Joel Kettner

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Joel Kettner, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FRCPC

Joel Kettner, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FRCPC, is the Medical Director for the International Centre for Infectious Diseases. Raised in the north end of Winnipeg, Dr. Kettner obtained his medical degree at the University of Manitoba, graduating in 1976. He obtained his general surgery specialty certificate in 1984 (University of Manitoba), his Master of Science degree in Epidemiology at the University of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1986, and his Community Medicine (now called Public Health and Preventive Medicine) specialty certificate in 1991 (University of Manitoba). For the next two decades, Kettner worked at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medicine and for the Province of Manitoba, where he first served as a Regional Medical Officer of Health in northern, rural and urban settings, followed by twelve years as Manitoba’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, and, after the new Public Health Act, Chief Public Health Officer until 2012.