Global Health Emergency Medicine (GHEM) is pleased to invite you to our first OPEN MEETING and OPEN HOUSE of the new academic year on Tuesday October 18th from 5:00-6:30pm at Toronto General Hospital in Room 441 (on the 1st floor near the Eaton elevators (Elizabeth entrance) near the library). 

We wish to use this opportunity to explore how “global health” interacts here in Toronto on a local level, through issues of health equity.  This is a growing and keen interest of our group and we encourage all to attend a talk with Dr. Naheed Doasni (see below for his bio) entitled: 

“Living & Dying on the Streets: Palliative Care for the Homeless & Vulnerably housed”

Following Dr. Dosani’s lecture members of GHEM will remain at the meeting venue for an informal OPEN HOUSE.  Please bring your questions and interest in global health from education to clinical work to research. Additionally, please see for further Staff Bios to help spark your imagination. 

Please RSVP to

We look forward to seeing you,

Director, Global Health Emergency Medicine (GHEM)


Naheed Dosani
Palliative Care Physician & Assistant Clinical Professor
Project Lead for PEACH (Palliative Education And Care for the Homeless), a program of the Inner City Health Associates (ICHA)

Being sick, of course, is very hard, but being sick and living on the street, is even harder. Dr Naheed Dosani is a passionate and respected advocate for marginalized & vulnerable populations with palliative needs. He serves as a Palliative Care Physician at the Inner City Health Associates (ICHA) and William Osler Health System (WOHS). He recently completed the Conjoint Palliative Medicine Residency Program at the University of Toronto and prior to that, a residency in inner-city Family Medicine, where he was elected by his peers as Chief Resident of St. Michael’s Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program. After completing his training, Dr Dosani founded PEACH (Palliative Education And Care for the Homeless), a mobile, street & shelter-based service aimed at providing palliative care for the homeless & vulnerably housed. Through PEACH, he provides Toronto’s most marginalized populations with compassionate care and a dignified approach to their end-of-life journeys.

More recently, he was awarded the 2015 Early Career Development Award by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. In addition, Dr Dosani is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University and Sessional Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC). He serves as Palliative Care Regional Medical Lead for Central West LHIN & Central West CCAC and as Section Editor for the peer-reviewed, Canadian based and internationally distributed academic journal, Current Oncology.

Committed to addressing the social determinants of health, Dr Dosani sits on the Board of Directors of the Agincourt Community Services Association (ACSA) and on the Steering Committee for Health Providers Against Poverty (HPAP). He is an educator, researcher and advocate, focused on innovative and evidence-based solutions to reducing health disparities.