Over the past 13 years, we’ve learned the real impact on the lives of women we treat is not just the oral healthcare provided but a fundamental change in the individual’s sense of wellbeing when they feel included and have the autonomy to make decisions about their own health and wellbeing. It’s crucial we continue bringing attention to the impact and traumas from incidences of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and other forms of gender-based violence. When we create a more gender-equal and inclusive world, we create a better world.
Dr. Tina Meisami
Founder, Dr. Borna Meisami Foundation
Dr. Tina Meisami, is an award winning, humanitarian oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and founder of the Dr. Borna Meisami Commemorative Foundation. Dr. Tina’s foundation is dedicated to helping women rebuild their lives after gender-based violence. The foundation provides compassionate, pro-bono treatments for survivors of gender based violence living in shelters, and currently works closely with more than 50 women’s shelters and Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Acute Care Centres, to identify survivors in need of care. The physical transformation offers these women a chance at healing, and building toward a future beyond their personal history of trauma. The sense of wellbeing and confidence observed in our patients helps them achieve their social and career goals.