Dr. Seema Marwaha is a general internal medicine physician at St. Michael’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She completed her Master’s in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a specialization in technology and innovation. She also completed at Fellowship in Global Journalism and Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.

Seema’s research is focused in two main areas. The first is healthcare storytelling and patient experience education, where she has experimented with using virtual reality to better communicate health experiences to learners. She is also part of the Canadian chapter of DiPEx International. Her second area of interest is in journalism, advocacy, and health communication. Designing media and content optimal for public consumption is a goal and interest of hers. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Healthy Debate ( Using it as a platform, she seeks to understand how medical content is created, accessed and deemed credible to the user.

Seema is also a journalist and medical correspondent. She is a regular contributor to CBC, Chatelaine and has written for Post Media, the Canadian Press and Macleans, among others.

Recent Publications

  1. Sheehan, KA, Shin, S, Hall, E, Mak, DYF, Lapointe-Shaw, L, Tang, T et al.. Characterizing medical patients with delirium: A cohort study comparing ICD-10 codes and a validated chart review method. PLoS One. 2024;19 (5):e0302888. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0302888. PubMed PMID:38739670 PubMed Central PMC11090329.
  2. Marwaha, S. Marianne. CMAJ. 2022;194 (33):E1140. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.220953. PubMed PMID:36302102 PubMed Central PMC9435541.
  3. Marwaha, S. Stephanie Hart. CMAJ. 2022;194 (27):E953. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.220740. PubMed PMID:35851528 PubMed Central PMC9299743.
  4. Marwaha, S. Rosella C. CMAJ. 2022;194 (19):E683. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.220542. PubMed PMID:35577371 PubMed Central PMC9438735.
  5. Marwaha, S. Sangvi. CMAJ. 2022;194 (13):E506. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.220341. PubMed PMID:35379667 PubMed Central PMC8985900.
  6. Marwaha, S. Lorna and Eleanor MacDonald. CMAJ. 2022;194 (9):E349. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.220233. PubMed PMID:35256396 PubMed Central PMC9053989.
  7. Marwaha, S. N.N. CMAJ. 2022;194 (6):E224. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.220142. PubMed PMID:35165138 PubMed Central PMC8900807.
  8. Marwaha, S. Serena S. CMAJ. 2022;194 (2):E59. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.212115. PubMed PMID:35039394 PubMed Central PMC8900786.
  9. Marwaha, S. Brooke McClelland. CMAJ. 2021;193 (50):E1927. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.211954. PubMed PMID:34930772 PubMed Central PMC8687511.
  10. Marwaha, S. JK. CMAJ. 2021;193 (45):E1745. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.211817. PubMed PMID:34782383 PubMed Central PMC8594546.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Editor-in-Chief, Healthy Debate
  • Affiliate Scientist, Institute for Better Health, Trillium Health Partners
  • Affiliate Scientist, The Wilson Centre
  • AMS Phoenix Fellow
  • Researcher, Health Experiences Research Group