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One of Time magazine’s 2021 Next Generation Leaders and named on Maclean’s Power 50 List in 2022, CHIKA STACY ORIUWA, MD, is a medical trailblazer spearheading change in health care and beyond. Currently a resident doctor in psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Oriuwa is a graduate of the school’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine, where she was valedictorian of her year and concurrently earned a master’s degree in health systems leadership and innovation. She served a variety of board positions and has helped to curate spaces of wellness and inclusion. Oriuwa was also honoured in Mattel’s #ThankYouHeroes campaign with a one-of-a-kind Barbie doll made in her image to commemorate her contributions as a frontline health care worker. Recently, Oriuwa established the Dr. Chika Oriuwa Award for the Advancement of Black Health at Temerty Medicine, which will be awarded annually to a graduating medical student who has demonstrated their dedication to advancing health in the Black community.

Dr. Oriuwa lives in Toronto with her husband, Dale, and their two young children.

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