The Section has a 7-member executive, which are up for re-election on a yearly basis. The Section also sends 2 voting delegates to the OMA Council twice yearly. As part of the 200-delegate voting body of the OMA council, the Pediatric delegates act in the interests of pediatricians, children, and parents of Ontario while helping the Board of Directors direct official OMA policy.

The Pediatrics Section is the political representative of 1200 plus pediatricians in the province of Ontario.

The Section is a member of the Medical Assembly within the OMA. The Medical Assembly represents the specialty groups within the OMA and the Section on Pediatrics is pleased to hold the largest membership within it.

Pediatric Section Executive:

Past Chair - Dr. Hirotaka Yamashiro, Toronto

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Chair - Dr. Stephen H. Grodinsky, Nepean


Stephen attended the University of Toronto in 1981 for Year 1 of 2 for his Masters of Health Sciences.  He then attended McGill University 1981-1985 Medical School and 1986-1988 Pediatric Internship Resident II and III.  In 1989 he attended the University of Calgary as a 4th year Gastroenterology fellow and completed his Pediatric Resident IV.  He completed parts 1 through 4 of his Physician Management Institute Courses in 2004-2005.

From 2000 to 2008 he was Chief of Pediatrics for the Queensway-Carleton Hospital.  1990 to 2008 he was a Neonatology Hospitalist with coverage of: level III neonatology unit at the Ottawa General Hospital for 1 year; level I birthing unit at the Montfort and Riverside Hospitals for 1 year; level II enhanced neonatology unit at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus for 2 years; level I enhanced birthing unit at the Salvation Army Grace Hospital in Ottawa for 7 years and level I enhanced birthing unit at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital for 8 years.

He currently has hospital privileges at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Queensway-Carleton Hospital and the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus.  His private practice consists of general and consulting pediatrics.  He is also a clinical instructor for the University of Ottawa and a physician examiner for the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part II.  He held the title of Vice-Chair of the Pediatric Section of the Ontario Medical Association from 2003 to the present and beginning September 2014 will be the Interim Chair.  He is Committee Chair for the Ottawa West End Pediatric Journal Club group since 2011.

Tariff and Events Chair - Dr. S. Kao, Brampton

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Member at Large - Dr. J. J. Reisman,Ottawa

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Treasurer/Secretary - Dr. Raphael (Ralph) Folman, Mississauga










Born 1941, Poland. Lived in Israel and Canada since then.

1967:graduated U of T medicine.

1967-8:rotating internship St.Michael’s Hosp. Toronto

1968-70: general practice-St.Clair Medical Centre, Dufferin St. Toronto

1970-71: Internal Medicine Resident, Israel (Beilinson  Hospital, Hasharon Hospital, Petach Tikva, Israel)

1971-3: Medical Officer, Lieutenant, Israel Defense Forces; battalion MD, Armored Corps.

1973-76: resident Pediatrics HSC

1976-7 : Fellow Nephrology, HSC.

!977- 2011: community pediatric practice, Mississauga, Ont; Pediatric Staff: HSC; Trillium Health Centre(formerly Mississauga General Hospital)

2011- semi-retired.

Member of Pediatrics Section, OMA since 2003 when Dr.Ewan Porter became President of the Section.

Academic Liaison - Dr. M. Roy, Hamilton


In 2004, Dr. Roy was recruited to McMaster Children’s Hospital as Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics and Associate Professor, McMaster University, from his consulting pediatric practice in Brantford.  Dr. Roy is also currently the Deputy Chief for the Department of Pediatrics, McMaster Children’s Hospital, as well as the Interim Chief of Pediatrics for Niagara Health Services. Dr. Roy completed his medical training in India, his pediatric training in the U.K. and his neonatal sub-specialty training at McMaster Children’s Hospital. More recently, Dr. Roy completed a Fellowship in Patient Safety from the University of Toronto Centre for Patient Safety.

Dr. Roy is actively involved clinically, at both the McMaster Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Healthcare sites providing on-call coverage, in-patient and out-patient services.  He is the lead pediatric care provider, along with his multidisciplinary team, to the chronic complex and mechanically dependent fragile children in Hamilton and the region. Dr. Roy is well recognized for his excellence in teaching pediatric residents, clerks and medical students.

Dr. Roy’s interests are in improving quality of care, enhancing optimum hospital utilization and patient flow, patient safety, and in promoting community-tertiary center partnerships.

Under Dr. Roy’s leadership, the Division of General Pediatrics has grown to 20 members, and is the largest division within the Department of Pediatrics.  Ward rounds and general pediatric in-patient care has been remodeled, a research lead created, and educational experience of learners advanced, all while still retaining a very strong community consulting focus in Pediatrics.

Executive Director – Ms. Robyn Neville-Kett, Toronto

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