Dr. Smita Halder is an Associate Professor and Gastroenterologist at McMaster University. Smita obtained her medical degrees from Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities. She completed GIM training and GI residency in the UK, and pursued a 4 year PhD in Epidemiology, incorporating a year at the Mayo Clinic. In 2008 she moved to Toronto for a fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital; in 2010 was appointed to the Division of Gastroenterology at McMaster. Smita is the Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at Hamilton Health Sciences. Recently qualified as a Master Certified Physician Development Coach, her goal is to establish a coaching faculty across HHS and McMaster.