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Faculty Member

George Pasut MD, MHSc

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Public Health Ontario 480 University Avenue, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2
Public Health Ontario
Clinical Public Health Division
Adjunct Professor

Research Interests

  • public health practice
  • public health human resources
  • performance management

Education & Training History

Dr. George Pasut serves as vice president, science and public health at Public Health Ontario (PHO), an arm’s-length government agency dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians and reducing inequities in health. PHO provides expert scientific and technical support relating to communicable diseases, infection prevention and control; surveillance and epidemiology; health promotion, chronic disease and injury prevention; environmental and occupational health; health emergency preparedness; and public health laboratory services to support health providers, the public health system and partner ministries in making informed decisions and taking informed action to improve the health and security of Ontarians. PHO links public health practitioners, front-line health workers and researchers to the best scientific intelligence and knowledge from around the world.

Dr. Pasut brings extensive public health leadership experience to this role. Prior to joining the PHO in 2010, he served as vice-president, prevention and screening at Cancer Care Ontario. He previously held a variety of roles in the provincial Ministry of Health and Long Term Care as acting chief medical officer of health, associate chief medical officer of health, and executive lead, public health system transformation. He served as medical officer of health for the Simcoe County, and later Simcoe Muskoka District Health Units.

Dr. Pasut is a licensed physician having obtained his medical degree and Master of Health Science degree from the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine.

Other Affiliations

2012 ongoing – Public Health Leadership Council

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program

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