Meet our Team

Dr. Khashayar (Khashy) Rafatzand

Dr. Khashayar (Khashy) Rafatzand completed his specialty training in Diagnostic Radiology at McGill University, followed by subspecialty training in MRI at Harvard university.

Dr. Khashy has served as the director of body MRI at University of Massachusetts from 2014-2020, where he was promoted to Associate Professor of Radiology based on clinical excellence and education. He has been serving as the director of MRI value and quality at McGill University Health Center (MUHC) since January 2021, and as the chief of the radiology department at Lakeshore General Hospital (LGH) in Montreal’s West Island since 2019.

Dr. Khashy has completed Harvard Law School’s programs in “Negotiation and leadership”, “Mediation and Conflict Management”, and is a bicentennial graduate of International Masters in Healthcare Management & Leadership (IMHL) at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management.

Dr. Khashy’s vision for a state-of-the-art medical institution is the product of 1) more than 10 years of community and academic medical practice experience across multiple healthcare system, 2) formal training in healthcare leadership, and 3) the unprecedented healthcare challenges of the pandemic.

Dr. Khashy is the founder of ISMI.

You can reach Dr. Khashy from 8 am to 8 pm at: 514-418-3840, or anytime via email at

Team Khashy

Darah Lecomples

Director of Operations

Darah’s personality is as colourful as her multi-cultural background, dominated by a warmth and cordiality that is unmistakably Central American.

Darah earned her bachelor of Finance from John Molson School of Business. Darah grew her passion for healthcare career in one of the most successful plastic surgery clinics in Montreal with niche expertise in reconstruction for breast cancer patients. In 2021 Darah became a bicentennial McGill graduate, obtaining her International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL) from the McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management.

Darah is at once the face and the heart of our institute. She brightens up the clinic with her charismatic and cheerful attitude, and brings a warm and cohesive comfort to our team. Her effortless elegance is in seamless harmony with ISMI’s exquisite design.

Indefatigable and passionate, Darah is also the engine driving ISMI’s patient-centered operations. Darah found her calling for meaning in ISMI’s vision and mission, and the institute’s dedication to women’s health.

Darah is the Director of Operations at ISMI.

Kirsten Ricafort


Another West-Island girl, Kirsten has spent most of her life in the art world. First, she studied Professional Theatre for Costume Design at John Abbott College. Later, pursuing her passion for hair, Kirsten graduated from Gordon Robertson Beauty Academy before pursuing a career as a stylist for 10 years. By the time Kirsten entered the healthcare domain, she had accumulated 16 years of experience in customer service and client experience. She was quick to answer the call of social duty in the beginning of the pandemic. She started working at West-Island’s Lakeshore General Hospital (LGH) in early 2020, where she embodied the front-line healthcare worker: Kirsten would have been the first person you would be greeted by at the Emergency Department (ED), always with a smile. Here, Kirsten would offer her watchful eyes, her attentive ears and helping hands to anxiously waiting patients; a pack of ice for a sore limb, a gentle push on a wheelchair, or a calming conversation with those who needed it. It was in the always bustling waiting room of LGH ED that Kirsten discovered her love for patient care. Kirsten loves to connect with people; she has South American roots after all. Nothing makes her happier than being able to brighten up someone’s moment. There is nothing more rewarding to her than knowing you feel cared for and dignified, and to see you leave ISMI with hope and a smile. Kirsten is the lead secretary at ISMI.

Dr. Silma Solorzano

Fellowship-Trained Radiologist

Dr. Silma Solorzano is an experienced radiologist with a profound understanding of breast disease and women’s health. 

Dr. Silma’s mission is to provide quality, state-of-the-art diagnosis and interventional procedures to our patients. She has more than 10 years of experience and up-to-date expertise in all breast imaging modalities such as 3D mammography (tomosynthesis), ultrasound and MRI, and is able to perform imaging guided minimally invasive procedures under these modalities. 

Born in Cusco, Peru, Dr. Silma completed a 4 year fellowship training at McGill University to become a subspecialty expert in abdominal and breast imaging. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Silma has established the regional Designated Reference Center for Investigation (CRID) at St Jerome Hospital (CISSS Des Laurentides). Dr. Silma also works at the MUHC’s Cedars Breast Clinic as an adjunct professor of radiology at McGill University.

Dr. Silma’s colleagues always enjoy her warm heart and friendly demeanor. She balances her work with a healthy lifestyle: spending quality time with her husband and three children, dancing Zumba passionately and cross country skiing and hiking in Cap Saint Jacques, her favourite nature park. 

At ISMI, in addition to providing state-of-the-art and compassionate care to her Montreal and West-Island patients, Dr. Silma will pursue her passion to increase outreach for preventing breast health in our multicultural community.

Dr. Solorzano is the specialist in breast imaging and minimally invasive procedures at ISMI.