Biography: Dr. Tania Whitby-Best
Dr. Whitby-Best graduated from the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences UWI Mona in 2000 and the Faculty of Medical Sciences UWI Mona in 2005. Following the completion of her internship at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Barbados, she joined the department of Otolaryngology and then subsequently joined the Family Medicine, Doctor of Medicine programme, which she completed in 2014.
She is presently Medical Officer and Head of the Student Health Clinic UWI Cave Hill Campus, and a part time tutor with the Faculty of Medical Sciences UWI Cave Hill.
Dr Whitby-Best is passionate about mental health and primary care. This interest has led to research on the topic of depression among type 2 diabetics in Barbados and she hopes to continue to make contributions to this area in the Caribbean. She is presently the honorary secretary of the Caribbean College of Family Physicians and has served on other professional committees such as Junior Doctors Association. Besides the practice of medicine, Dr Whitby-Best has a keen interest in the performing arts especially dance and has been an active dancer and choreographer during and post her university years.