Physicians and Staff

A hospital is little more than a shell without its medical team—those dedicated professionals who have devoted their careers to helping others through their medical milestones.

At the RUH Foundation, we celebrate and support their efforts with funding for medical research, specialist training, professional development, scholarships and state-of-the-art equipment that help them do their jobs.

Dr. Ivar Mendez

In June 2013, renowned neurosurgeon–scientist Dr. Ivar Mendez joined the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatoon Health Region. Dr. Mendez is an enthusiastic advocate for the application of robotics in healthcare.

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Fellowship Funding

Physicians who wish to sub-specialize after their Residency training may enter a Fellowship training program. Sub-specialists fill service gaps and advance patient care, research and training at RUH. Similar to Residency training seats, a Fellow cannot fund their Fellowship seat: funding must be provided by a third party.

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Dr. Paul Babyn

Dr. Paul Babyn is the Department Head of Medical Imaging for the Saskatoon Health Region and the University of Saskatchewan. He spoke with the Royal University Hospital Foundation about the Picture This! Campaign, which raised funds for a PET-CT (Positron Emission Tomography-Computer Tomography) in Royal University Hospital.

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Dr. Carlo Stuglin & Dr. Kelly Coverett

Cardiac electrophysiology treats patients with heart rhythm disorders. At RUH, patients have access to some of the country’s best cardiac care at the Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation Electrophysiology Lab. Dr. Carlo Stuglin and Dr. Kelly Coverett, specialists in Cardiac EP, are thrilled to have this state-of-the-art facility in Saskatoon.

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Dr. José Tellez-Zenteno

Epilepsy strikes one percent of the population—about 10,000 people in Saskatchewan. Dr. José Tellez-Zenteno sees the most serious, hard-to-treat cases in his clinic at Royal University Hospital. Thanks to a generous donation to the Foundation’s $15 million Royal Care Campaign, he was awarded the Mudjatik Thyssen Mining Professorship in Neurosciences for research into this devastating condition.

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Dr. Michael Kelly

Dr. Michael Kelly was in Cleveland, Ohio, for advanced training when he saved the life of his first Saskatchewan patient. Thanks to a fellowship from the RUH Foundation, Saskatoon Health Region and University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Dr. Kelly was able to train at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic and at Stanford University in California. While in Cleveland, he treated a large and volatile aneurysm in the brain of a teenager from Humboldt who could not be treated closer to home.

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