Naheed Dosani

Naheed Dosani is a Palliative Medicine Fellow at the University of Toronto. He recently completed his Residency in inner-city Family Medicine, where he served as Co-Chief Resident of St. Michael’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. He is a researcher, with projects underway investigating the impact of housing on health, social media as a tool for communication among healthcare providers and palliative care for heart failure patients. He teaches medical students & residents, serves on the Board of Directors for the Agincourt Community Services Association and is the staff advisor for Students for Medicare. Dr. Dosani is passionate about the social determinants of health, inner city health, global health equity and social media. You can follow Naheed on Twitter @NaheedD


Articles and Opinion Pieces by this author

Telemedicine, the next frontier: bringing care to where patients live

“On average, it costs the system $50 000 a year to provide dialysis treatment for one person with chronic kidney disease. If a patient is admitted to hospital for an acute illness and requires ‘crash’ dialysis, this admission alone can cost upwards of $20 000, excluding emergency and transport expenses. The impact that these numbers…

Screening for poverty: identifying an important social determinant of health

“A 41 year-old woman with no documented medical history or family history of disease presents to you complaining of occasional chest pains on exertion. How many would order a stress test to rule-out cardiovascular disease?” asks Dr. Gary Bloch, to a captivated audience of resident physicians currently in training at an academic learning day –…

Three reasons why patients should consider using social media

In November of 2011, I published an article in the Canadian Medical Association’s Future Practice journal on the benefits of the use of social media for physicians. Much of the feedback I received from healthcare professionals was positive. However, many commented on the lack of literature regarding patient use of social media. As a resident physician in Family Medicine,…