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Christopher Simpson

Affiliate Scientist

ICES Affiliation
  • ICES Queen's
  • Cardiovascular Research Program

613-549-6666 Ext. 3804


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  • Research Fellowship, Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of Western Ontario
  • FRCPC, Cardiology, Queen's University
  • FRCPC, Internal Medicine, Queen's University
  • MD, Dalhousie University
  • BSc, University of New Brunswick

Research Focus

  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Access to health care
  • Health policy/reform

Other Affiliations

  • Executive Vice-President, Medical, Ontario Health
  • Professor of Medicine, Vice-Dean (clinical), School of Medicine, and Chief of Cardiology, Queen's University
  • Medical Director, Cardiac Programs, Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston
  • Medical Director, Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Association
  • Canadian Medical Association representative to the World Medical Association (as of 2017)
  • Past-President (2014-15), Canadian Medical Association

Recent ICES Grants

Recent Awards & Recognition

  • Medical Staff Association Outstanding Clinician of the Year Award

    2017: Awarded to Dr. Chris Simpson by the Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital's Medical Staff Association. This award honours medical staff members in good standing with five or more years of service who demonstrate outstanding contributions to the medical community.

  • Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

    2015: Dr. Chris Simpson named 2015 Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Election to fellowship in the Academy is considered one of the highest honours in the Canadian health sciences community.

  • Medical Post Power List

    2015: Dr. Chris Simpson included in the Medical Post's "Power List" of the 30 most powerful physicians in Canada, identified through a survey of their peers. The list was included in the 50th anniversary issue of the journal published in September.

Recent ICES Publications

News coverage