WHITEHORSE - Health and Social Services Minister Brad Cathers announced today that Whitehorse physician Brendan Hanley will assume responsibility as Yukon's Medical Officer of Health (MOH) in early February.
"We welcome Dr. Hanley
as Yukon's new medical health officer," Cathers said.
"Coming to us from his
role as emergency physician at Whitehorse General Hospital
, and with his
many years in Yukon, Dr. Hanley
has gained an understanding of the issues he
will face in his
replaces Dr. Bryce Larke who served as Yukon's MOH for seven years.
In addition to his
most recent role as Medical Director of the Whitehorse General Hospital
Emergency Department, Hanley
has extensive previous experience internationally, including with Doctors Without Borders.
In 2003 he obtained a Masters degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.
has an interest in many areas of community health and has played an active role locally in injury prevention.
"I am excited about the challenges ahead of me.
I believe that the combination of my clinical experience in Yukon, and my training and experience elsewhere will bring an interesting lens onto the issues of importance to Yukoners.
And I am privileged to be following such a fine predecessor as Dr. Larke," Hanley
Dr. Hanley will bring his own style to the role of medical officer of health and I am confident that Yukon's public health system remains in good hands."
Dr. Brendan Hanley
Medical Health Officer