Angela is a critical care physician with an interest in improving services for under-resourced, rural, remote and Indigenous communities. After leaving her home countries of Afghanistan and Russia, she spent many years on the move before she settled in BC, where she obtained a biopsychology degree at SFU followed by MD and General Internal Medicine training at UBC. She subsequently completed fellowships in Critical Care Medicine at University of Calgary, Echocardiography at UBC and Cardiothoracic Critical Care in Cambridge before returning to practice in BC.
She is currently working at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and completing a Master of Public Health with a focus on QI and Patient Safety at Johns Hopkins. Angela has an interest in improving health care quality and access through system level change informed by reliable data. She hopes that this fellowship will help in building a system for measuring and addressing gaps in services for critically ill patients, particularly those in under-serviced communities, with a goal of improving equity in care.
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