Dr. Marcus Lem was trained in aerospace and diving medicine at the Defence and Civil Institute for Environmental Medicine, and worked as a federal field epidemiologist in the Office of Public Health Security and the TB Prevention and Control Division of Health Canada.

He was on the joint Health Canada – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention team investigating SARS in Toronto in 2003, and served as a short-term consultant with UNICEF. From 2004 to 2007, Dr. Lem was the national Communicable Disease Control Specialist and TB Consultant for the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch.

Subsequently, he held senior medical and executive positions with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada and was the Medical Health Officer for the Fraser Valley. Dr. Lem’s clinical preventive medicine practice focuses on non-pharmacologic management of chronic pain syndromes.

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