The Honourable Jane Philpott was elected Member of Parliament for the riding of Markham-Stouffville on October 19, 2015. On November 4, 2015 she was appointed Minister of Health.
Before entering politics Jane served as Chief of the Department of Family Medicine at Markham Stouffville Hospital from 2008-2014. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto’s Department of Family & Community Medicine. Jane led the opening of the Health For All Family Health Team – a new primary care home for 10,000 patients in the Markham-Stouffville community. She also led the opening of the Markham Family Medicine Teaching unit that has trained 46 new family physicians in the community since 2010.
Jane studied medicine at the University of Western Ontario. She completed a Family Medicine residency at the University of Ottawa and a Tropical Medicine fellowship in Toronto. In 2012 she completed a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Toronto.
Jane worked in Niger Republic, West Africa from 1989 to 1998 where she practiced general medicine and helped to develop a training program for village health workers. Jane is the founder of Give A Day to World AIDS and the co-curator of TEDxStouffville.
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