I studied office administration at La Cite Collegiale. I worked for 3 years in the Occupational Health department at Canada Post in Ottawa, and then in 2007 I came to the Ottawa Hospital. I worked as a clerk for 4 years at the Eye Institute, and then in May 2012 I joined Dr. Baig’s team as his administrative assistant. In my spare time I like to sing, read books, and spend time with my son!
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Honours degree in Pre-Optometry/Health Sciences with a minor in Biology from the University Of Waterloo. I went on to complete more training, graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Ophthalmic Medical Technology from the University of Ottawa. I have been at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute since 2004 working in the Cornea and Refractive Surgery clinics.
I graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honours BSc in Ophthalmic Medical Technology in 2009. Shortly afterwards, I joined the Refractive Surgery team at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute. In addition, I help to treat keratoconus patients with the Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking with Riboflavin (CXL) procedure and techs in the Cornea specialty clinics.
As a research coordinator at the Eye Institute I have the exciting task of working on new and innovative study projects with some of the most talented Ophthalmologists in North America. I also have the great pleasure of working with a team of dedicated, caring, supportive and intelligent coworkers. My extensive experience in research at the Ottawa Hospital combined with my medical and teaching background have given me the tools necessary to take research ideas to completion. Various aspects of my responsibilities include tasks such as the writing of protocols, obtaining approval from the Ottawa Hospital Ethics Board, implementing study methods and educating patients. Every day there is another interesting project on the horizon.
I have been with the Refractive Surgery Clinic at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute since 2008. As Clinical Research Assistant for the team I am lucky to have a great deal of variety in my work. I provide administrative support and database management for several of our studies, as well as leading weekly information sessions on Corneal Collagen Crosslinking, a treatment for Kerataconus, and providing patient education at their pre-operative appointments. Further, I provide research support for Physicians and staff as needed, which offers the constant opportunity to expand my own knowledge base. I am lucky to have the opportunity to work in an atmosphere where continuing education is encouraged for all staff members, and to have the chance to pass this knowledge on to our patients.