Dr. Ayisha Kurji
Pedatrician and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Saskatchewan
medicine, pediatrics, eating disorders, patient safety, medical education, advocacy, COVID-19, COVID-19 and impact on kids, COVID-19 and impact on healthcare, patient safety, quality improvement for healthcare
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Dr. Ayisha Kurji is a general pediatrician and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Saskatchewan. She finished medical school at the University of Calgary and completed her pediatrics residency at the University of Saskatchewan. She has an outpatient general pediatrics practice, and also provides inpatient care for those admitted to the hospital. She has a special interest in eating disorders, and helped create the outpatient team based clinic for eating disorders in Saskatoon. Kurji has also completed additional training in patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare. She is committed to excellence in medical education, and has been the recipient of teaching awards at both the undergraduate and postgraduate medical education levels. She has presented about eating disorders provincially and nationally, and other general pediatric topics provincially. One of her highlights was speaking to parents and kids about creating positive body image. The COVID-19 pandemic has helped Kurji develop her voice to educate others and advocate for change to polices about public health, like COVID-19 and other issues important to kids' health through letters to the government, op-eds, social media, and traditional media.