Chief Medical Officer of Health

The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (OCMOH) provides public health expertise to support health surveillance, population health and disease control initiatives on issues of public health importance.

The acting Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) in Alberta is Dr. Martin Lavoie. His role is supported by senior provincial medical officer of health Dr. Ada Bennett, .

The OCMOH promotes and protects the health of Albertans under the authority of the Public Health Act. The OCMOH acts as a liaison between the government and Alberta Health Services, medical officers of health, and executive officers in the administration of the Public Health Act.

The CMOH is a member of the Alberta Health executive and reports directly to the Minister of Health, and advises on matters relating to the health of the population.

Chief Medical Officer of Health

Dr. Martin Lavoie (Acting)

Dr. Martin LavoieDr. Martin Lavoie, Acting CMOH, is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Montreal and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in community medicine.

After arriving in Alberta in 2002, Dr. Lavoie worked as Medical Officer of Health for the former David Thompson Health region. Dr. Lavoie was appointed the acting Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health in January 2009, and was appointed to the position permanently in September 2009. In November 2015, he became the acting Chief Medical Officer of Health.

  

 

Deputy Medical Officer of Health

The Deputy Medical Officer of Health assists the Chief Medical Officer of Health in promoting and protecting the health of Albertans under the authority of the Public Health Act.

Dr. Ada Bennett

photo of Ada BennettDr. Bennett is a graduate of Kuban State Medical University Krasnodar, Russia and is a specialist in Public Health and Preventive Medicine. She holds post-graduate qualifications from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (University of London, U.K.), the Department of Social Medicine (University of Bristol, U.K.) and the Health Protection Agency, a part of Public Health England, with fellowships in Public Health and Preventive Medicine from the U.K. Royal College of Physicians and the Irish Royal College of Physicians.

Dr. Bennett is the Deputy Medical Officer of Health for Alberta. She also worked in the province as a Medical Officer of Health for Alberta Health Services in the South zone.