Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Waterloo
Dr. Nakhla is a community pharmacist and academic with interest in common/minor ailments and self-care. As an adjunct clinical assistant professor at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy as well as Lecturer at the University of Toronto Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, Dr. Nakhla has designed and delivered curricular content on the assessment of self-treating patients, common illnesses and self-medication using nonprescription medicines in both the lecture and practical laboratory setting. She has spoken at provincial, national and international meetings on these subjects, and has written a chapter for the Canadian Minor Ailments reference. As a columnist for Pharmacy Practice+, Dr. Nakhla writes about common and current issues related to OTC counselling. In addition to her extensive academic work, Dr. Nakhla is a part-owner of an independent pharmacy and regularly practices as a community pharmacist.
She is an effective, enthusiastic and knowledgeable educator who is dedicated to and actively involved in the education and empowerment of community-based patients, pharmacists and healthcare providers.