Dr Yassen Tcholakov serves as the Interim Chair of the Junior Doctors Network of the World Medical Association (WMA). He is a medical doctor trained in public health working as the Physician-in-Chief in Infectious Disease at the Nunavik Department of Public Health in Canada. He has completed his residency at McGill University, his medical training at the University of Montreal, and holds master’s degrees from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Copenhagen.
Yassen’s dedication to education has been constant alongside his effort to translate personal experiences into opportunities to share with colleagues. He is currently teaching at McGill University and the University of Montreal on topics such as public health, global health, and advocacy. Global health diplomacy, the interface of international trade and health, and environmental protection are among his many interests. He has varied advocacy experience in representing professional organizations in front of the United Nations.