COMMUNITY BUILDER & PRACTITIONER
Jonathan Kerr practices comprehensive family medicine in his hometown of Belleville, Ontario. He is also the President of the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP), representing 12,000 family doctors in the province. The OCFP works to improve the health of Ontarians by promoting excellence in family medicine through education, leadership, research, and advocacy.
Dr. Kerr is also the Primary Care Lead for the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), and in this role has fostered the development of 7 Health Links across the region utilizing principles of change management, complexity science, servant leadership, and system transformation.
He is the chair of the Primary Health Care Council of South Eastern Ontario, and the co-Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee of the South East Community Care Access Centre (CCAC).
Dr. Kerr is an Assistant Professor at the Belleville Queen’s University Family Medicine Centre. He is the Curriculum Coordinator for Belleville/Quinte family medicine residency program, and helped to develop the new competency-based, horizontal curriculum for the Belleville/Quinte site.
He is on the Board of Directors for the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s (CFPC), having previously served as the Chair of the First Five Years in Family Practice Committee. Dr. Kerr was also recently a member of the CFPC’s Working Group on Curriculum Review.
Jonathan hosts a monthly radio show, in which he answers medical questions from callers (CJBQ 800) and writes a monthly “Medical Edge” column in the local newspaper (Belleville Intelligencer). He is a frequent speaker at provincial and national conferences on topics such as quality improvement, physician engagement, change management, and health care transformation.