Our Team


Mitch Santos

Director of Clinical Operations
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

Mitch brings over a decade in clinical experience and project management. Before joining DeerFields, she worked with some of Toronto’s top cardiac and executive health clinics and an Independent Cardiac Technician. Passionate about cardiovascular health, Mitch has specialized in non-invasive cardiology Procedures such as GXT, Electrocardiography, Heart Rhythm Analysis, Holter Scanning and VO2 max. Her work and dedication to excellence assures that our clients always have a first class experience.


Anthony Barsby

BSc, CEP & Lifestyle Coach
“Walking is a man’s best medicine.” – Hippocratesl

As DeerFields’ Lifestyle Coach, Anthony uses the five pillars of lifestyle to provide clients with comprehensive and customized lifestyle coaching through face-to-face consultations and online mentoring. A Certified Exercise Physiologist, Anthony is proficient at fitness assessments and implementing exercise prescriptions catered to individual’s unique needs and capabilities.

Anthony graduated Magna Cum Laude from York University with a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology and a certificate in Fitness Assessment & Exercise Counseling. Prior to joining DeerFields, Anthony worked as Exercise Physiologist at York University’s Human Performance Lab completing hundred’s of fitness assessments on athletes and applicants for physically demanding occupations.

Anthony has also worked as a Personal Trainer focusing on athletic performance development and fitness introduction.

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Kiran Verma

Physician Assistant

Kiran studied medicine at Windsor University School of Medicine from 2007-2013 graduating with an MD degree in 2014. Following medical school, Kiran spent two years in Chicago as an Assistant in the Family Medicine Department at Swedish Covenant Hospital; a Medical Assistant in Paediatric Endocrinology at Rush Hospital; and in a clinical rotation including OB/GYN at St. Bernard Hospital. An International physician, she is working towards Board certification in Canada where she looks forward to a career in family medicine.

While attending medical school, Kiran was part of the Helping Hands Organization aiding poor and unwell individuals in St. Kitt’s & Nevis. She received an award for providing exemplary service and care to others.

At DeerFields, Kiran’s primary responsibilities will include assisting Dr. Knipping with managing prescriptions, referrals, and supporting our female clients. In addition, she will act as client liaison, following up after Exams and Quarterly Reviews, reaching out to confirm appointments, as well many other important client matters. Kiran can be reached via email at kverma@deerfields.ca or at 416-253-9769.


Kevin Roy

President & General Manager
A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.

Kevin is very proud to be part of a tremendously passionate team at Deerfields and hopes to inspire others to approach their health & vitality in the Deerfields’ way….

Kevin is a graduate of Laurentian University (1986) and has spent the majority of his career working in the Healthcare industry. Most recently, he is joining DeerFields after spending 3 1/2 years with G.E. Healthcare in the position as Account Manager responsible for major hospitals and purchasing groups throughout Ontario and Manitoba.

Prior to G.E., Kevin worked in similar roles with Baxter Canada and Sanofi-Aventis where his “customer comes first” approach was invaluable in forging solid relationships. His hope is that his passion and belief in living a strong and healthy lifestyle will resonate well with Deerfields’ current clients as well as those to come.

Dr. Eric Duncan

Civil Aviation Medical Examiner

Dr. Eric Duncan joined the DeerFields Team in March 2018, and performs Civil Aviation Medical Examinations.

Dr. Duncan was an undergraduate in the University of Bristol, England, from 1973 to 1979. He obtained an Honours BSc in Pharmacology in 1976 and completed his medical degrees MB CHb, in 1979.

Dr. Duncan pursued higher surgical training in various hospitals in Bristol and Manchester, England, between 1979 and 1984. He obtained a Fellowship in General Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh FRSC (Ed), in 1984.

Dr. Duncan then undertook postgraduate training in neurosurgery in Toronto and Ottawa (Canada), between 1985 and 1991. He obtained a Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons FRCS(c), in 1991 with a specialist certification in the practice of neurosurgery.

In 1991, Dr. Duncan joined the medical staff of the Mississauga Hospital as a consultant neurosurgeon where he continues his clinical practice. He has a particular interest in the management of spinal conditions.

In 2009, Dr. Duncan completed training for a Private Pilot License (PPL). He was appointed a Civil Aviation Medical Examiner (CAME), in 2011. In 2016, Dr. Duncan obtained his Commercial Pilot License (CPL).

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Susan Francis

Clinical Assistant

Susan has worked in the health care sector for over 10 years and brings exceptional skills and experience to our team. Prior to joining DeerFields, Susan worked with multiple physicians, providing support with surgical procedures and blood work and diagnostics testing. She has been recognized as the top phlebotomist in the Greater Toronto Area.

Susan has participated in WHMIS safety training, taking necessary measures to protect herself, her co-workers, and our clients, and to properly identify and control hazardous materials. She received her certification from the Michener Institute in IV Insertion & Maintenance and is also certified in Intramuscular Injection training. She is licensed under the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists. Susan shares her passion for healthy, active living with our entire DeerFields community.