Colin Lee

Dr. Colin Lee, MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FRCPC

Dr. Colin Lee is a graduate of the University of Toronto, McGill University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in England.  He  is a Royal College certified public health and preventive medicine specialist who has been with the health unit since 2003. He is currently an Associate Medical Officer of Health at the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit whose primary responsibilities are in the Clinical Service Programs, including communicable disease control, vaccine-preventable diseases and sexual health.  He is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health.  He had the opportunity to serve part-time at Public Health Ontario as a public health physician in communicable disease control from 2009 to 2013.   He is also a certified emergency medicine physician who practiced at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie from 2003 to 2008.  He continues to work part-time at an urgent care clinic. This dual career in public health and clinical medicine provides invaluable opportunities to strengthen links between local doctors and the health unit, and to enhance clinical protocols that impact on public health. He has a long-standing interest in infectious diseases and is Past Chair of the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC) on Communicable Disease, which advises the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Ontario on infectious disease issues. His interest in public health extends beyond Simcoe Muskoka borders, as he has previously provided public health consultancies in malaria, HIV/AIDS and public health policy to developing countries. (From