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Jorina Maria Elbers MD

  • Jorina Maria Elbers
  • "The child is always at the center of my care."

I take a holistic approach to the medical, social and emotional well-being of each child. The child is always at the center of my care, and I try to include them in an age-appropriate discussion so they understand why they are being seen by a doctor.

Knowledge is power, and I try to empower families with education about their child's condition in order to improve their daily quality of life. My greatest sense of accomplishment comes every time I am able to help a family.

My most memorable patient was a young boy with a life-altering brain injury. I told his parents to take things "one day at a time". This had a tremendous impact on how they approached their son's injury and care. Several years after the injury, he was able to go on a canoe trip with his family. The process of healing after brain injury is a journey, and helping a family navigate this journey is the most rewarding part of what I do.

Specialties

Neurology

Work and Education

Professional Education

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2004

Residency

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 2009

Fellowship

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 2011

Years on our staff: