Dr. Trevor Corneil appointed Director, Public Health & Preventative Medicine Residency Program

I’m pleased to announce that Dr. Trevor Corneil has accepted a three-year term position as the Director of our Public Health & Preventive Medicine Residency Program at SPPH.

The Director position was developed with the support of Dr. Ravi Sidhu, Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education, and in partnership with Northern Health where Dr. Corneil has accepted a joint position as Medical Health Officer for the northern region of BC. This collaborative effort is in keeping with UBC Faculty of Medicine’s ongoing commitment to fostering health professional training opportunities that meet the needs of all regions of BC. Our resident physicians represent the future of public health leadership that will help shape and improve the health and wellbeing of British Columbians where they work, live, and play.

A Public Health & Preventive Medicine specialist and practising Inner-city Medicine physician with over 20 years of experience in both clinical and administrative practice in BC, Dr. Corneil brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role. Dr. Corneil has worked with numerous health authorities, government agencies, universities, and non-profit organizations across Canada and internationally in various consultant, educational, and senior leadership positions. Most recently he served as Senior Medical Advisor for BC Government’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response following five years as Vice President Population Health and Chief Medical Health Officer in the interior region of BC. A Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Corneil has held numerous positions in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education at UBC.

Dr. Corneil received his Bachelor in Life Sciences and Doctor of Medicine degrees from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He then undertook his residency training at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, completing fellowships in both family medicine and public health and preventative medicine, and a master’s degree in public health and epidemiology. Dr. Corneil is a fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Practice of Canada.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Corneil and thanking him for his continued dedication to public health.

Dr. Aslam Anis PhD, FCAHS (He, Him, His)