Our NPs

David Lartey, MD (It), NP-PHC — Clinical Director / Lead NP

David holds a BScN degree from McMaster University and a Master’s in nurse practitioner from Athabasca University. In addition, he is a foreign-trained physician (medicine and surgery) from the University of Rome, La Sapienza. David has had an extensive working experience in community health care including project management, case management, and direct primary care addressing health issues of patients/families. His main passion now is to help improve the quality of care in the primary care setting.

Zarna Patel, NP

Zarna first graduated from York University with a Bachelor’s degree as a registered nurse. After working for over 11 years at the University Health Network Toronto, she then completed her Master’s degree as a nurse practitioner from Athabasca University. Zarna is delighted to join the team at Emery Keelesdale in order to serve the community of Humber Summit.


Mahrokh Fazl, NP-PHC

Mahrokh holds a BScN and MN from the University of Toronto. After almost 7 years as a RN with Mt. Sinai, Mahrokh made the decision to pursue a career in primary care as a nurse practitioner. Her career interests are pre-natal and post-natal care and she possesses a passion for preventative care. She also speaks Farsi. Mahrokh is excited to start her NP career in the NP-led model serving the North York communities.


Rachel Seewald, NP

Rachel has been a dedicated member of Emery Keelesdale NPLC and has been serving the surrounding communities since 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing Science from Queen’s University and a Master of Nursing and NP Certificate from Ryerson University. Prior to becoming an NP, her nursing experience spanned hospital care in a remote northern Ontario community and labour and delivery in a Toronto hospital. As an NP, Rachel is experienced in and passionate about inclusive approaches to healthcare, mental health, and women’s and LGBTQ2S+ health.