‘In Dialogue’ Episode 16: Transforming Health: Inclusive, Personalized Care

In episode 16 of “In Dialogue,” CPSO EDI Lead and Medical Advisor Dr. Saroo Sharda speaks to Dr. Jordan Goodridge, a family physician specializing in 2SLGBTQIA+ health and HIV care, about creating inclusive spaces; continuous learning to better support all patients; and individualizing care for better health outcomes.

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Dr. Goodridge is a lecturer and course director in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, focusing on 2SLGBTQIA+ health and HIV care. He has a strong interest in medical education, leading seminars in transgender health through Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) for healthcare providers in various stages of training. Dr. Goodridge also worked as a family physician with Toronto’s Sherbourne Health Centre’s 2SLGBTQ health team for four years. He’s now transitioned to a consulting role, performing HIV consults and transition-related surgery assessments. Most recently, Dr. Goodridge joined a program through ECHO Ontario Mental Health focused on increasing capacity across the province so people can get the gender-affirming care they need closer to home.

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