Dr. Michael Hanna, M.D., CCFP, DCAPM, CIME, CFE, MHM, LL.M(c)
President and Medical Director
Dr. Michael Hanna is a duly qualified physician in the province of Ontario and licensed to practice medicine by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario with over a decade of clinical experience. Dr. Hanna obtained certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He completed training in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He is a staff physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at William Osler Health System practicing at both Brampton Civic Hospital and Etobicoke General Hospital. He is an examiner and evaluator for the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Medical Council of Canada. He is actively teaching junior and senior residents from the Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine residency programs at McMaster University and the University of Toronto. He holds a Masters of Health Management (MHM) from McMaster University. He enrolled in a Health Law program to obtain his LL.M. (Masters of Law).
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Hanna has a full spectrum medical legal practice. He earned an International Certification in Impairment and Disability Rating from the American Board of Forensic Professionals (ABFP). He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) in the Healthcare and Insurance field by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He was invited as a guest speaker at insurance and medicolegal conferences on the subject of healthcare and insurance fraud as well as catastrophic impairment designation. He completed a postgraduate training in chronic pain and completed the requirements for Diplomate of Canadian Academy of Pain Management. He has earned the International Certification in Impairment and Disability Rating from the American Board of Forensic Professionals. In addition, he is a Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME) by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME).
Dr. Hanna served as the Medical Director for a number of assessment companies including Seiden Health Management, Dynamic Functional Solutions, and Synoptic Medical Assessments and additionally acted as a medical advisor to a number of National and International Corporations. He has extensive experience in impairment and disability determination providing medical-legal, independent insurance, catastrophic impairment, long-term disability, and WSIB assessments. He has undertaken several thousand independent medical evaluations, including catastrophic assessments utilizing the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. He is trained and certified in the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 4th and 6th Editions. He has achieved a strong track record of performance in turnaround and high-paced organizations. Dr. Hanna works collaboratively with 3500+ physicians and medicolegal experts across Canada to ensure the provision of the highest quality independent and unbiased medical evaluations for major insurance companies across Canada and various law firms.
Christine Andraos, M.Sc.
Christine oversees the day-to-day operations of CMAC including expense control, staff management, business development, and marketing. She has been working in the medico-legal field for the past eight years. Prior to her entering the workforce, Christine completed a Bachelor of Science at McMaster University in 2009, after which she pursed a one-year Bachelor of Education at The University of Toronto. In 2014, she obtained a Master’s Degree at York University in the field of Kinesiology and Health Science.
When she is not working, Christine enjoys dancing, playing volleyball, rock climbing, and spending time with her niece and nephew. She also enjoys independent learning and has engaged in various professional programs and certifications.
Director of CAT Department
Ariel has over fifteen years of experience in the Accident Benefits and Insurance Medical Evaluation (IME) Industry, managing in particular Catastrophic & Complex Files, both for defense and plaintiff medicolegal. He is a foreign trained physician graduating from Bicol Christian College of Medicine with a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of the Philippines. Ariel has a degree of Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, with a program in Internal Course in Health Development. Ariel’s vast experience and knowledge in clinical medicine and public health makes him an invaluable resource for the many stakeholders he worked with in the AB industry. Ariel has been known for being very personable and he understands the client’s needs and how to service the most complicated cases.
Outside of work, Ariel is a home chef and a very passionate cook for his family. He has found a new passion in baking. He plays the piano and has recently been a doting dog parent to his pandemic-born puppy, a Welsh Pembroke corgi.
Director of Accounting
Joseph has had over 15 years of experience in the financial and telecommunication sector. He is an experienced manager and was responsible for monitoring and authorization trades. As the director of Business Development, Joseph has successfully build positive and professional relationships with physicians and lawyers.
Alekos Soriano, B.Sc. (Hons. KIN), RK, Professional Member OKA, CWWS(c)
Director of Accident Benefits
Alekos Soriano graduated from York University in 2007 with a Specialized Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences. He is a Registered Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiology of Ontario, Professional Member of the Ontario Kinesiology Association, and is Affiliated with the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance.
He has 10 years experience conducting fitness assessment protocols and 10 years experience developing, implementing, and monitoring individualized active exercise programs for home, community, and clinic based settings. Alekos has also assisted in the development of safety protocols for conducting safe and efficient Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) for the FCE Guidelines Committee.
Alekos is also a Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist through the National Wellness Institute.
Alekos has over 10 years of leadership, operations and clinical experience within the Independent Medical Examination industry. He has held roles as a Quality Assurance Supervisor, Clinical Practice Lead, and Manager. His wealth of knowledge and experience makes him and invaluable member in upholding the operations and quality that CMAC strives for.
Outside of work, Alekos enjoys the outdoors, travelling, playing basketball, baseball, snowboarding in the winter, muay thai boxing and staying up to date with the latest evidence-based health and fitness related topics.
Director of Defence Business Development
Debbie comes to CMAC with over 15 years of combined experience in Business Development, Marketing and Client Relations within the insurance industry.
As the Director of Defense Business Development, Debbie is responsible for leading all aspects of obtaining new Tort/Defense business for the company and maintaining key relationships with current clientele.
Debbie is a past Board Member of the Honorable Order of the Blue Goose and has held memberships with and volunteered for various industry organizations, including TIWA, OIAA and WICC.
Outside of work, Debbie’s interests include travel and beach volleyball and spending time with loved ones and friends enjoying various restaurants, concerts and sporting events around the city.
Director of Plaintiff Business Development
Daksh Patel is the Director of Business Development & Client Relations at CMAC. He is a foreign medical graduate from Odessa National Medical University, Ukraine. He has done MBA in Hospital Management from Vinayaka Mission University, India, and currently, he is pursuing his certification in Six Sigma Black belt.
He has 5 years of experience in the Med-Legal industry. During this time, in the Med-legal spectrum, he has contributed his role as a Quality Assurance Specialist, Operations, Client Relations and in the Business Developmental strategic planning.
As a Director of Business Development & Client Relations, Daksh evaluates current business performance and look for ways that it can be improved. He also identifies opportunities, while carefully building and maintaining long-term relationships with business partners, clients, and their affiliates.
Director of Defence Marketing
Tiziana comes to CMACS with over 20 years of Insurance Industry experience combined with Claims Adjusting, Business Development, Risk Management, National Account Management and Customer Service.
Tiziana has held a membership with TIWA and has volunteered for various industry organizations including O.I.A.A and WICC.
Outside of work, Tiziana enjoys various types of music, attending concerts and sporting events. Tiziana enjoys spending time with family and friends and spends the winter months watching her son who plays Junior A Hockey.
AB Intake Co-Ordinator
Beirut Yohannes is an international medical graduate. She completed her medical degree at Bethel Medical College.
Beirut has been working in the medico-legal industry for three years, with a focus on Chronic Pain. She is currently completing her medical training and is in the process of becoming eligible to practice in Canada.
When she is not working or reading, Beirut enjoys listening to music, kickboxing, and travelling.