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I am passionate about Aboriginal health and Canadian health policy, and have served on numerous committees including the BC Medical Association’s Committee on Aboriginal Health, the BC Advisory Committee to the Ministry of Health and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada committee that developed culturally competent curriculums for Post-graduate medical education (Chair of Surgery Curriculum Development). Through my role modeling, speaking engagements and formal committees, I aim to share my passion and foster ongoing opportunities to eliminate health disparities in Native communities in both Canada and the United States.
Dr. Caron (Ojibway) is a General and Endocrine surgeon, an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, Northern Medical Program, and an Associate Faculty member at Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health. She joined the Johns Hopkins Center as an Associate Faculty member in 2009 and works closely with the Center’s Training team on developing and implementing courses and mentoring students. As the first female First Nations student to graduate from the University of British Columbia’s medical school, she won the Hamber Gold Medal as the top graduating student and was named one of Maclean’s “One Hundred Canadians to Watch.” During her surgical residency she completed her Master’s degree in public health from Harvard University and was awarded UBC’s Top Student Award.