Renown Infectious Disease Specialist Visits WAHA
Welcome to WAHA Dr. Isaac Bogoch!
On June 23 and 24th, Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Infectious Disease Specialist and Associate Professor at University Health Network, travelled for his first visit to the Mushkegowuk Territory. Dr Bogoch is also a member of the provincial vaccination task force.
Dr. Bogoch completed medical school and Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Toronto. He then pursued an Infectious Diseases fellowship through the Harvard Partners program, and an HIV fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He holds a master’s degree in clinical Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Gorgas Memorial Institute and the Instituto de Medicina Tropical in Lima, Peru. Dr. Bogoch’s clinical and research interests are in Tropical Diseases, Global Health and HIV prevention. He works with an international and interdisciplinary team that models emerging and re-emerging infectious Global Health threats. In addition, he develops and implements innovative and simple diagnostic solutions to improve the quality of care in resource-constrained settings. Dr. Bogoch is also clinician-investigator in the HIV Prevention Unit, with a focus on non-occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis delivery models.
Upon his arrival to the Moosonee airport, he was greeted by Lynne Innes, President and CEO of WAHA. His itinerary involved traveling to the First Nation community of Kashechewan, to meet the local leadership and better understand the context surrounding the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases. He stated, “It was wonderful to see local leadership skillfully navigate Kashechewan’s COVID-19 outbreak, and the hockey rink turned vaccine clinic, in Moosonee.” Dr. Isaac Bogoch. Following his travels to the coast, he held a virtual evening session. There in, physicians had the opportunity to share their experiences, opportunities, and challenges while working in the region.
On his final day, Dr. Bogoch met with additional WAHA staff and community leaders in Moosonee and Moose Factory to continue the ongoing conversation, to advance health equity, health policy, health strategy and health promotion.
Gitchi meegwetch Dr. Bogoch for your allyship with Indigenous health teams across Ontario and throughout Canada. You are welcome back anytime!