New Executive Medical Director, Quality, Safety, Improvement, Risk, Experience, and Research - Dr. Jeff Kerrie

Posted on: March 27, 2024


The following has been sent on behalf Dr. Ben Williams, Vice President Medicine, Quality, Research and Chief Medical Officer and Krista Allan, Vice President, Quality, Research and Chief Nursing & Allied Health Officer



It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Jeff Kerrie is the successful candidate for the position of Executive Medical Director, Quality, Safety, Improvement, Risk, Experience, and Research.

 For the last three years, Dr. Kerrie has served as the Island Health Medical Director of Quality, Safety, and Ethics. Dr. Kerrie has a master’s degree in clinical bioethics from Clarkson University/Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York. Over the last six years, Dr. Kerrie helped build the Island Health ethics program, where he has provided ethics consultations and teaching to staff, patients, and families.

 Dr. Kerrie undertook his medical training at the University of Manitoba before completing residency in Internal Medicine at UBC. He practices as a general internist in Victoria, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor with the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria. Other medical work has included medicine in atypical environments (including dive/hyperbaric medicine, ski patrol, and high altitude environments), obesity medicine, and international health. Dr. Kerrie is also a graduate of the Physician Quality Improvement program at Island Health.

 In his spare time Dr. Kerrie enjoys aviation, skiing, and SCUBA diving. 

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Kerrie to his new role in Island Health.