Melissa Lem is a Toronto-based family physician who also works in rural and remote communities across Canada. Her first job was as a small-town emergency-room, obstetrics and acute-care doctor in northern British Columbia before she was drawn back to the bright lights and big city.
A passionate advocate for the health benefits of time spent in nature, her regular writings on the environment and human well-being have been published by several media outlets and environmental charities including the CBC, David Suzuki Foundation, Evergreen and Alternatives Journal. She can sometimes be found playing doctor — and other roles — on film sets around town, and in-house for the Canadian Opera Company and National Ballet. Dr. Lem is actively involved in medical education and holds a faculty appointment with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.
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