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Dr. Stephen D. Bagg Reappointed as Head of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Stephen D. Bagg

Acting Dean Chris Simpson is pleased to announce that Teri Shearer, Acting Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University has reappointed Dr. Stephen D. Bagg as Head of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for the Faculty of Health Sciences. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2018 and end on June 30, 2021. This will be Dr. Bagg’s third term in the position, which he has held since 2008.

Dr. Bagg earned his MD from Queen’s in 1986, and then he stayed on at the university to undertake his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. After completing his training in 1990, he joined the Queen’s faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In 2003, he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.

Since becoming a faculty member, Dr. Bagg has been highly involved in the medical community at Queen’s. In addition to the leadership Dr. Bagg has shown as Head of his department, he also provided clinical leadership as the Medical Director of the St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital (now Providence Care Hospital) Stroke Rehabilitation Service from 1990 to 2018.  Dr. Bagg has also been the Clinical Leader of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program at SMOL / PCH since 2005.  He has served on a wide variety of hospital and university committees, and he was the Queen’s Golden Gaels Hockey Team Doctor from 1988 to 2011. For his strong contributions to medical education at Queen’s, Dr. Bagg won the Faculty of Health Sciences Clinical Skills Teaching Award in 2011.  

A dedicated researcher with a particular interest in the treatment of strokes, Dr. Bagg has over 20 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Stroke, the International Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Journal of Neurorehabilitation and Engineering. He has also been an investigator or contributor on 15 grants from a number of funding organizations, including the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Bagg has presented his work at a wide array of national and international scientific meetings.

In addition to his roles at Queen’s, Dr. Bagg has served on various national and provincial committees. For instance, he was the Chair of the Royal College examination board in PM&R from 1998 to 2001. Most recently, he sat on the Southeastern Ontario Regional Rehabilitation Advisory Committee from 2010 to 2018. Dr. Bagg was also a member of the Stroke Rehabilitation Writing Group from 2014 to 2015, in which role he helped develop the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Guidelines related to rehabilitation.

Please join Dr. Simpson in congratulating Dr. Bagg on his reappointment.