Dr. Ambreen Sayani, MD, MSc, PhD (c), is a surgeon by training and has worked closely with cancer patients and their families. She is passionate about advocating for patient’s rights and has carried out both bench and bedside cancer research to improve treatment and provide socially-just care.
She has held leadership roles across multiple healthcare industries and has consulted for private-sector organizations and governments. At present, Ambreen’s research is focused on the interface between social and health equity, and its implications for cancer risk, treatment and survival. She has presented at numerous conferences in Canada and Internationally, and has several peer-reviewed publications.
Ambreen is a member of the Equity Advisory Committee for the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, a member of the Medical Advisory Committee for the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, and she is a Community Ambassador for the Region of Peel’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Charter.
Ambreen works at the MAP-Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto; and has recently been awarded the Skinner Agent of Change Leadership Award by the Faculty of Health at York University, Toronto.