Canadian Medical Association

Dr. Amanda Brisebois has been involved in many levels of health care leadership over her career, including as medical director of the Grey Nuns Community Hospital, medical director of the Palliative Institute and associate chief medical officer, all with Covenant Health. She also serves as a physician consultant for the Alberta Medical Association and physician advisor for the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association, and is actively involved in promoting healthy workplaces through multiple aspects of her work. As a result of her interest in education, she has served as an inaugural examination board member of two new Royal College specialties, general internal medicine and palliative medicine. Dr. Brisebois' clinical areas of expertise are chronic illness care, transitions of care and promoting healthy work environments and healthy living for all who face illness in their lives. Dr. Brisebois' areas of expertise are diverse and include training in equity, diversity, inclusion, conflict and mediation, leadership and coaching. She has trained at multiple world-renowned facilities including the Mayo Clinic, the London School of Economics, the University of California Berkeley, Oxford University, the University of British Columbia, Justice Institute of British Columbia and McGill University. An avid educator, Dr. Brisebois has won over 25 major teaching awards, has won scholarships for her innovative chronic illness care initiatives and has been invited to be a keynote speaker at international events in both her clinical and leadership roles. Her master’s thesis on optimizing the physician voice in health care furthered her passion to innovate in health care.

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