Gabrielle Horne is a cardiologist, researcher and writer. She survived and now thrives after experiencing extreme workplace bullying. In June 2016, following a 33-day jury trial, Gabrielle Horne received the largest non-pecuniary damages award in Canadian history, against the hospital where she still works. The hospital became the first Nova Scotian public body to be found guilty of bad faith or malice in a court of law.
She is an associate professor of medicine and biomedical engineering at Dalhousie University, and an attending cardiologist at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. Prior to 2002, she did research, and is now returning to that world. Throughout her ordeal she cared for patients and taught resident doctors and students. She also co-founded a clinic for patients and families with genes that cause aneurysms. She still coordinates the Maritime connective tissue clinic, and she and her colleagues have won a number of awards for this work.
She completed an MFA in creative nonfiction at the University of King’s College in 2019, and is writing a book about her professional and legal experiences.