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Lakeshore Guardian Angel IconMake a donation in his or her honour! The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation offers the Lakeshore Guardian Angels program, to recognize those who provide exceptional care and demonstrate compassion towards their patients.  Each recipient gets a letter and a pin in recognition of the honour. 

Meet some of our Lakeshore Guardian Angels

Komalpreet Aulak, RN

Komalpreet Aulak RN Lakeshore Guardian Angel

“Developing a therapeutic relationship with not only the Patient but also with their family members is very important since it helps personalize the care they are receiving. Due to the pandemic, sometimes the only interaction the Patient receives is with the team members therefore getting to know them & their families is important to build trust. As a new nurse, it’s stressful at times but seeing your patients get better and supporting them makes it worth overcoming the challenges.”

Dr. Assaad El-Hakim

Dr. El-Hakim is an experienced and talented Urologist. He has been working at Lakeshore General Hospital since 2008. Previously he was full time at the Royal Victoria Hospital. He graduated from McGill Urology in 2002 and did a 3-year fellowship in Minimally Invasive Urological Oncology and Endourology. He is an expert in Robotics and Laparoscopy for Kidney and prostate cancers. He is also a kidney stone expert (ureteroscopy and percutaneous surgery). He is also specialized in minimally invasive surgery for large BPH, namely enucleation technique (HoLEP and ThuLEP). He has a dual academic affiliation with McGill University and Universite de Montreal.
“It has been my real honor and pleasure to live on and serve the Montreal West Island community. I always strive to implement state of the art technologies to our hospital for the betterment of our community’s urologic health. We currently offer almost all adult urology serves at LGH, except robotic surgery, which I am working very hard with my colleagues and LGH administrators and the Foundation to get as soon as possible.”

Dr. Rolf Loertscher

Dr. Loerstsher is a Nephrologist and Head of the Department of Specialized Medicine. Here’s what he has to say about it means to be nominated as Guardian Angel:

“When gifts come into my office, I have no expectation in that sense, but when they go towards our Foundation, that does really wonderful things for the hospital, then that’s an extra step the patient made. They really mean to express their gratitude, no question, but as a physician, it’s a humbling experience.”

Dr. Robin Nathanson

Dr Robin Nathanson“I am honoured to have been chosen as a Guardian Angel. As a department, we strive to provide excellent patient care and I am humbled to be recognized by patients.”

Dr. Nathanson is a full-time Emergency Physician and the Assistant Chief of the Emergency Department at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In the department, he also serves as the Co-Director for Resident Education. At the University level, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at McGill where he sits on multiple committees at both the Postgraduate and Undergraduate level. His interests include Medical Education, Quality Improvement & ED Ultrasonography.

Dr. Daniel Saxon

Dr Daniel Saxon, OBGYN

“I am always happy to hear when my patients have had an excellent experience and were satisfied with their care at our hospital and am honoured by this distinction.

I am an OB/GYN and have been working at the LGH now for 20 years. I have been chief of the department at one time. I am particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery and pelvic reconstructive surgery, but also very active in Obstetrics and colposcopy. I have my private practice next to the Lakeshore in Canvin Street.”

Dr. Rickul Varshney

Dr. Rickul Varshney is an Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgeon (ENT). His surgical expertise includes sinus surgery, nasal polyps, septal deviation repair, nasal tumors, nosebleeds and treatment for nasal congestion. He also teaches medical students and Otolaryngology residents, as a faculty at McGill University. He is actively involved in research, trying to find new ways to help patients heal from their ear, nose and throat issues.

The 2021 Guardian Angels

The 2020 Guardian Angels

The 2019 Guardian Angels

  • Dr. Daniel Abourbih
  • Sabine Bulow
  • Dr. Sharon Dalrymple
  • Dr. Cheryl Garber
  • Dr. Gilles Mercier
  • Dr. Mladen Palaic
  • Dr. Pascale Thibaudeau
  • Dr. Yvonne Vasilie
  • The ER Team
  • The ICU/CCU Team

The 2018 Guardian Angels

  • Ariane Beauregard
  • Dr. Martin A. Champagne
  • Linda Constantineau
  • Josephine El-Kahi
  • Dr. Naomi Hasegawa
  • Paciana Hernendez
  • Dr. Sameena Iqbal
  • Kim Jessee
  • Dr. Rayan Kaedbey
  • Dr. Richard Knight
  • Dr. Vladimir Kurgansky
  • Dr. Marcin Labuda
  • Dr. Horace Laryea
  • Anna Paula Leiriao Costa
  • Dr. Victoria Mandilaras
  • Dr. Gilles Mercier
  • Dr. Mladen Palaic
  • Tasso Papaspyros
  • Dr. Gerry Polyhronopoulos
  • Shereen Saunders
  • Dr. Yvonne Vasilie
  • The 4 South Geriatrics Team
  • The Day Medicine Team
  • The ER Team
  • The ICU/CCU Team

The 2017 Guardian Angels

  • Ammar Al-Rez
  • Ashlyn Erb
  • Dr. Tomas Kaufman
  • Dr. Richard Knight
  • Dr. Vladimir Kurgansky
  • Dr. Rolf  Loertscher
  • Dr. Albert Moghrabi
  • Dr. Mladen Palaic
  • Dr. Gerry Polyhronopoulos
  • Dr. Michael Rhodes
  • The ER Team

The 2016 Guardian Angels

  • Lianne Bragg
  • Dr. David Eiley
  • Dr. Raymond Hasel
  • Julie Hum
  • Dr. Avrum Jacobson
  • Dr. Rehan Kazmi
  • Dr. Richard Knight
  • Dr. Vladimir Kurgansky
  • Dr. Rolf Loertscher
  • Dr. Mladen Palaic
  • Dr. Dagmar Peters-Mainville
  • The 4 Est Psychiatry Team
  • The ER Team

The 2015 Guardian Angels

  • Dr. David Eiley
  • Dr. Cheryl Garber
  • Dr. Max Katz
  • Dr. Rehan Kazmi
  • Dr. Rolf Loertscher
  • Isabelle Mayer
  • Dr. Mladen Palaic
  • Dr. Gerry Polyhronopoulos
  • Isabelle Rochon
  • Dr. Yvonne Vasilie
  • Dr. Christian Zalai

The 2014 Guardian Angels

  • Dr. Arash Sepehr Arae
  • Dr. Magued Ishak
  • Dr. Max Katz
  • Sonia Klebanskyj
  • Dr. Rolf Loertsher
  • Dr. David Wiltshire
  • Sophie Vermette
  • Dr. Christian Zalai
  • Dr. Alexandro Zarruk
  • The 3 West Surgery and Care Team

The 2013 Guardian Angels

  • Dr. Sharon Dalrymplee
  • Dr. Josephine El-Kahi
  • Dr. Adriana Ionescu
  • Kim Jesse
  • Dr. Horace Laryea
  • Dr. Rolf Loertsher
  • Dr. Robert McLeod
  • Dr. Gilles Mercier
  • Dr. Herbert Polson
  • Linda Quenneville
  • Marie Claude Taillon
  • Dr. Yvonn Vasilie
  • Dr. Alexandro Zarruk
  • Dr. Tamara Znajda
  • The 4 North General Medecine Team
  • The Oncology Department Team