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The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health provides public health expertise to support health surveillance, population health and disease control initiatives on issues of public health importance.

Dr. Mark Joffe was appointed Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health on November 14, 2022 by the Minister of Health. 

Chief Medical Officer of Health

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    Dr. Mark Joffe

    An experienced healthcare leader with a lifelong passion and interest in the prevention of infectious diseases, Dr. Mark Joffe has worked with the former Capital Health and now Alberta Health Services for more than 25 years. 

    Past leadership roles include Chair of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Medical Staff Society and two terms as President of the Capital Region Medical Staff Association, as well as President of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases of Canada, among numerous local and national duties. Dr. Joffe is also a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta.

    A Calgary native, Dr. Joffe graduated with his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Calgary in 1982. He achieved a Specialist Certificate in Internal Medicine and a Certificate of Special Competence in Infectious Diseases from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1986 and 1989, respectively. He pursued further studies through a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Alberta and the Stanford University School of Medicine between 1989 and 1993.

    Health information and news from Dr. Joffe

    Decreasing the spread of influenza


November 23, 2022 | Health

A letter from Dr. Mark Joffe to parents and guardians about influenza season for children and families

Public Health physicians

Dr. Rosana Salvaterra

Dr. Salvaterra holds a master’s degree in Health Research Methodology, a specialty in Public Health and Preventive Medicine and is an adjunct professor at Queens University. She has extensive public health experience including from her most recent role as the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) for Peterborough, Ontario, where she has been since 2008. She joined Alberta’s Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health on October 4, 2021.

Her career in public health includes work in the areas of the COVID-19 response, mental health, the opioid response, women’s health, poverty reduction, health equity, community food security and building stronger relationships with First Nations.

Dr. Jing Hu

Dr. Jing Hu received her medical degree from Tongji Medical University in Wuhan, China. She completed an Internal Medicine Residency, worked as a respirologist for 3 years, and earned a Ph.D. in Medical Science before coming to Canada. From 2014 to 2019, Dr. Hu did her Public Health and Preventive Medicine training at the University of Calgary. She was appointed to this role on on January 27, 2020.


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