January 30, 2019 - Christine Elliot, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, has confirmed the appointment of Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum as Associate Medical Officer of Health for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. Dr. Tenenbaum has been working with the health unit as a Physician Consultant since September 2018.
“Having Dr. Tenenbaum join WDG Public Health means the growing communities in our area will continue to be supported with Public Health services that have impact and are responsive to local needs,” said Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. “He will also have the authority to assume the medical responsibilities of the Medical Officer of Health should I be unavailable. Ensuring this continuity of care in local communities is key to preventing disease and injury and will help the overall health system perform better by helping people stay well.”
Prior to joining Public Health, Dr. Tenenbaum worked for several years as a family physician in Hamilton. He recently completed his residency in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at McMaster University, during which he spent time at several health units in southern Ontario, including WDG Public Health.
“The work of Public Health is so diverse. From harm reduction services and public clinics to supporting local parents and children, from inspections of food establishments and tattoo studios to working with local municipalities this work is particularly exciting and fulfilling,” said Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum. “I am so thankful for the warm welcome I have received from everyone here and I look forward to working with all the programs to ensure our clients and local residents benefit from all we do.”
Dr. Tenenbaum assumed full Associate Medical Officer of Health responsibilities on January 29.
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