Dr. Chris Simpson, Head of Cardiology, KGH

EVENT DATE: April 12, 2017
TOPIC: Wonderful Innovations in Cardiac Care

Dr. Simpson was the Canadian Club of Kingston’s speaker at its luncheon on Wednesday, April 12. Dr. Simpson obtained a B.Sc. from the University of New Brunswick, and then studied at the Medical School at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

He completed internal medicine and cardiology training at Queen’s University in Kingston and a Heart and Stroke Foundation Clinical and Research Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of Western Ontario.

 Returning to Kingston in 1999, he founded the Heart Rhythm Program at KGH. From 2006-2016 he served as Professor and Head of Cardiology at Queen’s, and Medical Director of the Cardiac Programs at Kingston General Hospital/Hotel Dieu Hospital. Currently he is a Medical Director at the Queen’s School of Medicine.

 Dr. Simpson’s primary non-clinical professional interest is health policy. He served as the 2014-2015 President of the Canadian Medical Association, championing seniors’ care. Dr. Simpson has authored or co-authored over 350 peer reviewed papers and abstracts and has won numerous teaching awards. Dr. Simpson serves on the Board of the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, and is the proud father of three daughters and a son.