Dr. Ghazala Radwi is a hematologist and transfusion medicine physician based in Edmonton. She is the Medical Lead, North Sector, for Transfusion Medicine at Alberta Precision Labs.
Dr. Radwi’s path of physician well-being was sparked by her own experience with burnout over a decade ago. She is a strong proponent of creating safe and inclusive spaces to empower trainees and colleagues with skills that lead to fulfilling personal lives, compassionate patient care and engaged teams. She is a certified facilitator and teacher of the Mindful Practice in Medicine curriculum (an evidence-based program designed for health care professionals) through the University of Rochester. She also has formal training through Brown University to teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
Dr. Radwi has a deep interest in psychology. She is trained in Dr. Gabor Mate’s Compassionate Inquiry model, which is a trauma-informed psychotherapy approach, and the Polyvagal Theory, which is the science of safety and connection. Dr. Radwi advocates for trauma-informed leadership and is a certified physician trainer for the trauma-informed leadership training (TILT) workshop. She is the safety and wellness representative on the Hematopathology Residency Training Committee. She is an official collaborator with Well Doc Alberta and works with them to create and facilitate sessions pertaining to physician wellness.