Matthew Sheppard, MD, FRCPC (Anesthesia and Pain Medicine) is originally from Newfoundland where he completed undergraduate studies in Psychology, French and Medicine. His passion for medical education began during medical school when he sat on the board of directors for the Canadian Residency Matching System and the Canadian Medical Association. After completing an anesthesia residency at the University of Ottawa, he completed a fellowship in chronic pain management at Toronto Western Hospital and the Wasser pain clinic. He then also completed the royal college pain residency at the University of Toronto. He is looking forward to starting as staff at Mount Sinai hospital in Toronto.