Executive Oversight Committee

John Kelton, MD

Dean & Vice-President, Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. John G. Kelton is an internationally renowned physician scientist; an active professor and a practicing doctor. He is also the dean and vice-president of the Faculty of Health Sciences and dean of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

He is in his third term as the dean and vice-president and since 2001 he has overseen the doubling of enrolment in the Faculty’s programs to more than 5,000 students. During that time the Faculty’s research mandate has grown to $133 million a year and, in partnership with academic hospital partners, health research by faculty members has grown to $241 million a year. For six consecutive years, McMaster has ranked in the top three Canadian universities for biomedical and health-care research funding.

As a hematologist, Dr. Kelton has an active clinical practice and a research program in platelet and bleeding disorders with a particular focus on bleeding disorders of pregnant women and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. His basic studies have been complemented by clinical trials that have changed the management of many patients around the world.

Dr. Kelton’s research contributions have led to many national and international awards for research excellence including his induction as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; the Jean-Julliard Award from the International Society of Blood Transfusion; the Emily Cooley Award from the American Association of Blood Banks; the Bernard L. Schwartz Award from the Scripps Research Institute; the Karl Landsteiner Award, German Society of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology, among others. Dr. Kelton has also been awarded an honorary doctorate of science by the University of Waterloo.

He is the author of five books, more than 80 book chapters, and more than 300 scientific publications, including more than 15 articles in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Kelton graduated (cum laude) from the University of Western Ontario in 1973. Following specialty and research training in hematology and internal medicine at Duke University in North Carolina and McMaster University, he joined McMaster’s Faculty of Health Sciences in 1977.

David Price BSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine

Dr. David Price is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University, and has been Chief of Family Medicine at Hamilton Health Sciences since 2004. He has been a physician for over 25 years, practicing comprehensive family medicine.

He was the Provincial Primary Care Lead and also the Chair of the Provincial Expert Advisory Panel on Primary Care (2013-2014) and is currently a Primary Health Care Medical Consultant with the Ministry. He has considerable interest and experience in primary care reform and healthcare policy development not only through his leadership roles at the University and Hospital, but also through his involvement with local, regional and provincial government bodies where he acts as a consultant and advisor.

Locally, he was the founding director of the Maternity Centre of Hamilton; a multidisciplinary centre that cares for prenatal and intrapartum patients. Dr. Price was also instrumental in helping to create the academic Family Health Team at McMaster University, an interprofessional team, currently serving over 35,000 patients in the Hamilton area. He was a key player in the development of the David Braley Health Sciences Centre in downtown Hamilton.

Tracey Carr, RN, BScN, MBA

Director of Information Technology, Department of Family Medicine

Tracey Carr is the Executive Director of the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University, a capacity in which she provides leadership in the strategic and operational direction of education, research, clinical services and e-health innovations of the Department. Tracey is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Business Administration in Health Services Management from McMaster.

In her career, Tracey has collaborated effectively with diverse stakeholders and demonstrated skill in facilitating changes in process across systems, academic institutions and health care organizations. She was a founding member of the Senior Executive Team of the Trillium Gift of Life Network, an agency established by the Province of Ontario to promote and facilitate increased organ and tissue donation. As Administrative Director of McMaster’s School of Nursing, she was instrumental in strengthening collaboration within the Nursing Education Consortium comprised of McMaster University, Mohawk College and Conestoga College.

Since joining the Department of Family Medicine in 2010, Tracey’s leadership has been integral to its success through a time of great expansion in both education and research. In addition to optimizing the Department’s infrastructure and strengthening operations across all domains and sites, she has been a key leader in Health TAPESTRY, the Hamilton Central Health Link, and the Connected Health and Wellness Project. She was also the founding Executive Director of OSCAR EMR - a not-for-profit affiliate of McMaster established to facilitate the design, development and dissemination of OSCAR - a role in which she led the team in achieving and maintaining ISO 13485:2003 certification. More recently she has overseen the creation of kindredPHR Inc., a social enterprise dedicated to realizing McMaster’s vision of enabling each person to have their own customizable space within an expanding digital health ecosystem in which they can connect the people and information that matter most to their health from their perspective.

Tracey believes passionately in the transformative potential of people working together for a common purpose. Her professional background in health and business administration, her leadership experience, and her skill in conceptualizing and implementing solutions to health and health system needs, together, enable her to make vital contributions to our Department, University and community.

Lisa Dolovich BScPhm, PharmD, MSc

Research Director & Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Lisa Dolovich obtained her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. She completed a Canadian Society of Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship at the Centre for Evaluation of Medicines and completed her Master of Science degree in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University.

She co-leads the Health Teams Advancing Patient Experience: Strengthening Quality (or Health TAPESTRY) research program and co-leads for the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP) which was recognized as a CIHR-CMAJ Top Canadian Achievements in Health Research Award in 2013 and by the BMJ in 2015 as one of the top 20 papers to mark its two digital decades.

Dr. Dolovich is also the co-lead of the Ontario Pharmacy Research Collaboration (OPEN) that began in 2012. Between 2003-2007 she co-led the a large demonstration project examining pharmacist integration into family practice in Ontario (IMPACT) that contributed to the inclusion of pharmacists as regular members of interdisciplinary team based care in Ontario. She has been central in the development of the Quality in Family Practice program. She also leads the Drug Safety and Effectiveness Cross- Disciplinary Training (DSECT) Program, a program that provides a training environment for future scientists in Canada to produce new knowledge related to the generation and use of safe and effective medications.

She was recognized as the first-ever Canadian Pharmacist of the Year (2003) and holds the honour of a Canadian Pharmacists Association Centennial pharmacist. She is also a wife, mother of two wonderful girls, daughter, walking enthusiast and country music fan.

Doug Oliver BSc, MSc, MD, CCFP

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Oliver is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University.

He joined the Department in 2004 and took on a full-time faculty position in 2007.

Dr. Oliver’s passion for elder care lead him to take on the position as Care of the Elderly Curriculum Coordinator from 2006 – 2015. This role allowed him to develop many innovative programs for the Department, including a Long Term Care clinical rotation for residents and a successful annual CME event entitled “Care of the Elderly: Perspectives for Primary Care”. His clinical commitment to this patient population continues with weekly nursing home rounds and house-calls to frail elderly patients.

He is also co-PI on Health Tapestry, a multi-year, multi-site primary care based intervention aimed at promoting optimal aging in community dwelling older adults. Dr. Oliver’s interest in improving access for patients in primary care resulted in study and co-development of an Advanced Access booking model in the McMaster Family Health Team. This model allows patients better access to their primary care team by having the majority of booking spots available for same day appointments.

Dr. Oliver is the Principle Investigator on a research project designed to better understand how and why patients make the choices they do, when calling in to book an appointment with their family doctor. On the academic front, Dr. Oliver is assisting the Department with several educational leadership roles including Co-Education Coordinator at McMaster Family Practice (2011-16), Hamilton Site Director and CBRT Education Coordinator (2012-2013) and Behavioural Sciences Co-Coordinator (2013-).

In July 2016 he will begin his first term as Medical Director at McMaster Family Practice.