TORONTO, March 25 /CNW/ - Dr. Andrew McCallum, Chief Coroner for Ontario, today announced the successful recruitment of Dr. Michael B. Wilson as the Regional Supervising Coroner for the North Region effective April 12, 2010.
Dr. Wilson has been a practicing family and emergency physician in Nipigon since 1996. He has been involved in a significant number of teaching programs as well as being Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at McMaster University since 1998 and an Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine since 2005. Dr. Wilson brought his medical expertise to the Office of the Chief Coroner in 2000 as an investigating coroner.
"Dr. Wilson is a well respected and experienced physician and coroner, and his future contributions to northern Ontario as a full-time member of my office will be significant as we continually strive to improve service delivery and public safety across the province," said Dr. McCallum.
Working out of the Thunder Bay office, Dr. Wilson will oversee approximately 40 investigating coroners. Dr. Wilson brings several years experience working with residents of the north. His knowledge of and experience working with members of Ontario's aboriginal communities is a welcomed asset to the provincial death investigation system.
"I look forward to the new responsibilities and challenges offered by this exciting opportunity," said Dr. Wilson.
The Office of the Chief Coroner conducts approximately 20,000 death investigations per year and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service performs approximately 7,000 autopsies per year. For more information on Ontario's death investigation system, please visit the ministry's website at www.ontario.ca/mcscs.
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SOURCE Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
For further information: For further information: Dr. Andrew McCallum, Chief Coroner for Ontario, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, (416) 314-4000