Our team includes specialists, family doctors and physician assistants creating an interprofessional healthcare approach.
Dr. Wassim Saad
Founder and Medical Director
Dr. Saad grew up in Essex County and obtained his B.Sc. in Biology with Honours in Microbiology in 1997 from the University of Windsor. He then graduated medical school from the University of Ottawa in 2001. Dr. Saad continued his postgraduate medical training at the University of Toronto in Internal Medicine graduating in 2005. Dr. Saad has been in clinical practice in Windsor for over 10 years and holds many professional appointments. Among them, he is currently the Chief of the Department of Medicine at Windsor Regional Hospital. He is also the Division Head of Internal Medicine at the Ouellette Campus and Academic Director of Postgraduate Medicine for the Schulich School of Medicine, Windsor Campus. Dr. Saad’s clinical interests include cardiovascular disease, Hematologic diseases, and thrombosis being a member of Thrombosis Canada and director of the anti-coagulation clinic at the Ouellette Campus. Most recently, he has founded the Rapid Assessment and Management Program (RAAMP) with a goal to raise awareness for Cancer screening, early diagnosis, and post-cancer surveillance and follow-up.
Samantha Phillips is a Physician Assistant in the RAAMP Clinic. Born and raised in Windsor. Samantha completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Windsor in Honours Biology, and then went on to McMaster University where she completed her Physician Assistant training, graduating in August 2015. Samantha returned to work here in Windsor because of her strong passion for serving the community she has spent most of her life in. Samantha has a special interest in cancer care and is very excited about joining the RAAMP team where she will have the privilege of providing holistic care and support to patients and their family members.
Dr. Ian Brown
Internal Medicine Physician
Dr. Brown grew up in the greater Toronto area and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from York University. He graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine in 2014. As part of his medical school training, he spent time training in Detroit, Michigan, upon which he returned to Toronto to complete his internal medicine residency at the University of Toronto. He completed residency in June 2018 and has since moved to Windsor to begin his independent practice. He has special interest in medical education, acting as one of the adjunct professors at the Schulich School of Medicine through the University of Western. Dr. Brown is also board certified in internal medicine in the United States.
Dr. Margarette Youssef
Family Physician with Dermatology special designation
Born and raised in Windsor-Essex County, Dr. Youssef always had an interest in helping individuals locally, through improving their health and well-being. She completed her undergraduate program in Biological Sciences at the University of Windsor. She moved on to study medicine and accomplished her medical degree and family medicine residency training through the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University. She now practices comprehensive family medicine in the heart of Windsor and has joined the RAAMP program in order to help patients access timely and efficient cancer care and screening. She is currently completing a Practical Diploma in Dermatology through Cardiff University and hopes to implement this training to further enhance patient care.
Dr. Larry Jacobs
Internal Medicine Physician
Dr. Jacobs is a proud product of Windsor-Essex. He attended the University of Windsor from 1998-2003 where he received his Honours B.Sc in Biology and Psychology, along with a B. Ed (education). In 2007, he completed medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and then completing his post-graduate training in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto. His clinical interests include hematologic disorders, cardiovascular disease and prevention, and medical education. He is actively involved in medical education with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Windsor Campus where he serves as the Assistant Dean, Faculty Affairs (Windsor) and Academic Director of undergraduate medicine.
Jeanne Hickey is the Manager of the Rapid Assessment And Management Program (RAAMP). Jeanne’s administrative background comes from working at The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County and the University of Windsor, Schulich School of Medicine for over 15 years. She is available to assist patients referred to RAAMP, their families/caregivers as well as physicians, resident or medical students with any inquiries they may have regarding our program.
She is very proud to be a part of RAAMP and to be working with Dr. Saad and the RAAMP Team.
Angie Rubino was born in Niagara Region. She has been a resident of Windsor and an Office Administrator for over 15 yrs. In 2012 Angie began working with Dr. Saad and supporting the RAAMP Program with her excellent communication and organizational skills. Angie is the friendly voice you hear and face you see when you come to our office.
Rachel Iannicello graduated as a Physician Assistant from McMaster University in 2014 and since graduation she has been working with Dr. Saad in his office clinic. Rachel was born and raised in Windsor and understands the needs of the community and sees the benefits RAAMP will provide. Rachel is happy to be an integral part of the care team supporting the patients and family members of her community.