Sameer worked in the emergency room and in post operative care for two years before moving to Canada in 2020 to join his family. He has an interest in primary care and public health and is exploring opportunities in these fields.
Following her graduation in 2013, Sara worked as a medical resident at Bashair Teaching Hospital, which served marginalized and low-income populations. She also worked as a national physician at the international organization for Migration (IOM), and successfully advanced the migration health agenda by incorporating migrant-inclusive health policies. Sara believes that morbidity and mortality among the migrant population is a critical health concern and deserves both domestic and international attention. As a result, she made a commitment to herself to work tirelessly to address the health needs of migrants and newcomers with special attention to the health of women and young girls. Her future plan is to ensure that discussions around irregular, forced, or exploitative migrant's health situations be incorporated into our health discussions here in Canada.
After relocating to the United Sates, she started volunteering at the University of San Francisco, California and later was hired as a Post- Doc research, she is currently doing her Post- Doctorate Fellowship in her field of interests of Cardiopulmonary medicine. She plans on working in the field while pursuing her licensure to practice Medicine.
She is an active member of AIMGA and a robust member of the Health & Wellness team. She aspires to delve deeper into the Canadian healthcare system so that she can be a contributing healthcare professional for the community at large.
Maryan is currently a volunteer at Rockyview General Hospital Eye Clinical, Calgary. She enjoys providing administrative support to patients and the medical staff. She also loves spending quality time with her family, exploring nature, and reading historical fiction. Maryan is exploring various career opportunities that match her interest while preparing for her Canadian licensure examinations to attain her future goal of obtaining a residency position in Canada.
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Seun currently provides companionship, social activities, and personal care to ensure optimal health and comfort for seniors in their homes. She is seeking opportunities in the areas of public health and research where her expertise, skills, and knowledge can reach their full potential.
Ibifubara is passionate about the health needs of young adults, adolescents, and children, specifically. She has been actively involved in child health promotion, teaching, and volunteers in the mentoring of teens and youth. As a physician, with an interest in pediatrics and ophthalmology, Ibifubara focused on reducing childhood mortality and morbidity. Ibifubara also has an interest in research and instruction and has published over six research papers in various international journals. She is currently participating in a research certificate course to improve her knowledge in the field of research. She is also an active member of the Alberta International Medical Graduate Association's health and wellness team. She is seeking to apply her clinical and research expertise in the healthcare system in an alternative career or as a physician.
He also worked in Ghana West Africa as a Quality Assurance Officer for two years from 2017 to 2019 prior to coming to Canada where he was involved in quality projects and developing standard operating procedures to maintain high standards of patient care. He has licenses to practice in both Eritrea and Ghana.
Since coming to Canada he has worked at RBC as client advisor, volunteered at Immigrant Services Calgary as a language interpreter and translator, and is an active member of the COVID-19 Response / Health and Wellness team. He's currently working at Alberta Health Services as a case investigator and contact tracing for Covid-19 in Communicable Disease Centre.
She believes in diversity and the long-term goal she sets[...]
She wore several hats in her Canadian work experience journey. She worked as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Fertility Lab Coordinator, Family Medicine Clinic Managing Director, Covid-19 Response/ Health and Wellness team Member with AIMGA and most recently a Clinical Assistant with Alberta Health Services.
Marian loves spending time with her family, traveling, cooking, gardening, and Cactus is her favorite.
She is so proud of her journey so far and will continue to follow her dream to practice Family Medicine in Canada!
She also organized fundraising programs, volunteered for not-for-profit organizations and disability programs which led her to pursue certificates in Organizational Healthcare Management and Administration and Leadership and Management from the University of Washington. She's currently a member of Alberta International Medical Graduate Association's health and wellness team and is exploring career opportunities that align with her interests.
Since coming to Canada, she has continued to pursue her interests by taking courses in Health and Human Services Management while concurrently writing exams required for licensure in Canada. She is also interested in research and has assisted in and co-authored a few publications.
Abdel-Nassir took advantage of the fact that he lives in Canada during his Medical Studies to join couple of organizations that are Canada based. Such as Alberta International Medical Graduates Association or better known as AIMGA, as well as the Canadian Red Cross Humanitarian Society.
By being a member of AIMGA, Abdel-Nassir volunteers in the Health and Wellness team. He participates in Friday meetings with the Health and Wellness team and in general takes pride in providing language translation services for new comers, as well as informing new comers about the eligible support and services they can receive. As much as the Health and Wellness team helps new comers to settle seamlessly, they also convey better health practices and any sort of health awareness to the general public, specially during the outbreak of Covid-19.
By being an employee of the Canadian Red Cross, Abdel-Nassir was recently deployed to Vancouver Island on a mission to help out with the massive vaccination process in British Colombia. Abdel-Nassir's assignment to support the BC vaccination for support 2021 – Duncan as an Emergency Care Worker is to work along side with Canadian Red Cross field operators and collaborate with Vancouver Island Health authority also known as Island Health. As an Emergency Care Worker, Abdel-Nassir is an ambassador for the CRC, Vaccine providers, and the Island Health. He will be providing Mental Health/Psychosocial support as well as expertise on site planning and/or monitoring to prevent or reduce the risk of transmission to health-care providers, clients, patients, and/or residents through the application of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) guidance on site. Overall he is super excited to help the Island get vaccinated in a smooth and orderly fashion.
Abdel-Nassir was born in Somalia, then was raised in a refugee camp the first 14 years of his life. He came to Canada in 2008 with a passion to forge a career in the Medical Field. He works tirelessly to achieve greatness. He is the first member of his family to go to University. He has a strong passion of becoming a Cardiologist in the near future.
She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Medicine in 2002, from Grant Medical College, India. She then completed her Diploma in Child Health and Fellowship of College of Physicians and Surgeons (FCPS) from India before moving to the United Kingdom. In the United Kingdom, she achieved her Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and Certificate of completion of training in Paediatrics, UK. As a staff paediatrician, she diversified into developmental paediatrics, particularly autism assessments.
She also has a keen interest in research with several publications to her name mostly in paediatric nephrology. She is also an enthusiastic teacher and provided lectures for the MSc teaching program with the University of Glasgow. She was also a national trainee representative during her time as a paediatric trainee in UK.
She is seeking to combine her extensive clinical experience with her passion for research. She is especially passionate about gaining a greater understanding about the developing mind of children, especially in the early years and the future implications for children with neurodevelopmental challenges. As such, she is looking to getting involved in research in this area.
Niveen is a fully licensed physician not only in her home country Egypt but also in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) and obtained her LMCC certificate in 2018. She obtained her Pediatrics Masters degree in 2010. While at the U.A.E. she led workshops and presentations regarding children's vaccination schedules. She moved to Canada in 2017 with her family to seek out better opportunities. Besides being fluent in Arabic and English, Niveen also took up the French language in which she believes is an asset.
Niveen is currently an active member of the Alberta International Medical Graduates Association and a current participant of their Career Transition Program. As part of their program, she is working towards starting her new career as a Wellness Consultant in Canada.
Fulfilling her desire to remain up to date with the latest trends in beauty; Niveen joined a lash extension training academy in 2019 and got certified as a lash extension artist. Currently, she owns a small business, that keeps her busy while working on her wellness consultant training program. It helps her expand her social network and at the same time it brings joy to her heart when she sees her valued clients happy with their new look! Married and a mother of two handsome boys, Niveen Bishai has a passion for arts and crafts, and travel. She participates in exhibitions that are organized by different organizations to sell her handmade crafts during the different seasons and occasions.
Upon arrival in Canada, she started volunteering at the Canadian Red Cross as a member of the Emergency Response Team helping on small scale disasters. Later she was accepted as a Health Care Aide in Hemodialysis at the Foothills Medical Centre. Three years later, she was offered to do the pilot training as HCA Cycler Assist in Home Peritoneal Dialysis at the Sheldon M Chumir Health Centre, which she continues to do part-time. She also volunteers as a COVID19 Screener at the Urgent Care Centre at Sheldon M Chumir keeping patients and staff safe. She is completing the sponsored course for Infection Prevention and Control of IPAC Canada.
She is seeking opportunities in the field of infection prevention and control. She hopes to contribute more for the well-being of all Canadians and is exploring pathways in Family Medicine.
Before Medical College, Rajwinder attended McMaster University and obtained BSc (life sciences). Also, she volunteered as a companion for the elderly via Catholic Family Services. She has volunteered with Brampton Civic Hospital for more than 7 years, where she provided support to patients and medical staff at the pediatric ward and emergency.
Rajwinder is currently living in Edmonton. She is working as a Contact Tracer Specialist with AHS and volunteering with PALs (Math Tutor) and the Red Cross.
Madiha immigrated to Canada in 2014 and obtained Canadian citizenship in 2018. She has worked with government and private institutions to support children with special needs; learned biopsychosocial approach to work in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams to organize, support, advocate, to develop effective coping strategies and to implement multisensorial technique for children with Autism. Worked in close collaboration with FSCD, Autism Calgary, RCSD, Pediatrician, Psychiatrist and family doctor. She has passed QE1 and NAC OSCE in 2020. She aspires to obtain a residency in Family medicine and is excited to be a part of the Health & Wellness Team.
He was also engaged within the community in the areas of health education, addiction, and counselling and is a firm believer in Preventive Medicine. In addition to his medical practice, Mark volunteered to meet the medical needs of rural communities in Nigeria that lacked basic amenities, accessible and affordable health care and good sanitary conditions.
He moved to Calgary with his family in 2016 and is currently preparing for licensure. He currently works with autistic teenagers as a Behavioral Therapist with The Society for Treatment of Autism. He has volunteered with the Canadian Cancer Society in creating awareness on Cancer prevention and raising funds for cancer research, prevention, population health and quality of life.
He has also volunteered with AIMGA to conduct research in the area of alternative career pathways for IMGs and is a co-author of a publication. He is now a member of AIMGA's health and wellness team. Mark is seeking positions that would allow him to focus on preventative health and to collaborate with teams of clinical researchers in providing evidenced-based, smart solutions to preventing chronic diseases.
She has worked as a General practitioner for 23 months before proceeding to commence her postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Cross River State, Nigeria. She has about 4 years experience in this specialty and has exceptional communication and counselling skills with patients as well as a well-developed assessment, clinical, procedural and surgical skills. She migrated to Canada in June 2021 and is seeking opportunities in Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well as family medicine in order to contribute to the promotion of health of all Canadians.
Growing up in large family nurtured with love, Melat has a great love and respect for humanity. She is self-aware, thoughtful and humble. She is also interested in art and philosophy.
He is a team player and is always ready to take on and overcome difficulties both within a team and independently depending on the task and situation. He enjoys volunteering specifically in sport activities; an area where he has also practised his exceptional leadership and management skills. After immigrating to Canada he now aims to enrich his experience and contribute his skills, expertise and knowledge within an area where he can be resourceful.
He also served as an international volunteer with UNV/UNDP in Trinidad and Tobago, a beautiful Caribbean island from 2015 to 2017. During his two years of service as general practitioner, he was distinguished by providing excellent patient centered care from rural underserved communities to district health facilities.
Due to his experience in both national and international medical practice experience, he came across both communicable and non-communicable diseases and how to manage them.
After working as a Medical Doctor, Atobrhan relocated to Canada. His primary goal remains to practice medicine but in the time-being he wanted to successfully integrate into the Canadian workplace. He began his journey in alternative careers as a surgical processor at the Foothills Medical Center and then shortly later was promoted to a supervisory position. Atobrhan then transferred into a new role and is now working as a case investigator and case surveillance in the communicable disease control site of Alberta Health Services. As a healthcare professional, he is a strong believer in the power of positive thinking that contributes to both positive workplace dynamics and team outputs.
Currently, Atobrhan is enrolled in a Master's program (Health Service Management) at the University of Lethbridge and is an active member of AIMGA's Covid-19/Health and Wellness team. Atobrhan is actively involved with the Eritrean Canadian Community in Calgary. Atobrhan is currently working on a research project about post Covid-19 mental wellbeing on multi-racial community in Alberta. He is interested in delving deeper into research as he works towards his long-term goals.
teaching biology, microbiology and physiology to medical students.
He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Medicine from the University of Kalamoon, Deir Atiah, Syria in 2017 including a one-year internship in Kalamoon Hospital. In 2018, he led a literature review about HLA and its relation to obesity under the supervision of California institute of Behavioral Neurosciences and Psychology.
Habib is an active member of the Alberta International Medical Graduate Association's health and wellness team and is exploring careers based on his interests.
Firas believes that the combination of non-pharmacological and pharmacological measures can improve output and optimize results; and this is where he believes exceptional communication skills are the cornerstone in this equation. Firas also has experience in regular presentations in hospital and clinical settings specifically pertaining to management of emergency medical cases and has held weekly media programs about the high incidence diseases in community and their management. Firas is currently aiming to integrate and enjoy the new place he calls home- Alberta, Canada.
She is board member of Alberta Hands and Voices, a parent-led, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. She also volunteers at the Foothills Medical Centre she in retail services that support patient care and comfort. Additionally, she is a member of AIMGA's COVI?D Response / Health and Wellness team which supports newcomers' health education.
At heart, she is a passionate educator with an inquisitive mind. She takes pride in her work ethics. She is known to bring compassion and positivity to any workplace. She is currently pursuing career opportunities to support health literacy and well-being of people today to contribute to their quality of life for tomorrow.
She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Medicine from University of Benin, Benin City, Edo, Nigeria. She practiced as a General Practitioner and as an Assistant Primary Health Care Coordinator after which she specialized in Family Medicine for two years before moving to Canada in May 2018. Due to her keen interest in Public health, she acquired Master's in public health. Gloria also has an interest in Public health preventions, health education and counselling, monitoring and evaluation and Health administration. She is an active member of the Alberta International Medical Graduate Association and a member of the health and wellness team while she explores opportunities to become part of the Canadian healthcare system.
She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan. She practiced as General Physician and specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology for four years before moving to Canada in 2013. The contentment derived from healing illness has always inspired her and she now aspires to transfer all her acquired experiences to have a positive impact on the health outcomes and welfare of others in the Calgary community.
Due to his strong leadership and interpersonal skills, he coordinated the National Health Insurance Scheme Program with a database of over 10,000 clients for a community health centre in Nigeria. He was responsible for adjudication and claim resolution, evaluating medical claims, reviewing each client's eligibility for health care benefits, as well as quality control in respect to health care services delivered to clients.
Kola's research skills were exhibited when he coordinated and enrolled over 100 subjects infected with HIV into a study to determine the effect of Highly-Active Anti-retroviral Therapy (HAART) on CD4 count in a community. He subsequently created questionnaires and designed the scope for research on substance use among undergraduates in a University community.
As a creative-problem solver, he designed and implemented an infection control and disease prevention unit with a standard protocol at a community health centre during the Ebola Virus epidemic. In this role, he organized workshops and seminars for various communities on preventive medicine, with a focus on lifestyle modification as a vital component of disease prevention. Prior to volunteering through a not-for profit organization in assessing and managing people living with HIV, Kola was awarded with a letter of commendation for meritorious service by health organizations, towards improving health care delivery systems.
Kola volunteers for the Distress Centre and AIMGA's health and wellness team. He plans to acquire a Masters in Healthcare Management and Leadership. He is exploring opportunities in the Canadian Healthcare System in insurance management, clinical research, or infection control.
Currently, he has been involved in raising health awareness in general population by being a part of AIMGA's health and wellness team besides his involvement in research related to mental health. As a person, he is industrious, and humble and always gives delight to the people around him. He is always keen to volunteer in initiatives that support underprivileged populations of society. He cherishes the company of family members and loves to travel. He looks forward to establish himself as a mental health care professional in future.
Her formal training in public health began with the West African College of Physicians Residency Training in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Due to her exceptional leadership skills, Uche was appointed Chief Resident and Practice Manager to coordinate infectious disease control at the clinical and community level.
Uche obtained certification from US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sponsored Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) during which she participated in outbreak response and surveillance evaluation. She was the lead for infection prevention and control (IPC) training at the Ebola Emergency Operation Center (EOC) where she developed protocols and coordinated IPC best practices in health facilities and schools.
Beyond the laudable efforts, her ability to articulate research findings and public health actions to an international scientific audience in 2016 not only demonstrated her advanced communication skill, but also earned her the coveted CDC award of 'Best Outbreak Response' in Africa.
Her critical-thinking ability was demonstrated when she conducted a quasi-experimental study to determine the cost-effectiveness of SMS and home visit reminders in reducing immunization dropout rates. She presented this research at the prestigious CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) conference in Atlanta, Georgia in 2018. Uche continues to hone her research skill and is currently a Clinical Research Scholar at Harvard Medical School.
Uche currently works for the Canadian Red Cross as the Provincial Public Health Lead where she coordinates a team of Public Health Advisors to implement COVID-19 control measures across Alberta. She also supports the COVID-19 contact tracing at Alberta Health Services. She is extremely grateful to AIMGA for shining the torch as she navigates uncertain waters in her career path. Her passion for public health is resounding and she hopes to explore further career opportunities in the Canadian Public Health System.
Nuruddin's educational background in clinical pediatrics and public health has enabled him to assume various roles in his career as a pediatrician, health educator, program developer and administrator in medical education. He has strong abilities to communicate effectively with his colleagues, demonstrated problem-solving skills, the ability to motivate people and exceptional time management skills; these skills are the driving forces for his achievements in his professional life. Outside of work, he enjoys photography and listening to music.
He is currently working as AIMGA's Community Engagement Coordinator and as a Contact Specialist with Alberta Health Services Communicable Disease Centre. He is seeking a position as a Clinical Assistant in Pediatrics.
Natalia immigrated to Canada after earning her specialist certificate to reunite with her family. She has passed medical license exams and currently works as a Medical Office Assistant. While working in this position, she has gained insights and practical knowledge of the Canadian healthcare system and its ethical and legal aspects. She is an active AIMGA member and also a robust member of the Health & Wellness Team. Having experience working alongside various interdisciplinary teams and possessing a combination of professional and specialized skills, Natalia aspires to become a physician in Canada. She is also looking for volunteer opportunities in medical research, and clinical observerships to continue to strengthen her skills and enrich her knowledge and hands-on experience.
Quinn's interest is in laboratory sciences, specifically in Molecular Biology. She is fascinated by medical genetics, prenatal counseling, and fertility treatments. Her other interests include health education and teaching. As an active member of the Alberta International Medical Graduate Association (AIMGA) and a current participant of their Career Transition Program, she is actively exploring pathways into the Alberta health care system to practice these adjuncts to medicine. Currently, Quinn works for the Alberta Health Services (AHS) and is making a steady impact in reducing COVID-19 risk spread through contact tracing.
During her medical school she has worked at several rural health camps and conducted health education campaigns and community outreach programs in Madhya Pradesh, India, which led to increased awareness about various communicable and non-communicable diseases among people and increased their adherence to medical services. One of her proudest accomplishments is when she received an award from the 'Indian Council of Medical Research' for a research study titled 'Feasibility and Viability of Mobile Phone Healthcare Services Provided to the Rural Population of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh'.
Afrah is currently on her pathway to licensure as a physician in Canada and the United States and has successfully completed the MCCQE and USMLE examinations. She is currently volunteering at the Women's Centre of Calgary and plans to continue her role as a lifelong learner to better care for those in need. In her spare time, you can find her trying to learn the guitar and piano, reading novels, and travelling to unique places.
She's now working as a physician assistant in Calgary which involves taking relevant medical histories, conducting medical examinations under supervision, preparing patient charts and referrals. She has been an active member of the Alberta International Medical Graduates Association's Health And Wellness Team where she has been conducting webinars related to COVID 19 and other health related topics for the South East Asian communities. She's seeking employment opportunities in healthcare while pursuing licensure.
She has done her MCC exam and is currently working as a Clinical Assistant in a Family Clinic. While working in this position, she has gained insight, practical knowledge and clinical experience of the Canadian Healthcare and its ethical and legal aspects. Ammara is an active member of AIMGA and she aspires to become a physician in Canada. She is looking for volunteer opportunities in clinical research and intends to work as a clinical assistant in Alberta to gain hospital work experience in Canada.
He has been participating in humanitarian services from his days as an undergraduate, ranging from personal medical missions in underserved areas to serving different organizations, religious bodies etc.
He is also described as a shrewd private investor with a keen interest in leadership and management traversing several sectors in both public and private space. He possesses excellent communication, system thinking and leadership skills which has been of benefit to multiple start ups in and outside of the heath-care system. He strongly believes in lifting others by providing clarity of purpose and direction. He leads an exemplary professional life known for upholding ethical standards and ensuring quality service delivery.
This perspective is what drives Oliyide to establish and maintain practices that highlight the significance of stakeholders and doctors working together to create an environment where patients themselves have the autonomy of choosing their own level of engagement in their care. She is currently exploring alternative pathways into Healthcare in Alberta and is guided by a principle of patient/client centered care, whether in a clinical setting, in healthcare management, leadership and/or other future roles.
Oliyide is an amateur chef in her leisure time and an avid traveler who enjoys exploring and discovering different cultures.
He obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2018. He has completed 1 year internship before moving to Canada in July 2019.
Gazi also has an interest in health management and hospital management. He is an active member of Alberta International Medical Graduate Association and a current participant of their Career Transition Program. As part of this program, he is exploring alternative pathways into the Alberta health care system based on his interest.
Playing soccer and cricket are his favorite outdoor activities.
Omid is known by his colleagues to be an exceptional team player, especially in multidisciplinary teams. He has been a mentor, an educator, a trainer, and often referred to as 'go-to' person by colleagues and staff members. He has a firm belief that when medical professionals are connected to both colleagues and patients the impact of this is grand; this significantly impacts quality of care, team/workplace culture and on a larger scale the global health dynamics.
Omid enjoys volunteering for community events, adventures in nature, photography and quality time with his little family. He has a passion for local and international travel with a focus on experiencing different cultural ways of life. He is looking forward to integrating and embracing the Canadian society and culture and his future goal includes being a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Paediatrics.
She has expertise in family practice, critical care medicine, cardiology, respiratory medicine, women's health, palliative care, psychiatry, value-based healthcare, community outreach and health advocacy.
Her favorite hobby is learning new things and she loves to spend time with her family especially with her two young boys. She is an active member of AIMGA and volunteers with AIMGA's Vaccination helpline. She will pursue her dream to be a licensed Physician in Canada.
She became a volunteer to the Canadian Red Cross as an Emergency Response Team (ERT) responder in December 2020. Hindia moved to Canada over a year ago and became a new member of AIMGA seeking opportunities to further her career by joining Canadian healthcare system.
Babitha, an international medical graduate, focuses her positive energy for creative and innovative ideas. She has successfully completed a certificate in research study design provided by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) and Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS) and ICH-Good Clinical Practice certification. In addition to this, she has undergone training about electronic data capturing using the REDCap software. She has chosen to go through a steep learning curve pursing training in R programming.
In her spare time, Babitha enjoys travel, food, and publishing her paintings. Babitha hopes to find a position in healthcare that combines her interests in technology, research, and education in healthcare.
Rossana immigrated to Canada in 2008 and completed a master's program in Immunology[...]
Rossana has completed numerous observerships in Family Medicine, and has worked as a clinical aide in a family practice clinic to gain insights into the Canadian health care system. Rossana has been an active member of AIMGA's COVID Response team and provided interpretation services at the COVID-19 testing in Brooks, AB and has been doing podcasts. She has recently joined Alberta Health Services as a case investigator specialist. Rossana aspires to obtain a residency position in Canada.
Hira is a strong advocate for the underprivileged and spent some time working in the underserved areas in Pakistan. Hira loves to volunteer and has volunteered in many different organisations during her undergraduate and medical degrees. Her interests lie in disease prevention and she wishes to use her cross-cultural education background to help the underprivileged populations and especially women who have been sidelined in many cultures across the globe. Apart from work, she enjoys travelling, reading books and spending time with her toddlers.
She is passionate about teaching, as well as sharing her knowledge and experience gained throughout many years of clinical practice and she has been able to do so by giving educational presentations on health topics for patients, family and community members, as well as Assistant Professor of Postgraduate studies of PM&R for the University Central of Venezuela (UCV). She is highly committed in providing compassionate quality care as well as supporting communities in need.
In 2016 she came to Canada where she has worked as Medical Assistant and Clinic Aide through which she gained experience in the Alberta Health Care system. She's currently an active member of the Alberta International Medical Graduate Association (AIMGA) and part of their COVID Response / Health and Wellness Team and joined Alberta Health Services as Contact Tracing Support Specialist in December. She is very excited to be part of these amazing teams during such challenging times and to be able to help in the fight against COVID and to be engaged in community.
Michael obtained his Bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery from Alexandria University, Egypt. He practiced as a General Practitioner and Emergency Physician after which he obtained a master degree in surgery before moving to Canada in October 2018. Michael comes with 12+ years of experience in managing patients in a clinic setting, hospital, and ER and worked under two licenses – one as a general practitioner and one as a surgical specialist. He's been involved in research conceptualization, screening, collation, interviewing, and analysis of data on research regarding patients who presented to hospital with Cubital tunnel syndrome; a condition of nerve entrapment at the elbow. Michael has published an article in neurosurgery at National Journal of Health Sciences, 2017, 2, 52-56 under the title Comparative Study of Outcome of Simple Decompression Versus Anterior Transposition of Ulnar Nerve in the Treatment of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. Michael has completed a variety of workshops and certificates.
Michael also has an interest in health management and was a manager of the Om Elnour hospital for approximately a year. Michael is an active participant in AIMGA's health and wellness team and has been working as a Community Scholar and Community Advisor at the University of Calgary. He recently obtained a position with Alberta Health Services as a Contact Specialist.
After moving to Canada in 2011, Nataliia worked in various organizations that supported individuals with intellectual disabilities. She worked in both front line and supervisory positions in different settings which gave her an excellent opportunity to learn about the needs of adults with developmental disabilities as well as the social, psychological, and medical assistance available in Canada.
Seeking an opportunity to work with patients in a clinical setting, Nataliia was accepted to a highly competitive Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound program in Winnipeg, which she completed with Honors in 2016. Since then, she has been working at Alberta Health Services as a part of a multidisciplinary team, honing her professional and interpersonal skills in the Canadian healthcare system.
Following her passion and embracing yet new challenge, Nataliia currently works on returning to medicine. Her passion and focus lay in the field of mental health and serving marginalized groups of society.