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SJHH / About/ Medical Staff Association/ Our Executive Team

Our Executive Team

Dr. Nina Ahuja, President

Dr. Ahuja has been a staff ophthalmologist in the SJHH Department of Eye Medicine & Surgery since 2003. She has held various clinical and academic leadership positions over the years, and is founder of Docs in Leadership Inc., an organization established to deliver physician leadership education. An Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at McMaster University, Dr. Ahuja has been actively involved in residency education with a special interest in surgical teaching. She is currently Division Head for Ophthalmology, and an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 

Dr. Matthew Miller, Vice- President

Dr. Matthew Miller is a nephrologist at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. He has an interest in medical education, having completed his MSc Health Science Education at McMaster University and is the renal subunit planner for the McMaster University School of Medicine. He practices general nephrology and is the Medical Lead for the Living Kidney Donor Program at St. Joseph’s.


To be announced

Jill Spademan, Admin

Jill provides administrative assistance to the Medical Staff Association at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. In this role, she has had the opportunity to provide administrative support to the Medical Staff Executive Committee whose mandate is to represent the best interests of the Medical Staff Association membership at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

Dr. Gregory Rutledge, Past President

Dr. Rutledge is Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, and Deputy Chief of Emergency Medicine. In addition, Dr. Rutledge was Program Directory for the CCFP (EM) Program at McMaster University for the past nine years, and now is Examination Co-ordinator for the CCFP (EM) Program, and continues to be actively involved in all levels of medical education through Emergency Medicine.