Dr. Moffatt graduated from Queen’s Medical School in 1978 and completed her training in Internal Medicine and Respirology at Queen's. During 2 years at the University of Washington in Critical Care and Cardio-pulmonary Physiology, she was introduced to the emerging discipline of medical education. Since returning to Queen’s in 1986, she has enjoyed her simultaneous roles as an intensivist, respirologist, and clinician educator.
As an intensivist, Dr. Moffatt developed the post-graduate Critical Care Medicine (CCM) Program at Queen’s and served as Chair of the Royal College Specialty Committee for CCM during the evolution of the national training standards. She practiced CCM for 26 years, 12 of those as the ICU Director. In the Medical School, she was the Course Chair of the Respirology unit from 1990-2019, held the Bracken Chair in Clinical Skills from 2002-2009 and developed courses for Transition to Clerkship and Transition to Residency from 2012-2020. Her contributions to education have been recognized with over 20 teaching awards, including the PAIRO Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award and the W. Ford Connell Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Throughout her career, Dr. Moffatt has enjoyed practicing and teaching in-patient and ambulatory respiratory medicine. In December 2021, she accepted the role of Interim Chair of the Division. She and her colleagues are delighted to be welcoming new colleagues to expand the Division’s clinical and academic missions.