The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Simpson, MD, FCAHS, to its Board of Directors.
Dr. Simpson is the Vice-Dean (Clinical) of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University and Medical Director of the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization (SEAMO). In 1999 he founded the Heart and Rhythm Program at Kingston General Hospital and from 2006 to 2016 he served as Professor and Head of Cardiology at Queen’s University, as well as Medical Director of the Cardiac Programs at Kingston General Hospital/Hotel Dieu Hospital. Dr. Simpson served as the 2014-2015 President of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), during which time he championed seniors’ care and helped to guide the profession on the issues of medical aid in dying (MAID) and medical marijuana. An active clinician, educator and researcher, Dr. Simpson has authored or co-authored over 350 peer reviewed papers and abstracts and has won numerous teaching awards.
Departing from the Board is Linda Rabeneck, MD, FCAHS, Vice President, Prevention and Cancer Control at Cancer Care Ontario, and Past-President of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
The CCA’s Board of Directors is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization and ensuring fulfillment of the CCA’s mandate and oversight of the CCA’s operations.