Jonathan Kerr


Queen's Alumnus

Curriculum Site Lead (Belleville/Quinte) | School of Medicine


 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.


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