When was the last time you talked with your friends and family about your poop? At a young age, we are primed not to discuss our bowel habits. People are ashamed to take the extended bathroom break at work and even more so, discuss important topics like colon cancer screening. This has to change!
Dr. Sapna Makhija
Founding Gastroenterologist, GI Health Centre
She started her undergraduate education at the University of British Columbia, followed by a medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan. During medical school Dr. Makhija exhibited leadership and academic excellence, including holding a position on the Student Medical Society, receiving a scholarship from the Leukemia Research Fund of Canada, and graduating with distinction in 2002. Dr. Makhija’s post-graduate education includes completing an Internal Medicine residency and further specialization in Gastroenterology at the University of Calgary. Her leadership and academic pursuits involved serving as chief resident, as well as partaking in a number of research projects.She has published journal articles in gastroenterology, and has written a textbook chapter. After residency, Dr. Makhija completed a fellowship in Clinical Nutrition and Obesity at the University of Toronto, and has published in the area of nutritional assessment. Since completing her academic and clinical training, Dr. Makhija has worked throughout the Greater Toronto Area, as well as locum tenans in British Columbia and Ontario. She enjoys diverse patient populations as she speaks English as well as Hindi and Punjabi. She has chosen to make GI Health Centre her primary practice where she can combine her extensive gastroenterological knowledge with her nutrition background.Dr. Makhija prides herself in maintaining a well-balanced lifestyle of work and pleasure. She enjoys traveling, photography, cultural dancing, and organizing fundraising events.
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