Presented by: Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, Faculty of Health Sciences and School of Policy Studies
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Presentation [PDF 675KB]
Dr. Jeff Turnbull is Ottawa Hospital Chief of Staff and the immediate past president of the Canadian Medical Association. Since earning his M.D. at Queen’s University, he has combined clinical practice, education and research with senior management roles at both the University of Western Ontario and the University of Ottawa. In 2001, he was appointed chair of the Department of Medicine and, in 2008, Chief of Staff at The Ottawa Hospital.
Dr. Turnbull is also co-founder and medical director of the Ottawa Inner City Health Project, which has received numerous awards and international acclaim for providing quality care to Ottawa’s homeless population since the 1990s. Complementing his interest in community health at home, he has also been involved in education and health services initiatives in Bangladesh, Africa and the Balkans.
Among his many leadership roles on behalf of the profession, Dr. Turnbull has served as president of both the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and the Medical Council of Canada, and chaired the CMA’s Future of Medicine Project. He was also Program Director of UNESCO’s Universities in Solidarity for the Health of the Disadvantaged. For these many contributions, Dr. Turnbull has received many awards, including the Order of Canada in 2007 and Physician of the Year by the Academy of Medicine of Ottawa in 2008.