Devin Harris appointed to role of Executive Medical Director for Quality and Patient Safety

Congratulation to Dr. Devin Harris who has been appointed to role of the Executive Medical Director (EMD) for Quality and Patient Safety.

Devin is an Emergency physician at Kelowna General Hospital. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UBC. Devin began his career with Interior Health as Department Head and Medical Director of Emergency (KGH) in 2015. He then transitioned to the KGH Chief of Staff role in 2017.

Quality improvement has always been a passion of Devin’s, to which he has contributed on many levels. Devin has served as a BC Patient Safety and Quality Council member since 2011 (Clinical Lead). He has also led a Provincial collaborative in stroke improvement, earning a UBC Faculty of Medicine Innovation Award.

In the past Devin has enjoyed teaching at the Clinician Quality Academy. His experience and training includes clinic as well as Health Services research. He has authored numerous publications and delivered many presentations and abstracts. Most recently, Devin served as Associate Scientific Director of Research for IH, specifically with a lens on physician engagement. For 13 years Devin worked as a physician at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. Originally from Penticton, he is happy to have returned home to the Okanagan. He now lives in Kelowna with his wife and two children, who also enjoy all that the Okanagan lifestyle and communities have to offer.

Please join me in congratulating Devin as he embarks on his new journey. Devin will be assuming the EMD role as of May 1st, 2018. Recruitment will soon be underway for the Kelowna General Hospital Chief of Staff position.