Dr. David McKeown is the Medical Officer of Health for the City of Toronto and Executive Officer of the Toronto Board of Health. He is a physician specialist who has worked in the public health field for over 30 years. For the last 11 years he has led Toronto Public Health, Canada’s largest local public health agency, serving a diverse population of 2.7 million people. He has also served as the Medical Officer of Health for East York, the Region of Peel, and the former City of Toronto prior to municipal amalgamation.
Dr. McKeown holds a medical degree from McGill University, a Master’s degree in Community Health and Epidemiology from the University of Toronto, and is Assistant Professor (status) at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow in Public Health and Preventive Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a certificant of the American College of Preventive Medicine.
Dr. McKeown has published major reports on a wide range of public health issues affecting Toronto, including Health Inequities, Newcomer Health, the Built Environment, Racialization and Gambling.