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New Department Head of Medicine, Dr. Dorothy (Sam) Williams

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Dorothy (Sam) Williams to her new role as Department Head of Medicine, effective January 1, 2019.

Dr. WilliamsSpecializing in geriatric medicine at West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni, Dr. Williams has served as Chair of the Health Authority Medical Advisory Committee since 2009. She has also held several medical leadership positions including Vice-Chief and Head of the Department of Geriatric Medicine, Chief of Staff and Chair of the South Island Medical Advisory Committee, Chief of Staff and Chair of the Local Medical Advisory Committee at West Coast General Hospital and Division Head of Internal Medicine for geo 2 and 3.

In addition to her health authority medical leadership roles, Dr. Williams is also the past president of the South Island Medical Staff Association, a clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia and Island Medical Program and a member of Provincial Committees including the Steering Committee of the Physician Health Program of BC.

Congratulations Dr. Williams on your new role and thank you Dr. Jennifer Grace for your leadership as the previous Department Head of Medicine.

- Dr. Jeremy Etherington, Vice President Medicine, Quality and Academic Affairs and Chief Medical Officer