On the recommendation of Dean Jane Philpott, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Teri Shearer has appointed Dr. Allan Grill as the inaugural Assistant Dean, Queen’s-Lakeridge Health Campus, effective August 15, 2023 until June 30, 2028.
Reporting to the Vice-Dean, Health Sciences Education, the Assistant Dean, Lakeridge Health Campus will provide administrative, operational, and educational leadership to the Queen’s Health Sciences (QHS) campus based in Durham Region. Working collaboratively with Lakeridge Health and QHS leaders, as well as community partners, the role’s core duties include campus development and the supervision of QHS staff, managers, and faculty assigned to the campus.
Dr. Grill is welcomed as Assistant Dean just as Queen’s and Lakeridge Health prepare to welcome the first cohort of students to the Queen’s-Lakeridge Health MD Family Medicine Program in September 2023. The new program expands on a Queen’s Department of Family Medicine teaching site established in 2012 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa Hospital.
Dr. Grill will hold the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Queen's and will maintain his appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Grill is the Chief of Family Medicine at Oak Valley Health (Markham Stouffville Hospital site). His experience includes co-leading the hospital’s Long-Term Care Strategy to optimize care in community congregate settings during the pandemic and helping develop the COVID-19 assessment centre and Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team mass vaccination clinic.
Dr. Grill has a community-based clinical practice at the Markham Family Health Team, where he also serves as Lead Physician. His leadership role includes oversight of the development of clinical programs within the multidisciplinary team. Dr. Grill’s clinical duties also include long-term care of the elderly and reactivation care. He will be continuing his current permanent part-time roles at both his family practice and as the Chief of Family Medicine at Oak Valley Health's Markham Stouffville Hosptial.
Dr. Grill earned a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology from McGill University, a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University. He also completed a Master Certificate in Physician Leadership from the York University Schulich School of Business in 2012 and was awarded the Canadian Certified Physician Executive credential for his leadership accomplishments in 2016.
Dr. Grill’s career accolades include two Awards of Excellence from The College of Family Physicians of Canada (2016, 2021) and several awards from the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, including a Postgraduate Clinical Teaching Award for Role Modeling/Clinical Excellence. He served as the Provincial Medical Lead, Primary Care, for the Ontario Renal Network from 2012-2018, and worked as a Physician Advisor at The College of Family Physicians of Canada from 2016 to 2023. He enjoys teaching medical students and residents and is an experienced public speaker at accredited medical conferences as well as a regular media commentator.
His combined clinical and health leadership experience make him an ideal candidate to lead Queen’s-Lakeridge Health Campus into the future.
Please join Dean Philpott in congratulating Dr. Grill on his appointment.