07/15/2013 10:43 EDT | Updated 09/14/2013 05:12 EDT

Facts about Kellie Leitch, named minister of labour and status of women

Kellie Leitch has been named minister of labour and minister of status of women.

Some facts about Leitch:

Age: 42

From: Born in Winnipeg on July 30, 1970.

Education: She has a doctorate of medicine from the University of Toronto, an MBA from Dalhousie University and finished the orthopedic surgery residency program at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and the University of Southern California.

Past work: She is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and an associate professor of surgery.

Political experience: Elected as the Conservative MP for the Ontario riding of Simcoe-Grey on May 2, 2011. Appointed parliamentary secretary to the minister of human resources and skills development and to the minister of labour on May 25, 2011.

Did you know? Leitch volunteers at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario to keep up her surgical skills.