Ken Bassett is a Professor of Medicine, in the Departments of Family Practice and Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

He has directed the Drug Assessment Working Group of the Therapeutics Initiative since 1993 and Co-Managed the Therapeutics Initiative since 2010.

His ongoing research interests are in the systematic review of drug therapy and drug funding policy. He also conducts pharmaco-epidemiologic studies of serious adverse events associated with prescription drug therapy in British Columbia.

He was a member of the Canadian Expert Drug Advisory Committee of the Common Drug Review from its inception until it ended in 2011. He directs a research program in international and epidemiologic ophthalmology in the Department of Ophthalmology.

He has a Doctor of Medicine from University of British Columbia and PhD in Medical Anthropology from McGill University and continues to clinical medical practice in Vancouver

Teaching commitments vary at SPPH.