Thaer Elrefai

About the author:

Thaer Elrefai, M.D.

Dr. Thaer Elrefai was born in a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon. Through hard work he got on the honour list in high school and thus got one of the last Soviet Union scholarships. His medical schooling traversed the turbulent times of “perestroika” – the dissolution of the Soviet Union and economic and political restructuring. Returning to Lebanon, he was denied medical jobs by discriminatory rules, but luckily got a visa to the United States, then moved to Canada. He delivered pizza and the Toronto Star, while studying to get Canadian accreditation. He is now a practicing physician in Canada with a deep commitment to peace and humanity.
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