Dr. Chris Simpson is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology (Heart Rhythm Service) at Queen’s University as well as Vice-Dean (Clinical) of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medical Director of the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization (SEAMO). He is a member of the Queen’s School of Policy Studies Health Policy Council.
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 Times Alliance (WTA) and is a past chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society’s (CCS) Standing Committee on Health Policy and Advocacy. He has severed 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. In 2014-15, he served as President of the Canadian Medical Association.
Dr. Simpson is currently the Clinical Science Lead, Ontario Health COVID-19 Health System Response Oversight Table, which has developed a suite of guidance for health sectors as they navigate the pandemic.
He is the CMIO of Novari Health. In 2015, Dr. Simpson was elected to fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and will assume the presidency of CAHS in the Fall of 2020.