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Salima Shamji is a medical doctor, an expert in wellness and resiliency and an associate professor at the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa. She is a mindfulness instructor with training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), qigong and yoga. As an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Salima can bring all her passions together to empower others to live with intention and thrive.
Salima’s clinical expertise is in geriatrics and family medicine. She has over 20 years of experience in geriatrics, including leadership experience at the Bruyere Continuing Care Hospital as both Deputy Chief of Care of the Elderly and Medical Director of the Geriatric Day Hospital. She played an integral part in the renovation of the new Geriatric Day Hospital (GDH) at Bruyere Continuing Care, where she was instrumental in planning and overseeing a 50% expansion of the program during her term. She collaborated with Carleton Place Hospital and the Local Health Integration Network to help plan and implement a pilot Geriatric Day Program for the local community. She is currently on staff at the Bruyere Memory Program and continues to teach with the Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa.
Salima believes that performing at your best, both professionally and personally, starts with a wellness foundation. This requires the ability to manage stress and respond to it with compassion and intention. Throughout her career, she has seen firsthand the impact of stress on both the mind and body. She brings all of her clinical, professional, leadership and teaching experience to coach individuals to build wellness, resilience and a results-oriented action plan that will move them forward on a path to peak potential.
Salima believes that everyone can be empowered to achieve clarity, confidence and truly flourish in life, both professionally and personally.