The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) is pleased to announce the expansion of its Maternal Newborn and Child Care (MNCC) program and Division of Gynaecology with the addition of three new obstetrician-gynaecologists (OB-GYNs).
Drs. Salikah Iqbal, Ambika Aneja and Jing Qin recently joined the hospital’s interprofessional team of dedicated support staff, nurses, midwives, doulas and physicians who provide safe, high quality, evidence-based care to thousands of new moms, infants and children each year.
“Each of these new physicians brings an enormous amount of talent to the MNCC program and Gynaecology Division, perfectly complementing the gifted team we already have in place,” says Dr. Nathan Roth, Co-Medical Director, MNCC program at TSH. “We are proud that we are able to recruit the best and brightest in order to continue to deliver an outstanding care experience for every patient.”
Litsa Dukros, who delivered all five of her children at TSH, can attest to this high calibre of care.
“The nurses, the doctors, they end up being like family. I wouldn’t think of having my children anywhere else,” says Dukros. “All of my five experiences here were phenomenal and I would recommend The Scarborough Hospital to anybody.”
“TSH is a leader in women’s and children’s health services providing excellent care to our community,” said Dr. Georgina Wilcock, Co-Medical Director, MNCC program at TSH. “These three new OB-GYNs are part of a number of important expansions we’ve recently made to the MNCC program, including the introduction of water births and the expansion of our midwifery services.”
Dr. Salikah Iqbal
Dr. Salikah Iqbal is thrilled to have joined TSH as an OB-GYN at the General campus, although she is no stranger to the hospital.
“The Scarborough Hospital has been a big part of my life. I started volunteering in labour and delivery when I was 15, and I’ve come back in various roles over the years as I worked towards becoming an OB-GYN,” says Dr. Iqbal. “I grew up near the General campus, and this community is important to me. Women’s health is an area of passion for me, and I would like to advocate for women who are underserved, such as immigrants and women from low socio-economic backgrounds.”
Dr. Iqbal received her undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo, and completed her medical degree and training in obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Ambika Aneja
Dr. Ambika Aneja is also pleased to be serving women in the Scarborough area. Based at the Birchmount campus, Dr. Aneja is an OB-GYN with a specialty in minimally invasive surgery (MIS), as well as a love for clinical medicine.
“I love the diversity that my career has to offer, from delivering babies, to performing complex gynaecologic surgeries,” says Dr. Aneja. “I am passionate about providing exceptional care to women throughout all stages of their lives and hope to be able to continue doing so in this special community for a long time to come.”
Dr. Aneja completed medical school and her surgical residency training in obstetrics and gynaecology through U of T. She completed her fellowship training in minimally invasive gynaecologic surgery jointly through St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto and McMaster Health Sciences Centre in Hamilton. Since the completion of her fellowship training, she worked at several academic and community hospitals within the Greater Toronto Area before joining TSH.
Dr. Jing Qin
Fellow OB-GYN Dr. Jing Qin, who also specializes in MIS and is based at the Birchmount campus, chose to bring her skill set to The Scarborough Hospital because of her deep desire to serve Scarborough’s diverse population.
“Many people in this community are immigrants to Canada, and being able to provide them with quality care is so important to me,” says Dr. Qin. “Seeing patients being happy with the outcome of a course of treatment or the birth of their child are just some of the highlights of my job. I am very excited and happy to be continuing on this path through my new position at The Scarborough Hospital.”
Dr. Qin completed medical school and her residency through U of T, followed by a fellowship in minimally invasive gynaecologic surgery at St. Joseph’s Health Centre to obtain additional skills in advanced gynaecologic laparoscopy and hysteroscopy.