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. 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:

New Appointment

Angela Hunter

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Angela Hunter as our new Senior Administrative and Project Coordinator, and assistant to the Department Head,
Dr. Richard Leigh. Prior to this, Angela was the Senior Administrative Assistant to the Zone Clinical Section Chief for Respiratory Medicine, Dr. Richard Leigh. Please join us in welcoming Angela to her new role.

She can be reached at:
Phone: 403-944-8222

New Appointment

Brennan Leslie

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Brennan Leslie as our new Contract and Finance Coordinator for the Department of Medicine. Prior to this, Brennan was the Human Resources Coordinator at EFW Radiology. Please join us in welcoming Brennan to his new role.

He can be reached at:
Phone: 403-944-4910


Dr. Jeff Schaefer

Dr. Ward Flemons has been awarded the 2015 FMC Clinician of the Year Award, for his contributions to education in the medical school, within AHS, and in the larger community. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Flemons on this outstanding achievement.
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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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