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Osler physicians (from left) Dr. Prashant Phalpher, Dr. David Kelton and Dr. Naheed Dosani were recently recognized as Brampton Board of Trade's Top 40 Under 40 - young leaders making an impact in the community. Osler staff member, Harpreet Hansra, also made the grade. 

Physicians receive Brampton Board of Trade Top 40 Under 40 Award

Three William Osler Health System (Osler) physicians are among this year’s recipients of Brampton Board of Trade’s prestigious Top 40 Under 40 award.

On June 20, Dr. David Kelton, Dr. Prashant Phalpher, and Dr. Naheed Dosani were recognized at a Brampton Board of Trade event celebrating young leaders making an impact in the community.

“We are thrilled that the Brampton Board of Trade has recognized three young, innovative Osler physicians who are leading the way in their respective areas and making a tremendous difference in the lives of patients in this community and beyond,” said Dr. Brendan Carr, President and CEO, Osler. “The work they undertake each and every day is inspiring, and we are extremely fortunate to count them as members of the Osler family.”

The physicians and their areas of work include:

  • Dr. David Kelton, Site Chief of Diagnostic Imaging at Brampton Civic Hospital. He co-leads Osler’s Vascular and Endovascular Therapeutics Program (ETP), a joint vascular surgery and interventional radiology program designed to provide earlier detection of disease and minimally invasive treatments, leading to shorter patient stays and ultimately – healthier patients. This program is the first for a community hospital in Canada.
  • Dr. Prashant Phalpher, Site Chief of the Brampton Civic Hospital Emergency Department (ED). Leading one of the busiest EDs in all of Canada, Dr. Phalpher has helped lead a large and dynamic team of staff and physicians. He has also been instrumental in implementing a number of improvement initiatives resulting in – among other achievements – a 40% reduction in length of stay despite continued growth in patient volume over the last six years.
  • Dr. Naheed Dosani, Palliative Care Physician, Brampton Civic Hospital. Dr. Dosani has played an integral role in growing the Supportive and Palliative Care department at Brampton Civic Hospital, which now includes a 14-bed acute palliative care unit, a busy palliative medicine consult team, a robust Supportive Palliative Care Clinic, and a brand new community-based Home Palliative Care Program. As Medical Lead of Palliative Care with the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Dr. Dosani chairs the Structurally Vulnerable Populations committee which is developing best practice models of care to support the palliative care needs of the community's most marginalized individuals.

“We are proud of the exceptional work of these physicians and their commitment to delivering on Osler’s Vision of ‘patient-inspired health care without boundaries,’” said Dr. Frank Martino, Chief of Staff, Osler. “These three physicians are shining examples of young leaders in this community, and we are excited to see what is ahead for them.”

Harpreet Hansra, Osler ED Patient Experience Team Lead, also received this recognition for his exceptional volunteer work and leadership in the community.

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