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Dr. Gigi Osler

Dr. Gigi Osler


Canadian Medical Association

Dr. Osler has practised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, since 1998. She graduated from medical school at the University of Manitoba in 1992 and completed a rotating internship at the Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface General Hospital. She began studying otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Manitoba in 1993. Dr. Osler graduated from residency in 1997, followed by a rhinology fellowship at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver.

She leads the section of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at St. Boniface Hospital and is an assistant professor with the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Manitoba. She also teaches medical students and residents at St. Boniface Hospital.

Dr. Osler is actively involved with Canadians Helping Kids in Vietnam, volunteering to be part of its medical mission to Long Xuyen, Vietnam in 2011. That mission aimed to educate Vietnamese doctors and nurses, deliver donated medical equipment and supplies, and provide bicycles to schoolchildren.

For the last several years, Dr. Osler has volunteered to help train surgeons in Africa. This work is part of a collaborative effort to enhance the educational infrastructure of Mbarara University of Science and Technology’s ENT department by expanding clinical capacity to improve the quality of local care.

A recognized advocate for physician health, Dr. Osler co-chaired the 2015 Canadian Conference on Physician Health and chaired the Physician Health and Wellness Committee for Doctors Manitoba. In 2017, Doctors Manitoba awarded her its Health or Safety Promotion Award for her efforts to develop and implement programs that support doctors’ health and wellbeing.

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