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I am an emergency doctor at the University Health Network and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. My love of learning and exploration led me to the peaks of a European Space Agency parabola, the rough roads of rural Cambodia, and the shiny halls of business school. I eventually took a much-needed pause to walk an 800 km spiritual journey to find my way home through photography, writing, and motherhood. 

I use storytelling to shed light on the shame-based culture of medicine. I want to advocate for a sustainable workforce in medicine through a deep reflection on shame resilience, empathy, vulnerability, self-compassion, and gratitude. 


My work has been supported by a National Geographic Covid grant and can be found in various national media outlets.

Photo credit Dawn Lim

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