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Dr. Michael Green appointed as the Brian Hennen Chair and Head, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Michael Green as the Brian Hennen Chair and Head of the Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences for a five-year period beginning July 1, 2017.

Dr. Green will take over from Dr. Glenn Brown who has served the faculty magnificently for ten years as Head of the Department. Dr. Brown will be starting an administrative leave, during which time, amongst other activities, he will be carrying on his responsibilities as President of the Ontario College of Family Physicians. The faculty is very grateful to Dr. Brown for his leadership.

Dr. Green graduated from Simon Fraser University with his Bachelor of Science and then earned his MD degree at the University of British Columbia, graduating in 1993. He subsequently completed his Family Medicine residency at Memorial University of Newfoundland, followed by a Family Medicine fellowship at University of Toronto. In 2003, he was awarded a Master of Public Health degree from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Green first joined the Department of Family Medicine at Queen’s as an instructor in 1995. Dr. Green has had an active family practice for his entire career, and since coming to Queen’s has had an active research portfolio. Dr. Green was recently promoted to full professor in both the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Public Health Sciences at Queen’s (effective July 1, 2017). He is also a Senior Adjunct Scientist with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).

Dr. Green currently holds the Clinical Teachers Association of Queen’s (CTAQ) Chair in Applied Health Policy and Health Economics. He is the Director of the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) and the Associate Director of Research for the Department of Family Medicine and the Centre for Studies in Primary Care.

Dr. Green’s scholarly work has focused on improving access to primary care and Indigenous health. In 2016, he became co-chair of the Faculty of Health Sciences Truth and Reconciliation Task Force, assigned with responding to the federal commission’s calls to action for postsecondary institutions. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 scholarly publications and has presented his work to institutions and conference proceedings over 200 times. His lifetime research funding totals $18.8 million with major sources of grants including the Canadian Institute for Health Research, Ontario’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Support Unit, and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.