Dr. Jamal is our Medical Director.
He was born and raised in the GTA and currently lives in Oakville where he has been working since 2006.
Dr. Jamal attended the University of Guelph on the Presidents Scholarship and Canadian Merit Scholarship where he studied Biological Engineering and Biological Science. He was accepted to McMaster Medical School at the age of 21. Dr. Jamal was subsequently accepted into McMaster’s Family Medicine Residency program where he was selected to be Chief Resident.
Upon graduating from postgraduate training, he joined the Hospitalist group at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH) where he has been treating acute-care and mental health patients for over 13 years. During his time at Oakville Hospital, Dr. Jamal has taken on many leadership positions. In 2017, he was voted by the medical doctors at Halton Healthcare to serve as their Professional Staff Association Vice-President. His passion for leadership opportunities led him to Harvard University where he pursued extra training in Leadership in Healthcare Innovation. He also trained at the Institute of Functional Medicine where he studied alternative and natural approaches to medical management. In 2008, he was appointed Assistant Clinical Professor, McMaster University Department of Family Medicine and received the honor of Post Graduate Medical Education Faculty Mentor of the year in 2019
Dr. Jamal is on the Board of Directors for Halton Healthcare and the Oakville Hospital Foundation. In addition to his work at OTMH, he worked as a Preventative Health Physician at Cleveland Clinic Canada.
Dr. Jamal is excited to be a part of Iasis Health Management and is looking forward to bringing his experience to the team.
Marina Zelenovic is our
She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, is a Doctor of Natural Medicine, a Certified and Registered Nutritional Practitioner and a Certified Childbirth Educator. Marina is also an accomplished writer, authoring 3 books;
• Eat Yourself Healthy Volume I:
• Eat Yourself Healthy Volume II: The Foods- Demystifying healthy eating for the average time-pressed person
• The Zen Weight Management Program- a practical, education and lifestyle approach to effective and permanent weight loss.
Marina started her career with offices in both Toronto and New York City. In Toronto, her focus was on athletes, which included members of the CFL, NHL, MLB, and Olympic athletes; while her New York City clientele included top level executives and celebrities in the fashion world. As of late, her focus has been working with many high profile executives in the GTA.
Marina is also a frequent nutrition expert on City TV and various television programs as well as at health conferences and seminars. After overcoming her own health issues, Marina dedicated herself to helping her clients regain control of their health through personalized consultations, individualized diet, supplement, and lifestyle protocols. She combines Eastern and Western dietary theory with the practical realities of daily life and spends a great deal of time educating clients on simple cooking and lifestyle techniques to empower them to make lasting changes.
Dr. Takhar is our
Director of Women's Health.
She attended the University of Toronto where she specialized in Physiology. She was accepted into the University of Toronto Medical School and was awarded the Golden Stethoscope Award, for demonstrating excellence in patient-centred clinical care. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at Queen’s University and continued her Fellowship training specializing in Hospital Medicine.
Dr. Takhar has been practicing Hospitalist Medicine at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital for over five years. She is involved in many Hospital committees including the Governance and the Wellness Committee. In addition, she has co-authored two publications in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine and the American Journal of Medical Genetics. She holds an appointment of Assistant Clinical Professor, McMaster University Department of Family Medicine.
Dr. Takhar is completing a second fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona. Integrative Medicine combines conventional medicine and complementary/alternative medicine approaches which are supported by scientific evidence. The focus of Integrative Medicine is prevention and fostering wellness through attention to improved nutrition, exercise, sleep, and stress reduction. Dr. Takhar is excited to offer this holistic approach to patients at Iasis Health Management.
In her spare time, Dr. Takhar enjoys reading, yoga, cooking, and spending time with her family, friends, and new puppy.
Iasis Health Management 2019