Dr. Camille Lemieux New Chief of Family Medicine at UHN
The University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Camille Lemieux is the new Chief of Family Medicine at the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University Health Network (UHN). Dr. Lemieux began her role on November 1, 2019.
Dr. Lemieux has a long and varied career. She began her career as a pharmacist before moving into medicine and completing her family medicine residency at the University of Ottawa. After becoming a community-based family physician in Ottawa, Dr. Lemieux completed her law degree while continuing to practice family medicine. She then went on to complete her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology.
“As a clinician, I wanted to have an impact on the bigger issues of health care overall,” says Dr. Lemieux. “This lead me to pursue a degree in law. I have been very fortunate in my career to be able to apply my medical, pharmacy and legal skills. My true home, however, lies with my patients and colleagues.”
In 2003, when the SARS crisis hit Toronto, Dr. Lemieux joined an expert panel on SARS and Infectious Disease Control and eventually became an Infection Control Consultant and Chair of the Provincial Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Advisory Committee for Public Health Ontario. During this time, Dr. Lemieux also joined the Toronto Western Family Health Team as a family physician and became a University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) faculty member in 2006. She also worked for 11 years as a hospital epidemiologist at UHN.
Since joining the DFCM, Dr. Lemieux has held several roles, including Faculty Development Lead and Deputy Family Physician-in-Chief for the Toronto Western site, and chair of the UHN Relationship Management (conflict of interest) Committee.
Dr. Lemieux, now an Assistant Professor, is taking over the Chief position from Dr. Jeff Bloom, who held the role for 11 years. “Dr. Bloom successfully oversaw the transition of our group of doctors to a cohesive Family Health Team, including the addition of our Garrison Creek site,” says Dr. Lemieux. “It’s a privilege to be taking on this role, and I look forward to continued growth and success of the Toronto Western site.”