Dr. Alana Hirsh

Dr. Alana Hirsh is a McGill and U.B.C. trained family physician, with additional expertise in emergency medicine, addiction medicine, and international health. She has practiced in a variety of locations, from inner cities to remote areas throughout Canada, the United States, and Liberia. She currently works in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C, serving people with drug dependence and/or mental illness. She has a particular interest in fostering compassionate, accessible and appropriate care for challenging populations, and in the necessity of self-care and compassion, and has written on the topic: theglobeandmail.com