Dec 11, 2018
Dr. Mark Joffe --
Polio Eradication

Dr. Joffe pursued  undergraduate  education  and  medical  studies at the University of Calgary 
followed by Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases  training at the University of Alberta  
and a three  year research fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine. His 
specialty practice is based at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, a major teaching institution in 
Edmonton.  He is also a Staff Physician at both the Edmonton Sexually Transmitted Diseases Centre and the Edmonton Institution for Women, a federal correctional facility. He has represented the local and national medical communities by serving as President of the  Royal  Alexandra Medical Staff Society, two terms as President of the Capital Region Medical Staff Association and two years as President of the Association of Medical Microbiology and  Infectious  Diseases  Canada.  He  served  as  the Senior Medical Director for Infection Prevention and Control in Alberta  from 2009 through  2017.  Currently, he is Professor of Medicine at the University of Alberta and has recently taken on the role of Vice  President  and  Medical  Director  for  Edmonton  and Northern Alberta in Alberta Health 
Services.   His major interests are in  quality  and  safety  in  healthcare  delivery  and  the  
prevention  of infectious diseases in both patients and health care workers.