Experience

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

  • Active Staff, Emergency Department, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Director, Ontario Medical Association
  • President, Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada
  • Chair, CMA Code of Ethics and Professionalism Revision Task Force
  • Research Ethics Board, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON
  • Ottawa Board of Health, Ottawa, ON
  • Choosing Wisely Working Group, Canadian
  • Association of Emergency Physicians

EDUCATION

  • MD, The University of Western Ontario, 1991
  • Rotating Internship, St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon, SK, 1992
  • Emergency Medicine Residency (FRCPC), University of Manitoba, 1997
  • Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians, 2002
  • Sc. (Epidemiology), University of Ottawa, 2002

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS 

  • Publications: 9; Invited Presentations: 29

SELECTED ACTIVITIES & POSITIONS HELD

  • Director, Canadian Medical Association, 2014-2017
  • Ethics Committee, CMA, 2010-2017
  • CMA Council on Health Care and Promotion, 2003-2009
  • Member, OMA Negotiations Committee, 2012
  • Chair, OMA Negotiations Committee, 2014
  • Chair, OMA Physician Services Committee, 2013-2015
  • OMA Co-Chair, Academic Medicine Steering Committee, 2013-2015
  • Ethics Committee, The Ottawa Hospital 2003-2015
  • Public Affairs Committee, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, 2003 – present
  • Illness and Injury Prevention Committee, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, 2003 – present
  • Medical Advisor, Ontario Guidelines Advisory Committee, 2005 – 2008
  • Emergency Physician, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Cornwall, ON, 1997 – 1998
  • Surgical Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Victoria Hospital, London, ON, 1992 – 1993
  • President, Professional Association of Residents and Interns of Manitoba, 1997

OTHER TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • CMA Physician Manager Institute, 1995 – 2000
  • Not-for-Profit Governance Essentials Program, Rotman School of Management / Institute for Corporate Directors, 2010
  • Certified and Registered Parliamentarian, 2017

AWARDS

  • University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship, 1999 – 2001
  • Ontario Ministry of Health Emergency Health Services Research Fellowship, 1999 – 2001
  • RCPSC Visiting Speaker, 2003 and 2004

PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL INTERESTS

  • Health Policy, particularly policy related to tobacco
  • The link between public health and emergency medicine and role of social determinants of health
  • Exploring new areas of the world with my family
  • Sharing Scotch whisky with friends