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 ( 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.

Recent Publications

  1. Marwaha, S. Serena S. CMAJ. 2022;194 (2):E59. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.212115. PubMed PMID:35039394 .
  2. Marwaha, S. Brooke McClelland. CMAJ. 2021;193 (50):E1927. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.211954. PubMed PMID:34930772 PubMed Central PMC8687511.
  3. Marwaha, S. JK. CMAJ. 2021;193 (45):E1745. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.211817. PubMed PMID:34782383 PubMed Central PMC8594546.
  4. Marwaha, S. Alysha M. CMAJ. 2021;193 (41):E1605. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.211409. PubMed PMID:34663608 PubMed Central PMC8547250.
  5. Marwaha, S. KM. CMAJ. 2021;193 (36):E1437. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.211486. PubMed PMID:34518349 PubMed Central PMC8443281.
  6. Marwaha, S. Rob Lackie. CMAJ. 2021;193 (31):E1224. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.211281. PubMed PMID:34373274 PubMed Central PMC8367420.
  7. Marwaha, S. Diana Pineda. CMAJ. 2021;193 (27):E1061. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.210988. PubMed PMID:34253552 PubMed Central PMC8342019.
  8. Marwaha, S. Susan Kiddie. CMAJ. 2021;193 (23):E858. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.210898. PubMed PMID:34099473 PubMed Central PMC8203251.
  9. Marwaha, S. Catherine Héroux. CMAJ. 2021;193 (19):E704. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.210744. PubMed PMID:33972228 PubMed Central PMC8158007.
  10. Marwaha, S. Lia Mattacchione. CMAJ. 2021;193 (15):E530. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.210525. PubMed PMID:33846206 PubMed Central PMC8087332.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Editor-in-Chief, Healthy Debate
  • Affiliate Scientist, Institute for Better Health, Trillium Health Partners
  • Affiliate Scientist, The Wilson Centre
  • AMS Phoenix Fellow
  • Researcher, Health Experiences Research Group