Alberta Health Services

Department of Medicine

University of Calgary
  • Our Mission

    "To be widely recognized for advancing health and wellness, attracting best doctors, leading innovation, creating technologies, and disseminating knowledge"

  • Our Vision

    "Building the medical network of the 21st century, a network without walls, without boundaries, without limits to quality patient care, research and education for the benefit of society"

  • Our Core Principles

    "Innovation - Excellence - Patient Care - Scholarship - Education Leadership - Mentorship - Technology"

New Appointment

Dr. Kelly Zarnke

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kelly Zarnke as the new Department of Medicine Site Chief for the Foothills Medical Centre. Please join us in welcoming him to his new role.

New Appointment

Dr. Paul MacMullan

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Paul MacMullan as the new Department of Medicine Site Chief for the Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre. Please join us in welcoming him to his new role.

New Recruit

Dr. Paul Mitchell

Dr. Patrick Mitchell has joined the Department of Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Section of Respiratory Medicine with interests in Asthma, COPD, Inflammatory Airways Disease, Pulmonary Eosinophilic Disorders, Allergy and Pulmonary Immunology, and Sarcoidosis. Prior to this, Dr. Mitchell completed his fellowship at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Mitchell to the department.

New Recruit

Dr. Alexander Leung

Dr. Alexander Leung has joined the Department of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism with interests in Hypertension. Prior to this, Dr. Leung completed his fellowship at the University of Calgary. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Leung to the department.

2016 DOM Stampede BBQ Charity Gift Basket Raffle

It's time once again for the Department of Medicine Stampede BBQ Charity Raffle, this year there are well over a dozen baskets, with some only being available to win on BBQ day. Along with the baskets there will be a 50/50 draw and silent auction items to bid on. Join us on June 25th and win some great prizes!


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All proceeds go to the Dr. David Stather Memorial Fund.

New Appointment

Dr. Jayna Holroyd-Leduc

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jayna Holroyd-Leduc as the new Zone Clinical Section Chief for the Section of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Medicine. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Holroyd-Leduc to her new role.

New Recruit

Dr. Evan Minty

Dr. Evan Minty has joined the Department of Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Section of General Internal Medicine with interest in Biomedical Informatics. Prior to this, Dr. Minty completed a Master of Science fellowship in Biomedical Informatics from Stanford University. Please join us in welcoming
Dr. Minty to the department.

Patient Safety & Quality Management Certificate

A course designed for healthcare professionals who want to expand their working understanding of concepts in patient safety and quality management and learn from experts in the field.


When: September 8, 2016 - March 10, 2017
Registration: Opens May 20, 2016
To Register: www.patientsafetycourse.ca

Message from Dr. Subrata Ghosh

Dr. Subrata Ghosh

Former Zone Clinical Dept. Head
Dr. Subrata Ghosh

I remember, 5 years ago in January, I entered the 9th Floor office and Dr. Conly had left me with a book on procedures for conducting meetings. I decided to count how many meetings I did in 2014 and the number came out to be 702. So Dr. Conly was right. But Dr. Conly left behind many other things, especially a strong ARP and a strong sense of innovation.

I remember when I did my second medical executive committee meeting, Dr. Jane Lemaire, commented "You should be sitting at the head of the table, it is easier to run the meeting from there and everyone can see you". I sensed something evil – if people want to chuck things at you during the meeting you will take a direct hit from everyone, at the head of the table. I stuck to sitting at the side of the table, and the only things I got thrown at me were kindness, support, wisdom and collegiality. Our surveys show that we are the most collegial department.

The department faced many challenges - we could not change the direction of the wind, but we frequently adjusted our sails to often reach our destination. Taking on a Department Head role is always a big change. What drove me and gave me the most pleasure before was to get a paper into NEJM or Lancet or Nature Medicine, or diagnose a rare condition, or stop a GI bleed and save a life. However, you find as a Department Head that what matters a lot more is to see a young faculty member succeed in publishing a paper that made an impact, be recognized as an educator or a Master Clinician … or a senior member who can think they can do something different and take a new direction and be successful.

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