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Dr. Rachel Asiniwasis

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Dr. Rachel Netahe Asiniwasis is a double board certified Dermatologist currently practicing in her original hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan since graduating Dermatology residency at the University of Toronto in 2014. She currently operates her own practice within Regina, seeing a wide base of patients in southern Saskatchewan. Since 2015, she and her small team have expanded to service several remote and northern First Nations communities around Saskatchewan in a grassroots initiative. She does this through a mixture of in-person and teledermatology clinics.

Rachel is of Plains Cree and Saulteaux background on her father’s side, and her mother is an English immigrant. Her last name, “Asiniwasis”, translates into “Stone child” in oral Cree, and it has been passed down to her that her middle name, “Netahe”, means “my heart”.  Her father is a residential school survivor of nine years, and one of her most recent passions is learning more about health care challenges in remote and First Nations populations and developing proactive approaches to these challenges through a Truth and Reconciliation framework (www.trc.ca). She holds a Master’s degree in clinical and translational research, and with this background hopes to continue to advocate for underserviced populations in Canadian Dermatology. She is the founder of Origins Dermatology Centre based in Regina, Saskatchewan.

In her spare time, Rachel enjoys reading non-fiction (especially science), camping, gaming with her cat, horror fiction, and more lately has picked up seed beading and basic woodworking.

Rachel’s area of interest includes medical dermatology, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, skin infections, skin cancer, remote outreach practice to underserviced areas, medical education, translational research, and Indigenous dermatology.

Rachel has been identified as Canada’s first Indigenous Dermatologist by many of her peers and colleagues.

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