Atusa Firouzabadi, Clinical Genetics Technologist - Fortune Fridays Winner

Fortune Fridays 50/50 Staff Lottery winner profile: Atusa Firouzabadi

Congratulations to Atusa Firouzabadi for being our latest Fortune Fridays 50/50 Staff Lottery winner!

Our 50/50 lottery is a great opportunity for staff to participate in something fun and give back to North York General. It’s also an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the dedicated staff that make our hospital such an amazing place. We spoke with Atusa to learn more about her role at North York General.

Q: Aside from winning, what do you like about the staff lottery?

A: I like the fact that I’m making a contribution to North York General on a regular basis. This way, even if I don’t win the lottery, I still feel good about being a part of it.

Q: What’s your role at North York General?

A: I’m a clinical genetics technologist. In this role, I perform laboratory tests and procedures, such as DNA extraction, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and microarrays to gather and provide critical information that enables physicians to diagnose, treat and monitor patients’ conditions. My job involves using a variety of instruments to analyze and diagnose changes or abnormalities in chromosomes and DNA, which are unique to every individual.

Q: Why did you choose to work at North York General? 

A: I first started working at North York General as a student in 2011. Even back then, I was impressed by the hospital’s level of commitment to providing an environment that allows the delivery of high-quality, safe and compassionate care. Now after almost eight years of working here, I still find it to be one of the best places I have ever worked at.

Our next Fortune Fridays 50/50 Staff Lottery is on Friday, July 17th. The jackpot stands at $3,766 and counting. Do you want to be the next big winner, like Atusa?

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