Dr. Seema Marwaha is a general internal medicine physician at St. Michael’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She completed her Master’s in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a specialization in technology and innovation. She also completed at Fellowship in Global Journalism and Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.
Seema’s research is focused in two main areas. The first is healthcare storytelling and patient experience education, where she has experimented with using virtual reality to better communicate health experiences to learners. She is also part of the Canadian chapter of DiPEx International. Her second area of interest is in journalism, advocacy, and health communication. Designing media and content optimal for public consumption is a goal and interest of hers. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Healthy Debate (healthydebate.ca). Using it as a platform, she seeks to understand how medical content is created, accessed and deemed credible to the user.
Seema is also a journalist and medical correspondent. She is a regular contributor to CBC, Chatelaine and has written for Post Media, the Canadian Press and Macleans, among others.