Dr. Tarek Loubani
Tarek Loubani is a Palestinian refugee who lives in London, Ontario. He works as an emergency physician both in London and at the Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza, where he is also involved in the Palestinian program to train emergency physicians.
Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Nada graduated in 1997 with a MSc in Microbiology from the American University of Beirut. A year later, she travelled to UAE where she worked for several years in various fields, education, administration and human resources. In 2005, she immigrated to Canada and went back to school to pursue her passion for nursing where she graduated in 2008 from UofT with a BSc in nursing. She worked as a staff nurse for few years at a downtown hospital in Toronto in the fields of general medicine and emergency. In 2012, she got involved in humanitarian medical aid in the Arab world. She worked on medical aid missions in Yemen, Syria, Turkey, and Lebanon. Currently, she is back in Toronto working as an on-call emergency nurse and she is also a home care (visiting) nurse, providing nursing care for patients in their homes. Nada has a keen interest in humanitarian medical aid in the Middle East and her goal is to make meaningful contributions to the Arab world in that domain.
Dr. Amr Elmaraghy
Dr. Elmaraghy graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine in 1994, and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency there in 2000. After a Clinical Fellowship in Upper Extremity, Hand and Trauma Surgery, he began practice in 2001. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery. Amr has established a subspecialty practice in Upper Extremity Arthroscopy and Reconstructive Surgery and has been published in a number of peer-reviewed orthopaedic journals. During medical school and his orthopaedic residency, he played three years for the Varsity Blue’s Men’s Basketball team, and has continued his interest in sports medicine by acting as a consultant to a number of sports teams, including Canada Basketball’s Men’s National Team. Amr has also established a dedication and experience in treating injured workers. For nearly 9 years he was a Consultant for WSIB Hand &Wrist Specialty clinic at the Toronto Western Hospital, and continues as a consultant for the WSIB Shoulder and Elbow Specialty Clinic at the Sunnybrook Holland Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre. He is currently affiliated with and operates at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto, where he is the Head of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Rand Askalan
Dr. Askalan did her undergraduate degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and her Masters degree in Biochemistry at The American University of Beirut, Lebanon. She subsequently obtained her PhD in Neurosciences at University of Cambridge, England in 1994. She received additional three years of basic research training as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Mike Salter's laboratory at The Hospital for Sick Children before entering the School of Medicine at the University of Toronto to obtain her medical degree in 2001. Dr. Askalan then completed the postgraduate Paediatric Neurology training program at The Hospital for Sick Children in 2006.
She is also the founder and director of the Palestinian Healthy Child Fellowship Program at Sick Kids.