Saman Arfaie is a Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery Candidate at McGill University (2024). Previous & current research in neurodegeneration, brain tumors, and clinical projects has led Saman to the realization that neurosurgery is his calling. Passionate about the equitable representation of wide talents, Saman is a staunch advocate for diversity. As a co-founder of CaMSIGN, he is excited to be working vis à vis with a dedicated team and together embark on the creation of a new chapter for Canadian medical students.
Mohammad is a PGY-1 neurosurgery resident at the University of Ottawa. He recently completed his Doctor of Medicine program at the University of British Columbia. He has always remained fascinated by the inner workings of the human brain and aspires to continue his future trajectory in neurosurgery. He is excited to help connect all Canadian medical students interested in neurosurgery and provide opportunities for networking between medical students, surgical residents and faculty neurosurgeons.
Pedram Laghaei recently completed his Doctor of Medicine program at the University of British Columbia. He is deeply intrigued by the intricacies of the brain, investigations within neuroscience and neuro-oncology, and has a genuine interest in pursuing a career in the field of neurosurgery. Pedram hopes to fulfill the missions and visions of CaMSIGN through collaboration and communication.
Ndongo Sonfack Davaine Joel is a third year medical student at Laval University. Passionate about neuroscience and surgery, he joined CAMSIGN to be surrounded by students who like him share the same ambitions. As the French-speaking ambassador, Davaine is enthusiastic about the idea of bringing together French-speaking and English-speaking students around the same passion, which is neuroscience.
Benyamin Zargar is a second year medical student at Deakin University. He received his Bachelor of Science (Health Sciences with History minor) from Simon Fraser University. He is passionate about knowledge translation, research in neuro-oncology, and epigenetics of chronic diseases. As CaMSIGN's media team lead, he is excited to be part of this initiative and assist with ease of web access.
Crystal Ma is a third year medical student at the University of British Columbia. Crystal joined CaMSIGN in the hopes of learning and working with others also passionate about the field of neurosurgery. She hopes to work together with the rest of the CaMSIGN team to create exciting and informative events for other medical students interested in neurosciences.
Abrar Ahmed is a current Doctor of Medicine Candidate at the Schulich School of Medicine at University of Western Ontario (2025). He is passionate about neuroscience especially the basic sciences (neurodevelopment, epilepsy, stroke, and neuro-oncology). He has a genuine interest in having a career in neurosurgery. Abrar is excited to help CaMSIGN grow as an organization through collaboration and writing.
Sina Zamiri is a senior undergraduate student at the University of Toronto studying Cell and Molecular Biology. He is passionate about the neurobiology of neurotrauma, neuro-oncology, and neurodegenerative diseases. He is excited about using his creative skills as the graphic designer to assist CaMSIGN in fulfilling its vision.