Cathy Zhang, MD, CCFP

  • Undergrad School: N/A - completed CEGEP in Quebec
  • Professional School: Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
  • Degrees: MDCM, CCFP
  • Skills and Interests: Mentorship, Physician Wellness & Resilience, Global Health, Medical Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Health Industry

Dr Cathy Zhang is a practicing physician in downtown Toronto, and serves as a Medical Director at conversationHEALTH (https://www.conversationhealth.com/), a conversational AI health startup where she works to bridge the conversation between the healthcare industry and the end users, healthcare professionals and patients. conversationHEALTH has recently joined the prestigious Plug and Play accelerator in Silicon Valley (who were early investors in Google, PayPal and Dropbox), where Cathy was the lead in building relationships with prospective corporate partners and venture capital firms. 

Cathy also has an interest in Global Health which has led her to work at the World Health Organization HQ in Geneva, and to serve as a consultant in Global Health to the Department of Emergency Radiology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) where she created and co-chaired a much-needed radiology specialty track, now permanently established, at the World Congress of Disaster and Emergency Medicine. 

Throughout her experience, she has learnt that a multistakeholder involvement, especially public-private partnerships, and harnessing the power of technological innovation are key in the implementation of effective, sustainable, but above all, patient-centered health services.   

Cathy is a graduate from the Medical Doctor and Master of Surgery (MDCM) Program at McGill University. She also enjoys teaching and mentoring, and is an Adjunct Clinical Lecturer at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. She’s been described as being very approachable and relatable, and is always looking to bring the best out of everyone.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathy-zhang-md-723949a8/

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