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Dr. Mathur was born and raised on the east coast of Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her parents, both teachers, instilled in her the value and importance of education. Also through their own philanthropic efforts, they also impressed upon her the inherent duty we all have to help those less fortunate and to make a difference in the lives of others.

That motivation sparked her interest in medicine and Dr. Mathur went on to receive her Bachelor of Science and Medical Doctorate from Dalhousie University. She then completed a residency in Family Practice at the University of Toronto, ultimately receiving her CCFP in 1997. After completing her training, she joined The Oshawa Clinic and cared for a busy family practice for 12 years in Courtice Ontario. During this time she and her husband Dr. Arun Mathur, a successful Urologist, became parents to three daughters: Sarika, Neha and Meeraya.

Due to difficulties she faced managing her Parkinson's Disease while maintaining a full clinical practice and balancing family life, Dr. Mathur eventually had to make a change in her career. She closed her family practice and is now very active in the Parkinson's community and speaks across the country as an invited lecturer for Parkinson's Society Canada. She also serves on the Patient Council of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and also is a part of the Advisory Board of The Brian Grant Foundation. Stemming from her desire to help those most vulnerable to the stress a chronic disease diagnosis places on the entire family, she has also authored two children's books, "My Shaky Grandpa" and "Shaky Hands, Loving Hands - A Child's Guide To Parkinson's Disease" which are awaiting publication.

To assist in her Parkinson's advocacy efforts, Dr. Mathur founded Designing A Cure Inc. to conceptualize and implement strategies to raise funds directed towards research and awareness of Parkinson's Disease. It now also serves as a platform to educate and inspire those living with this disease to take charge of their lives, to live well with Parkinson's.

Dr. Mathur is also Director of The Surjit Verma Foundation for Children's Education, a charity created by her late father to help educate impoverished children in developing nations.

Her latest endeavour is Hippylicious which combines her passions for education, health and children.