Noseworthy, Tom

Tom Noseworthy, CM, MD, MSc, MPH, FRCPC, FACP, FCAHS

University of Calgary

MemberBoard of Directors, Executive Committee

Tom Noseworthy is Professor (Health Policy & Management), Community Health Sciences and O’Brien Institute for Public Health, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

He is former Head of that Department and inaugural Co-Director and founder of that Institute. He formerly served as Chair of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta. Dr Noseworthy is trained in Internal Medicine and Critical Care, with current certification in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC), American Colleges of Physicians (FACP); and past certification in the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) and American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM). He holds a Master of Science in Experimental Medicine (University of Alberta) and Master of Public Health – Health Policy & Management (Harvard).

Dr Noseworthy’s experience in healthcare management includes VP Medicine and later CEO of the Royal Alexandra Hospitals (1989 – 1995). He joined Alberta Health Services as an embedded researcher 2011-2015 and was the Associate Chief Medical Officer, Strategic Clinical Networks. From 2018 – 2020, he was the inaugural CEO of the British Columbia Academic Health Science Network, which is focused on enabling learning health systems and the Strategy for Patient-oriented Research in BC.

In 2005, Dr Noseworthy received the Alberta Centennial Medal and was named as one of Alberta’s Top 100 Physicians of the Century by the Alberta Medical Association and College of Physicians and Surgeons. In 2007, Dr Noseworthy was appointed to the Order of Canada, for contributions to health policy and Medicare. In 2012, he received the Diamond Jubilee Medal. He was chosen from the U of C faculty to give the 2012 Lecture of a Lifetime.  He received a Certificate of Meritorious Service from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta for 2012 and he was the recipient of the 2014 Barer-Flood Prize in Health Services and Policy Research (CIHR) and the Jil Sanders Award in Health Technology Assessment (CADTH) in 2016. In 2017, Dr Noseworthy was inducted as a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.