Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Welcomes Two New Paediatricians

Chatham-Kent: October 1, 2014 -- Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is proud to welcome two new Paediatricians to the community – Dr. Maqsood Ali and Dr. Sacha Desouza.

Dr. Maqsood Ali completed his studies in Pakistan. He received his Fellowship in neonatal/perinatal medicine at the University of Calgary and has been practicing in Alberta for the last several years until his recent move to Chatham-Kent. “My wife accepted a position in Southwest Ontario and has really enjoyed living in the area. I followed suit and found Chatham-Kent to be a wonderful community. The group of physicians I am working with are excellent and I look forward to being in the Chatham-Kent for several years to come,” said Dr. Maqsood.

Dr. Sacha Desouza (photo not available) recently finished her residency at the University of Alberta, Stollery Children’s Hospital. She completed her medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies. She has family in the southwestern Ontario area and the opportunity to be close to home was important. “I visited several sites and chose Chatham-Kent because of its strong sense of community,” said Dr. Desouza.  “The hospital and Paediatric clinic offers many services for my practice and I’m very excited to work with the community and my colleagues.”

Fannie Vavoulis, Medical Recruiter and Education Coordinator, is pleased with the decision Drs. Ali and Desouza made to come to the community. “We have filled a big void in Chatham-Kent with these two physicians coming to our community. We have been actively recruiting for Pediatricians for quite awhile now.  Having both physicians come to Chatham-Kent will help relieve wait times and provide the utmost care possible.”


For more information, contact:

Fannie Vavoulis, Medical Recruiter 

Education Coordinator 

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance


fvavoulis [at] ckha [dot] on [dot] ca


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