User:Shah Ansari

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Shah Ansari

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Shah Ansari, isuma fellow at the Health Strategy Innovation Cell. Shah Ansari is a first year medical student at the University of Toronto. Studying medicine is a new endeavor for Shah who studied business during his undergraduate years, and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce. Shah is a strong believer in utilizing innovation to make positive change. An example of this being Shah’s founding of Literacy Through Hip Hop (LTHH), a non-profit organization that improves the reading and writing of disengaged children in low-income neighborhoods. 
Shah is inspired by the opportunity of making change at both the international and local level. In addition to his community work in Toronto neighbourhoods, Shah has worked and volunteered on 5 continents. Prior to beginning medical School in September 2008, Shah was living in New York City, where he was granted an internship at the Hospital for Special Surgery under Dr Answorth, team physician of the NBA’s New York Knicks. Shah is also one of the organizers of The Massey Grand Rounds, based out of Massey College at the University of Toronto.

Towards a New Model of Healthcare Awards Improving patient engagement in decisions about relevant healthcare information