Dr. Rajinder Atwal
Nominated for the award: Science and Technology
Company: Bathurst Walk-in-Clinic and Family Practice
Position: Medical Director
Biography: Dr. Rajinder Atwal is the medical director at Bathurst Walk-in-Clinic and Family Practice. As a physician Dr. Atwal has been true to her passion of helping people as a frontline worker during Covid. She is also the Founder and CEO of Covid 24-7 Canada, which provides advice and treatment options for those with Covid and Covid symptoms. She is also the Founder and CEO of Covid Kids Canada, which provides mental health services for kids during the Covid pandemic. Dr. Atwal is involved in Covid clinical research trials with the University of Health Network to test a treatment for Covid-19 using Peginterferon Lambda. This treatment holds great promise for treating Covid-19. She is the winner of Top Doctor of the Month from Doctors Choice Awards in May 2020. Not to mention, she was named in the 2018 Leading Physicians of the World Directory. Dr. Atwal is also a clinical supervisor for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and a physician supervisor for Remicade Clinical Infusion trials. Furthermore, she is a leadership, mentor and teacher for medical students through the Canadian Association for Medical Education. She is an award recipient of: Doctors Choice Awards May 2020 for Top Family Practitioner of the Month, Leading Physician of the World Directory, Best Medical Student Dictator, University of Calgary Undergraduate Merit Award, Three-time University of Calgary Faculty of Dean’s List, Louise McKinney Scholarship, Herald Newspaper Centennial Bursary, Higher Education Award, Alberta Cultural Linguistic Prize of Excellence for Performance in French, Canada Scholarship Award, and Teagle Foundation Scholarship. She has also been nominated for a number of awards to be announced in 2023: Women in Business Female Achiever Lifetime Achievement, Women in Business Women of the Year Healthcare (Medical and BioTech), Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Top 100 Awards, Medical Post award, Women Helping Empower Women, and Women Empowerment Leadership Award. She was also a Women of Inspiration Award Nominee for year 2020. She holds association memberships with: College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Ontario Medical Association, Canadian Federation of Medical Women, American Academy of Family Physicians, Canadian Association for Medical Education, World Organization of Family Doctors, Coalition of Ontario Doctors and Canadian Society of Physician Leaders, Medical Women’s International Association. She is being featured in an upcoming magazine for “The 10 Most Inspiring Women Leaders to Follow in 2023”. She is also a proud mother of three children.