Irene Ma, MD, is a general internist at the Foothills Medical Centre and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Calgary. Dr Ma received her Medical Degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC), where she also completed her training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Dr Ma previously worked as the Associate Program Director for Internal Medicine at UBC before joining the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Calgary in 2009. In addition to her clinical expertise, Dr. Ma has a MSc in Epidemiology from Stanford University, and a PhD in Medical Education. She is author or co-author on various abstracts and peer-reviewed publications in medical education and holds a number of leadership roles focused on residency training of procedural skills within Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary. Dr Ma has also been invited to lecture at local, national, and international meetings, workshops, and conferences on how to teach medical procedures using simulation. Her research focuses on initiatives related to human-based innovation and to new approaches to promoting safety through education and better teaching.
Associate Professor, Director of Internal Medicine Ultrasonography, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada