The 10 Commandments of Travel

History

Since 1936, International Medical Services (IMS) has strategically promoted safety and travel illness prevention. We have extensive experience sending short and long term expatriates to every continent and major travel destination (including Antarctica).

Affiliations

International Medical Services provides the clinical support for the work of Missionary Health Institute, one of North York General Hospital’s founding partners. The travel clinic operates nearby NYGH, continuing in a partnership that enables both institutions to pursue excellence in their respective specialties.

Qualified Staff

Our team includes travel health textbook writers and conference speakers. They are continually conducting research in travel medicine. Members of our team hold membership in the International Society of Travel Medicine and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Staff Bios

Ken Gamble:

A physician and formerly a medical superintendent of a hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, Ken Gamble, MD, joined the IMS staff in 1982.. Unwittingly he became a pioneer in the field of travel medicine. He served as staff physician under Dr. Jay Keystone at the Center for Travel and Tropical Medicine until 2005.

Dr. Gamble served 2002 to 2010 on CATMAT, an advisory committee to the Public Health Agency of Canada, and is frequently asked to speak on travel health topics. His most recent textbook chapter is in Travel Medicine: Expert Consult (3rd edition).

Donna Edwards:

Donna Edwards, MD, has worked with IMS since 1996. With her characteristic thoroughness and caring approach, Dr. Edwards effectively meets the varied medical needs of travelers served by the travel clinic.

Dr. Edwards gained extensive medical experience working for 10 years in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Besides 20 years experience in family practice, Dr Edwards holds a diploma in Tropical Medicine from the Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium.

Becky Paonessa:

Becky Paonessa, RN, joined the IMS staff in 2004. Becky’s experience as a Third Culture Kid contributes to her deep understanding of the issues faced by travelers. Becky worked in a pediatric ICU and emergency medicine before working as the head nurse of travel health at IMS.

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Since 1936, International Medical Services (IMS) has strategically promoted safety and travel illness prevention. We have extensive experience sending short and long term expatriates to every continent and major travel destination (including Antarctica).

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