Profiles of our Doctors

Dr. Michael Nowak graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1982. He completed his Family Practice residency at the University of Toronto in 1984, and his Diploma in Sports Medicine in 1989. From 1984 to 1996 he worked at the North York General Hospital in the Emergency Department and in their Sports Clinic. Since 1993 he has been working in the Emergency Department of the Markham Stouffville Hospital.  Dr. Nowak enjoys cycling, tennis, skiing and woodworking.

Dr. Alison Vandenberg completed her BSc in Physical Education from The University of Guelph in 1973, and graduated with her Doctor of Medicine Degree from Dalhousie University in 1977. She has been at the Markham Medical Centre since 1983. She is also a Rehabilitation Physician at Markham Stouffville Hospital. Dr. Vandenberg enjoys squash, bridge, skiing and tennis.

Dr. Preeti Saini attended the University of Toronto from 1990 to 1992.  She received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1996, and completed her Family Practice Residency at the University of Western Ontario from 1996 to 1998. She has been at the Markham Medical Centre since 1999. Dr. Saini’s clinical interests include Pediatrics and Prenatal care.

Dr. Douglas Jang completed his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Toronto in 1996. He completed his Family Practice Residency at the University of Toronto from 1996 to 1998 at the Toronto East General Hospital. He has been working at the Markham Stouffville Hospital as an Emergency Room Physician since 1998 and at the Markham Medical Centre since 2002.

Dr. Amanda Adams completed a BScH in 1992 (Life Sciences) and a Master’s of Science in Physiology (1994) at Queen’s University.  She graduated from McMaster University Medical School in Hamilton in 1996.  From 1996-1998 she completed a Family Medicine Residency at Queen’s University.  Special clinical interests include women’s health, pediatrics, and palliative care.  She also enjoys resident teaching and has worked in the Departments of Family Medicine at the University of Western Ontario and The University of British Columbia.

Dr. Susmita Esufali graduated from the University of Ottawa Medical School in 2012. She completed her residency training in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto in 2015. Prior to embarking on a career in medicine, she completed both a Masters degree and Ph.D degree at the University of Toronto in Cancer Research. At present, Dr. Esufali also works as a Rehabilitation Physician at Markham Stouffville Hospital and looks after residents at The Marleigh Retirement home. Her clinical interests include General Family Practice, Women’s Health, and Care of the Elderly. She is also involved in teaching medical students and family practice residents at the University of Toronto, Markham Stouffville Hospital site. Susmita lives in Markham with her husband and three children. She has boy-girl twins, and a younger daughter. She loves spending time with family and friends, and enjoys dance, music and cooking.