Dr. Chris Simpson is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Queen’s University (with a cross-appointment to the School of Policy Studies) as well as Vice-Dean (Clinical) of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medical Director of the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization (SEAMO).
Dr. Simpson served as the 147th President of the Canadian Medical Association in 2014-15. During his tenure, he championed seniors care and helped to guide the profession through a national discussion on medical aid in dying (MAID). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and as Chair of Health Quality Ontario’s Quality Standards Committee. He is the Chief Medical Information Officer for Novari Health.
Dr. Simpson’s primary non-clinical professional interest is health policy – particularly access to care, seniors care, wait times and medical fitness to drive. He served as the chair of the Wait Time Alliance (WTA) and is a past chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society’s (CCS) Standing Committee on Health Policy and Advocacy. He has served on the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario (CorHealth) Board of Directors, is a past member of the CCS executive and a former governor of the American College of Cardiology. He has authored or co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications.