Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is excited to announce that our very own Dr. Latif Murji, family and ER physician and lead physician of SHN’s VaxFacts+ Clinic, was named one of the recipients of the 2023 Award of Excellence by the Ontario College of Family Physicians! The 2023 OCFP Awards Ceremony was held on November 22, 2023.

The Award of Excellence recognizes outstanding contributions in a specific field pertaining to the specialty of family medicine:

patient care, community service, hospital or health-care institutions, College activities (CFPC or OCFP), teaching, research or other elements of the academic discipline of family medicine.

We are thrilled that Dr. Murji’s dedicated work for our community is being acknowledged in this capacity.

In recognizing Dr. Murji, OCFP said:

“Dr. Murji is recognized for his leadership and commitment to health equity through the creation of the VaxFacts Clinic, a first-of-its-kind vaccine confidence clinic in Canada. Since its inception, the clinic has provided more than 2,500 one-on-one, judgment-free phone consultations that led to approximately 84 per cent of consults choosing to become vaccinated after their session.

By emphasizing the importance of open communication, patient-centered care and building trust, Dr. Murji’s work has demonstrated the potential of targeted interventions in addressing vaccine hesitancy and improving public health outcomes and the vital role family physicians play in addressing complex public health challenges.”

Congratulations, Dr. Murji!