Acknowledging Dr. Muggah’s Leadership
On behalf of the Ontario College of Family Physicians and its 15,000 members, the OCFP would like to acknowledge and thank Dr. Elizabeth Muggah for her leadership and commitment to family doctors across the province.
As OCFP President since 2020, Dr. Muggah led family doctors through two exceptionally challenging years. Her term as President – which had been extended through the pandemic – will be completed on Sept. 29
Her leadership helped elevate the role of family physicians by calling for more family physician involvement in COVID-19 vaccination planning. A strong and steady voice during a tumultuous time, Dr. Muggah co-hosted the Community of Practice with the Department of Family and Community Medicine to communicate evolving COVID-19 evidence, resources and information to support family doctors.
Similarly, through regular President’s Messages and the sharing of resources, Dr. Muggah’s communications became a ‘must read’ for members in need of current and timely information to help them in their practices.
Through the priority of supporting family physicians to thrive in their practice, Dr. Muggah supported the continuous growth of Practising Well, a program that offers opportunities for family doctors to connect and share ways in which they care for patients in the areas of mental health, substance use and chronic pain.
Finally, through several advocacy initiatives, including the Life Without a Doctor campaign, Dr. Muggah has emphasized the importance and value of family physicians.
Since 2016, Dr. Muggah has been a contributing member of the board. Her leadership cannot be overstated and the OCFP thanks her for her leadership.
We look forward to continuing our work with Dr. Muggah in her new role as Senior Clinical Advisor, Primary Care for Ontario Health where she will lead the development of the first primary care strategy at Ontario Health bringing expert clinical advice to the direction of primary care provincially.
The OCFP welcomes it’s 64th President, Dr. Mekalai Kumanan.