We Are IH: Kindness is king for Kamloops neurosurgeon

September 14, 2023
Dr. Reena Baweja explores the great outdoors.

Name: Dr. Reena Baweja (she/her/hers)
Job Title: Neurosurgeon
Years of Service: 2
Worksite: Royal Inland Hospital 
Community: Kamloops
Ancestral Territory: Secwépemc
Favourite Quote / Advice to live by: Kindness is king!

Dr. Reena Baweja was very well travelled before moving to Kamloops to accept a neurosurgeon role at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) in July 2021.

Born and raised in Ottawa, she received her undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and completed medical school in Australia at the University of Sydney. She finished her neurosurgery training at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and then completed a two-year fellowship at the University of Ottawa, specializing in peripheral nerve and spinal disorders.

“My desire to explore the other side of the world led me to Australia … but my desire to practice in Canada led me back home,” Dr. Baweja said. “I moved to Kamloops for the general neurosurgical position at Royal Inland Hospital because it offered high volume trauma and the opportunity to gain valuable experience.”

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