New deputy registrar joins the College to lead QA and accreditation programs

The College is very pleased to announce the appointment of Michael J. Murray, MD, CCFP(EM), MHSc, CHE to the position of deputy registrar, providing strategic leadership for the Physician Practice Enhancement Program, the Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Program and the Diagnostic Accreditation Program.

Dr. Murray most recently held the position of executive medical director for quality improvement and chief medical information officer for the Interior Health Authority. Prior to this he was the senior medical director for tertiary acute services for the Interior Health Authority. He brings with him five years of health leadership and administration experience in BC, and over a decade of health administration experience from Ontario in his roles of VP medicine and chief medical executive, and chief of staff at a regional acute care hospital. Dr. Murray has held the position of president of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians and president of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine.

He has been a member of various provincial committees including the Physician Services Strategic Advisory Committee (PSSAC), Physician Quality Assurance Steering Committee (PQASC), and the IMIT Executive Committee (IMITEC).

Dr. Murray obtained his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1983. He holds certification in family medicine and emergency medicine from the University of Ottawa. In 2008 he obtained a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Toronto, and received the distinguished Robert Woods Johnson award that same year. He is designated as a certified health-care executive from the Canadian College of Health Leaders, and is a clinical lecturer in the department of family practice at UBC. Previously, he was clinical associate professor in the department of family medicine at McMaster University.