Dr. Chris Parker completed concurrent medical training and a graduate degree in physiology at Queen’s University in Kingston, after which he completed fellowships in Internal Medicine, Respirology, and Critical Care Medicine. He is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences. He is a Harvard Macy Scholar.
In his present role at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre in Ontario, Dr. Parker is a staff respirologist and intensivist, and the Medical Director of Special Services, including Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID). He has a clinical interest in trauma and resuscitation, lung cancer, clinical physiology, and end-of life care. He is the site lead for the Regional Lung Diagnostic Assessment Program (LDAP) Outreach Clinic.
Dr. Parker is a respected educator who has held a variety of leadership positions in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, who is privileged to have the ongoing opportunity to contribute to the education of healthcare providers.