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Ontario To Appoint New Chief Medical Officer Of Health

Sunday May 30th, 2021, 9:39am


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Ontario is set to name a new Chief Medical Officer of Health.

On Monday, May 31st, 2021, the Ontario government will table a motion in the Legislature to appoint Dr. Kieran Moore as the province’s next Chief Medical Officer of Health to succeed Dr. David Williams upon his retirement on June 25th, 2021.

“Should this motion pass, Dr. Moore has agreed to take on this important role at a critical juncture in our fight against COVID-19. As we continue to vaccinate more Ontarians and embark on our Roadmap to Reopen in the coming weeks, Dr. Moore’s years of experience working in public health will be crucial as we begin to gradually lift public health measures,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “I would like to thank Dr. Williams for his dedication to safeguarding the health and safety of Ontarians during his many years of service. We are incredibly grateful for his experienced leadership at the helm of the province’s pandemic response to protect our communities from COVID-19 and its devastating impacts.”

To ensure a seamless transition into his new role, Dr. Moore will work alongside Dr. Williams for a few weeks, starting Monday, June 7th, 2021.

Dr. Kieran Moore has served as the Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health since July 1, 2017. Dr. Moore has also served in a variety of other roles, including as a Program Director for the Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program at Queen’s University, as a Professor of emergency, family medicine and public health sciences, at Queen’s University, as an attending physician at Kingston General Hospital (KGH) and Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH), and as a principal investigator at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network.

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