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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Samantha Lam-Bellissimo, B.Sc, M.Sc, C.O. (c)

The Hospital for Sick Children
Certified Orthotist
Children’s Orthotics Clinic

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Brief Biography

Samantha is the manager of the Children’s Orthotics Clinic, a practicing clinician and a clinical instructor in the Prosthetics and Orthotics Program at George Brown College. She has been a Certified Orthotist with SickKids since 2004. Samantha has an extensive educational background including an International Baccalaureate from Lester B. Pearson College, a Bachelors of Science with a specialist in IDS from the University of Toronto, a diploma in Clinical Methods in Prosthetics and Orthotics from George Brown College and a Masters in Rehabilitation Sciences from McMaster University.

Previous to her work in orthotics, Sam worked in international and community development.  She has worked with youth and adults with disabilities on developing and implementing income generating projects in Botswana, India and Sri Lanka. Her work in orthotics is a more focused extension of the development work she carried out. She hopes to return to Southern Africa to continue providing orthotic services as well as education and training in orthotics practice.

Sam and her partner have three wonderful boys. She is actively part of the parent council at school. She is an activist in many anti-poverty and community development organizations in Toronto in order to bring about good health and a just society by eliminating poverty.