Celebrating Doctor’s Day: Meet Dr. Roopan Gill!

April 27, 2023

We are Women’s offers the WCH community a chance to get to know each other and share our stories.

Name: Roopan Gill        

Pronouns: she/her

Title & Department: Clinician Investigator, Assistant Professor, Physician, Perioperative Services

On the WCH team for: Since December 2020

1. What does your typical workday look like?

As both a physician and innovator/researcher, I split my time between clinical work and running my own not-for-profit organization, Vitala Global. My typical workday usually includes a half day where I spend time either preparing patients for their abortions or doing procedures in the Operating Theater and the rest of the day is spent in research and team meetings for the global women’s health work I do. I love the diversity as I spend about 2 to 2.5 days of clinical work and the rest which is working on research and innovative ideas to improve access to abortion, miscarriage and contraception care globally.

2. What excites you the most about working at WCH?

The team I work with and the holistic approach to women’s health that we are providing makes me excited and proud to be working at WCH. The values at WCH are centered around health equity and access, which are core values I believe in. I particularly enjoy working with the team at the Bay Center and the nurses and anesthesiologists supporting the abortion program in the operating room. It is a wonderful, safe and supportive place to work.

3. How does your work contribute to creating a positive patient experience?

I am one of the few abortion providers that provides advanced T2 care at Women’s College. I completed my fellowship in Complex Family Planning which brings an added value to the team and work at WCH. Given my research and global health work is also focused on improving access to abortion, miscarriage and contraception care through digital health solutions, this work informs the clinical care I provide to patients. I believe in ensuring that we look at each patient from a holistic viewpoint so that we can provide them not only the clinical care but acknowledge the psychoemotional and social support components intersecting their care.

4. Tell us one to three things that your colleagues would be surprised to learn about you!

I am a trained yoga teacher in both the Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga traditions, completed 500 hours of yoga teacher training and am a breathwork facilitator. I have a caravan, live and travel in that with my partner and love to surf!