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Meet the new Ontario Governor-elect

Congratulations to the Ontario Chapter Governor-elect (GE), Khalid M. Azzam, MBBS, CPE, MS-HQSMi, FACP. Our new GE will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2023. As Governor, Dr. Azzam will serve as the official representative of the College for the Ontario Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Azzam will be working closely with Dr. Dresser (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GE, read his bio below.

Khalid M. Azzam, MBBS, CPE, MS-HQSMi, FACP

Medical School Education: MBBS, Medicine and Surgery, University of Rajasthan

Post-Doctoral Training: Internal Medicine Residency, The State University of New York at Buffalo

Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

Present Position: Physician-In-Chief, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS); Professor of Medicine in GIM, McMaster University

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Planning, design and delivery of the annual simulation and Point of Care Ultrasound workshop at the ACP Ontario Chapter Annual Meeting. Started with the inaugural workshop in 2014 until present, supporting faculty and learners from McMaster University leading this ongoing workshop.

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2007; Membership 1999; Capstone Reviewer, ACP Leadership Academy since 2018; CPE (Certified Physician Executive), Certifying Commission in Medical Management, The American Association for Physician Leadership 2014

Other Appointments/Activities: Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development (CPD), McMaster University 2019-2021; Co-Founder and Co-Director, McMaster Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Foundational Certificate (MacQIPS) 2021; Co-Chair, COVID-19 Capacity Task Force, HHS since 2020; Executive Sponsor, HHS Partnership, Ontario's General Medicine Quality Improvement Network (GeMQIN) since 2020; Executive Physician Sponsor, HHS Strategic Partnership Collaboration since 2020; Chair, CPD, Committee Ontario for Physicians 2019-2021; Chair, CPD, Accreditation Committee, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 2019-2021; Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Leadership including Change leadership - Held various positions as a physician leader in academic and healthcare delivery setting since 2004; Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and Continuous Medical Education including accreditation and educational design and delivery; Quality Improvement and Patient Safety with a focus on the bidirectional relationship between quality improvement and physicians' practice improvement