KFL&A Public Health Appoints New Medical Officer of Health

The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health Unit didn't have to look very far to replace long standing Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ian Gemmill who is retiring at the end of June.

Current Associate Medical officer of health, Dr. Kieran Moore will take over for Gemmill in July.

Dr. Moore is currently an attending physician at Kingston General and Hotel Dieu Hospital, as well as a professor at Queen's in the Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program.

"The Board of Health is extremely pleased that Dr. Moore has accepted the Medical Officer of Health position for the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington region,” says Mayor Denis Doyle, Chair of the Board of Health at KFL&A Public Health.

“As the Associate Medical Officer of Health over the past five years, the Board of Health has always been impressed with Dr. Moore’s dedication, his evidence-based approach, and fiscally responsible way of solving whatever issue we are faced with. Dr. Moore continually looks for better ways to deliver public health programs to encourage the best possible health of our citizens. We look forward to his continued commitment to our community’s health.”

Dr. Ian Gemmill will retire on June 30, 2017, after serving for 20 years as the KFL&A Medical Officer of Health.

Dr. Gemmill says he plans to use his retirement to pursue personal interests, but will continue to contribute to projects in public health at both the national and international level.