2003 – present Professor Emeritus of Family Practice and Paediatrics
University of British Columbia
2003 – presentSenior Scientist Emeritus Centre for Community Child Health Research
BC Child and Family Research Centre
2003 – presentHonorary Member Department of Family Practice Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia
1993 – presentAssociate Member of the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology
University of British Columbia
1992 – presentAdjunct Professor of Family Medicine
Faculty of Medicine McGill University
1993 – 2003Professor of Family Practice and Pediatrics
University of British Columbia
2000 – 2003Founding Head, UBC Division of Maternity and Newborn Care
Department of Family Practice, Vancouver, British Columbia Responsible for developing a transdisciplinary (family physicians, obstetricians, nurses, midwives and doulas) educational and research program to address looming access problems in BC and to promote team education and practice.
1993 – 2003Head Department of Family Practice
Children’s and Women’s Heath Centre of British Columbia Responsible for the largest department of family physicians engaged in maternity care in Canada—4000 of the 7000 births at the Centre. Developed administrative, educational and research programs for the department in cooperation with UBC and other departments and divisions at the hospital and at UBC. Provincial role in leading family physicians in development of “best practices,” included developing Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Course (ALSO) for Western Canada. Practiced intrapartum and full maternity care at approximately 40-50 births per year. Founded the Family Practice Maternity Service (FPMS), a group that attends births for family physicians who do not engage in intrapartum maternity care. Founded the support group for midwives at the hospital in the pre-legalizations era in BC. This activity led directly to the legalization of midwifery in BC.
1991 – 1993Professor and Director of Family Medicine Research
McGill University, SMBD Jewish General Hospital and The CLSC Côte des Neiges Montreal Responsible for developing research in the multiple McGill teaching sites and developing collaborative research programs. Practice full spectrum of family practice 25%–including obstetrics. Teaching in several settings 10%.
1975 – 1990Director, Department of Family Medicine and Herzl Family Practice Centre Sir Mortimer B. Davis ‑ Jewish General Hospital Montreal, Quebec Responsible for a hospital Department of Family Medicine of 100 members including 14 full-time and 20 part-time, who work in the Family Practice Teaching Unit. Includes Division of Geriatrics, Adolescent Unit, Behavioral Science, Teaching Program, Ambulatory Internal Medicine Program, Drug Rehabilitation Program, Unwed Teenage Mothers Program, Undergraduate Teaching Clerkship, Family Practice Obstetrics Group, Family Practice Research Group, and three inpatient wards. Management of more than 3 million dollar budget from multiple sources. The Residency Program expanded from 22 to 40 residents and includes two community sites as well as the “model unit” at the Herzl Family Practice Centre in the hospital. Time was divided as:30% practice of family medicine (including large obstetric component), 40% administration, 30% teaching and research.
Sabbatical leave 1990 – 1991 Studied Qualitative Techniques, at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, the RAND Corporation, and The University of British Columbia.
February 1991Visiting Professor,Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social Programa Medicina Familiar Y Comunitaria, Lecturing and Faculty Development Supervision.
October – December 1990Visiting Professor Department of Social Medicine,Harvard University School of Medicine. Lecturer in the Department. Course work in medical anthropology and qualitative analysis techniques.
February & March 1990Dozor Visiting Professor – Department of Family Medicine,Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Primarily worked on faculty development and needs assessment in Cupertino with Chairman and staff of Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Family Medicine.
June 1989Dozor Visiting Professor,Ben Gurion University of the Negev, June 1‑30, 1989 Developer:TheMcGill University ‑ Ben Gurion University of the Negev(Israel) Family Medicine Faculty Development and Exchange Program. This is a program linking McGill and Ben Gurion University for the exchange of faculty and trainees.It brings Israeli faculty from Ben Gurion to McGill for advanced training and it brings McGill Family Medicine Faculty to Ben Gurion (Beersheva) for lectures and program development.
January– March 1989Visiting Professor,University of Costa RicaandCaja Costarricense de Seguro Social in Medicina Familiar Y Comunitaria
Aug. 1980 – July 1981Visiting Professor of Family Medicine, Paediatrics Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine & Obstetrics University of Oxford, England Associate National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Oxford
1985 – 1993Associate Professor of Paediatrics, McGill University
1975 – 1984Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, McGill University
1993 –Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine, McGill University
1982 – 1993Professor of Family Medicine, McGill University
1975 – 1982Associate Professor of Family Medicine, McGill University
1971 – 1975Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry
Aug. 1973 – July 1975Medical Director , Westside Health Services and Chairman, Westside Medical Groups Responsible for medical care system of Westside Health Services Paediatric consultant to Westside Medical Group Preceptor: Highland Family Medicine residents at Westside Developed Westside portion of an HMO, serving employees of several major Rochester companies
1971 – 1973Founding Project Executive and Medical Director, Westside Health Services. With the Westside Community Board developed OEO Grant for the Westside portion (1.3 million dollars) of the Rochester Health Network Organized all medical and administrative services, hospital affiliations, consultative relationships and interrelationships with various house officer teaching programs Recruited physicians to the Family Practice group; organized three Family Practice Centers serving more than 16,000 patients Developed affiliation with Highland Family Medicine Program to place six to eight Family Medicine Residents in a partnership‑like relationship with our full‑time family practitioners
1970 – 1974Lead Committee, Monroe County Department of Health, Ceramic Sub‑Committee Development of lead ceramic testing program in Rochester Consultant to the Rochester Consumer Association regarding lead poisoning in ceramics
1970 – 1975Attending Physician Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, Rochester New York (2 months per year in charge of the intensive care nurseries)
1970 – 1971Medical Consultant to the Westside Component of the Neighbourhood Health Centers Incorporated Network, Rochester, New York
1967 – 1970Paediatric Coordinator, St. Jacques Citizens Committee Clinic and Member Equipe Sante, St. Jacques Citizens Committee, Montreal, Quebec
1964 – 1965Ethio‑Swedish Paediatric Clinic, Addis Ababa. Ethiopia (supervisors, Edgar Manhaimer, Demisse Hapte, Ynve Larson) Functioned as House Officer/Researcher Health Education Activities Training of paramedical personnel Participant in international maternal and child health course – emphasis on tropical paediatrics Surgical Training under Dr. Asrat Woldemichel, including assisting on complex operations in children and adults and independent work on surgical operations and emergencies. Ward and OPD attending Attended births under midwife supervision.