September 2017


I'm a Canadian family physician who has spent the last dozen years working in refugee health in Vancouver. I recently returned to UBC to do a second residency, this time in Public Health. I care a lot about mental health and narrative medicine. I have a book coming out this fall, published by Touchwood Editions. I live in Deep Cove, North Vancouver with my husband Pete and four kids, ages six, eleven, twelve and fifteen. 

All clinical stories preserve patient confidentiality.  

Thanks for reading!

Martina Scholtens