Dr. Najma Ahmed is a trauma surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital, Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto and co-founder of Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns. Najma has been a Verity member for about 10 years.
Najma completed Medical School and General Surgery Residency at McGill University. She holds a PhD in Surgical Infections and Sepsis which she completed during surgical residency. Following her residency she pursued fellowship training in Trauma Surgery and Critical Care at the University of Michigan and the University of Toronto.
Najma was recruited to St. Michael’s Hospital 2001. Her clinical practice focuses on Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, and Critical Care. She has been committed to clinical training processes and outcomes since the beginning of her career. From 2008 until 2018, Najma was the Residency Program Director for General Surgery, responsible for the largest and arguably most complex surgical training program in North America. Under her leadership the program became recognized as a highly functional, cohesive program focused on providing excellent learning opportunities for all learners.
Najma holds the positions of Vice Chair of education, Department of Surgery at U of T. this role, she provides visionary leadership for training success for medical students, residents and fellows, as well as career success of surgeon-teachers within the Department of Surgery. Her contributions to post graduate surgical education have been recognized by numerous awards, including the prestigious Royal College AMS/Donald Richards Wilson Award in 2016.
Her current scholarly activities relate to Resident duty hours, Resident wellness and the application of a competency based framework to surgical training. In 2019, she joined the Royal College is a Clinician-Educator. Najma is mother to daughter, Izza
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