Dr. Nardin Samuel is a physician currently conducting specialty residency training in neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, and has led numerous clinical and translational research studies using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers and continues to pursue research in neuro-oncology and functional neurosurgery through her post-doctoral research training in residency. Dr. Samuel has a strong interest in the decision-making and inherent biases in medical and surgical practice, and the application of critical analysis and research methodologies to better understanding this topic and improving surgical education.
Previous to her currently role, Dr. Samuel completed a degree in pharmacy, followed by a combined MD/PhD Program at the University of Toronto. Her doctoral thesis work in cancer genetics and epigenetics led to the discovery of a novel gene that is implicated in hereditary cancer predisposition.