Colina Yim is a nurse practitioner at the Toronto Centre for Liver Disease where she has worked for three decades. She obtained her Master’s in Nursing from the University of Toronto and has a current adjunct appointment with the University. Her clinical practice focus is viral hepatitis and decompensated liver disease.
Her professional activities have been notable, particularly as the founder of the Canadian Association of Hepatology Nurses (CAHN), past-chair of the National Education Committee of the Canadian Liver Foundation, past co-chair of the Canadian Nurses Association Special Hepatitis C Project, and the founder of Hepatitis B peer support group. In 2012, she received Canada’s esteemed Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her contributions in the liver community.
Colina has been an AASLD associate member since 2003. She has contributed to the work of many committees including Practice Guidelines Committee, Hepatology Associate Education and Abstract Review Committees, and more recently the Hepatology Associate SIG.
Her research interests include stigma and the socio-cultural behavior in patients with viral hepatitis. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and co-authored a book on Hepatitis C. She believes nurses will continue to play an important role in the field of hepatology as it advances. For fun outside the world of hepatology, she enjoys ballroom dancing.