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First Indigenous pediatric surgeon in Canada among Canada’s top women
October 25, 2021 —
Dr. Melanie Morris, associate professor in the department of surgery and department of pediatrics and child health, has been named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada for 2021.
The first Indigenous pediatric surgeon in Canada, Dr. Morris was appointed to the Indigenous Lead role within in the department of pediatrics and child health at the University of Manitoba in 2019 – the first academic leadership role of its kind in pediatric departments in Canada.
Her medical expertise is already improving patient treatment in Manitoba and beyond. Dr. Morris created a minimally invasive program in pediatric urology that helps avoid having to send children out of province to be treated.