Dr. Indu Gambhir
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Dr. Indu Gambhir

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
- Desmond Tutu

Occupation: E.R. Physician (Focus on disaster response/stress in first responders & physicians)

Personal and Professional Experiences
  • After medical training in India & Canada, had a practice in the Maritimes & then worked in Cornwall for 22 years
  • Indu set up an Emergency Department with 24 hour physician coverage in Cornwall, ON
  • Developed and implemented post-conflict rehabilitation and a resolution plan as a result of managing the Akwasasne Mohawk Reserve Crisis in 1992.
  • Advised physicians facing medical/legal difficulties in CMPA (Canadian Medical 
Protective Association) for 12 years
  • Practiced counselling with a focus on stress management.
  • Worked in MSF (Doctors without Borders) missions in conflict areas (Liberia, India, 
South Sudan, Kenya), working with vulnerable populations, inflicted with neglected diseases and malnutrition
  • Developed and coordinated a MSF Peer Support Network to assist expats returning from their missions
  • Established an H1N1 Clinic for Urban Inuits in Ottawa during the 2009 pandemic outbreak
  • Indu helped the Ottawa Inuit community to develop its own family health team to provide primary care
  • Currently serving as the coordinator for MSF Peer Support Network, Past-President for the Indo-Canadian Community Centre and coordinator of Seniors Activities
Additional Information
  • An important asset to the set up Eastern Ontario Critical Incident Management Committee for Cornwall
  • Indu volunteers at the Shepherd of Good Hope and the Ottawa Hospital Emergency Spiritual Care Assistance Team Committee