Our People and Faculty
Education is our passion.
More than 40 pharmacists with PharmD degrees work at PharmAchieve as part of an interdisciplinary team that includes physicians, nurses, and doctors. We bring these disciplines together with one goal: to produce the most effective, interactive and informative courses to help our students succeed.
Dr. Negeen Katirai
PharmD, BCGP - Co-Founder, President, Lead OSCE and OSPE Instructor
Licensed pharmacist in Ontario, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Completed her doctorate in Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
She practices as a pharmacist at Mount Sinai Hospital (a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto), and prior held a "Senior Pharmacist" position at Brigham & Woman's Hospital (a teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School).

In addition to her hospital practice, Negeen has held retail pharmacy positions in both Canada and the United States.

As PharmAchieve's lead OSCE and OSPE instructor, Negeen has coached thousands of students for their PEBC exams.
Hooman Katirai
BASc MSc MScTP Co-Founder and CEO
Two masters degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a 3-year RA at Harvard Medical School.

One of 4 consultants that developed the digital strategy for CPhA publications including RxTx.
Technical lead or lead architect of 5 health transformation projects for the Governments of Ontario and Alberta (with budgets ranging from $2 million to $70 million) and scope exceeding 1 million patients; among them the CCIS, a system used to track COVID in all Ontario ICUs.

Leadership and strategy roles in key government and corporate transformation projects (budgets ranging from $50 million to $500 million) in diverse industries.

Prior to working full-time at PharmAchieve, Hooman served at a number of technology companies including Microsoft and as a manager of Consulting & Deals at PwC.

Cited in 40+ publications and 6 US Patents including those from IBM, AOL-Timer Warner, Nokia, and Twitter.
Dr. Rida Bukhari
HBSc PharmD - Director
Dr. Rida Bukhari, PharmD is a community and hospital pharmacist with past positions at Humber River Hospital, MediSystem, Wal-Mart and McKesson.
Rida is the co-founder of a non-profit organization that provides physician and healthcare services to the uninsured population in Ontario. She also helped launch the first ever ambulatory care residency program at the University of Waterloo.

At PharmAchieve she is the senior manager and oversees the EE, MCQ and Continuing Education courses.
Dr. Mohamed M. Hafez Mahmoud
BScPhm MSc PhD CDE - Lead EE Instructor
Dr. Mohamed M. Hafez Mahmoud has been a professor at more than 8 universities, and has served as a research scientist in 4 countries (Canada, UK, Sweden, and Egypt) including teaching positions at the University of Waterloo, and the University of Guelph.
He is named author of a US patent application and is the author of 6 books, and more than 16 peer-reviewed publications. He has supervised numerous masters and PhD theses.

He is a practicing community pharmacist and is licensed in both Ontario and British Columbia. He holds a Bachelors, Masters and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. Farah Thawer
BSc PharmD - Lead EE and Kroll Instructor
Dr. Farah Thawer, PharmD is a community pharmacist and an instructor at PharmAchieve where she has co-authored multiple CCCEP-accredited courses and the Certified Kroll program.
She has held past positions at Costco and Humber River Hospital. Farah holds a doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Waterloo.
Dr. Mark McIntyre
PharmD ACPR - MCQ Instructor
Adjunct faculty at the University of Toronto. Holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Rutgers University, USA (2004) and completed an Accredited Pharmacy Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto (2009).
He is licensed in both Canada and the USA and is the Infectious Disease Management Lead at three leading Toronto hospitals. In addition, he has more than a decade of emergency medicine and retail experience in Canada.

He supervises undergraduates, post-graduates and residents from the universities of Toronto, Waterloo and Colorado.

Mark received three awards from the University of Toronto including the Award for Teaching Excellence, the PharmD Preceptor of the Year Award and the Medical School's Excellence in Interprofessional Collaboration Award.
Dr. Murray Cutler
PhD - Evaluating Exam Instructor
Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo, School of Pharmacy where he teaches courses on pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and drug development.
Has has received three nominations for graduate teaching excellence for his teaching of undergraduates, graduate students, nurses, physicians and pharmacists.

He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Pharmacology & Toxicology from Western University, Canada (2010) and was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship for his work on pharmacology.
Dr. Mayce Al-Sukhni
PharmD - MCQ Instructor
Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto and a pharmacist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital.
In addition to her patient care duties, she is a Pharmacy Education Coordinator at CAMH and is responsible for supervising a number of education initiatives.

Mayce and has been a preceptor to many pharmacy students and residents. She also routinely provides pharmacotherapy education to medical and nursing trainees. Mayce completed both her BScPhm and PharmD degrees at the University of Toronto, as well as a residency at ESI Canada.
Dr. Karen Ng
Karen Ng teaches pain management topics at PharmAchieve. She is the clinical pharmacist at Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute (TAPMI) which has partnerships with 5 academic hospitals, to deliver comprehensive chronic pain services.
At TAPMI she provides consultative pharmacist services to referred patients with a focus on opioid management and stewardship. She is actively involved in precepting and teaching Pharm D students at the University of Toronto and has presented in multiple OPA conferences in the areas of migraines, chronic pain and opioid management. Karen completed her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at University of Toronto (2004), a pharmacy hospital residency at the Ottawa Hospital (2005), and her Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto (2010).
Katie Mok
BscPharm ACPR
Katie Mok is a clinical instructor at the University of Toronto and an internal medicince pharmacist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto where she has worked in cardiology, surgery, pre-admission unit, general medicine and antimicrobial stewardship.
She completed her degree in Pharmacy from the University of Toronto in 2010 with first class honours and her residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in 2011.

She serves as a preceptor for pharmacy residents, and pharmacy students from the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto.
Dr. Jamie Dang
HBSc PharmD
Dr. Jamie Dang is a consulting pharmacist at RemedyRx where he delivers reviews and recommendations for over 900 long term care residents and education to long term care nurses.

He previously served as a community pharmacist.
He completed his doctrorate degree from the University of Waterloo. He is a frequent speaker at pharmacy seminars and conferences.
Dr. Ilana Richer
PharmD BSc - MCQ Instructor
Ilana Richer, PharmD BSc is a manager of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre's pharmacy (a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto).
She completed her PharmD degree from the University of Toronto and her BSc in Biology from McGill University. She is a clinical instructor at the University of Toronto where she also serves as a preceptor.
Dr. Rui Su
BSc PharmD
Dr. Rui Su, PharmD is a pharmacist with a deep interest in solving systemic problems. She has won multiple hackathons and received numerous awards for her innovative solutions. Her work includes experience in community, hospital, geriatrics, mental health, research and development.
She recently won the Multiple Sclerosis Society Grant to investigate technological solutions for women living with multiple sclerosis.

She has published numerous publications and is an invited speaker at events related to pharmacy and healthcare technology. She holds a PharmD degree from the University of Waterloo.
Dr. Sonya Dhanjal
PharmD BSc
Dr. Sonya Dhanjal has worked in a variety of settings, including hospital, family health teams, and community focusing on ICU, cardiology, diabetes, and geriatrics. She completed a industrial residency following her doctorate degree at the University of Waterloo.
In addition to her clinical practice, she worked at the Institute of Safe Medication Practices (ISMP-Canada) – Canada’s foremost safety organizations -- where she designed and developed educational modules on patient/education safety.
Wilson Li
Wilson Li graduated with a degree in pharmacy in 2009 from University of Toronto and began his pharmacy became a Certified Diabetes Educator in 2012.
He has been invited as a speaker to many national conferences and published in journals sharing his innovative practices in diabetes care, point-of-care testing, home visit initiatives and pharmacogenetics optimization programs.

Wilson has been involved in a randomized controlled trial using pharmacogenomics to optimize antidepressant drug therapy via community pharmacies. In this study he oversees 200 patients and collaborates with local physicians and psychiatrists in making clinically significant interventions.
Taras Kupchak
BScPhm MScPhm - OSCE instructor
Taras Kupchak has held university professor positions for more than 10 years while also serving as a community pharmacist.
Taras works as both a community and hospital pharmacist and has held research and development positions within the pharmaceutical industry.
Peter Pagacz
Peter Pagacz, BScPhm is a community pharmacist and a pharmacy product manager at Equitable Life Canada.

He holds a BSc in Pharmacy from the University of Waterloo.
He prior held positions at Eli Lily, and the Business Management and Strategic Leadership (BMSL) program for practicing pharmacists across Canada in partnership with the University of Waterloo.
Moyin Ojeniran
BScPhm APA MPH -- OSCE Instructor
Moyin Ojeniran is a community pharmacist working at Shoppers Drug Mart specializing in treating opiod dependency. She has both additional prescribing authority and a PRAC (enabling her to order lab tests).
She completed masters degree in public health, a bachelor of pharmacy and a certificate in epidemiology and biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Richardo Loduca
Richardo ("Ritchie") Loduca is an community pharmacist and an associate/manager of Shoppers Drug Mart where he manages a staff of more than 50 people.
He graduated with a bachelor of pharmacy from the University of Toronto in 2002. He has been teaching the OSCE course at PharmAchieve since 2002. He is passionate about helping the next generation of pharmacists to achieve their potential.
Jennifer Connell
Jennifer Connell BScPharm APA is a community pharmacist at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Jennifer has taught PharmAchieve's OSCE program for many years and has a keen interest in educating the next generation of pharmacists. She holds a BSc in Pharmacy from the University of Alberta.
Dr. Willa Zhang
Willa Zhang, PharmD ACPR -- is a clinical pharmacist at Trillium Health Partners hospital network where she works in a variety of departments including Cardiology, Oncology, General Medicine, Mental Health and Pediatrics.
She completed a doctorate degree from the University of Waterloo and an Accredited Canadian Pharmacy Residency (ACPR) at Kingston General Hospital.
Dr. Evan Casselden
HBSc PharmD
Evan Casselden PharmD HBSc -- is a clinical pharmacists at Bowmanville Clinic Pharmacy. He held past positions at Shoppers Drug Mart, Costco and at Lakeridge Health Hospital.
He holds an honours degree in Biomedical Sciences and a doctorate degree in Pharmacy from the University of Waterloo.
Dr. Joe Neureuther
HBSc PharmD
Joe Neureuther - HBSc, PharmD, CDE -- is a community pharmacist at Rexall PharmaPlus. He held past positions at Shoppers Drug Mart, and ManuLife where he worked on pharmacy benefits management.
His articles are published in multiple peer-reviewed journals. He holds an honours degree in Biomedical Sciences from Laurentian University and a doctorate degree in Pharmacy from the University of Waterloo.
Mohamed Hussein
HBSc, PharmD (c)
Mohamed Hussein HBSc -- works full time at PharmAchieve where he teaches anatomy, biostatistics, pharmacokinetics and pharmaceutical calculations. He has a knack for making difficult concepts simple.
He consistently receives high ratings from students and holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the McMaster University.
Dr. Sachin Duggal
HBSc PharmD
Sachin Duggal, PharmD HBSc -- is a pharmacy practice specialist at Whole Health Pharmacy Partners -- where he regularly develops new programs for a network of 40 pharmacies based on the pharmacists' expanded scope of practice.
He secured a grant from the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy to conduct research on an appointment-based model for pharmacy in Canada, and is a section editor of the journal University Journal of Exercise Science (a publication of the University of Toronto).

He holds a doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Waterloo.
Dr. Akriti Agrawal
BSc PharmD
Akriti Agrawal BSc, PharmD -- is a community pharmacist with positions at McKesson Canada and Costco and past positions at hospitals and a family health team.
She completed her doctorate degree in Pharmacy from the University of Waterloo.