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Interim Chief Medical Officer of Health

Interim Chief Medical Officer of Health- Dr. David L. Mowat

Dr. David L. Mowat, MBChB, MPH, FRCPC

Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health at Peel Public Health, began acting as interim Chief Medical Officer of Health on September 15, 2014.

Prior to joining The Region of Peel in 2007, Dr. Mowat was Deputy Chief Public Health Officer at the Public Health Agency of Canada, where he was responsible for strengthening public health practice, including knowledge translation and the development of the public health workforce.

Some of his previous appointments include:

  • Consultant in Maternal and Child Health in the Ministry of Health of Newfoundland
  • Medical Officer of Health for Kingston and area
  • Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario
  • Senior positions at Health Canada.

Dr. Mowat received his medical training at the University of Edinburgh, and a master’s degree in public health from the University of California at Berkeley.  He is also a fellow in public health and preventive medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Fellow (by distinction) of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Medicine (UK).  He is an adjunct faculty member at McMaster, Queen’s and the University of Toronto.

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