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Nazanin Meshkat (MD, FRCP, MHSc) is a staff emergency doctor at the University Health Network, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Meshkat also holds a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Toronto.

Dr. Meshkat has extensive international health care experience. She has practiced emergency medicine as a physician in Iran and participated in maternal health projects in Maharashtra, India. Through her field work with Medecins Sans Frontieres, she traveled to Papua New Guinea where she was involved in developing a program for victims of gender-based violence. In Canada, she has worked with street youth in London, Ontario, and also as an advisor to the International Affairs Directorate for Health Canada. Her latest contribution to the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC-EM) both as the curriculum co-coordinator and clinician has led to the launch of the first emergency medicine residency program in Ethiopia.

Dr. Meshkat is currently a fellow at the Center for Innovation in Complex Care (CICC) and a principal investigator of the TEAM (Transitioning Emergency Atrial Fibrillation Management) study.


  • Health Systems Research

  • Quality improvement

  • International Health


TEAM (Transitioning Emergency Atrial Fibrillation Management) study – CICC


Hunchak C, Teklu S, Meshkat N, Meaney C, Puchalski Ritchie LPatterns and predictors of early mortality among emergency department patients in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. BMC Res Notes. 2015;8(1):605.

Meshkat N, Misra S, Hunchak C, Cleiman PKhan YPuchalski Ritchie LM.Knowledge gaps in the diagnosis and management of patients with tropical diseases presenting to Canadian emergency departments: are the gaps being met? CJEM. 2014;16(6):458-466.

Valentinis A, Ivers N, Bhatia S, Meshkat N, Leblanc K, Ha A, Morra D. Atrial fibrillation anticoagulation care in a large urban family medicine practice.Can Fam Physician 2014;60:e173-179.

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