Chief of Staff, The Ottawa Hospital Medical Director of Ottawa Inner City Health
Jeffrey Turnbull, MD, FRCPC
Chief of Staff, The Ottawa Hospital (2008-2017)
Chief, Clinical Quality, Health Quality Ontario
Dr. Turnbull has pursued an interest in poverty and its effect on health nationally and internationally. He is one of the founders and is currently the Medical Director of Ottawa Inner City Health for the homeless which works to improve the health and access to health care for people who are chronically homeless. As well, he has been involved in education and health services initiatives to enhance community and institutional capacity and sustainable development in Bangladesh, Africa and the Balkans. He is the recipient of several national and international grants and awards, including the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and an Honorary Degree of Law from Carleton University.
In addition to being a specialist in Internal Medicine, Dr. Turnbull was the Department Chair of Medicine at The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa from (2001-June 2008), a position he left to take on the role of Chief of Staff. He remains committed as a medical educator with special interests in “Poverty and Health Inequity” and associated health policy.