In addition to a BSc (University of Toronto) and a Masters Degree in Education (University of Western Ontario), Dr. Turnbull received his Doctorate in Medicine at Queen’s University and later achieved specialty certification in Internal Medicine through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1982.
Dr. Turnbull has been the Vice Dean of Medical Education at the University of Ottawa (1996-2001), the President of the Medical Council of Canada (1998- 2001), the President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (2006-2007) and the President of the Canadian Medical Association (2010-2011).
Dr. Turnbull was the Department Chair of Medicine from (2001-2008), the Chief of Staff at The Ottawa Hospital (2008-2017), and Chief, Clinical Quality for Health Quality Ontario (2014-2017), where he also held the position of Health Equity Clinical Lead. He also served as Senior Medical Officer for Correction Services Canada (2011-2014).
He remains committed as a medical educator with special interests in “Poverty and Health Equity” and associated health policy.
Dr. Turnbull has pursued an interest in poverty and its effect on health nationally and internationally. He is one of the founders and is currently the Medical Director of Ottawa Inner City Health for the homeless which works to improve the health of people who are chronically homeless. He is the recipient of several national and international grants and awards, including the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and an Honorary Degree of Law from Carleton University.
- Company:Ottawa Inner City Health Inc.
- Short Bio:Medical Director of Ottawa Inner City Health Inc.