CHATHAM-KENT: January 31, 2022 – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is pleased to announce the addition of new physicians to the organization. Dr. Samar Tabl joins the department of Anaesthesia, Dr. Brent Herrit joins the department of Critical Care, Dr. Juan Arminan Cordies joins as a General Surgeon and Dr. Asad Naeem joins as a Hospitalist.
“We are pleased to welcome Doctors Tabl, Herrit, Juan Arminan Cordies and Naeem to CKHA,” said Dr. Pervez Faruqi, Chief of Staff, CKHA. “Their skills, knowledge and expertise will enhance our delivery of Patient and Family Centred Care.”
Dr. Samar Tabl earned a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and her PhD from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. She worked for a number of years in Cairo, Egypt, as an Anaesthesiologist prior to moving to Canada with her family. She completed her Anaesthesia
Residency at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon followed by an Obstetrics Anaesthesia Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto in 2015. For six years she worked as an Anaesthesiologist at Dr. F. H. Wigmore Regional Hospital, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, where she was also an Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Peri-operative Medicine and Pain Management, at University of Saskatchewan, before joining CKHA. She also is an Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Peri-operative Medicine, at Queen’s University, Ontario.
Dr. Herritt was born and raised in St. Johns, Newfoundland where he attended Memorial University of Newfoundland to receive his Bachelor of Science as well as his Doctor of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Ottawa, where he then went on to complete a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Herritt has a strong interest in research and medical education. He has been credited in Critical Care journals across North America and spent five years as a lecturer at Memorial University of Newfoundland. In his spare time Dr. Herritt enjoys staying active and traveling. In the past he has combined these two hobbies by cycling through the Alps and Vietnam. He also enjoys learning foreign languages and is fluent in German. Along with his duties in the Critical Care department, Dr. Herritt will assume the role of Head of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at CKHA.
A native of Cuba, Dr. Juan Arminan Cordies completed his Doctor of Medicine in Havana. He completed a General Surgery Residency and an Upper GI/MIS/Bariatric Fellowship at the University of Calgary in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Most recently, Dr. Juan Arminan Cordies completed locums throughout Alberta and in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Dr. Juan Arminan Cordies is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and a licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada as well as the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Dr. Juan Arminan Cordies will begin accepting referrals in February 2022. His office is located at 146B Queen St. in Chatham and can be reached at 519.397.4123 (fax).
After growing up in London, Dr. Asad Naeem attended Western University and received a Bachelors Degree, Honours Specialization in Commercial Aviation Management in 2013. He then earned his Doctor of Medicine from University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts, graduating with highest honours in 2017. Dr. Naeem has spent the past three years completing his Family Medicine Residency training at Southern Illinois University of Medicine in Decatur, Illinois.
Dr. Asad Naeem joins his sister, Dr. Aimen Naeem, in the Hospitalist program at CKHA. He is looking forward to moving back to Southwestern Ontario and having his wife join CKHA’s team later this year.
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is a 200 bed community hospital, serving the residents of Chatham and rural Kent including Walpole Island and Delaware First Nations. Formed in 2018, CKHA is committed to delivering quality and safe care at its two sites in Chatham and Wallaceburg. CKHA collaborates with other partners to deliver care across its community. CKHA’s dedicated team is comprised of approximately 1,400 staff, 200 physicians and 300 volunteers. CKHA provides a full range of programs, services and specialties from internal medicine and surgery to women & children’s and critical care; it is designated a schedule one facility under the Ministry of Health and cares for tens of thousands of inpatients, outpatients and emergency patients annually. CKHA is equipped with state of the art diagnostics and
technology to support its varied programs. CKHA’s vision: Together, growing a healthier community, underscores a movement to improving the population’s health. Grounded by its values “CKHA CARES” (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, Safety), CKHA commits to continuously improve the patient experience in partnership with patients, families and caregivers.
For more information, please contact:
Brian Vandooren, Director, Medical Affairs & Medical Recruitment
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
519.352.6400 x 6053