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Diana R Ahmed

OH Region: West Region (ESC/SW/WW/HNHB)


Diana R Ahmed is a family physician and part-time hospitalist who has practiced for over twenty years in the downtown Hamilton and Brantford region. Her work has mostly focused on working with marginalized populations including people living in poverty, immigrants and refugees, people who experience homelessness and substance use disorders.

She is an Assistant Clinical Professor with the department of Family Medicine at McMaster University where she has held several leadership roles for the undergraduate medical program including “Domain Planner for Health Equity & the Determinants of Health” as well as her current role as “Director of Service Learning”. During her time at McMaster she co-wrote the first “Trauma-Informed Care” teaching module for the medical school curriculum, one of the first in Canada to introduce this important topic to medical students.

In her spare time she enjoys playing the piano, practicing yoga, spending time outdoors and any other activity that will help regulate her nervous system.

Past Sessions

  • Life Beyond Trauma: A discussion on PTSD and trauma informed care – February 22, 2023 Practising Well CoP

OCFP Programs

Practising Well

Clinical Interest

Addiction Medicine,Equity Diversity and Inclusion including vulnerable populations