Ontario Wound Care Team

Ron Linden

Ron Linden BSc, MD, CCFP

Medical Director

Dr. Linden is the Founder, CEO and Medical Director of Ontario Wound Care and the Judy Dan Research & Treatment Centre.

Graduate of the University of Toronto and has specialized in hyperbaric medicine for over 20 years.

Staff physician in the Hyperbaric Unit of the Toronto General Hospital and North York General Hospital, a lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and medical consultant and lecturer for Seneca College’s Commercial Diving Program and other professional and recreational diving associations.

Dr. Linden is a member of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society, past president of the Great Lakes Chapter and has published numerous articles on hyperbaric medicine.

Leslie Goldenberg

Leslie Goldenberg BSc, MD, ABIM, FAGS, FRCP(C)

Dr. Goldenberg is an assistant professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Toronto and specializes in gait, mobility and lower extremity management.

Dr Goldenberg is a consultant in Medicine and Geriatrics at the University Health Network, Mount Sinai Hospital, Baycrest Hospital, Northumberland County Hospital and the Rouge River Centenary Hospital.

Dr. Kim Tapang

Kim Tapang MD

Kim Tapang graduated from medical school in the Philippines.
He was a surgical resident a Vicentz Sotto Memorial Medical Centre before immigrating to Canada.

He now assists with wound care and conducts our diagnostic studies.

Daniel Gericke

Daniel Gericke CHT, DMT-A , LST CDI

Senior Certified Hyperbaric Technologist

Daniel began his Hyperbaric career in 1988 with the South African (SA) Navy in Simonstown SA where he achieved the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer and Navy Clearance Diving Instructor. For the next 6 yrs, Daniel directed the SA Navy Decompression Chamber Program where he began treating Hyperbaric Oxygen patients in addition to those with decompression injuries.

In 1999 Daniel founded the first multiplace Hyperbaric Medical Center in a private hospital at Saint Augustines hospital in' Durban, South Africa. In 2004, a sister monoplace facility at Millpark's Hyperbaric Medical Center in Johannesburg opened her doors under Daniel's directorship.

Daniel is a distinguished member of the South African Underwater and Hyperbaric Medical Association and remains one of their training directors. In 2006 Daniel moved to Bermuda where he served as Safety Director at the Bermuda Hospitals Board. The multiplace facility at King Edward Memorial Hospital achieved its first International Safety Accreditation in 2011 and was listed as a Divers Alert Network Preferred Provider under Daniel's stewardship. With the support of The Divers Alert Network (DAN), Daniel worked to promote safe diving in this active community through workshops, lectures and pro bono training. This year Daniel was awarded the honor of top 5 Instructor Trainers through DAN World.

Martin Necpal

Martin Necpal BA, CHT

Hyperbaric Technologist, Hyperbaric Safety Director

Mr. Necpal has many years of diverse experience in diving and hyperbaric medical technology. He started as a deep-sea commercial diver with Oceaneering International in 1977. Over the last 30 years he has worked as a diver, operator and trainer for one of the world's deepest (1700 msw) diving research complexes at DRDC Toronto (formerly DCIEM). In 1993 he joined the Hyperbaric Medicine Unit at the Toronto General Hospital on part-time basis as a hyperbaric chamber controller and since 2004 became the Hyperbaric Safety Director.

Mr. Necpal is an Associate member of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society. In 1993 he became a Certified Hyperbaric Technologist (with distinction) through the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology. Over the years he has attended a number of diving and hyperbaric safety related courses.

Mr. Necpal also holds a locum position of a Hyperbaric Safety Officer in Bermuda, at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

Daniel Linden

Daniel Linden BA

Director of New Revenue

Daniel is the Director of our charity's fundraising team.

Michelle

Michelle

Office Manager

Michelle has over 20 years of management and administrative experience. Aside from ensuring the smooth day-to-day operations of the centre and scheduling, her responsibilities are wide and varied, but her highest priority is to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality of care.  If you have any questions or concerns about your treatment, Michelle is the one to ask.