PhD '21, Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation
Fahima Dossa is a surgical resident and health services researcher at the University of Toronto.
In 2021, Dossa completed a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, where she studied the systemic factors influencing the remuneration of the surgical workforce. Her work, which demonstrates gender inequities in pay and referral practices and points toward specific actionable solutions, has received national and international media attention, including features in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, CTV, and CBC. Her study on the gender pay gap in surgery was one of JAMA Surgery’s most accessed articles in 2019.
Dr. Dossa has published over 60 articles and holds multiple national research grants. She received the Alice Wilson Award from the Royal Society of Canada in 2019 and the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research Rising Star Award from the CIHR in 2022 for her research excellence and leadership. Dossa now works with local and national organizations to eliminate gender inequity in medicine and mentors medical students interested in careers in surgery.