Head, Department of Family Practice

The University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Martin Dawes to Head, Department of Family Practice, from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017.

Dr. Dawes has been a family physician since 1983 working full-time in Oxford for the first 10 years. He completed his PhD on weight gain in pregnancy in 1992. In 1995 he helped develop a multi-disciplinary Masters programme in Evidence Based Health Care that is run at the University of Oxford. In 2000 he became Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford and since October 2002 he has been Head of the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University. He is chair of the Program committee of the North American Primary Care Research Group.

Dr. Dawes has undertaken a large multicentre prospective study on the effectiveness of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in predicting mortality. In addition he has worked with others on production and evaluation of guidelines looking at colorectal cancer screening, abdominal pain and hypertension. He is currently involved in seven funded research projects (Principal Investigator on one), and has more than 75 peer reviewed publications. His major involvements are on improving information retrieval, blood pressure measurement and pharmacogenomics in primary care.

As Head of the UBC Department of Family Practice, Dr. Dawes will work with primary care providers and Health Authorities across the province to ensure the programs of education and research with the Department are aligned to the health care needs of the population of British Columbia.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Dawes to the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

Gavin C.E. Stuart, MD, FRCSC
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Vice Provost Health, UBC

Department of Family Practice
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