatrics and Utilization Physician.  As a surveyor for Accreditation Canada, he has surveyed small community hospitals and larger tertiary centres from Vancouver to St. John’s Newfoundland.  Recently Dr. Drury travelled to Ghana in West Africa as part of a medical team to provide care in isolated communities.

 Dr Jyu 

Dr. Christopher Jyu - Vascular Primary Care Lead, Central East LHIN

Dr. Jyu is a comprehensive care physician who practices at a private office, a walk-in clinic, and a number of local Emergency Departments in the GTA.

Dr. Jyu has enjoyed a successful career, which has included his championing a number of major initiatives, such as the creation of the first after-hours patient care delivery system in Scarborough (Centenary After-Hours Clinic Inc.) in 1989, the creation of the first Family Health Group (FHG) in Scarborough in 2003, and the implementation of the first Alternative Funding Arrangement (AFA) Program at Emergency Department, The Scarborough Hospital (TSH), General Campus, in 2004.

Dr. Jyu is an elected Board member of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and Ontario MD. He is a member of the Chinese Canadian Medical Society (CCMS). As the Primary Care Lead for the Ontario Diabetes Strategy in the Central East LHIN, Dr. Jyu works with the Regional Co-ordination Centre and his primary care colleagues on implementing consistent standards and practices for diabetes care.

Dr. Jyu is an active staff member at both the Rouge Valley Health System and The Scarborough Hospital. He is a courtesy staff member at the Toronto East General Hospital, North York General Hospital, and Lakeridge Health Corporation. He is involved in a number of charitable activities, including being a member of the Scarborough Chinese Outreach Committee (SCOC). He chairs several Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committees. 

Dr. Jyu is the Lead Family Physician, Orthopedic Expert Panel, Ontario. He is a committee member of Physician-LHIN-MOHLTC Tripartite Committee (PLTC), Ontario. He chairs the OMA-CE LHIN Physician Engagement Committee.

Dr. Jyu graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Science (B.Sc.) and Medicine (M.D.). He obtained his Executive MBA degree at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Dr. Jyu is a Certificant in both Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine from the College of Family Physician of Canada with the designation of CCFP and CCFP (EM). He holds a Fellowship from the College of Family Physician of Canada with the designation of FCFP. He has a Diploma from the American Board of Urgent Care Medicine. Dr. Jyu is a Lecturer at the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto.

Dr. Gary Mann

Dr. Gary M. MannEmergency Medicine Physician Lead, Central East LHIN

Dr. Gary Mann is the Program Chief in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Rouge Valley Health System’s  Ajax and Pickering Campus where he has been a full-ime Emergency Medicine physician for nearly 30 years.

Dr. Mann came to work at the then Ajax and Pickering General Hospital in the fall of 1982, shortly after a residency program in General Surgery at the University of Toronto Affiliated Hospitals.  From the very beginning of his tenure in Ajax, Dr. Mann has championed Pre-hospital Emergency Care, teaching Emergency Ambulance Attendants who were the precursors to the high level paramedics we enjoy today.

To that end, Dr. Mann, established a new model of Pre-hospital care known as the Emergency Medical Response Unit. This entity made an Emergency Physician available to the Ambulance Attendants in the field for major incidents such as mass-casualty events, industrial accidents and even home births.

Prior to the advent of LHINs, Dr. Mann served on the Durham District Health Council and chaired two of its committees.  He has also been involved in Clinical Research and has served on the Rouge Valley Health System's Ethics Board.  Medical Students, nurses, paramedics and Interns and Residents have all benefited from teaching experiences that Dr. Mann has provided over the years.

In his capacity as Central East LHIN E.D. Physician lead, Dr. Mann chairs the Central East LHIN Emergency Department Chiefs Group.  He is also a member of the Provincial Emergency Physician LHIN Leads, chaired by Dr. Howard Ovens, and a member of the G.T.A. Emergency Department Chiefs Group.

Dr. Mann was raised in North York. He attended the University of Louisville where he graduated with a combined degree in Science-Medicine and graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1979, after which he returned to Toronto for Post-graduate training in General Surgery.  Since then, Dr. Mann has proudly provided Emergency Medical care to the communities of West Durham Region. Dr. Mann continues to teach Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, and Emergency Dept. Echo (EDE), the use of Point of Care Ultrasound.

  Randy Wax 

Dr. Randy S. Wax, Critical Care Lead, Central East LHIN

Dr. Wax received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Toronto in 1994. He completed training in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto in 1998, and subspecialty training in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. He has completed additional graduate training in Higher Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto, awarded a Master of Education degree in 2005.

Dr. Wax is currently the Medical Director and Section Chief for Critical Care and Resuscitation Services at Lakeridge Health Corporation in Durham Region. He also serves as the Medical Director for Education and Simulation at the Lakeridge Health Education and Research Network (LHEARN). Dr. Wax is the Medical Consultant for the Ornge Academy of Transport Medicine and is active clinically as a Transport Medicine Physician for Ornge supporting air and ground transport of critically ill patients throughout the Province of Ontario.

Dr. Wax has an international reputation in Critical Care, and has held leadership roles with national and international organizations. He recently served as the Chair of the H1N1 Task Force, Chair of the Fundamental Disaster Management Course Committee, and Co-Chair of the Rapid Response System Task Force for the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He was a founding member of the Canadian Resuscitation Institute. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, has lectured extensively at international meetings ,and has published many articles and book chapters in the fields of Critical Care Medicine, Medical and Interprofessional Education, Patient Simulation, Disaster Preparedness and Management, and Patient Safety.