Welcome to

Docs in Leadership!

Engagement of effective physician and fellow health professional leaders is essential to the well-being of our health system. I invite you to explore the programs and resources offered through Docs in Leadership to promote leadership development and wellness. 


Dr. Nina Ahuja, BScHons MD FRCSC CHE

Ophthalmic Surgeon

Founder, Docs in Leadership

Author "Stress in Medicine"

Health System Literacy

Our health care system is struggling.  To be part of the solution, we must first understand the context within which we work and provide care to our patients. 

Emotional Intelligence

How we relate with others translates into how others perceive us.  Do we inspire people to want to work with us, or would they rather we step aside?

Customized Programs

Would your physician teams, residents, medical or other health professional students benefit from leadership development? Email info@docsinleadership.org to ask how DiL programs can help.

The ADMIT  Framework


Learn more about Dr. Ahuja's approach to managing stress and how it can be applied in leadership. 2021 Virtual session dates to be released in coming weeks - stay tuned! 

Leadership Program for Health Professional Students


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Docs in Leadership is pleased to present its newest curriculum for students. The purpose of this customizable program is to encourage health professional students to develop a leadership mindset, and to empower and inspire them to contribute to our health system not only through excellent patient care but more broadly through organizational and system levels of engagement.

DiL Fundamentals in Leadership Program for Postgraduate Residents

Presented virtually to McMaster PGY3 Residents


Day 1:  Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Day 2:  Wednesday, April 28, 2021




Should you be interested in this program for your residents, medical or other health professions students, we would look forward to hearing from you! 

Email us at info@docsinleadership.org

Essentials for Healthcare Leadership Series

Docs in Leadership is pleased to offer leadership education relevant to the healthcare context. First delivered in 2019, emphasis is on emotionally intelligent leadership skills and health system literacy. Participants receive a certificate of completion following each session.

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 in-person Essentials for Healthcare Leadership series was cancelled for the safety and well-being of all participants.
Take care and stay safe everyone!

2021 Sessions and dates to be released in coming weeks.

Docs in Leadership Blog

Go to our blog page to read more!

Docs in Leadership has the pleasure of working with wonderful speakers from:


McMaster University

University of Toronto

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Ontario Hospital Association

Marshall Connects

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


Thank you all!