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Meet Dr. Fatima Uddin, a Torontonian who will change the city in 2017

Our Who’s Next series introduced you to five people making a difference in their fields and in the city who will change Toronto for the better in 2017.

Uddin was part of our Who’s Next series, which profiled those who want to make T.O. better in 2017

Dr. Fatima Uddin is a family doctor who focuses on Indigenous health. She travels to a remote northern Ontario community to assist with a prescription drug abuse program — and brings everything she learns back to Toronto. (CBC)

​​Our Who's Next series introduced you to five people making a difference in their fields and in the city who will change Toronto for the better in 2017.


Who: Dr. Fatima Uddin

What she does: Family doctor at Anishnawbe Health Toronto and the Regent Park Community Health Centre.

How she's going to change Toronto in 2017: "Doctors like Fatima … keep Toronto on the leading edge of what medicine and health care can be," said Dr. Gary Bloch, who nominated Uddin. As a family doctor focused on Indigenous health, Uddin also works in the remote northern community of Eabametoong First Nation, also known as Fort Hope, Ont., where she assists with a prescription drug abuse program. She brings back everything she's learned to her practice — and her community — in Toronto. 

What motivates her: "The programs up [north] are so much more cutting edge … I always come back feeling like I have received more than I was able to give," she said. "This is a collaborative effort that we're all a part of. I'm here, but I'm also here to recognize the other voices; the other physicians, the nurses, the community outreach workers, the patients. We all have to work together to make the city a better place." 

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